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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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Get summer ready with hair removal by Vein & Laser institute

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Summertime means shorts, sundresses, workout-wear, and pool-side fashion. But it can also mean the inconvenience of shaving legs, underarms, and other areas – not to mention the uncomfortable and often itchy shave bumps and heat rash that can occur. Before summer hits, consider an appointment at Vein & Laser Institute to explore hair removal treatment.

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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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Paladin, Inc. Now Offering Residential Services in Lake County


Paladin-Group-Photo-2018 Last September, Paladin- a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating and serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the past 50 years- has expanded its Day Program into Lake County, IN. The organization now has centers in La Porte, Michigan City, Hobart, Highland, and Crown Point.

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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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Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C.: serving community members across the Region for 19 years

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For 19 years, the skilled providers at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., have been taking care of community members across the Region. Led by Dr. Keith Pitchford, founder, president and CEO, the team at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can effectively address everything from knee replacements to tennis elbow, and beyond.

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