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Community Healthcare System Specialists First in Region to Perform Complex Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Procedure

community-healthcare-system-specialists-first-in-region-to-perform-complex-minimally-invasive-heart-valve-procedureCardiovascular specialists of Community Healthcare System have successfully performed the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) procedure in Northwest Indiana. This highly-complex minimally invasive technique, completed Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Community Hospital in Munster, provides a new treatment option for patients who have undergone a previous mitral valve replacement but are not candidates for another open heart surgery.

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Chesterton Physical Therapy Opens Up a New Location in Michigan City


With over 20 years of experience, Chesterton Physical Therapy is opening their second location in Michigan City. Chesterton PT will begin offering their services to patients the Monday following its grand opening that’s being held on March 16.

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Urologist Now Seeing Patients in La Porte


Access to urology care has improved in the La Porte community, with Urologist John Lynam, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., now seeing patients in La Porte.

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant to Promote Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured & Underinsured Residents


The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Pain Center at Hospital in Hobart


As part of its commitment to improving patients’ quality of life through effective pain management, St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart recently opened its new Pain Center on the second floor of the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Avenue. The new unit features exam rooms and procedure suites where patients can undergo assorted outpatient procedures, including epidural injections, nerve blocks and other treatments not requiring anesthesia.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Community Care Network

Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-Joins-Community-Care-NetworkThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Sepsis Effort Saving Lives at Franciscan Health Crown Point


Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.

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St. Mary Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Northwest Indiana to Be Certified as ‘Baby-Friendly’

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Becomes-First-Hospital-in-Northwest-Indiana-to-Be-Certified-as-Baby-FriendlySt. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.

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Community Healthcare System hospitals among America's Best for Patient Safety according to Women's Choice Awards


The hospitals of Community Healthcare System have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that for patient safety, Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, are in the top 16 percent of 3,179 hospitals in the country.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Honoring 120 Years of Health Care Dedication

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Honoring-120-Years-of-Health-Care-DedicationBishop Donald J. Hying, of the Gary Catholic Diocese, presides at a Mass Feb. 2, celebrating the 120th anniversary of the arrival from Lafayette of three Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Admiration in Hammond, who founded what today is Franciscan Health Hammond hospital. The sisters arrived during a blizzard, at the invitation of city founder George Hammond and community leaders, to meet the Calumet Region’s health care needs. Many of the more than 100 sisters in the order today attended the service in the hospital chapel.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Now Accepting Health and Wellness Grant Applications

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoNew in 2018, HFL will offer two separate grant cycles for health and wellness projects. The types of grants and eligibility requirements are identical, giving applicants the flexibility to select the cycle that works best for their organization and project timeline. Grant Cycle 1 opened on February 5 and closes March 16, and Grant Cycle 2 will open May 25 and close July 6.

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