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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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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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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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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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Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute celebrates expanded facility


Patients embarking on their weight loss journey will find more comfortable surroundings after an expansion of the Franciscan Midwest Bariatric Institute that has doubled its size.

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Oral appliances help reduce or eliminate snoring

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When dentist Dr. Michael Uzelac opted to explore the relatively new field of dental sleep medicine several years ago, his first stop was to look in the mirror.
“I was my first patient,” he said.

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Hammond Fire Department captures Battle of the Medics title


Area first responders enjoyed camaraderie, food and friendly competition in the annual Battle of the Medics, held at Franciscan Health Hammond, Dyer and Munster in celebration of EMS week May 20-24.

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


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


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

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