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Porter Health Care System Announces 2018 Associates of the Year

Porter-Health-Care-System-Announces-2018-Associates-of-the-Year_01 Porter Health Care System has announced its 2018 Associates of the Year, honoring individuals who have been nominated both by patients and their peers for providing excellent, compassionate care and service to the community. The winners are as follows:

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Hosts 23rd Annual Wings of Healing Tree Lighting Ceremony

St-Catherine-Hospital-Auxiliary-Hosts-23rd-Annual-Wings-of-Healing-Tree-Lighting-Ceremony_01 St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 23rd annual Wings of Healing tree lighting program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to bring hope to others and serve as a way to give back to the community through the auxiliary’s scholarship program. The scholarship program provides educational assistance to area students pursuing careers in healthcare.

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Leadless Pacemaker Implant Provides Advance for Local Patients

Leadless-Pacemaker-Implant-Provides-Advance-for-Local-PatientsAn advance in pacemaker implants is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City after Dr. William Espar performed the hospital’s first procedure using the Medtronic Micra leadless pacemaker.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Prepares for Move to New Hospital

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Prepares-for-Move-to-New-Hospital_01 A focus on safety is the underlying message as officials at Franciscan Health Michigan City lay the groundwork for the move to a new hospital at Interstate 94 and U.S. 421.

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Porter Opens New PET/CT Service in Valparaiso, Only Wide Bore Technology in Area

Porter-Opens-New-PET-CT-Service-in-Valparaiso-Only-Wide-Bore-Technology-in-AreaPatients in Northwest Indiana now have access to a new service in Valparaiso that can assist physicians with diagnosing cancer and formulating treatment plans. The PET/CT Scan opened in December in the Porter Regional Hospital Cancer Care Center, located in the Medical Plaza at the hospital’s main campus, 85 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso. It is Porter County’s only wide-bore CT scanner for those who are larger or have difficulty with smaller spaces.

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Cancer Resource Centre in Munster Offers Support for Pink, Gray, a Rainbow of Ribbons

Cancer-Resource-Centre-in-Munster-Offers-Support-for-Pink-Gray-a-Rainbow-of-RibbonsCedar Lake resident Sylvia Huerta is still dancing despite being in the fight of her life against stage 3 lung cancer.

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Community Healthcare System Offers Laboratory Career Education Program for High School Graduates

Community-Healthcare-System-Offers-Laboratory-Career-Education-Program-for-High-School-GraduatesThe Central Laboratory at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System is offering a new program, called the Clinical Assistant program, designed to help prepare students interested in the healthcare field for a career in Laboratory Services. The goal of the curriculum is to graduate well-qualified, well-educated individuals to meet the present and future demand in the clinical laboratory industry.

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Porter Regional Hospital Unveils New Installment of PET/CT Scan Technology


When facing a cancer diagnosis, all of the moving parts can be overwhelming. Having all the services you need in one place can help. In part, that is why Porter Regional Hospital opened a new PET/CT scanner in the hospital’s Cancer Care Center in Valparaiso.

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Paladin, Inc. Services 400 New Individuals with Lake County Expansion


With its expansion into Lake County this year, Paladin, Inc. is now Northwest Indiana’s largest provider for citizens with disabilities. From facility-based rehabilitation, to group homes and respite care, Paladin is dedicated to filling a need in the area. Each of its many programs are designed to improve independence, confidence, and quality of life for clients, all while helping instill skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Top 10 Health Articles from NWIndianaLife in 2018


We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Physician Contribution Benefits Cancer Care Fund

Physician-Contribution-Benefits-Cancer-Care-Fund-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Gus Galante, MD, has made a $900 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. The contribution to the breast diagnostic imaging fund will help local women – those without insurance and who otherwise couldn’t afford it - receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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