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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer: Staff, Physicians Receive Preview of New Da Vinci Robot Surgical Suite

franciscan-da-vinci-robot-surgical-suite-01Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer staff and physicians received a construction update and preview May 14 of a new, 720-square-foot advanced surgical suite that will house the hospital’s existing da Vinci Si Surgical System, which consists of a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach. The suite is one of many advances the hospital is receiving this year as part of a multi-million-dollar renovation project that is expanding the capabilities of the emergency, surgical and laboratory departments, to meet growing community needs.

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Porter Regional Hospital to Present EMS Symposium Featuring National Speaker

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonIn recognition of National EMS Week, which runs from May 18 – 24, Porter Regional Hospital will host an EMS Symposium from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Ivy Tech Community College, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. in Valparaiso. The event is free and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Community Healthcare System Briefs, May 13, 2014

Beat-Goes-On-at-Porter-3Community Hospital Offers
A Free Class for Women
Join Physical Therapist Maria Liberio & Sarah Collins, M.D. from the University of Chicago Urogynecology Department, to learn about why vaginal prolapse and incontinence is more common than you might think. “Break Free Today” will be held on May 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Community Hospital located at 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, Ind.

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'Compassionate' NICU Nurse Receives 2014 Nightingale Award

2014-franciscan-nightingale-pledgePatti Pirkle, R.N. (left), a 34-year Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse who has been with Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point since 2011, after starting her career at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, receives an honorary pin as part of Franciscan St. Anthony’s 2014 Nightingale Award, from Carol Schuster, Franciscan Alliance regional chief nursing officer. 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, of which there were four this year.

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Bill Beven Chosen Hospital's May 2014 Ambassador of the Month

ambassador billBill Beven, director of maintenance and plant operations, is the May Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City.

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Community Healthcare System Briefs, May 7, 2014

Aquapheresis-TherapyCommunity Hospital Offers Free Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair
Plan to attend our Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair on May 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Community Hospital Fitness Pointe located at 9950 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Ind. Find out more about the symptoms of stroke and diabetes from speakers, vendors and educational materials. Free stroke and diabetes screenings!

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High School Comedy Troupe Serious about Helping St. Clare Health Clinic

crown-point-bulldogs-logoThe Crown Point High School Stray Dogs Improv Group will donate proceeds of a May 30 performance to St. Clare Health Clinic, which since 1996, has provided free medical, educational and referral services to underprivileged area residents.

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