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Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics Celebrate Fall 2012 Hygiene Champions


Congrats to our Hygiene Champions for Fall 2012! Great job done by Robert, Daryn, Breyana, Michael, Jessica, and Kylee!

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Porter Regional Hospital Hosts an Open House for the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine


PorterRegionalHospitalCardioCenter4Interested patrons followed eagerly behind the knowledgeable staff as they lead them through the cheerful halls of Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine on Saturday morning. The staff from the Center was there that day, and they were very excited to educate and enlighten the community.

Kelly Credit, Director of System Strategy and Marketing, met all who came to the open house with a welcoming smile.

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A Heart Hospital Within A Hospital


Center-for-Cardiovascular-MedicineFrom the Summer 2012 StayHealthy publication

This innovative new Center boasts a highly skilled team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, and technicians.

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Sometimes referred to as a "heart hospital within a hospital," the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine is located on the hospital's first floor and has its own entrance. When planning for the new regional hospital, careful consideration was given to the...

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Living with COPD


Living-with-COPDAre you or someone in your family living with COPD? Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Asthma are all forms of COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Taking care of yourself or a family member with COPD can get very confusing at times. Join Gaurav Kumar, M.D., to learn how to manage your disease at home. Learn how to develop an individualized treatment plan that includes setting daily goals, keeping track of medications, proper nutrition, and exercise to help improve the quality of your life.

Wednesday, November 14
St. Mary Medical Center Auditorium, West Patient Tower Entrance
1500 S. Lake Park Ave, Hobart

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Respiratory Therapists Do the Giving During 'Their' Week


Franciscan-Respiratory-TherapistsIn honor of national Respiratory Care Week, October 21-27, the respiratory team at Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point decided to give back to the community by collecting money to purchase 12 home nebulizers for use by clients of St. Clare Health Clinic, which provides free primary care and other services for underprivileged Northwest Indiana residents.

Optichambers also were donated for use by patients who have been prescribed inhalers.

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Porter Regional Hospital Opens CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Center at Valparaiso Medical Center


CareEXPRESSPorter Regional Hospital will open its second CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Center in its Valparaiso Medical Center located on the corner of Roosevelt and Glendale at 1900 Roosevelt Road, in Valparaiso on Monday, Nov. 12. CareEXPRESS will offer patients walk-in care for illnesses, injuries, school or sports physicals, x-rays and lab work – and no appointments are necessary.

We understand that people get sick beyond normal business hours and don’t always want to wait for their doctor’s office to open,” said Porter CEO Jonathan Nalli. “With CareEXPRESS, we're providing patients in the Valparaiso community with even more access to quality Porter medical treatment. Now patients can...

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Answers for your Aching Joints


Answers-for-Aching-JointsJoin Orthopedic Surgeon Scott Andrews, M.D., medical director of the Joint Academy at St. Mary Medical Center to learn about the most common causes of knee pain, signs and symptoms. Explore the latest treatment options and most advanced surgical procedures available at one of Chicagoland’s most successful joint replacement programs – The Joint Academy of St. Mary Medical Center!

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Hurricane Sandy Hinders Blood and Platelet Donations


RedCrossLogoRed Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas

Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of more than 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 units of blood and platelets thus far.

The shortfall is expected to grow as Sandy is causing power outages and flooding in many areas. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets.

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Surgery at Porter Regional Hospital


Surgery-at-PorterFrom the Summer 2012 StayHealthy publication

The future is now for patients coming to Porter Regional Hospital for surgery. The number of surgery suites has grown. They are larger and well equipped with new surgical innovations.

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Porter Regional Hospital Awarded Blue Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement


Blue-DistinctionPorter Regional Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center® for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield. This award is given to medical facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality healthcare.

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Crichfield Pledges to be Drug Free


Students at Crichfield Elementary School participated in Red Ribbon Week by pledging to be drug free (signature board) and working together to be drug free (paper links). 

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