St. Catherine Hospital’s newly redesigned Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has earned the Commercial Construction Project of the Year Award from NWI Construction Advancement Foundation. The award was presented May 11 at a gathering of business and construction industry leaders at Avalon Manor, Merrillville.
Rosemary Leonard, RN, who has been with Franciscan Health Crown Point since it opened in 1974, addresses attendees recently after receiving the hospital’s 2017 Nightingale Award. As an observance of National Nurses Week in May, the hospital’s Professional Development Council of Shared Decision Making annually chooses a winner from among nominees.
Franciscan Health Munster nurses were honored May 12 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Nurses were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse. Each winner was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer. The nurses received a cake and gifts during the event, which took place during National Nurses Week.
Porter Regional Hospital Honors Dedication, Spirit, and Excellence at First-Ever Nursing Awards Ceremony
In every hospital, nurses are vital members of a team that keeps beloved family and friends safe, healthy, and comfortable during difficult times. So to show their appreciation for all that nurses do, Porter Regional Hospital held its first Nursing Awards Ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Franciscan Health Dyer nurses were honored May 11 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Winners were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse. Each was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, chief nursing officer.
Franciscan Health Hammond nurses were honored May 10 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Two nurses each were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse, after the vote tallies, cast by their peers, were tied.
The theme of this year’s National Hospital Week celebration is The Healing Heart of Healthcare. This is a fitting theme, as hospitals are often at the very heart of communities, contributing to their physical, emotional and financial health. This week we celebrate more than 2,000 Porter Health Care System associates who work together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure quality medical care is available to those who need it.
While there are dozens of professional roles that touch patient care in a hospital, the most intimate and significant is nursing. Every person who has ever had a family member in an acute or critical care situation knows the difference made through the work of their loved one’s nurses. When visiting hours are over, kind, competent and engaged nurses are the reason you can sleep that night.
Photo: Ernestine De La Rosa of Chicago visits with Cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure called percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty to reopen her narrowed mitral heart valve. “I was determined to get my heart valve fixed and I knew Dr. Suradi would do it right and without a major operation,” De La Rosa said.
A tiny balloon is giving new hope to aging hearts across Northwest Indiana. Cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is first in the region to use a minimally invasive procedure, called a balloon valvuloplasty, to reopen narrowed damaged heart valves.
On Tuesday, Porter Regional Hospital, honored the sacrifices of organ and tissue donors and celebrated the lives of those they saved in observance of National Donate Life Month. Every April, Porter Regional Hospital marks Donate Life Month with a ceremonial flag-raising and gathering.