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June dates set for blood drives at Franciscan Health


2019-blooddriveFranciscan Health will host several Heartland blood drives in June. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome and will be seen if the schedule permits. Photo ID is required. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. For more information about these drives or to schedule an appointment, visit www.heartlandbc.org or call 800-7-TO-GIVE.

    • Wednesday, June 5, 9 AM to 2 PM, Franciscan Physician Network Hammond Clinic, mobile coach, 7905 Calumet Ave., Munster. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat while supplies last.
    • Thursday, June 6, noon to 4 PM, Franciscan Health Dyer, 4th Floor – Classroom G, 24 Joliet Street, Dyer. Donors will receive an official NFL licensed Chicago Bears hat...

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Building ‘Yes Brains’ at Porter-Starke Services’ 2019 Living, Balance & Hope Symposium

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“What we give attention, what we really pay attention to, can change how our brain is firing and wiring," said Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, keynote speaker at Porter-Starke Services’ tenth annual Living, Balance & Hope Symposium.

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Companies Are Creating Healthier Worksites to Help Improve Employee Well-being


2017-uhcThroughout my career, I’ve learned from employers and employees about worksite hurdles – those issues or hassles that prevent employees from being engaged, successful and happy at their jobs. To help encourage employees to be satisfied and more productive, an increasing number of employers are looking to their employee well-being programs for answers.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City gives St. Luke, St. Camillus awards

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Franciscan Health Michigan City staff members have recognized two of their colleagues for their team approach to patient care and rapport with staff and patients.

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Methodist Hospitals Offering Farmer’s Market

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Methodist Hospitals Food Services Department will once again be offering a series of Farmer’s Markets to promote nutrition and enhance the availability of fresh produce to the Gary and surrounding communities.

The Farmer’s Market will be held on the following Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northlake Campus in Gary. The Farmer’s Market will be held in the parking lot directly across from the Administration Building and next to McDonalds:

  • Friday, June 14
  • Friday, June 28
  • Friday, August 16
  • Friday, September 6

Look for the big white tent and the Farmer’s Market signs. There will be lots of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. Baked good from local vendors will also be offered.

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Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer honor outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week

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Outstanding nurses were recognized at Franciscan Health campuses in Hammond, Munster and Dyer during National Nurses Week earlier this month.

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South Shore Foot & Ankle's Dr. Dominik Meyer highlights the importance of foot care to HealthPorte

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Seniors need all the knowledge they can get to protect and care for themselves as they age. One part of senior health that often gets neglected or misunderstood is foot care. South Shore Foot & Ankle partnered with Porter Health Care System to present all the information needed to keep seniors’ feet comfortable and protected.

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The Sleep Cycle: What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

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Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so tired, I could pass out?”

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Continual education takes precedence at Cavanaugh and Nondforf Orthodontics

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Taking the Ken Blanchard approach that “None of is as smart as all of us,” Dr. Robert Cavanaugh and Dr. Matthew Nondorf of Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics founded the Dental Excellence in Northwest Indiana Study Club. This club was created to allow local dental professionals to gather and learn from each other.

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Porter Health Care System celebrates employees at recognition banquet

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Porter Health Care System honored their employees’ tenure Wednesday evening at St. Patrick’s Church Trinity Hall. It was a night of fun for co-workers, their families, and a chance to celebrate while taking a well-deserved night off.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City nursing team members make ‘You Can Be a Nurse’ presentation at Edgewood Elementary School


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-You-Can-Be-a-Nurse-2019_01 In celebration of National Nurses Week, nursing team members from Franciscan Health Michigan City presented their annual “You Can Be a Nurse” program at Edgewood Elementary School.

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