Category: Health Care

The Personal Touch

Call pioneers an automated way to keep patients from returning to the hospital.

by Shari Held

Launched in 2003, HealthCall LLC has successfully transitioned from a fledgling startup, operating on unchartered waters, to an industry leader in automated health care communications. For the past three years it has grown at a rate of 20 percent year-over-year. Located in the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, …

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Health and Well-Being

Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana has a broad impact.

by Lauren Caggiano

Everyone benefits when our communities are healthier and stronger. That’s what drives the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana (CFNI) in its everyday work.

CFNI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides leadership and resources for the enhancement of health and the quality of life in Lake and Porter counties.

“At the heart of …

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Posted in Business, Health Care, Spring 2014 | Leave a comment

The Evolution of Wellness

Programs expand their focus and work on employee engagement.

by Jacqueline von Ogden

Whether you’re the owner of a large or a small business, the thought of your employees staying well has undoubtedly crept into your mind. Not a business owner? Concerned about your health or a coworker’s? Then read on as we discuss employee wellness and its future.

Past

The thought of keeping employees …

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The Big Picture of Health

Health centers improve access and offer a holistic approach.

by Steven Davidson

Few topics have been in the headlines more than health care during the past year, as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has picked up steam. The political controversy continues even after the conclusion of the first open enrollment period–meanwhile, health-care providers are quietly working to achieve the ultimate aims of reform: …

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Healing Hearts

Advances in cardiac care give new hope to patients.

by Shari Held

The bad news: Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S. And Northwest Indiana’s population is at an even higher risk for cardiovascular disease and heart-related conditions than the overall U.S. population.

That’s because there’s a high incidence of diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking and …

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Posted in Health Care, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Better Outcomes, Greater Satisfaction

Health care technologies improve diagnosis, treatment and patient comfort.

by Bob Kronemyer

If you haven’t been a patient at one of the area’s health care facilities recently, you might be surprised just how technology-centered they have become for the diagnosis and treatment of many serious health conditions. Robot-assisted surgery allows for a more precise and minimally invasive bariatric surgery for morbid obesity, while nuclear medicine …

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Posted in Business, Fall 2013, Health Care, Retirement Living | Leave a comment

Health Care Honors

Our readers suggest some of the region’s standouts in medical care.

Thousands of people work in health care across the region, all helping patients get healthy and stay that way. Who is exceptionally good at doing so? We asked our readers for nominations in our second annual compilation of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Health Care Honors.

Advancements in Health Care

IU Health La Porte Hospital

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Posted in Business, Health Care, Summer 2013 | Leave a comment

144 attend LP Hospital Foundational golf

LaPORTE – The LaPorte Hospital Foundation hosted its 25th annual Healthcare Scholarship Golf Tournament.

A full field of 144 golfers and countless volunteers came out on June 13 at Briar Leaf Golf Club in LaPorte. Event proceeds totaled over $40,000. These proceeds help fund healthcare scholarships for the communities served by Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital.

Since 1983, 268 local students pursuing healthcare degrees have …

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Gbenro joins Franciscan Hammond Clinic

MUNSTER – Dr. Samuel Gbenro has joined Franciscan Hammond Clinic, Department of Family Practice. He is board-certified in Family Medicine.

Gbenro will have office hours at 9800 Valparaiso Drive, Munster, at the Franciscan Hammond Clinic Family Wellness Center.

For more information, visit the website at www.FranciscanHammondClinic.org.…

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Healthcare Reform Challenges

Small businesses brace for cost increases in 2014.

by Bob Kronemyer

Small businesses should plan for a significant cost bump in healthcare starting next January, as the federal government continues to roll out major reforms.

Making plans Smaller businesses must decide whether to continue health coverage or consider helping employees obtain their own, says Will Glaros, president and founder of Employer Benefit Systems in Dyer.

Making plans Smaller businesses must decide whether to continue health coverage or consider helping employees obtain their own, says Will Glaros, president and founder of Employer Benefit Systems in Dyer.

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Posted in Business, Health Care, Spring 2013 | Leave a comment