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Heather Parker Chases Learning Opportunities with Vein and Laser Institute


The medical field is full of caring people who want to help others look and feel their best. The team at Vein and Laser Institute is no exception as they provide exceptional care and service to those in need of vein or non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Heather Parker, a Radiologic Practitioner Assistant with Vein and Laser Institute, is no exception to this.

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Life Care Center of Valparaiso Hosts Rehab Reunion

Life-Care-Center-of-Valparaiso-Rehab-Reunion-2018On Sept. 29, 2017, Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, hosted a rehab reunion for former patients who had completed their rehab over the last year.

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The Vein & Laser Institute Couture En Fleur Provides Evening of Pampering and Awareness


Treating a happy crowd of over 200 women to a ladies' night out, the Vein & Laser Institute/Beyond Pink Couture En Fleur show provided the perfect opportunity to get pampered with style at the new Allure on the Lake in Chesterton. With a stylish fashion show, a demonstration of the famous Vampire Facial, music, and delectable desserts, there was not a better way to spend the evening with friends!

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Chesterton Physical Therapy Opens Up a New Location in Michigan City


With over 20 years of experience, Chesterton Physical Therapy is opening their second location in Michigan City. Chesterton PT will begin offering their services to patients the Monday following its grand opening that’s being held on March 16.

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant to Promote Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured & Underinsured Residents


The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Pain Center at Hospital in Hobart


As part of its commitment to improving patients’ quality of life through effective pain management, St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart recently opened its new Pain Center on the second floor of the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Avenue. The new unit features exam rooms and procedure suites where patients can undergo assorted outpatient procedures, including epidural injections, nerve blocks and other treatments not requiring anesthesia.

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Porter Accepts Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure From American Heart Association


Porter Regional Hospital staff accepted a Gold Plus level award from the American Heart Association on Wednesday, who recognized the hospital’s achievement in the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines program for heart failure. Porter is the only hospital in Northwest Indiana with this achievement.

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Sleep Airway Solutions Offers Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea


According to the Sleep Foundation, 18 million American adults have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder which causes them to momentarily stop breathing during sleep. Treatment options to provide relief include surgery, CPAP machines, and dental appliances.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Community Care Network

Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-Joins-Community-Care-NetworkThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Sepsis Effort Saving Lives at Franciscan Health Crown Point


Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.

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St. Mary Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Northwest Indiana to Be Certified as ‘Baby-Friendly’

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Becomes-First-Hospital-in-Northwest-Indiana-to-Be-Certified-as-Baby-FriendlySt. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.

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