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Companies Are Creating Healthier Worksites to Help Improve Employee Well-being


2017-uhcThroughout my career, I’ve learned from employers and employees about worksite hurdles – those issues or hassles that prevent employees from being engaged, successful and happy at their jobs. To help encourage employees to be satisfied and more productive, an increasing number of employers are looking to their employee well-being programs for answers.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City nursing team members make ‘You Can Be a Nurse’ presentation at Edgewood Elementary School


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-You-Can-Be-a-Nurse-2019_01 In celebration of National Nurses Week, nursing team members from Franciscan Health Michigan City presented their annual “You Can Be a Nurse” program at Edgewood Elementary School.

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Students Explore Careers at NorthShore Health Center in Part Two of Healthcare 360

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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.

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Portage EDC's Healthcare 360 shows students every angle of healthcare

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With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.

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St. Mary Medical Center to host 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain on Friday, May 3

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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.

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High school students get real world healthcare experience with Community Hospital

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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.

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Methodist Hospital Southlake’s screenings & smoothies spring health fair

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Community members lined up out the door Saturday morning to participate in Methodist Hospital’s Screenings & Smoothies Spring Health Fair. The annual event invites the community to learn more about their individual health and the services available to them through Methodist Hospitals. And it all starts with a free smoothie!

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Porter Regional Hospital Invites the Public to its Support Groups in May

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Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following support groups in May. All support groups are free.

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Purdue Northwest’s Day of Giving a “roaring” Success


Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) received an impressive $756,244 in contributions during Wednesday’s (April 24) sixth annual Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.

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During Donate Life Month, hear the stories of those impacted by organ donation at donor celebrations in Dyer, Crown Point

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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.

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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates 2019 National Donate Life Month

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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.

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