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New Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sport Medicine, P.C. surgeon, assistant emphasize patient-centric care


For Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C.’s newest orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rich McClain, practicing medicine is an active, engaging, and patient-focused process.

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Work begins on new FPN Crown Point Pediatrics Health Center

2019-fh-cp-pediatricsSite work began this week on a new $3 million Franciscan Physician Network pediatric facility that will provide more space to care for Crown Point area families.

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St. Catherine Hospital selects top nurses, caregivers during national nurses week


St. Catherine Hospital celebrated their healthcare professionals’ talents of leadership, skill and compassionate care during National Nurses Week. Some 39 nurses and patient care technicians received recognition at the Nursing Excellence Awards Tea. Katie Cruz, RN, was selected from that group to receive the 2019 Nursing Excellence Award. Patient Care Technician Nicole Parodi was recipient of the 2019 Caregiver Excellence Award.

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A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian at McAfee Animal Hospital


The team at McAfee Animal Hospital (MAH) never knows what the day will all entail. The dedicated veterinary team sees more than 130 patients on any given day, and it’s anyone’s guess who is going to walk through the door next.

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Community Hospital staff celebrates top nurse/caregiver


Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurse and top patient caregiver, as voted by their co-workers. Karen Schneider, nurse from 5 West, an oncology floor, has received the “2019 Nursing Excellence Award,” and Lori Cloud, a patient care technician from 3 Ortho, is recipient of the “2019 Patient Caregiver Excellence Award.”

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Iron Chef Judge Mario Rizzotti Brings ‘Taste of Italy’ to Hartsfield Village continuing care retirement community


Chocolate cannoli, espresso shooters and limoncello gelato were just a few of the samplings on the dessert table as the Food Network's Iron Chef America Judge Mario Rizzotti stopped in at Hartsfield Village to visit good friend Chef Gabe Rosado last week and cook up authentic Italian desserts. The kitchen tour was part of Hartsfield Village’s “Taste of Italy” event where residents had an opportunity to ask the Iron Chef expert about authentic Italian foods and sample a few of those delicacies presented by the Hartsfield culinary staff.

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What Every Chiropractic Patient Ought To Know About Losing Weight


A large portion of the patients that seek out chiropractic care are suffering from some form of back pain. While chiropractic adjustments and associated therapies can do a lot to ease back pain symptoms and aid in healing, lifestyle changes are also quite important – particularly weight loss. Excess weight puts increased pressure on the spine, especially the lower back. The more chiropractic patients can near their ideal weight, the easier it becomes to treat and often eliminate the back pain.

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Indiana partners with Franciscan Health Foundation, approving tobacco prevention grants in Lake and Montgomery counties


The Franciscan Health Foundation will partner with the state to prevent youth tobacco use and help current users quit after the approval of Indiana State Department of Health grants in Lake and Montgomery counties.

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New Franciscan ExpressCare location now open in St. John

ExpressCareStJohnThe newest Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell location opened on Monday, June 17 in St. John. The new location at 8345 Wicker Ave., across the street from Lake Central High School, replaces the former St. John ExpressCare location on 97th Lane, which closed on April 12.

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A Vein & Laser Institute Employee Spotlight: Dr. Amjad Alkadri


Dr. Amjad Alkadri, M.D., CEO and Medical Director of the Vein & Laser Institute has been a major part of building the Vein & Laser Institute up from the ground.

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Center for Hospice Care's "Journeys in Healing" Exhibit and Auction explores grief and art


Grief is a complex process and no two people deal with it in the same way. Few understand that quite like Center for Hospice Care (CHC), the area's largest non-profit hospice provider that offers bereavement programs at no charge to anyone in their service area. One of those programs is the After Images Art Counseling Program, during which grieving participants create artwork with the support and guidance of an artist and professional counselor.

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