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Franciscan Health Opens New Women’s Center, Infusion Center

Franciscan-Health-Opens-New-Womens-Center-Infusion-CenterA blessing and dedication celebration for the new Franciscan Health Women’s Center Chesterton took place Feb. 16. The event, at the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which houses the new center, also marked the opening of a new Infusion Center and Franciscan Physician Network offices there, at 770 Indian Boundary Road. The Women’s Center’s services include the latest mammography screening equipment, breast ultrasound and bone mineral density testing.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: A Lifesaving Day of Celebration

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-A-Lifesaving-Day-of-Celebration_01Gabriel Colin of East Chicago was the guest of honor on February 20 as Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville staff, all of whom are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and members of the Schererville Fire Department, celebrated the saving of Colin’s life after he suffered cardiac arrest while using a treadmill January 20.

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Dr. Miljan Stankovic - Making Northwest Indiana and NorthShore Health Centers Home

miljan-stankovicOriginally from the former Yugoslavia, Dr. Miljan Stankovic is now a physician with NorthShore Health Centers practicing at the local health care provider’s Portage-Scottsdale and Chesterton locations.

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Portage Dialysis Center: Making Dialysis Patients Feel Right At Home


American Renal Associates celebrated the opening of the Portage Dialysis Center some months back and, since that opening, the doctors and staff on hand at the Center have worked tirelessly to see that home and in-center dialysis patients get the best care available in Northwest Indiana

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Porter Regional Hospital: Women's Heart Attack Symptoms can be Different from Men's

Kommenini headshotWritten By Cardiologist Maya Kommineni, M.D.

The simple fact is that women ARE different than men and the same applies when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Compared to men, women may experience different symptoms of heart disease, which may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed until she has a heart attack.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bishop Brings Blessings, Healing Words to the Sick

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bishop-Brings-Blessings-Healing-Words-to-the-SickMost Rev. Donald Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, visited and prayed with patients, among them Elvira Villarreal of Gary, at Franciscan Health Crown Point recently, during a Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick program.

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A Year of Education: A 2016 Recap of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals


2016 was a year of education for both the staff at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals and for patients of the center regarding the breast cancer disease.

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The Women’s Choice Award Names Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Among America’s Best for Heart Care

WCA_HeartCare_2017When it comes to making women and their health concerns a top priority, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System continue to be recognized as leaders in quality care. Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that these Northwest Indiana hospitals are positioned in the top 9 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services.

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St. Mary Medical Center Awarded Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

chs-stockSt. Mary Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The advanced certification is for critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

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Franciscan Health: Lung Cancer Proves Ex-marine’s Toughest Fight as He Urges Importance of Early Detection

Lung-Cancer-Proves-Ex-marines-Toughest-Fight-as-He-Urges-Importance-of-Early-DetectionAlthough he is a strapping ex-Marine, Todd Fahey of Crown Point could be considered a poster child for smoking cessation.

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Franciscan Health Sleep Disorders Centers Achieve Accreditation

rot4The Sleep Disorders centers of Franciscan Health Crown Point and Franciscan Health Munster have achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc.

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