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LAPORTE – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association announced Dr. Vinay Tumuluri received honors from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing expert care to patients with diabetes.
This voluntary program recognizes Tumuluri for valuing quality healthcare delivery and the latest clinical protocols to ensure patients with diabetes receive the best care at the right time. To receive the …Read Full Article
LAPORTE – Dr. Curtis Bejes of Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians recently received recognition for outstanding teaching.
The 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by the Predoctoral Education Division of the IU Department of Family Medicine, honored Bejes as an exceptional educator, a passionate teacher and an engaged provider. He also was recognized for the award by his third-year clerkship students.
As a recipient of …Read Full Article
LAPORTE – An Open House for the cancer rehabilitation STAR Program is Wednesday, April 24, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Indiana University Health Wellness & Rehabilitation Services at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., La Porte.
IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals earned STAR certification in November 2012. The certification qualifies both hospitals to a highly advanced cancer rehabilitation program helping survivors recover from …Read Full Article
GRIFFITH – As of April 3, the Lake Area United Way-FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card has saved local residents $1 million on medications for asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other health conditions.
“Lowering the cost of prescriptions allows more residents to get the medicine they need when they need it,” said Dave Koester, chair of the Lake Area United Way’s Allocations Committee.…Read Full Article
MISHAWAKA – In order to serve patients in a more collaborative and comprehensive manner, Midwest Cardiovascular Specialists has joined the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) health system.
The following cardiologists became part of the St. Joseph Physician Network, a group of medical practices owned and operated by SJRMC: Farid Jalinous, Sachin Patel, William Sarnat, Ajazuddin Shaikh, Ashfaq Turk.
The newly affiliated practice, now named …Read Full Article
KNOX – Starke County residents are invited to attend the Community Health Fair Friday, April 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knox Community Center, 55 E. Lake St.
Participants will receive a free gift for attending. Refreshments will also be available. In addition, attendees are encouraged …Read Full Article
GARY – Danita Johnson Hughes, president and CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living,has been inducted into the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame. It honors individuals that have made substantial contributions to business and industry, as well as making a lifetime commitment to enhancing communities in the region.
“Typically I listen more than I talk. But I was taught early …Read Full Article
KNOX – Dr. Nabil Abdo has moved to a new location to better serve his patients. Abdo will provide internal medicine services at 402 W. Culver Road in Knox.
Dr. Thomas Browne also provides primary care services at the same location.
Abdo received his medical degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria. He completed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School as …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND – Nicole Fallowfield has earned the Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) designation from the National Wellness Institute. The designation requires strong academic preparation with a minimum of bachelor’s degree in wellness and/or health related specialty, professional competency in wellness programming, and commitment to continuing education and professional development. Recipients must have at least five years of professional wellness experience in order to be …Read Full Article
VALPARAISO – Porter Regional Hospital has announced the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) recover faster and improve their quality of life. Porter’s program includes exercise, education, counseling and support for patients and their families.
Porter’s Cardiac …Read Full Article