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Crown Point EMS Academy recognizes graduates of 2018 program


Crown-Point-EMS-Academy-recognizes-graduates-of-2018-programNine months of hard work paid off for the nine graduates of the Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy.

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Candace Parker Puts a Full-Court Press on Alzheimer's


Candace-Parker-Puts-a-Full-Court-Press-on-AlzheimersCandace Parker, star of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team from 2004 to 2008, earned a wealth of accolades during her college career. She was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament championship game, a two-time consensus national player of the year and led the Lady Vols to two NCAA championships.

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Varicose Veins 101: Signs and Symptoms

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Most people know the visual signs of varicose veins—bulging, dark blue or purple veins that commonly appear on your legs and feet. But did you know that over 30 million Americans suffer from venous disease? Furthermore, many go untreated because they are not aware of the signs or symptoms!

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Event Salutes Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for Sponsorships of Community Hall, Café at New Franciscan Health Michigan City


event-salutes-horizon-bank-and-nipsco-for-sponsorships-of-community-hall-cafe-at-new-franciscanWith the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology opens Valparaiso location

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GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.

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Franciscan Breast Cancer Programs Receive Indiana Grants


Franciscan-Breast-Cancer-Programs-Receive-Indiana-Grants-2019The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded $59,380 in grants to support Franciscan Alliance programs that provide screenings and post-diagnostic services. The grants assist lower-income, medically underserved Hoosier women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, with food, transportation, rent and utilities.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center unpacks why women shouldn't fear mammograms

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With any health screening, it’s important to make appointments with the mindset of preventing potential risks from escalating.

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St. Mary Medical Center Participating in National Smoking Cessation and Lung Screening Trial


chs-stock St. Mary Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals or health centers nationwide participating in the Cessation and Screening to Save Lives (CASTL) Trial, which looks to identify the most effective tobacco-cessation techniques for lung cancer screening programs. The study is being conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health and the Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Centers of Excellence Network which includes St. Mary Medical Center.

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter to Host Community Forum in Valparaiso


Alzheimer-s-AssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is hosting a Community Forum in Valparaiso to better understand the needs of the community and reach more residents affected by the disease. The public is invited to come together to ask questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities.

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Robert J Franko: Trust is the Cornerstone of Care at VNA of Northwest Indiana

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It’s my privilege to serve as the new President/CEO of the VNA of Northwest Indiana. I’m humbled and honored beyond words to lead this organization and know that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants of past board members, supporters, and especially founder Laura Harting. To be given the trust of our board and staff, of our patients and community is an awesome thing. Trust.

It’s a big word. It means a lot of things in different contexts; bankers think about it one way, investors have a different take, but for most of us it is the foundation of our relationships. Trust is the conglomeration of a lot of different components such as integrity, faith, loyalty, and commitment. It is not to be taken lightly, nor is it a commodity whose value fluctuates with whatever conditions exist. I take it very seriously.

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Marram Health Center Achieves 100% Compliance during 2018 HRSA Site Visit


Marram-Health-Center-Logo-2019A visit from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found Marram Health Center to be 100% compliant in 93 standards used to evaluate Federally Qualified Health Centers. These results demonstrate the high quality of care that patients can expect to receive at the health center.

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