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First Safe Haven Baby Box at an Indiana hospital receives blessing at Franciscan Health Michigan City

First-Safe-Haven-Baby-Box-at-an-Indiana-hospital-receives-blessing-at-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-2019_01 A device for new mothers in crisis, born out of one woman’s experience as an abandoned infant, is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City, as the Safe Haven Baby Box received its formal blessing on Tuesday.

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Porter Health Care System's Extends Appreciation and Honors to its Volunteers


The volunteers at Porter Health Care System enjoyed a celebratory luncheon at Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso on April 11, during National Volunteers Week.

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-Soon Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Porter Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

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Community Healthcare System Hospitals Recognized With Business Award at Gary Disability Awareness Celebration

Community-Healthcare-System-Hospitals-Recognized-With-Business-Award-at-Gary-Disability-Awareness-CelebrationThree Northwest Indiana residents, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Community Healthcare System were honored Wednesday, March 27, during the 13th annual Disability Awareness Awards at Genesis Convention Center, Gary. The awards, from the Mayor’s Organization on Disabilities (MOD) and Gary Human Relations Commission, honor those who make outstanding contributions to improving the lives and opportunities of people with disabilities.

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Franciscan Health representatives join Northwest Indiana leaders, Indiana first lady in conversation on reducing infant mortality

Franciscan-Health-representatives-join-Northwest-Indiana-leaders-Indiana-first-lady-in-conversation-on-reducing-infant-mortalityFranciscan Health representatives joined Indiana first lady Janet Holcomb, health advocates and Northwest Indiana leaders at a luncheon on April 4 to address the state’s high rate of infant mortality.

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Frontline Foundations Inc. teams up with NorthShore Health Centers to offer new Vivitrol treatment


At Frontline Foundations, the mission is simple: be a hopeful presence for young men and women suffering from substance abuse. Frontline strives to provide effective treatments and an immediate and strong recovery support system to those who are struggling.

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Centers of Excellence at St. Mary Medical Center Provide Highest Standard of Gynecologic Surgery and Care

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Provide-Highest-Standard-of-Gynecologic-Surgery-and-Care-2019_01 St. Mary Medical Center is a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) and for Robotic Surgery (COERS). These complementary designations, awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), attest that the gynecologists and clinical teams at St. Mary Medical Center bring the highest levels of knowledge, expertise and professionalism to the practice of women’s healthcare.

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Community Hospital, Munster Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Status From the Joint Commission, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association


Community Hospital joins an elite group of hospitals in the state of Indiana by earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals for their demonstrated expertise in offering higher-quality standards in the treatment of patients who have suffered the most severe types of stroke.

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Screenings

St-Catherine-Hospital-Receives-20000-Grant-for-Breast-Cancer-ScreeningsThe Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast cancer screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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Addison Pointe Testimonial: Janet Clark

Addison-Pointe-Testimonial-Janet-ClarkRecently, Janet Clark had a total knee replacement surgery performed by Eric Szczesniak with Lake Shore Bone and Joint. When Janet was told that she would need to go to a Health and Rehabilitation Center after her total knee replacement, she was a little unsure what to expect. Janet, in discussion with some of her friends, decided that Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center was the right place for her rehabilitation.

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Interventional radiologist Dr. Vivek Mishra, M.D., offers highly-specialized care


As the trend continues to offer procedures that are less invasive and require much less recovery time, the field of interventional radiology is becoming more widely recognized by patients in general. Enter Dr. Vivek Mishra, M.D., an interventional radiologist with expertise in minimally-invasive procedures who specializes in the treatment of varicose veins. He practices at the Vein & Laser Institute locations in Valparaiso, Munster, and Crown Point.

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