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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates 2019 National Donate Life Month

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In observance of National Donate Life Month this April, Porter Regional Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony to spread awareness and hope while encouraging attendees to act now and make the decision to become an organ, eye or tissue donor.

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NWI Nephrology Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art ARA Gary Dialysis Center

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The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.

Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.

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Dental implants by Advanced Dental Concepts can be a life-long restoration

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Did you know the average adult is missing two teeth? Before dental implants, dentists replaced teeth by restoring parts that were visible above the gumline with bridges. The solution allowed the patient to temporarily resume a more varied diet and smile confidently, yet only replaced half of the tooth.

Dr. Danny Hayes from Advanced Dental Concepts (ADC) explained the health and cost benefits of dental implants, and why it’s important to pick the optimal tooth replacement option.

“Tooth replacements in the past relied on fixed bridges or removable partial dentures,” he said. “The advantage of dental implants is that they replace the entire tooth – crown and root - and help prevent bone loss. Without the root of a tooth or a dental implant, bone loss is an ongoing issue and concern,” Hayes said.

Because of this, dentists may...

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Francisan Health's Grace Project helps change lives of mothers and infants

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The ongoing opioid crisis has no distinct face. Anyone can suffer from addiction, regardless of income, demographics, health, or age. Pregnant women and their newborns represent an affected demographic with unique struggles.

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Answers to Your Health Insurance Questions


United-Healthcare-Answers-to-Your-Health-Insurance-QuestionsFrom enrollment to coverage to claims – health insurance concepts can be difficult to keep straight. Your health is important and so is asking questions. We gathered the most common questions our customer service representatives are asked, with answers from our experts.

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Children find comfort, lifelong healthy habits at Advanced Dental Concepts

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When little children have their first dental visit at Advanced Dental Concepts, they pretty much run the show. To an extent. In essence, the idea is to get them as relaxed and comfortable as possible so they can build a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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High Points in Community Healthcare System

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With its vast network of outpatient clinics, physician offices, and extensive network of services, Community Healthcare System provides Northwest Indiana with greater access to high quality healthcare.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Offer Training Program for Entry-level Pharmacy Technicians


chs-stock High school students looking to pursue a career in healthcare may want to consider the new Pharmacy Technician program available through the hospitals of Community Healthcare System.

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School of Echocardiography Celebrates 2018 Class of Graduates


School-of-Echocardiography-Celebrates-2018-Class-of-GraduatesThe Franciscan Health St. Anthony School of Echocardiography Class of 2018 was honored during a graduation program on Nov. 9 at the Marian Education Center at Franciscan Health Crown Point.

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A UnitedHealthcare Employee Spotlight: Mike Telesky

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Health Insurance. To some, those are scary words, but to Mike Telesky, Vice President of Key Account Sales and Account Management at UnitedHealthcare, they represent a fulfilling career. With plenty of opportunities to help others, the career presents him with a chance to have more than just a job.

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Dr. Siatras and Dr. Segel of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center Prep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is approaching fast and for most people that means pumpkins, Halloween, and a chance to indulge in candy and other sweets. For those at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center, though, the start of October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month and a strong emphasis on their goal to stop breast cancer in its tracks.

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