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Students Explore Careers at NorthShore Health Center in Part Two of Healthcare 360

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Healthcare 360 is an annual event organized by the Portage Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Portage Township Schools and healthcare providers such as NorthShore. Students witnessed and learned about jobs in optometry, pharmacy, nursing, mental health, and more.

“Students were introduced to 15 different careers during this event,” said Jeff Smith, Lake Station NorthShore Site Director. “We feel it’s important to open their eyes to the fact that there are so many careers within healthcare. It’s not just doctors and nurses.”

The students talked with NorthShore experts about how to navigate finding a career in healthcare, what the day-to-day looks like, and how each job plays an important role in making a difference in the community.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way Into Second Place in World Challenge


Community-Hospital-Fitness-Pointe-Members-Row-Row-Row-Their-Way-Into-Second-Place-in-World-ChallengeAfter a month-long competition, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team rowed their way to a second place finish in the World Rowing competition. Despite their best efforts, Fitness Pointe lost the title to one team, SLP Rowing of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. With 242 participating members, SLP finished with 21,245,978 meters. Fitness Pointe’s team with 182 members rowed 17,550,329 meters to earn second place.

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Why Chiropractic Should Become Part of Your Lifestyle & Not Used Just For Pain


article-228-chiropractic-lifestyleIf you are considering incorporating regular chiropractic care into your lifestyle, you are definitely on the right track. There are many great benefits that chiropractic offers that extend far beyond a simple treatment for pain. It is something you should be including in your regular health maintenance. If you aren’t convinced, take a look at these chiropractic benefits and see for yourself.

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Porter Regional Hospital with a Blue Distinction Centers+ for Cardiac Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated providers that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.

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Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C.: serving community members across the Region for 19 years

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For 19 years, the skilled providers at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., have been taking care of community members across the Region. Led by Dr. Keith Pitchford, founder, president and CEO, the team at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can effectively address everything from knee replacements to tennis elbow, and beyond.

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Methodist Hospitals blesses, dedicates new outpatient pharmacy

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Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus is turning into a healthcare oasis in Gary. On Wednesday, the hospital celebrated the opening of their Outpatient Pharmacy with a blessing and dedication led by hospital and city officials.

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Community Healthcare System honored for corporate leadership by Calumet College

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Community Healthcare System was presented with the 2019 Corporate Leadership Award at Calumet College of St. Joseph’s 54th Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Gala.

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Portage EDC's Healthcare 360 shows students every angle of healthcare

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With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.

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Blessing and Open House Welcomes Community to New Franciscan ExpressCare location in St. John

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Members of the media are invited to the blessing and open house for the new Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell location at 8345 Wicker Ave. in St. John on Wednesday, May 8.

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Early access to hospice care provides better quality of life

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Many people in the Region have heard of the VNA of Northwest Indiana, but not all are familiar with the many ways it serves individuals and families needing care. A major part of the VNA is its hospice care, but it also offers palliative care, LifeLine services, grief support, and is the Meals on Wheels provider in Porter County. VNA staff are highly-trained and deeply-devoted people whose focus is on the patient, and the patient’s loved ones.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City raises flag for organ donation during Donate Life Month remembrance celebration

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The Donate Life flag is raised on the flag pole in front of Franciscan Health Michigan City on April 30, 2019.
The Rev. Bill O’Toole blesses the Donate Life flag held by transplant recipients Doris Mitchell, center, and Kathy Lewis before it was raised in front of Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Michael Henderson, professional services coordinator for VisionFirst, holds the Vision Award presented to Franciscan Health Michigan City, with hospital President/CEO Dean Mazzoni, left, and Vice President Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Trish Weber

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