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Community Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Hearts of Hope spreads Awareness


St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart hosted the 13th annual Hearts of Hope program on Thursday as part of its effort to combat a major illness that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year: heart disease. Hearts of Hope is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and also to raise funds in support of cardiovascular research at Community Healthcare System. St. Mary Medical Center is one of three hospitals in the Northwest Indiana-based healthcare system.

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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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La Porte Hospital Lab Services Return to Founder’s Square

Med-Watch-photo-heart-medsOutpatient lab services are now open to the community at the La Porte Physician Network office in Founder’s Square, 1509 State St., La Porte.

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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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South Valpo Immediate Care Center Officially Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


St. Mary Medical Center, a hospital of Northwest Indiana-based Community Healthcare System, officially opened the doors to their new South Valpo Immediate Care on Wednesday, Feb. 14. To celebrate the new location, St. Mary Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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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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Franciscan Health Crown Point Designated Level 3 Trauma Center

rot4Franciscan Health Crown Point has been designated a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and is the only such center in Northwest Indiana that offers neurosurgery.

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New Technology at Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster Streamlines Breast Biopsy, Making Procedure Quicker, More Comfortable for Patients


Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center is transforming the breast biopsy experience. The women’s center is first in Northwest Indiana to use some of the most advanced technology available for cancer diagnostics. The Brevera biopsy system combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-procedure handling in one complete platform.

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