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Work begins on new FPN Crown Point Pediatrics Health Center


2019-fh-cp-pediatricsSite work began this week on a new $3 million Franciscan Physician Network pediatric facility that will provide more space to care for Crown Point area families.

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St. Catherine Hospital selects top nurses, caregivers during national nurses week

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St. Catherine Hospital celebrated their healthcare professionals’ talents of leadership, skill and compassionate care during National Nurses Week. Some 39 nurses and patient care technicians received recognition at the Nursing Excellence Awards Tea. Katie Cruz, RN, was selected from that group to receive the 2019 Nursing Excellence Award. Patient Care Technician Nicole Parodi was recipient of the 2019 Caregiver Excellence Award.

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Community Hospital staff celebrates top nurse/caregiver

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Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient caregiver, as voted by their co-workers. Karen Schneider, nurse from 5 West, an oncology floor, has received the “2019 Nursing Excellence Award,” and Lori Cloud, a patient care technician from 3 Ortho, is recipient of the “2019 Patient Caregiver Excellence Award.”

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Iron Chef Judge Mario Rizzotti Brings ‘Taste of Italy’ to Hartsfield Village continuing care retirement community

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Chocolate cannoli, espresso shooters and limoncello gelato were just a few of the samplings on the dessert table as the Food Network's Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti stopped in at Hartsfield Village to visit good friend Chef Gabe Rosado last week and cook up authentic Italian desserts. The kitchen tour was part of Hartsfield Village’s “Taste of Italy” event where residents had an opportunity to ask the Iron Chef expert about authentic Italian foods and sample a few of those delicacies presented by the Hartsfield culinary staff.

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Indiana partners with Franciscan Health Foundation, approving tobacco prevention grants in Lake and Montgomery counties

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The Franciscan Health Foundation will partner with the state to prevent youth tobacco use and help current users quit after the approval of Indiana State Department of Health grants in Lake and Montgomery counties.

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New Franciscan ExpressCare location now open in St. John


ExpressCareStJohnThe newest Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell location opened on Monday, June 17 in St. John. The new location at 8345 Wicker Ave., across the street from Lake Central High School, replaces the former St. John ExpressCare location on 97th Lane, which closed on April 12.

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Center for Hospice Care's "Journeys in Healing" Exhibit and Auction explores grief and art

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Grief is a complex process and no two people deal with it in the same way. Few understand that quite like Center for Hospice Care (CHC), the area's largest non-profit hospice provider that offers bereavement programs at no charge to anyone in their service area. One of those programs is the After Images Art Counseling Program, during which grieving participants create artwork with the support and guidance of an artist and professional counselor.

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Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute celebrates expanded facility

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Patients embarking on their weight loss journey will find more comfortable surroundings after an expansion of the Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute that has doubled its size.

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Franciscan Health Foundation partners with Purdue Extension and Duneland Health Council to bring healthy cooking to Michigan City

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Members of the media are invited to the first of a series of classes on preparing healthy meals being held in a new mobile kitchen facility that was made possible by a grant from the Duneland Health Council.

Weather permitting, Chef Erik Tannehill will present the 45- to 60-minute class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Walker Park Community Garden at 900 Walker Street. Chef Tannehill will be taking produce out of the garden and preparing a meal. Attendees will receive an Aldi gift card and shopping list to purchase the ingredients to prepare the meal at home. The first class of 10 participants has been filled.

The project is an outgrowth of the community garden project in Michigan City’s Eastport neighborhood. Franciscan Health Michigan City is a key sponsor of the effort to help limited-income families eat...

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Running the Region with Kellyn: Wheeler High School freshman Emma Hellwege qualifies for state

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Wheeler High School track athlete Emma Hellwege had always been told she had talent. From the time she started running as a 6th grader, her coaches noticed she had a gift, and couldn’t wait to coach her up into the high school level. This year, finally a freshman, she ran her first season at the high school level, a journey that ended with something young runners everywhere dream of: a trip to the State finals.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital present Healthy Night Out


Many people have loved ones that have suffered from breast cancer. It’s important to be familiar with the risk factors and signs of breast cancer in order to know when to reach out to a medical professional for a screening.

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital hosted a Healthy Night Out, where Jennifer Sanders, Mammogram Tech and Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at the Methodist Hospital, gave a presentation on breast care at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Ind.

Healthy-Night-Out-2019-11There were also vendors offering massages, manicures, and more. The vendors included Wellness & Retreats, Kauffman Chiropractic, KEPT Concepts in Healing, and...

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