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St. Mary Medical Center Receives Indiana Cancer Consortium Award for Outstanding Cancer Control

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St. Mary Medical Center has received the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Organizational Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Control 2017. Manager of Cancer Care Services Roxanne Karnes accepted the award on behalf of St. Mary Medical Center’s entire Cancer Care Support Services Team, Wednesday, April 26, at the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

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Community Hospital Cardiologists Among First in Northwest Indiana to Implant Watchman Device, Reducing Risk of Stroke


CH-WATCHMAN-Team-Spear-Abbas-Suradi-17Physicians at Community Hospital in Munster are among the first in Northwest Indiana to use advanced implantable technology, called WATCHMAN™, in patients to help reduce their risk of stroke. Structural/Interventional Cardiologist, Hussam Suradi, MD, Interventional Cardiologist Samer Abbas, MD, and Electrophysiologist William Spear, MD, recently successfully implanted the WATCHMAN left atrial appendage closure device in three patients. The device offers an alternative to long-term blood-thinning warfarin therapy to reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) not caused by a heart valve issue.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Hospital Offers 'New Standard' in MRI Scans


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Hospital-Offers-New-Standard-in-MRI-ScansThe Rev. Henry Sequeira, a chaplain in the Franciscan Health Dyer Spiritual Services Department, blesses with holy water the location on a new, 3 Tesla, state-of-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit, during a recent celebration.

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St. Mary Medical Center Welcomes New General Practitioners in 2016


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Welcomes-New-General-Practitioners-2016_01 St. Mary Medical Center recently welcomed several new physicians to their Community Care Network, Inc. – the physician and health professional group affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center and Community Healthcare System hospitals.

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Porter Physician Group Urges the Community to Be Wise and Immunize Against Illness


kajal-patel-md-largeVaccinations can prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Family Medicine physician Kajal Patel, M.D., suggests now is the perfect time to remind family, friends and co-workers to get caught up on these important immunizations.

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Porter Regional Hospital Opens Interventional Pain Clinic, Welcomes Pain Management Physicians


Porter-Regional-Hospital-SoetersPorter Regional Hospital is proud to announce it recently opened an Interventional Pain Clinic at Valparaiso Medical Center staffed by two board-certified pain management specialists – Benjamin H. Soeter, M.D., and Yuli Soeter, M.D.

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Porter Physician Group Seeks to Help Children Start the New School Year off Right


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonKnowing when to take young children to the doctor for well-baby and well-child checkups is easy, because the schedule for immunizations and development checks is fairly standard. However, beyond age 5, things are less clear because children do not need any immunizations until they are around 11 years old and fewer development milestones occur, according to Louis Miceli, D.O., a Family Physician with Porter Physician Group Primary Care.

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Are You Up-to-Date on Your Vaccines?


Porter-Uo-to-Date-on-Vaccines-2016For many parents, back-to-school time means school physicals and immunizations, but it’s a great time for adults to schedule an annual well check, too.

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Thanks to Porter Regional Hospital Time Didn’t Run Out for Ken Roper


Ken-Roper‘I knew the early signs of a heart attack, but ignored them. Time nearly ran out for me.’

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St. Mary Medical Center Opens Clinic for those Taking Blood-Thinning Medication


chs-stockPatients at risk for blood clots and prescribed anticoagulation (blood thinning) therapy by their physician can benefit from services provided through St. Mary Medical Center’s Anticoagulation Clinic. Located on the hospital’s main floor, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., West Entrance, the clinical pharmacy staff of the St. Mary Medical Center Anticoagulation Clinic will assist physicians in managing their patients’ anticoagulation therapy through education, consultation, medication monitoring and other services.

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonAnthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has designated Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

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