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VNA’s Hospice Care Program Officially Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care

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The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County has upheld a reputation of quality hospice care for 34 years. Now they have one more accreditation to prove it.

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Take Steps to Prevent Falls with These Tips from Porter Regional Hospital

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Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Franciscan Alliance: Staying Active in Hot Weather


Franciscan---Stay-Active-woman-runnerNow that the temps are heating up...here are some tips for staying cool when exercising outside!

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Porter Health Care System Asks Community to A.C.T. to Prevent Heat-Related Car Deaths

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With the next few days slated to be the hottest we’ve seen in Northwest Indiana so far this summer, it’s a good opportunity to remind parents about the extreme dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

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Porter Health Care System Celebrates Five Years Without a Lost-Time Accident in its Engineering Department

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Porter Health Care System announced that its Engineering Department has achieved five years without a lost-time accident. This translates to 1,825 days without a recordable injury according to Porter’s Regional Executive Director for Facilities Christian Goss.

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Porter Pays Tribute to Gary Atherton with Memorial Service

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This is the first year that Gary Atherton, Director of Porter Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department, did not coordinate his annual EMS Week Breakfast Banquet. It was always a day he dedicated to recognizing the merits of his staff. This time the EMS team spent their morning commemorating their leader, who passed away on January 13, 2016.

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Porter Regional Hospital Survivor Story: ‘It’s a Miracle I’m Alive’

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Michael Triem survives severe hypothermia after kayak accident

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point Expects the Best, Prepares for Worst

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“Expect the best, prepare for the worst” that could be the unofficial mantra of first responders and medical personnel at hospitals and health institutions.

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Look Before You Lock: Kids in Hot Cars


rot1Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. On average, 38 children die from heat related injuries after being left in hot cars each year. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby or quiet toddler in a car. New parents suffer from exhaustion due to lack of sleep, stress, and changes in their normal routine.

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Meet Michael Stenger, New President of New President of Franciscan St. Margaret Health and Franciscan Healthcare-Munster

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Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest medical entities in Northwest Indiana with multiple locations dotting the region. Thousands of people are under its employ, and one of the newest additions is Michael Stenger, president and CEO of Franciscan St. Margaret Health, with campuses locations in Dyer, Hammond, and Franciscan Healthcare in Munster.

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Naloxone Kits Will Now be in the Hands of All First Responders in Porter County

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An announcement was made on June 12, 2015 that will save hundreds of lives in the future in Northwest Indiana. Porter County Community Foundation, Porter Regional Hospital, Porter-Starke Services, Fagen Pharmacy and Empower Porter County came together at Porter Regional Hospital to announce the expansion of the availability of the innovative and life changing Naloxone rescue kits to all Porter County police departments.

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