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Kim Hunt is Franciscan St. Anthony Health Ambassador of the Month for July

kim-huntKim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City.

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ArcelorMittal Offers Tour, Provides Donation to Franciscan Alliance

Arcelor-Mittal-Group-Photo-2014Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region representatives, among them a contingent from Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, received a tour recently of ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in East Chicago. They also were presented a $15,000 donation from the steel giant to support community outreach and health screening programs. Tony Englert, Franciscan Alliance Foundation regional executive director, expressed gratitude for the donation.

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Cancer Survivorship Series Provides Healing and Learning Environment


St. Mary Medical Center in Valparaiso provided a environment about learning and healing with their first ever Cancer Survivorship Series. This series focused on living with and beyond cancer, newly diagnosed individuals, loved ones, and caretakers. Guests got to visit various booths and learn methods of treatment and care. A special treat for the participants included speaker and author of Eat Well, Live Well, David Grotto. There were a lot of opportunities for learning and healing at the event.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health Auxiliary Hosts Amish Bakery Fundraiser July 15

rot6The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Auxiliary will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 9:00 a.m. July 15 in the hospital lobby, 1201 S. Main St.

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Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition of Porter County Honors Volunteers

pc-tobacco-free-2014-1Health professionals and members of the community gathered at Zao Island Thursday evening for the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition of Porter County’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Night.

“Each year we like to say a special thank you to our volunteers because they have dedicated their time over the past year to help educate citizens about the dangers of tobacco and promote the resources available to those wanting to quit,” said Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition Program Coordinator Susan Gleason. “Some have utilized their time within their organizations, while others volunteer to assist in whatever ways are needed.”

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Franciscanfit Mallwalkers Program Addresses Skin Cancer Risks

sun-senseSun Sense: Risk Factor and Skin Cancer Prevention, was the title-topic of discussion at the June Franciscanfit Mallwalkers program at Southlake Mall in Hobart. Presenter Margaret Mudd, clinical manager of dermatology for Franciscan Medical Specialists, told attendees of skin cancer risk factors, how to make sense of sun protection products and methods to be proactive with skin cancer screenings. Blood pressure screenings also were available.

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health to Offer Diabetes Education Classes Later in 2014

rot4Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point will offer a series diabetes courses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July, August, and September. The program is recognized and fulfills the standards governed by the American Diabetes Association.

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