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A Residential Clinical Services Employee Spotlight: Ashlee Oliver

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Since January of 2015, Ashlee Oliver has been the Director of Nursing for Residential Clinical Services. With an attitude that manages to fuse pragmatic efficiency with genuine compassion, Ashlee Oliver is the perfect example of an RCS team member.

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A Medical Practice Focused Entirely on Vein Disease: Centers for Vein Care


Medical-Practice-Focused-Entirely-on-Vein-Disease-Centers-for-Vein-CareVaricose veins are two words we all hope to avoid. However, since one in three people over the age of 45 are affected by vein disease, it’s important to know as much about the condition as possible.

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Vein & Laser Institute Offers Nonsurgical Option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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A new cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment is now available in NW Indiana for men looking to treat their enlarged prostate symptoms without the risks and complications associated with surgery.

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Porter Regional Hospital First in the Nation to Achieve Heart Accreditation

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Porter Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services for Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation – Version 3. The hospital was notified of the achievement at the end of February, during national heart month, culminating a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with atrial fibrillation, commonly called afib.

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NorthShore Health Center of Hammond Offers 3-D Mammography

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Imagine a mammogram that provides a clearer, more comprehensive image, thereby detecting cancer earlier on, reducing the chance of a false positive, and decreasing anxiety. NorthShore Health Center of Hammond now offers a mammogram like so. As of this year, the site is equipped with the technology to perform digital Tomosynthesis; simply put, three-dimensional mammography.

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Vein & Laser Institute Celebrates Newest Crown Point Location

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Patients of Vein & Laser Institute are now able to seek treatment at a brand-new location in Crown Point! After spending 15+ years in the Merrillville Twin Towers, those buildings are being torn down prompting the move to a new office.

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Grant Will Expand Franciscan Alliance Hepatitis C Screening Efforts


rot4Franciscan Alliance will intensify its efforts in Indiana to combat Hepatitis C, which has seen a tripling of cases nationwide in the last five years, through recent receipt of a $365,266 grant that will expand screening programs.

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Community Healthcare System Specialists First in Region to Perform Complex Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Procedure


community-healthcare-system-specialists-first-in-region-to-perform-complex-minimally-invasive-heart-valve-procedureCardiovascular specialists of Community Healthcare System have successfully performed the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) procedure in Northwest Indiana. This highly-complex minimally invasive technique, completed Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Community Hospital in Munster, provides a new treatment option for patients who have undergone a previous mitral valve replacement but are not candidates for another open heart surgery.

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Heather Parker Chases Learning Opportunities with Vein and Laser Institute

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The medical field is full of caring people who want to help others look and feel their best. The team at Vein and Laser Institute is no exception as they provide exceptional care and service to those in need of vein or non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Heather Parker, a Radiologic Practitioner Assistant with Vein and Laser Institute, is no exception to this.

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The Vein & Laser Institute Couture En Fleur Provides Evening of Pampering and Awareness

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Treating a happy crowd of over 200 women to a ladies' night out, the Vein & Laser Institute/Beyond Pink Couture En Fleur show provided the perfect opportunity to get pampered with style at the new Allure on the Lake in Chesterton. With a stylish fashion show, a demonstration of the famous Vampire Facial, music, and delectable desserts, there was not a better way to spend the evening with friends!

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant to Promote Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured & Underinsured Residents

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The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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