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Fransican St Anthony Health Receives Womens Choice Award

MICHIGAN CITY –Franciscan St Anthony Healthreceives Womens Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award, which demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the …

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Porter Health Care System Names New CFO

Porter Health Care Systemnames new CFO. Porter recently announced that Douglas Browning is the systems new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently with Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, Browning has a long tenure in the healthcare industry.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Certified Public Accountant, Browning has served as Division and Hospital CFO in public, private and not-for-profit healthcare systems.…

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Kruggel Lawton Adds New Team Members

SOUTH BEND/ELKHART – Kruggel Lawton CPAs, a full service accounting and business advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of eight new professionals. Lauren Gehrke, Jordan Hesters, Jeff Jurgonski, Zach Lesh, and Kyle Pletcher join the South Bend office while Paula Kercher, Cody Newport, and Arniel Sia join the firm’s Elkhart location.

Lauren Gehrke has joined the South Bend office as a staff …

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Behavioral Issues in Dogs

WELL-ADJUSTED Most pet behavioral
issues can be resolved with the help of a
trainer or behaviorist.

In most cases, it’s not hard to figure out the cause and the solution of behavioral issues in dogs.

by Jennifer Hendricks

As a trainer with a strong focus in behavioral work, I help people keep dogs in their homes and assist those who adopt dogs to transition them into their homes. If you have recently adopted a senior dog or your lifelong friend is …

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Four Nursing Leaders Promoted at Porter

Deborah Shepherd, RN, a native of Valparaiso was recently promoted to the position of Director of the Porter Regional Hospital Emergency Department. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Shepherd joined Porter in 2013 after 16 years with Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois. In 2015, Shepherd was named manager of the Portage Hospital Emergency Department.

The new Unit Director of Portage Regional Hospital’s IMCU/PCU department is …

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St Mary Medical Center Among Top for Pulmonary Care

HOBART – Pulmonary care at St. Mary Medical Center is among the top 10% in the nation as measured by lowest risk-adjusted mortality, according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. St. Mary Medical Center is the only hospital in Northwest Indiana to …

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Heartburn or Heart Attack

VALPARAISO – When chest pain strikes, it’s sometimes hard to know if the cause is something you ate causing heartburn or heart attack. Symptoms of heartburn andheart attack can be quite similar, but the right diagnosis can be a matter of life and death.

“Heartburn and other digestive disorders are not a health emergency, but it can be difficult to distinguish what is causing …

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Blue Light Technology Helping Fight Against Bladder Cancer

MUNSTER – Community Hospital is among the hospitals nationwide withblue light technology helping fight against bladder cancer and give patients peace of mind by introducing Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview technology. The FDA-approved breakthrough procedure uses a blue light with a special imaging solution that highlights tumors and makes them more visible, detecting cancer earlier than traditional methods.

Physicians at Community Hospital perform a …

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United Way of Porter County CEO Sharon Kish Honored

VALPARAISO – United Way of Porter County CEO Sharon Kish honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. After serving in her position for over 14 years, Sharon Kish will retire at the end of this calendar year.

Presented by State Senator Ed Charbonneau at Kish’s retirement event, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award honors distinguished leaders in the state of Indiana who have positively …

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South Bend Cubs Exceed New Safety Recommendations

SOUTH BEND – Fan safety netting at Four Winds Field for theSouth Bend Cubs exceeds new safetyrecommendations for netting issued for all 30 Major League Baseball teams by the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. The new recommendations were made public at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee last week and endorsed on the same day by Pat O’Connor, President and …

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