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Dena Lopez Finds Inspiration and Encouragement at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center


Working in an inspiring and encouraging environment is something many people wish for. For some, when they find that place, it encourages them to become even more involved. For Dena Lopez, a radiologic technologist, the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center was that environment.

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Porter Regional Hospital Rallies Community to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer with "Blow Away Breast Cancer"


A little rain couldn’t offset the mood as dozens of staff, administration, and breast cancer survivors gathered in the main lobby of Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday to celebrate the raising of the flag for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Husband-and-Wife Team Opens Family Practice at Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center

Drs-Christopher-and-Alyssa-Pagliere-OsanThe Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center welcomed two new family physicians to the community recently: Christopher Osan, MD, and Alyssa Pagliere Osan, MD. The husband-and-wife team is looking forward to serving patients and families in Valparaiso and throughout Porter County.

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Heart Patient at St. Mary Medical Center to Celebrate Recovery with Physicians, Staff at Reunion Breakfast on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

chs-stockMark Wilkins, a survivor of heart failure, is ready to celebrate life. After spending several days in a coma and completing a month of cardiac rehabilitation, Wilkins is now able to enjoy time with his family and get back to doing the things he loves like working on his Jeep. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., Wilkins will join family, friends, St. Mary Medical Center physicians and hospital staff at a reunion to honor his positive outcome, recovery and future.

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Community Hospital Family Birthing Center Is Ready for the Unexpected


When it comes to having a baby, there are many uncertainties including the expectant mother’s exact due date. While your obstetrician has planned to be present for labor and delivery, in some cases that is not always possible. For those unplanned events, Community Hospital’s Family Birthing Center has a laborist – a board-certified obstetrician – on site to deliver baby 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

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Franciscan Health Dyer Receives 2017 Women’s Choice Awards as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, Breast Care

Womens-Choice-Award-America's-Best-Hospitals-2017Franciscan Health Dyer has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and for Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Guide to Good Health for Fall 2017

Porter-Regional-Hospital-Fall-Health-Guide-2017_01 Never Too Young for Pain-Free Hips
Advances in surgery and joint implant design are helping people find relief from arthritis in their hips sooner.

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Dr. Gaurav Alreja Found a Home at Northwest Indiana Nephrology


Born in New Delhi, India, Dr. Gaurav Alreja, with a distinct love for numbers and mathematics, grew up wanting to become an engineer. Luckily enough for his patients at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, Dr. Alreja ultimately decided to pursue his medical degree, and he’s now enjoying life in the region and working in renal care to make those same patients’ lives better.

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Community Healthcare System to Host PVD Awareness Symposiums on September 14

chs-pav-symposium-2017Join us for our LIVE PVD Awareness Symposium on Sept 14 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Community Hospital located at 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, Ind.

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Cancer Genetics Expert Zunich Joins Community Care Network of Physicians at Hospitals of Community Healthcare System

Janice-ZunichContinuing to provide the highest quality care locally, Research Expert and Medical Geneticist Janice Zunich, MD, has been appointed director of the Cancer Genetics Risk program at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System. She currently serves as the American College of Medical and Molecular Genetics representative to the national Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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Porter Regional Hospital Welcomes Expert on Pregnancy and Post-Pregnancy Mood Disorders for Free Program

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonMood and anxiety disorders during and after pregnancy are a very real problem for millions of women in the U.S. Porter Regional Hospital is offering a free program to the community with an expert speaker to help navigate the complex questions around this topic.

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