Healthcare 360 is an annual event organized by the Portage Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Portage Township Schools and healthcare providers such as NorthShore. Students witnessed and learned about jobs in optometry, pharmacy, nursing, mental health, and more.
“Students were introduced to 15 different careers during this event,” said Jeff Smith, Lake Station NorthShore Site Director. “We feel it’s important to open their eyes to the fact that there are so many careers within healthcare. It’s not just doctors and nurses.”
The students talked with NorthShore experts about how to navigate finding a career in healthcare, what the day-to-day looks like, and how each job plays an important role in making a difference in the community.
With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.
When it comes to stroke, seconds count. That will be the message on Friday, May 3, as St. Mary Medical Center hosts its 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the West Lobby and Auditorium at 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.
High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and Community Hospital.
Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following support groups in May. All support groups are free.
Did you know Indiana has the second highest smoking rate in the U.S.? The Tobacco Education & Preventions Coalition for Porter County (TEPCPC) was formed with the support of Smoke Free Indiana and Valparaiso University’s College of Nursing, and funded through a grant from the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation agency.
During Donate Life Month, hear the stories of those impacted by organ donation at donor celebrations in Dyer, Crown Point
Currently, more than 113,000 people nationwide and 1,300 people in Indiana are awaiting life-changing organ and tissue transplants. April’s Donate Life Month is a special time to honor those donors and their families that said yes to donation.
In observance of National Donate Life Month this April, Porter Regional Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony to spread awareness and hope while encouraging attendees to act now and make the decision to become an organ, eye or tissue donor.
The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.
Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.
Did you know the average adult is missing two teeth? Before dental implants, dentists replaced teeth by restoring parts that were visible above the gumline with bridges. The solution allowed the patient to temporarily resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, yet only replaced half of the tooth.
Dr. Danny Hayes from Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) explained the health and cost benefits of dental implants, and why it’s important to pick the optimal tooth replacement option.
“Tooth replacements in the past relied on fixed bridges or removable partial dentures,” he said. “The advantage of dental implants is that they replace the entire tooth – crown and root - and help prevent bone loss. Without the root of a tooth or a dental implant, bone loss is an ongoing issue and concern,” Hayes said.
Because of this, dentists may...