Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Home Therapy Coordinators, Paula Ray and Becky Strug, are changing the lives of NWI Nephrology dialysis patients for the better every day through home dialysis. The ability to perform dialysis from the comfort of their home, and to not have to travel to a dialysis center three days every week, has opened patients up to a more independent life. For Ray and Strug, helping patients reclaim that independence has been incredibly rewarding.
Cardiac electrophysiologists at Community Hospital, Munster are first in Northwest Indiana to implant a new tiny pacemaker that requires no incision or skin pocket and has no lead. Need an MRI? No problem.
Our healthcare clients spend their days helping others, fixing problems, and saving lives. Each day they are faced with unique challenges and struggles, but more importantly, successes.
Hospitals of Community Healthcare System have received 2017 Get With The Guidelines quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The awards recognize the hospital staffs’ commitment and success in treating stroke patients with the most appropriate, timely care according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
The Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center will offer $20 school physicals and $20 flu vaccinations Saturday, Aug. 26 as part of a Back to School Health Fair. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Valparaiso Health Center, located just off Rt. 49 and 500 North at 3800 St. Mary Drive in Valparaiso.
Amy Koulianos began her radiology career with Methodist Hospitals in 1991 and currently works in mammography. After 26 years of working with Methodist, she still enjoys the quality of care she is able to provide to her patients. Methodist focuses on providing the latest technology in patient care. That technology-first thinking and ability to pace with change is part of why Koulianos loves her job.
Expectant mothers and their families facing high-risk or complicated pregnancies often need specialized care to guide them through their own unique challenges. A partnership between Community Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine is bringing specialized Maternal-Fetal Medicine much closer to home making it more convenient for families.
Dr. Keary Bewick D.D.S. officially made his return to the Portage community in July, and Keary and wife, Becky Bewick, couldn’t be more excited about coming back to the city, which Dr. Bewick calls home, just as the ‘Back to School’ season is ushered in.
If joint pain is restricting your every-day activities, join us at Porter Regional Hospital for a free joint pain seminar from 1-2 p.m., August 17. Reserve your spot at porterjointcare.com. You may not need surgery at all for your joint pain. But if you do, the exercises below are some examples of the expert knowledge you’ll receive with a complete surgery plan at Porter Regional Hospital. As always, consult your physician beforehand.
Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Only 15 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed at the localized early stage, when treatment could markedly improve patient outcomes. In 2011, the National Lung Screening Trial (NSLT) reported a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer deaths in high-risk individuals screened by low-dose CT scan. This means that annual lung cancer screening prevents one in five deaths from lung cancer.