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...
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.
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...
Horizon is pleased to announce Kathi Tilling as their new Diversity and Inclusion Officer. This recently created position reflects Horizon’s deep commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion for all Horizon Advisors, customers, vendors, and the communities they serve.
Rarely do we find our passions early on in life. Sticking with that passion and making it a career is even rarer. For Vernon Gillum, Property Manager at Tippecanoe River State Park, there was never any question that he would find a career somewhere in the natural world.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H. is this year’s Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award winner. The Impact Award is presented annually by the American Public Human Services Association. It was created in honor of Friedman, who served as executive director of APHSA from 2001 to 2010 following decades of various leadership roles in human services. Dr. Walthall received the award this week at APHSA’s National Health and Human Services Summit in Washington, D.C.
It’s important for physicians to get to know their patients, but it is just as important for patients to know their physicians. Dr. Aditya Shah, M.D., is one of the newer faces at NorthShore Health Centers. He is a family practice doctor with a strong passion to help people through science.
Shah was born in India and later moved to the Region, where he graduated from Munster High School. The year before he moved to the States, Shah spent a year living with his uncle who is a doctor in India. Everything he observed in that time inspired him.
“That’s when I really got interested in healthcare,” Shah said. “Since high school, it’s always kind of been what my goal was.”
Armed with this goal, Shah sought out to further his education. He started out by earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Indiana University Northwest. Then, it was on to med...
Cheryl Bilyak, a registered nurse, has been recognized as the Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center March 2019 Employee of the Month. Bilyak has worked at Addison Pointe for a year, and says she loves the atmosphere.
In what Porter Regional Hospital’s lead nursing educator called “The Oscars of Nursing,” the hospital awarded seven honors to local nurses or aids and recognized dozens of their peer nominees at the organization’s annual National Nurses Week Awards & Recognition Ceremony Thursday. The room was filled with emotion, laughter, cheering, and even a heart-felt tear or two for the nurses who care for patients, comfort them, save lives, and give back to their communities.
“Today we are recognizing all nurses at Porter for their dedication to quality patient care and nursing professionalism. We are very excited to convey seven special awards that are the culmination of excellence in nursing over this past year,” said Debra Polster, chair of the nurses’ week committee and Director of Clinical Education and...
Brent Verkler experiences a lot of stories. Sometimes they reveal themselves in a garage he enters, other times a client pulls up a chair and fills him in on their lives as he gets to work installing a new garage door opener.
With an emphasis on building a culture centered around values of Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Friendship and Fun, Centier is proud to continue its legacy as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” as it was named fifth in the Large Company category during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 workplace awards.