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Addison Pointe February Employee of the Month: Kristina Derkach

Addison-Pointe-February-Employee-of-the-Month-Kristina-DerkachAddison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton is pleased to announce Kristina Derkach as February’s Employee of the Month. Kristina has worked for Addison Pointe for 4 years as an Activates Assistant. She shared, “I am never sitting. I’m always interacting with staff and residents. That is my favorite part!”

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Michigan City nurses recognized with DAISY Awards

Michigan-City-nurses-recognized-with-DAISY-Awards-March-2019Three nurses at Franciscan Health Michigan City have been honored by The DAISY Foundation as extraordinary nurses.

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Correa receives Business Person of the Year award from Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Correa-receives-Business-Person-of-the-Year-award-from-Lakeshore-Chamber-of-CommerceSt. Catherine Hospital Chief Executive Officer Leo Correa has been named the 2019 Business Person of the Year by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by one of Northwest Indiana’s largest business associations during the 110th annual “Evening of Recognition and Celebration” on Saturday, March 9, at Dynasty Banquet Center in Hammond.

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Dr. Randall S. Moore joins Franciscan Alliance as a senior vice president

Dr-Randall-S-Moore-joins-Franciscan-Alliance-as-a-senior-vice-presidentRandall S. Moore, MD, MBA, will join Franciscan Alliance as senior vice president and COO for Franciscan Health and Care Solutions, Kevin Leahy, President and CEO of Franciscan Alliance, announced today.

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Horizon Bank Recognizes Advisors for Leadership and Community Service - Bill Denton, Carrie McKibben, Mark Ritzi and Brad Marley

Horizon-Bank-Recognizes-Advisors-for-Leadership-and-Community-Service-2019Horizon has honored Advisors Bill Denton and Carrie McKibben for the The Robert C. Dabagia Leadership Award and Mark Ritzi and Brad Marley for The Burton B. Ruby Community Service Award.

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Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana's John Kasper glimpses lives behind the doors


John Kasper packed up his tools and went to start up his truck after finishing a garage door install when he found an uninvited passenger in his front seat – a chicken. The feathered hitchhiker belonged to the homeowner who had converted part of their garage into a chicken coop.

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Addison Pointe Employee Spotlight: Judith Calvin

Addison-Pointe-Employee-Spotlight-Judith-CalvinJudith has been brought on board at Addison Pointe as the new Director of Environmental Services. “I knew the first five minutes that spent with her that Judith had the leadership traits that I look for in my leadership team,” said Kelly DeYoung, Administrator at Addison Pointe.

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George Douglas crafts a unique blend of passion for Indiana Beverage


For George Douglas, understanding the passion that goes into creating a product helps him distribute and represent it with integrity and care. Lucky for him, the product he deals with is one a lot of people dream of having as a focal point of their careers—beer.

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Retiring Physician Honored

Porter-Retiring-Physician-Honored-Dennis-DalphondDr. Dennis Dalphond, family medicine physician, capped his 37 years of caring for patients from his office in North Judson at a retirement party hosted by his long-time office staff on February 20.

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Mary Hawkins of Addison Pointe Joins the NWI Nurse Honor Guard

Mary-Hawkins-of-Addison-Pointe-Joins-the-NWI-Nurse-Honor-Guard-2019The NWI Nurse Honor Guard was formed this past June to fill a need in our community. The organization sends approximately 4 - 5 nurse volunteers to the funeral of a local nurse at the request of the family/or nurse. They provide a beautiful tribute that honors the nurse’s career including a final roll call and extinguishing of the lamp of knowledge. They also offer to stand vigil at the visitation to pay their respects as well. All of this is free of charge as the NWI Nurse Honor Guard representatives consider it a privilege to send off one of their own. Many volunteers have come together to donate their time making this idea a reality.

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A Pulaski County Community Development Commission Spotlight: Darlene Mellon

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Meet the unofficial mayor of Francesville. Darlene Mellon pours her heart into the community by taking an active, positive role in supporting Pulaski County. Through her diligent work and time on the Pulaski County Community Development Commission (CDC), Mellon is a strong example of how one person in the community can make a big difference.

Francesville, often referred to as a “small town with a big heart,” is a rural town of just under 900 residents. Though small, Francesville offers its residents dozens of businesses, unique amenities, and a tight-knit community that lends a helping hand to its neighbors.

“We’re small enough to know everybody, and we work together extremely well,” Mellon said.

Mellon moved to Francesville in 1986 when she found her dream home, a three-story Victorian house with a strong...

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