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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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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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Hammond Fire Department captures Battle of the Medics title

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Area first responders enjoyed camaraderie, food and friendly competition in the annual Battle of the Medics, held at Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer and Munster in celebration of EMS week May 20-24.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City gives St. Luke, St. Camillus awards

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Franciscan Health Michigan City staff members have recognized two of their colleagues for their team approach to patient care and rapport with staff and patients.

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Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer honor outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week

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Outstanding nurses were recognized at Franciscan Health campuses in Hammond, Munster and Dyer during National Nurses Week earlier this month.

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Continual education takes precedence at Cavanaugh and Nondforf Orthodontics

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Taking the Ken Blanchard approach that “None of is as smart as all of us,” Dr. Robert Cavanaugh and Dr. Matthew Nondorf of Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics founded the Dental Excellence in Northwest Indiana Study Club. This club was created to allow local dental professionals to gather and learn from each other.

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Porter Health Care System celebrates employees at recognition banquet

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Porter Health Care System honored their employees’ tenure Wednesday evening at St. Patrick’s Church Trinity Hall. It was a night of fun for co-workers, their families, and a chance to celebrate while taking a well-deserved night off.

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Community, providers show appreciation at La Porte Hospital LifeWorks campus social

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La Porte Hospital’s LifeWorks Campus providers love their work.

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See local agencies compete in Battle of the Medics during EMS Week


rot4Members of the media are invited to cover the annual “Battle of the Medics,” where local first responders will compete in a five-station race against the clock, testing their skill and knowledge.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way Into Second Place in World Challenge


Community-Hospital-Fitness-Pointe-Members-Row-Row-Row-Their-Way-Into-Second-Place-in-World-ChallengeAfter a month-long competition, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team rowed their way to a second place finish in the World Rowing competition. Despite their best efforts, Fitness Pointe lost the title to one team, SLP Rowing of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. With 242 participating members, SLP finished with 21,245,978 meters. Fitness Pointe’s team with 182 members rowed 17,550,329 meters to earn second place.

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