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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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Learn the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease at the Portage Library

AlzheimersAssociation“Know the 10 Signs,” a free workshop on detecting the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Portage Public Library, located at 2665 Irving Street. The session, which is free to the public, requires registration by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

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Options. When Is Joint Replacement the Best Option?

Joint-ReplacementJoin orthopedic surgeons Dr. Michael Leland and Dr. Bruce Thoma to learn more about solutions to chronic joint pain and to see if you might be a candidate for knee or minimally invasive hip replacement.

When: Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Blue Chip Event Center
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City

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Porter Regional Hospital Presents Community Wellness Programs for May 2013

OsteoporosisPorter Regional Hospital will present the following free community wellness programs in May:

Preventing and Managing Osteoporosis

From medications to exercise, join Family Medicine Physician Dr. Derek Gasper to learn how to prevent or slow the process of bone loss at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

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