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Unity Hospice Provides 25 Years of Experience to Northwest Indiana and Chicago

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End of life care isn’t a subject many are comfortable with. During such a difficult time in a family’s life, it’s important to find a hospice center which can provide compassionate care for the patient and their family.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Community Care Network


Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-Joins-Community-Care-NetworkThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Sepsis Effort Saving Lives at Franciscan Health Crown Point

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Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.

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St. Mary Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Northwest Indiana to Be Certified as ‘Baby-Friendly’


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Becomes-First-Hospital-in-Northwest-Indiana-to-Be-Certified-as-Baby-FriendlySt. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.

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Community Healthcare System hospitals among America's Best for Patient Safety according to Women's Choice Awards

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The hospitals of Community Healthcare System have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that for patient safety, Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, are in the top 16 percent of 3,179 hospitals in the country.

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Empowering Women, Dr. Siatras Takes Pride in her Work at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

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The field of imaging is unique, giving doctors and technologists the opportunity to see inside of the human body. With technology constantly advancing and allowing for clearer, more telling images, radiologists and technologists are lucky to be within a field that offers so much opportunity to help others.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Honoring 120 Years of Health Care Dedication


Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Honoring-120-Years-of-Health-Care-DedicationBishop Donald J. Hying, of the Gary Catholic Diocese, presides at a Mass Feb. 2, celebrating the 120th anniversary of the arrival from Lafayette of three Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Admiration in Hammond, who founded what today is Franciscan Health Hammond hospital. The sisters arrived during a blizzard, at the invitation of city founder George Hammond and community leaders, to meet the Calumet Region’s health care needs. Many of the more than 100 sisters in the order today attended the service in the hospital chapel.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point Designated Level 3 Trauma Center


rot4Franciscan Health Crown Point has been designated a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and is the only such center in Northwest Indiana that offers neurosurgery.

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New Technology at Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster Streamlines Breast Biopsy, Making Procedure Quicker, More Comfortable for Patients

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Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center is transforming the breast biopsy experience. The women’s center is first in Northwest Indiana to use some of the most advanced technology available for cancer diagnostics. The Brevera biopsy system combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-procedure handling in one complete platform.

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Local Business Unites With Women’s Diagnostic Center in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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As part of their mission to give back to the community and spread goodwill, Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning owners Tom and Sue Krygsheld held their annual October fundraiser, setting aside a portion of the proceeds from the business’ service calls to help women benefit from early detection of breast cancer.

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Largest Northwest Indiana Orthopedic Specialists Group Aligns With Franciscan Health

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Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute, the largest orthopedic group in Northwest Indiana, and Franciscan Alliance, parent organization of Franciscan Health, entered into professional services and co-management agreements effective Jan. 1.

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