Category: Health Care

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 Current Issue, 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…

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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.

“Businesses with fewer than 50 employees should plan on new compliance challenges and the potential for larger than normal premium increases,” says Will Glaros, president and founder of Employer Benefit …

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

St. Joseph ER posts wait times

MISHAWAKAPotential patients who have less severe medical emergencies now have access to the approximate wait time at the Emergency Room before they make the decision to go.

In an effort to create a better experience for patients, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is publicizing wait times for the Emergency Rooms at its Mishawaka and Plymouth hospitals.

The information will be accessible via …

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Hospice Calumet honored by Innovators

MUNSTER – Munster’s Hospice Artisans has been Innovator of the Month by the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana.

Operating with a business model of 100 percent accuracy, strict quality control and continuing education, nearly 70 volunteers are creating one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items to benefit the Hospice of the Calumet Area, said Lydia Dershewitz and Pam Sussman.

Ranging in age from 16 to 93, …

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McKibben joins Excel Dental Studio

MERRILLVILLE – Excel Dental Studio has announced that Amy McKibbin has joined its Merrillville practice. As business assistant, her duties include insurance and treatment coordination for patients.

“Amy’s extensive experience in the dental field makes her a strong asset to our business team,” said Dr. Manoj Bahl. “Her warmpersonality, combined with her dental knowledge, meshes perfectly with our family dental practice. She is an …

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Beacon Health, SB Clinic join operations

SOUTH BEND – Leaders at Beacon Health System and The South Bend Clinic announced their intent to join their operations. The Board of Directors of Beacon Health System, the parent organization of Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Elkhart General Hospital, have approved acquisition of the South Bend Clinic and its over 90 physicians and six facilities in the Michiana area.

The former Memorial Medical …

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