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Crown Point EMS Academy recognizes graduates of 2018 program

Crown-Point-EMS-Academy-recognizes-graduates-of-2018-programNine months of hard work paid off for the nine graduates of the Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy.

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Event Salutes Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for Sponsorships of Community Hall, Café at New Franciscan Health Michigan City

event-salutes-horizon-bank-and-nipsco-for-sponsorships-of-community-hall-cafe-at-new-franciscanWith the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology opens Valparaiso location


GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.

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Franciscan Breast Cancer Programs Receive Indiana Grants

Franciscan-Breast-Cancer-Programs-Receive-Indiana-Grants-2019The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded $59,380 in grants to support Franciscan Alliance programs that provide screenings and post-diagnostic services. The grants assist lower-income, medically underserved Hoosier women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, with food, transportation, rent and utilities.

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Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center unpacks why women shouldn't fear mammograms


With any health screening, it’s important to make appointments with the mindset of preventing potential risks from escalating.

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St. Mary Medical Center Participating in National Smoking Cessation and Lung Screening Trial

chs-stock St. Mary Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals or health centers nationwide participating in the Cessation and Screening to Save Lives (CASTL) Trial, which looks to identify the most effective tobacco-cessation techniques for lung cancer screening programs. The study is being conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health and the Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Centers of Excellence Network which includes St. Mary Medical Center.

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Robert J Franko: Trust is the Cornerstone of Care at VNA of Northwest Indiana

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It’s my privilege to serve as the new President/CEO of the VNA of Northwest Indiana. I’m humbled and honored beyond words to lead this organization and know that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants of past board members, supporters, and especially founder Laura Harting. To be given the trust of our board and staff, of our patients and community is an awesome thing. Trust.

It’s a big word. It means a lot of things in different contexts; bankers think about it one way, investors have a different take, but for most of us it is the foundation of our relationships. Trust is the conglomeration of a lot of different components such as integrity, faith, loyalty, and commitment. It is not to be taken lightly, nor is it a commodity whose value fluctuates with whatever conditions exist. I take it very seriously.


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Franciscan Health Crown Point Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Welcomes-First-Baby-of-the-New-YearA Crown Point couple welcomed a baby boy Tuesday, the first child born at Franciscan Health Crown Point in the new year.

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St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Hosts 23rd Annual Wings of Healing Tree Lighting Ceremony

St-Catherine-Hospital-Auxiliary-Hosts-23rd-Annual-Wings-of-Healing-Tree-Lighting-Ceremony_01 St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 23rd annual Wings of Healing tree lighting program on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to bring hope to others and serve as a way to give back to the community through the auxiliary’s scholarship program. The scholarship program provides educational assistance to area students pursuing careers in healthcare.

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Leadless Pacemaker Implant Provides Advance for Local Patients

Leadless-Pacemaker-Implant-Provides-Advance-for-Local-PatientsAn advance in pacemaker implants is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City after Dr. William Espar performed the hospital’s first procedure using the Medtronic Micra leadless pacemaker.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Prepares for Move to New Hospital

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Prepares-for-Move-to-New-Hospital_01 A focus on safety is the underlying message as officials at Franciscan Health Michigan City lay the groundwork for the move to a new hospital at Interstate 94 and U.S. 421.

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