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Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine to Present ‘Signs and Symptoms of Stroke’

Center-for-Cardiovascular-MedicineIn honor of May being Stroke Awareness Month, Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine will present “Signs and Symptoms of Stroke” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Valparaiso Medical Center, 2000 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso.

The free presentation will feature Porter’s Stroke Coordinator Nicole Stevens, RN, who will share key ways to reduce your risk of stroke and how to act FAST when a stroke occurs to save lives and brain cells.

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Portage YMCA Rocked Women’s Health Week!

Portage-YMCA-childrens-center-womens-health-week-5This past week was National Women’s Health Week. And from May 13-17, the Portage YMCA celebrated the ladies. Each day there were different activities and classes held within the YMCA and free screenings for people to participate in. They partnered with St. Mary Medical Center who helped to provide the educators and equipment necessary to make this week’s idea a reality.

“The Portage Y has partnered with St. Mary Medical Center in order to enhance the quality of life in the community through education about healthy living practices,”Danny Gonzales, RN and Health and Wellness Coordinator at St. Mary Medical Center, explained. “With the variety of total wellness opportunities that the YMCA has to offer and the hospital’s preventative screenings and education, this will help the community capture the ultimate balance of life.”

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Portage YMCA Celebrates the Ladies

portage-ymca-meal-planning-3Take a look at what's happening at Portage YMCA this week in honor of Women's Health Week! They are pulling out all the stops to make sure that the women of their community are as informed as possible.

Wednesday May 15 at the Portage YMCA, a St. Mary Medical Center Registered Dietitian discussed the benefits of eating healthy. A behavioral nurse also spoke on the topic: Riding the Waves of Stress, Anxiety and Depression.There were free muscle massage and a chance to win a "national women's health week" dryfit shirt. It's free and open to the public.

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Porter Regional Hospital Holds Vigil Celebrating Florence Nightingale and Porter Nurses

Nightingale-Vigil-3Tonight, a lovely group of nurses and hospital employees of Porter Regional Hospital, along with the hospital’s CEO Jonathan Nalli and the Board of Commissions President John Evans, gathered once again to celebrate the work of Florence Nightingale, the famed nurse who essentially founded modern nursing.

“I really look at Florence Nightingale and what you all do as nurses as that dawn of healthcare careers that has grown and expanded based on evidence-based medical practice that has been so integral to the expansion of healthcare. So really this is a thank you to you all,” Nalli said.

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An Interview with St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba

What do you do as the CEO of St. Mary?

Janice-Ryba-RotatorIt’s really about fulfilling our mission, I feel like I’m the steward of the organization during the period of time that I’m in my role, so for me it’s making certain that we’re meeting the health needs of the community and I know that’s also a very broad comment, but it encompasses everything from making certain that we have high quality physicians participating at the hospital, providing care to the community, making sure we provide the physicians and our staff with the best in technology and tools to achieve those goals, and last but certainly not least, always looking if we can expand our services in the local community because we are a community based facility here in the Hobart community, servicing not only Hobart but also the Merrillville community, Crown Point, Portage, Valparaiso, Lake Station and Gary.

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St. Mary Medical Center Hosts Educational and Informative Stroke Symposium

Stroke-Symposium-2013To raise awareness and provide educational information during National Stroke Awareness Month to the public concerning stroke and other neurological and cardiovascular events, St. Mary Medical Center is holding their 4th annual Stroke Symposium. The FREE event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.

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Duneland Chamber Hosts Porter Regional Hospital at Fast Track Luncheon

Duneland-Chamber-Presents-Porter-2013-1The Chesterton Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosted Porter Regional Hospital at its annual Fast Track Luncheon with La Porte Savings Bank sponsoring the event.

Heather Ennis, the Executive Director of the Chamber, welcomed a full house at the Chesterton Hilton Garden Inn with El Cantarito catering the luncheon.

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