LaPorteCountyLife default share image
valpolife logo portagelife logo nwindianalife logo Share good news

Grant Funding Provides Free Mammograms for La Porte and Starke County Women

Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) will once again be able to fund mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women in La Porte and Starke County who do not have the resources to pay for these services. The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) awarded a $15,000 grant for 2018 to continue HFL’s Breast Cancer Project.

Read more

Center for Hospice Care Brings 38 Years of Experience to Patients


When a loved one faces a life-limiting illness, choosing the right next step can seem daunting, and may even feel impossible. End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but they become more challenging the longer frank discussions are delayed. For many, the decision to contact a hospice organization is seen as the last resort, when in fact, reaching out to a trusted hospice care provider earlier in the process can create an invaluable support system.

Read more

VNA Taking Tricia’s Scholarship Applications

VNA-Taking-Tricias-Scholarship-ApplicationsThere is still time to apply for Tricia’s Scholarship. The VNA and the family of Tricia Marie Simpson Russell, a nurse at the VNA until her death, established Tricia’s Scholarship in 2008 to assist individual nurses or nursing students to advance their education. Last year, the committee awarded scholarships in the amount of $3,000.

Read more

Pediatric Office Urges Safe Use of Car Seats This Winter


As the bitter cold continues, and snowy or icy roads make way for slippery driving and an increased risk of car accidents, staff members who work the Permanent Car Seat Fitting Station at La Porte Physician Network Pediatric Care in La Porte are giving tips for the safe use of car seats in the winter.

Read more

Have Fitness Resolutions You Want To Keep For Once? Here Are 12 Game Changing Do’s and 8 Dont's Straight From Fitness Experts


The gap between the holidays and New Year’s Day can be a long week for some of us. The winter blues combined with too much turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and more is enough to make one forgo adulthood in favor of hibernation. While motivation may seem far off, with 2018 around the corner, there’s no better time to pull yourself from the snowy trenches and get crackin’ on paving the way for personal improvement.

Read more

Top 10 Health Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

Read more

Community Healthcare System Telestroke Partnership Aims to Improve Stroke Care, Patient Outcomes


Working to further improve stroke care and patient recovery in Northwest Indiana, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System have partnered with Rush Medical Center’s TeleStroke Network. The network utilizes telemedicine to bring board-certified vascular neurologists from Rush to the patient’s bedside within minutes for stroke assessment through a mobile video robotic system. The TeleStroke technology is currently being used 24/7 365 days per year, to expand treatment options for ischemic stroke patients arriving to emergency departments of Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center.

Read more

Community Healthcare System Joins Ambetter from MHS Network

chs-stockThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System – Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart - have joined the Ambetter from MHS network. This partnership includes more than 60 primary care physicians and specialists, and brings the local care of trusted providers to Ambetter members in Northwest Indiana.

Read more

St. Catherine Hospital Hosts 22nd Annual Wings of Healing Illumination Ceremony


St. Catherine Hospital, of East Chicago, hosted its 22nd annual Wings of Healing Angel Illumination Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the hospital chapel.

Read more

Douglas A. Smith Shares Outlook on Happiness at Annual Cancer Resource Centre Fundraiser

Douglas-A-Smith-Shares-Outlook-on-Happiness-at-Annual-Cancer-Resource-Centre-FundraiserTeacher, writer and advisor Douglas A. Smith will share his advice on how to maintain a positive outlook on life as the guest speaker for the 11th annual Share the Love event, Tue, Jan. 23 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. Smith is the author of Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy. He also teaches an undergraduate course at DePauw University and leads sessions at the Canyon Ranch health resorts on “The Science & Skill of Happiness.”

Read more

Dee Ann Keehn Presented with Employee of the Year Award from La Porte Hospital


Each year, La Porte Hospital takes the time to recognize employees who have gone the extra mile during the course of their work. Each member of the organization serves a vital role in providing care and safety to anyone who comes through their doors, and recognizing them for this dedication and achievement is important.

Read more

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   ... Last