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Valparaiso University Ranks No. 5 in Midwest

VALPARAISO — For the 26th straight year, Valparaiso University has been identified as one of the best universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the 2015 edition, released today, Valpo is the No. 5 Best Regional University, among more than 140 universities in the category, and is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest for Best Undergraduate Teaching.…

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Improving Quality of Lives for Mothers and Newborns

GARY/MERRILLVILLE — March of Dimes and the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Methodist Hospitals at the Indiana Perinatal Hospital Summit today at the Ritz Charles in Carmel for their work to reduce the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. This will give more babies in Northwest Indiana a healthy start in life.

At the event, 51 of …

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Knights of Columbus Celebrates 100th Anniversary

MERRILLVILLE – The Fourth Degree of the Indiana Knights of Columbus through the establishment of the Abraham Lincoln Assembly celebrated their 100th anniversary at Radisson Hotel Star Plaza Sept. 13 and Sept. 14, 2014.

According to Mike Siorek, a trustee of the Abraham Lincoln Assembly, the Abraham Lincoln Assembly is the oldest assembly in the state of Indiana. Approximately 500 attendees are expected to attend …

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Center for Women’s Health Named Center of Excellence

Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Women’s Health has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The designation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence recognizes that the Center for Women’s Health has earned accreditation in the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs including stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, as well as the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.…

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Garner Tullis Makes Full-Time Transition to Our Greater Good

VALPARAISO — After more than 20 years at Bethel Valparaiso, Garner Tullis has transitioned to devote his time and energy full-time to Our Greater Good. As a part of this transition, Tullis is very excited to introduce Bethel’s new Senior Pastor, Kyle Felke. Both Garner and his wife, Mary, are very excited about the future of Bethel Valpo and will continue to be active …

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Cultural Strategies Event

SOUTH BEND, PLYMOUTH, INDIANAPOLIS, FORT WAYNE — Gibson is hosting Cultural Strategies For Managing Workforce Risk on October 3, 2014.

Dr. Kathy Cramer, author of ‘Lead Positive – What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do’, will give an engaging presentation on effective leadership components that go beyond expertise, strategy, and savvy. She will prove how inspirational leadership is the key to driving real results …

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Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine Welcomes Dr. Blackford

MISHAWAKA — Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is pleased to welcome Laura Blackford, MD, to Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine and the Saint Joseph Physician Network.

Dr. Blackford is board certified in family medicine. She received her medical education at Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health, affiliated with Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Blackford completed her residency at the University of Wyoming …

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Portage Lakefront Adds South Shore Rail Connection

In 2009, the City of Portage completed work on the Lakefront Park and Riverwalk, a $16 million project fueled by $10 million in grants from the RDA. Once the site of acid baths for a nearby steel plant, the park and riverwalk is now one of the most-visited attractions at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, offering both outdoor recreational opportunities and indoor event space in …

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Dr. Khan Honored for 30 Years’ Service

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point physicians and staff members honored Abdul Khan, MD (right), during a gathering Sept. 3, honoring his retirement as hospital medical director of radiation oncology. Dr. Khan, who spent 30 years with the hospital, will serve in a part-time, fill-in role at Franciscan Alliance hospitals and spend the remainder of his time traveling overseas and enjoying his family, including three grandchildren.…

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NWI Forum Names New MarCom Director

PORTAGE — Heather Ennis, Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) President and CEO, announced today that Katie Holderby will be the new Director of Marketing & Communications for the regional economic development organization. Holderby succeeds Karen Lauerman who has taken on the role of President and CEO at the Lake County IN Economic Alliance.…

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