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Franciscan Health Michigan City Earns Top Patient Safety Honor

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Earns-Top-Patient-Safety-Honor-2017Franciscan Health Michigan City recently received the Indiana Hospital Association’s 2017 Patient Safety Innovation Award and was a nominee in the Service and Leadership Award category.

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La Porte Hospital Launches New User-Friendly Site for Moms and Moms-to-Be

La-Porte-Hospital-Birthing-and-Family-Care-Site-2017Moms and moms-to-be who would like to learn about all that La Porte Hospital has to offer when it comes to having a baby are invited to explore a new site: The site is mobile-friendly and easy to navigate via desktop computer as well.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology Highlights Enthusiasm at their Hammond Location


The Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology is one of several similar centers in Northwest Indiana. Across the Region, the nephrologists on hand are dedicated to providing their patients with loving care of the highest quality. Having been a staple in the Hammond community for 25 years, the Hammond office of Northwest Indiana Nephrology changed its location about a year and a half ago.

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Franciscan Health Munster: First Portion of New Cancer Care Center Open for Business

Franciscan-Health-Munster-First-Portion-of-New-Cancer-Care-Center-Open-for-BusinessThe endoscopy unit portion of the new Cancer Care Center at Franciscan Health Munster was blessed by the Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of mission services, before standing-room-only crowd of officials, staff members and guests, Nov. 15. The unit opened to patients the next day. The remainder of the multi-million-dollar comprehensive cancer care facility is scheduled to open in late summer 2018. The endoscopy unit offers four procedure rooms and 14 holding-preparation-recovery rooms, along with the latest, high-definition diagnostic equipment.

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VNA Phoenix Center in Valpo Hosts Networking Program for Continuity of Care Association


The healthcare world can be difficult to navigate, however with the Continuity of Care Association’s (COCA) monthly networking meetings, healthcare workers can rest easy knowing they are connected and updated with the latest in the field.

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Franciscan Health Receives Funds to Help Fight Infant Mortality

rot4Franciscan Health’s Northern Division is among recipients that will have a share in $11 million in grant funds the Indiana State Department of Health is awarding to hospitals, local health departments and nonprofit organizations for projects designed to help reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.

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

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For a seventh 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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Boy Has Happy Reunion in La Porte Hospital ER


The medical professionals in an emergency room don’t always get to see what becomes of the patients they take care of in the ER. The cases involving children can weigh heavily on their memories and hearts.

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New General Surgeon Who Proctors Robotic Surgery Comes to La Porte


La Porte Physician Network General Surgery is pleased to welcome Jeremy Luedtke, M.D., to the community. He has special interest in complex abdominal wall reconstruction and minimally invasive robotic surgery.

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La Porte Hospital Selects Architect and Site Preparation Teams for New Hospital

la-porte-hospital-historyIn the next major development toward building a new La Porte Hospital, officials at the hospital have selected a primary architect for the project. Gresham, Smith and Partners – a nationally-recognized firm of architects, engineers, interior designers, and planners with more than 50 years in business – will serve as the lead architectural firm. Hospital design is one of their specialties. The hospital has also begun working with local engineers from RQAW in La Porte for initial site preparation work, and Randall Miller & Associates, Inc., from Marion, Indiana, is overseeing the site survey.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Volunteers Commit to Helping Needy Seniors


The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults organization of Franciscan Health Hammond welcomed its latest members during a swearing-in ceremony recently in the chambers of Lake Superior Court Civil Division Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider in Crown Point. Probate Commissioner American McAlpin, seated, officiated this year. The program, instituted in 2001 and the brainchild of then-hospital president Tom Gryzbek, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the court system. It provides trained and supervised volunteers to serve as court-appointed legal guardians to assist the elderly and the courts in decision-making regarding seniors’ needs.

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