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NWI Regional Cities Initiative Offering Opportunities for Comment

CROWN POINT — Residents of Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are being invited to two public meetings to comment on the Regional Cities Initiative, service improvements on the South Shore line and transit-oriented development (TOD). The meetings are part of an effort by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) to secure Regional Cities funding from the State of Indiana for these efforts.

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Porter Hospital August Programs

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in August. The free presentations will be held at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861 or go to PorterHealth.com.

To Eat or Not to Eat? Food & Nutrition Myths Busted

Is gluten good or bad? What about …

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Northwest Indiana Forum Supports Economic Development Project

PORTAGE — The Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) Managing Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting the proposed projects of renovating the Indiana Dunes Park Pavilion and the addition of a conference/banquet center within the Indiana Dunes State Park. The resolution was approved after representatives of the Pavilion Partners presented the benefits of the projects at the Forum’s June Board of Directors meeting.

Approval was …

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Beacon Health System Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

Shelly S. Harkins, M.D., has joined Beacon Health System as Chief Medical Officer. In her role, Dr. Harkins will work with the executive leadership team and medical leaders at Elkhart General Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Children’s Hospital, Beacon Medical Group and Beacon Health Ventures, which includes Beacon Home Care.

Dr. Harkins was previously Chief Medical Officer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She also …

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Methodist Hospitals Names Daisy Award Winners

Methodist Hospitals recently become a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special …

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Purdue Offers Military Vets Opportunity to Tour Farm

WEST LAFAYETTE — Current and former military members interested in starting a farm or improving practices on an existing farm are invited to a breakfast workshop and tour of a veteran-owned farm as part of Purdue University’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher program.

The event is set for Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in North Salem. It begins with the breakfast session …

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New President Chosen for Three Local Hospital Campuses

MISHAWAKA — Franciscan Alliance has announced the appointment of Michael J. Stenger to the position of president and CEO of Franciscan St. Margaret Health, with campuses in Dyer and Hammond, and the expanding Franciscan Healthcare campus in Munster.

The Cincinnati native, who is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, assumed his new position on July 1.

In a health care career spanning …

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Facilities

Larry Moser has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Facilities. Larry previously served as a contractor in this position and most recently with ABM as a contract Director of Facilities at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Association of Facility Engineers …

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Beacon Manager Appointed to National Board

Ginny Kevorkian, MBA, PRC, Manager of Market Research and Planning at Beacon Health System, was named to the board of directors of the Marketing Research Association. Founded in 1957 and based in Washington, D.C., the Marketing Research Association is the leading and largest U.S. association of the opinion and marketing research profession.

Active with the Marketing Research Association for over 10 years, Kevorkian has served …

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Goodwill Mishawaka Career Center July Hiring Events

Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. will host several Hiring Events at its Mishawaka Career Center during the month of July.

Meijer will be featured on July 22nd from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm with 100 positions to fill at their North Portage Road, Grape Road and South Bremen Highway locations. Applicants are encouraged to apply in advance; however, those who have not done so may …

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