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Porter Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized as Top Performer

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting the Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care.

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Clinicians Receive Instruction from Nationally Known Therapist

Clinicians-Receive-Instruction-from-Nationally-Known-TherapistJerry Hesch, of the Colorado-based Hesch Institute, presented a two-day, Hesch Lumbopelvic-Hip and Sacroiliac Joint Workshop recently at Franciscan Point's Sports Medicine Institute. Some 39 area clinicians attended, along with Jennifer Bradsky, clinical manager of outpatient rehabilitation services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point; Tracy Campbell, of Dynamic Rehab-Women's Health in Valparaiso; and Rob Shapiro, of Professional Physical Therapy in Long Island, N.Y.; all of whom assisted Hesch.

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Community Hospital Community Programs, November 18, 2014

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Community Hospital offers a Coronary Health Appraisal on Dec. 6 from 8:00-11:30 a.m., at Community Hospital located at 901 MacArthur Blvd, Munster, Ind.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Teresa Haskins, MD

HaskinsPorter Health Care System welcomes Teresa Haskins, M.D., to the hospital’s occupational and corporate wellness program, Health At Work. Dr. Haskins will be seeing patients at the Portage clinic, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage that opens on Nov. 17.

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Porter Health Care System Opened Second Occupational and Corporate Health Services Clinic on November 17

Porter-Regional-Hospital-SignPorter Health Care System opened its second corporate occupational and wellness clinic on Monday, Nov. 17. in its Portage Hospital located at 3630 Willowcreek Road. The first clinic, which opened in September 2013, is located at 809 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso. Porter's Health At Work clinic offers medical services for employees who have suffered an illness or injury on the job, as well as for employers who are seeking to improve the overall health of their organizations.

"At Porter's Health At Work clinic, our ultimate goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of good health and see a positive return on investment. This begins with the development of an employee wellness program to raise awareness so employees with fewer risk factors remain healthy; then by encouraging employees with more health risk factors to make lifestyle changes, seek help for emotional and physical health issues, and improve their quality of life," explained Laurie Wehner-Evans, Porter's director of Community and Corporate Wellness. "The payoff in dollars, as well as in quality of life, can have a big impact on a company's bottom line."

According to Wehner-Evans, the new Portage clinic is opening in response to employers' desire for a Portage location and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The new clinic will provide the daily clinical and medical services to its corporate clients such as pre-employment screens, annual physicals and drug screens.

In addition, Porter's Health At Work clinics offer:

  • Occupational health services
  • Worker's compensation services
  • Preventive health and wellness services
  • On-site health fairs, including flu vaccinations and drug screenings

Both the Valparaiso and Portage Porter Health At Work clinics offer Service Coordination 24/7 to assist employers, employees, providers, patients, and payers in any service they may need. These services can include scheduling medical appointments, finding a primary care physician and more.

"When an individual has a primary care physician, he/she can trust that their wellness plans and their acute or chronic medical care will be managed in an effective, efficient and comprehensive manner," explained Wehner-Evans. "Porter Regional Hospital's Health At Work differentiates itself from traditional occupational health programs by connecting employees with a primary care physician – as healthy employees are essential to the productivity of any organization."

To ensure 24-hour (24/7) medical coverage, clinical services after 4 p.m. will be available at Porter Health Care System's three CareEXPRESS locations in Valparaiso, Portage and Chesterton, and at the two hospital campuses – Porter Regional Hospital and Portage Hospital.

To learn more about Porter Health Care System's Health At Work occupational and corporate health services, visit, or call 219-263-7200.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton, Marshall and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care.


Porter Regional Hospital
85 East U.S. Highway 6
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219 - 983 - 8300
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Joy School Students Raise Funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Provide Mammograms

Joy FundraiserStudents at Joy Elementary School in Michigan City, for the fourth consecutive year, joined in Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City’s battle against breast cancer by raising $500 during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to provide funds to the hospital Breast Center to provide mammograms for women who otherwise cannot afford them.

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Coolspring Health Center Offers Health Insurance Education, Enrollment Programs

fillerPersons in need of information concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace can learn what’s available and how to register during free seminars at Coolspring Health Center during November, December, January and February.

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