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Category: Health Care
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 …Read Full Article
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.
The thought of keeping employees …Read Full Article
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: …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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.…Read Full Article
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.Read Full Article
MISHAWAKA – Potential 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 …Read Full Article