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Rose Parade Float Honors Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors, Carries Messages From the Heart


Donate-Life-Rose-Ceremony-2018For the eighth consecutive year, families gathered with Community Healthcare System staff members, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network representatives and VisionFirst officials to honor the area’s organ, eye and tissue donors.

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Rheumatoid Disorders Affect More Than Joints, Says Community Care Network Rheumatologist Kirk Jenkins, MD


COMHS-Kirk-Jenkins-MDMost people know about rheumatoid arthritis, a painful inflammatory condition that affects the joints. What many people don’t realize, according to Community Care Network Rheumatologist Kirk Jenkins, MD, who recently joined the staff at St. Mary Medical Center and Community Hospital, is that the same autoimmune disease that causes the arthritis can also affect other areas of the body including heart, lungs and skin.

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Mammography Services Now Open in Michigan City, Free Mammograms Available for Qualifying Patients


mammography-services-now-open-in-michigan-city-free-mammograms-available-for-qualifying-patients The LifeWorks Building of La Porte Hospital in Michigan City is now offering 3D mammography services as part of the hospital’s full-scale initiative to improve access to care. The new mammogram service comprises leading-edge 3D technology, and offers women a new, convenient option for annual screening.

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Franciscan ExpressCare Opens New Location in Hobart


rot4Franciscan ExpressCare is now open to provide a convenient alternative to the emergency room at its new location at 101 W. 61st Ave. in Hobart.

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School of Echocardiography Celebrates 2018 Class of Graduates


School-of-Echocardiography-Celebrates-2018-Class-of-GraduatesThe Franciscan Health St. Anthony School of Echocardiography Class of 2018 was honored during a graduation program on Nov. 9 at the Marian Education Center at Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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What Consumers Need To Know About Specialty Benefits


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People looking to save money on health care costs might consider skipping specialty benefits such as vision, dental or disability during open enrollment, the time each fall when millions of Americans, including Northwestern Indiana residents, select or switch their health benefits for 2019.

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Franciscan Health of Michigan City, Beacon Health Systems Announce $21.6 Million Hospital Project in La Porte

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Representatives of Beacon Health System and Franciscan Health welcomed local residents and city officials to the blessing and groundbreaking celebration of the new, $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital project.

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Seniors Get Screenings, Snacks and Vital Information at Chesterton Health Fair


Seniors-Get-Screenings-Snacks-and-Vital-Information-at-Chesterton-Health-Fair_01 A Senior Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by Franciscan ACO attracted in excess of 120 community members to Chesterton’s Sand Creek Country Club on Nov. 7.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Recognized for Heart Center


rot6The Heart Center at Franciscan Health Michigan City has been awarded as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Heart Center has maintained this distinction since 2016.

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Addison Pointe & Rehabilitation Center's Exceptional Service Receives Praise from Patients and Their Families

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Whether you’re a family member of a potential resident, it’s never too early to start thinking about senior living and care. Taking the time to plan for this step can enhance the quality of life until that point and provide reassurance for those about to start. At Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, this portion of life is considered the most important, as they focus their staff and facility to provide the highest quality of living. If you are considering or even thinking about senior care and living, here is a chance to read testimonials from patients and family members who have received exceptional service from Addison Pointe.

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Porter-Starke Services of Valparaiso Says “Welcome Home” to Residents with Opening Celebration for New Aurora View Apartments and Townhomes

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Representatives from Porter-Starke Services welcomed community officials, partners, and concerned citizens to celebrate the grand opening celebration of their new Aurora View Apartments and Townhomes project, providing safe, affordable housing to homeless and disabled residents of the area.

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