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Indiana State Police Accepting Applications for Two (2) Regional Dispatcher at the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center

ISPThe Indiana State Police is accepting applications for two (2) Regional Dispatcher’s position at the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center which is located at 1550 East 181st Avenue, Lowell.

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VNA of NWI Hospice appoints Drs. Venditti and Patel


The VNA of Northwest Indiana welcomes Joseph Venditti, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.C.C., F.A.C.C.P., as its Hospice Medical Director. Dr. Venditti was born in Massachusetts, and attended the University of Miami and New York University for his undergraduate studies. He went to medical school at the University of Pavia in Italy, interned at SUNY Buffalo, and completed residencies in Western New York at SUNY Buffalo and Roswell Park Memorial Institute. He is certified as a Fellow from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Venditti has been on staff at Porter since 1987 and at La Porte Hospital since 2004 and currently serves as a Trustee of La Porte Hospital and is the President of its Medical Staff. He is also a Physician Advisor for Porter’s Case Management Department. Dr. Venditti is married with three children, nine grandchildren and lives in...

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Purchase Agreement for Potential Fourth Port Extended


Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that the state has extended the option to decide if it will purchase land near Lawrenceburg that could be the site of the state’s fourth port.

The Ports of Indiana entered into an agreement in September 2017 to purchase up to 725 acres of land that was formerly the American Electric Power plant. That option was set to expire June 30.

The option has been extended by six months to enable the seller, Tanners Creek Development, LLC, to complete its environmental remediation plan for the site and submit it to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. If the Ports of Indiana decides to move forward, the total cost for the land and equipment would be approximately $8 million.

Indiana has three state ports operating on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, with locations in Jeffersonville,...

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Indiana Hospital Association awards patient safety service & leadership award to St. Catherine Hospital Pharmacy Director

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Koula Tsahas, director of Pharmacy at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, was the recipient of the Indiana Hospital Association’s Patient Safety Service & Leadership Award during its 2019 Patient Safety Summit in Plainfield.

Brian Tabor, president, Indiana Hospital Association, said Tsahas was recognized on June 4 for the role she plays to empower her team to keep patients safe.

The Indiana Hospital Association award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary service to improve patient safety within his or her hospital, health system, regional patient safety coalition or professional organization. Recipients are involved in initiatives and successfully rally others in their organization to participate in patient safety initiatives and other significant contributions to decrease patient harms and...

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International Subaru of Merrillville offers express service from master technicians


When your Subaru’s check engine light flickers on, or your regular oil change is finally due, the best thing you can do is visit the International Subaru of Merrillville. Their service department is quick, dedicated, and filled with experts who know Subaru cars inside and out.

The International Subaru of Merrillville’s Service Department focuses on providing high-quality Express Service. For minor maintenance such as oil changes, inspections, tire rotation, and other quick fixes, no appointment is necessary.

“We want to accommodate everyone, people have busy schedules,” said Jeremy Netzer, Service Manager at International Subaru of Merrillville. “They get a friendly greeting when they come in the door, we let them know how long they might have to wait, and then we get to work. We don’t want their life schedules...

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Cristal Brisco Named to Centier Bank Board of Directors


Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristal Brisco as a new member of Centier’s Board of Directors.

Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney and currently serves as Magistrate Judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court. Previously, she has served as General Counsel for the Corporation of Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame and Chief Legal Counsel for Mayor Pete Buttigieg through the City of South Bend’s Executive Branch.

“I am excited to join the leadership team at Centier Bank and helping support its mission of being a community partner throughout Indiana,” explained Brisco. “Centier’s commitment to building communities through banking, financial literacy, and volunteerism is exemplary, and I look forward to contributing to the...

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Planning The Plaza, a public living room for Michigan City

"When you have a plaza,” said Dan Senftner, Director and CEO of Destination Rapid City, “You have a living room in your downtown."

Senftner, one of the keynote speakers at Monday’s breakfast hosted by Michigan City NOW, addressed a room full of local stakeholders in The Plaza - Michigan City's Gathering Place project.

The-Plaza-Michigan-Citys-Gathering-Place-8The Rapid City native explained how a similar project in his hometown had fundamentally improved residents’ quality of life.

"It's where people will gather," he said. "You will see friends and neighbors that you rarely see at the gathering space.”

Alex Knudson named Addison Pointe May 2019 Employee of the Month


Alex Knudson was named the May 2019 Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Employee of the Month after being nominated by her peers. Knudson is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and has enrolled this fall at Ivy Tech to begin classes toward becoming a nurse. As a CNA at Addison Pointe, Knudson is responsible daily care of residents, including assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, and other activities of daily life, helping them prepare for medical appointments and therapy sessions, and engaging with them socially and professionally throughout the day.

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VNA of Northwest Indiana Employee Spotlight: Jessica Galvin


For Jessica Galvin, Hospice Aide at VNA of Northwest Indiana, caring for her hospice patients is personal. It is more than just a job. For Galvin, this is her calling, one in which she takes great care and pride in.

“I remember that I'm doing this for a reason, and that reason is not for me. It's my other people; the Grandmas and Grandpas out there. This isn't a job to me. I know that I'm there for someone else. And I know that when I need it, that I'm going to have them backing me up too,” said Galvin.

Galvin began her CNA career more than 10 years ago when she received her license. She worked in several nursing homes before encountering the VNA of Northwest Indiana. Seeing the care they provided for her brother, she knew that she was where she wanted to be.

“They took their time and talked, even though he wasn't responding. They...

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IWC Switzerland Watchmaker training dream come true for Albert’s Jeweler Timepiece Specialist


Few luxury timepieces can match the elegance and craftsmanship of those manufactured by Switzerland’s International Watch Company (IWC) and few people in Northwest Indiana know them better than Frank Dresden of Albert’s Jewelers.

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Learn about career opportunities in physical therapy at Franciscan Health recruitment open house on June 29

People interested in a career in physical therapy can learn more about jobs available at Franciscan Health during a recruitment open house from 9AM to noon on Saturday, June 29 at Franciscan Health Dyer.

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