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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way Into First Place in World Challenge, 10th Consecutive Win

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For a 10th consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 23,102,423 meters, beating out 79 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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American College of Health Care Administrators Honors Hartsfield Rehabilitation Administrator Seydel

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Hartsfield Village Rehabilitation Administrator Susan Seydel is a recipient of the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award, an honor from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Nationally, 351 administrators in 45 states received the facility leadership award this year.

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Community Hospital, Munster, Awarded Perinatal Care Certification From the Joint Commission

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Community Hospital’s Family Birthing Center is among a handful of facilities in Indiana to earn Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The voluntary certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals for their commitment to achieving integrated coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

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A Cottage for Carol

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When I met with Carol Riddle, she was crocheting blankets on her sunporch. It was a good spot to view the intermittent lake effect snow that was mercilessly still coming down, even in spring. For the past five years, Carol has been a part of a small group from Southlawn United Methodist Church that makes 30 to 40 blankets every few months to gift to St. Margaret’s House and Hannah’s House. “They take them with our blessings,” she explained. “We have everything prayed for before it goes out of the church.” And she’s been a blessing through her crafting to many more as well. She shared that she was a part of making teddy bears and dolls for the police to take to families in crisis. Prayer shawls have been shipped to Hungary. Carol still contributes to the community in this way. But if you spend just a few moments more with her, you will...

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American Shared Hospital Services Announces Contract to Supply a Gamma Knife Perfexion System to Methodist Hospitals-Southlake Campus, Merrillville, Indiana


rot1AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES (NYSE American: AMS), a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that it has entered into a contract to supply a Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system to Methodist Hospitals–Southlake Campus, Merrillville, Indiana. This new Gamma Knife system is expected to begin treating patients in late 2018.

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Meet Dr. Aran of NWI Nephrology!

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NWI Nephrology recently welcomed a new face to their Valparaiso practice. Dr. Aravindhan Arumugarajah, or Dr. Aran, found his way to Northwest Indiana just recently, making the move from his home state of Pennsylvania.

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Why Screening Matters, Early Detection Saves Lives!

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During the month of May a limited number of discounted screening mammograms will be offered to women who are symptom-free and who meet the American Cancer Society guidelines for screening.

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Vein & Laser Institute Offers Nonsurgical Option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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A new cutting-edge, minimally invasive treatment is now available in NW Indiana for men looking to treat their enlarged prostate symptoms without the risks and complications associated with surgery.

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Porter Regional Hospital First in the Nation to Achieve Heart Accreditation

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Porter Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services for Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation – Version 3. The hospital was notified of the achievement at the end of February, during national heart month, culminating a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with atrial fibrillation, commonly called afib.

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NorthShore Health Center of Hammond Offers 3-D Mammography

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Imagine a mammogram that provides a clearer, more comprehensive image, thereby detecting cancer earlier on, reducing the chance of a false positive, and decreasing anxiety. NorthShore Health Center of Hammond now offers a mammogram like so. As of this year, the site is equipped with the technology to perform digital Tomosynthesis; simply put, three-dimensional mammography.

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Vein & Laser Institute Celebrates Newest Crown Point Location

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Patients of Vein & Laser Institute are now able to seek treatment at a brand-new location in Crown Point! After spending 15+ years in the Merrillville Twin Towers, those buildings are being torn down prompting the move to a new office.

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