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Residences at Coffee Creek Employee Spotlight: Peta Harrison

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As Residences at Coffee Creek prepares to open their doors, Executive Chef Peta Harrison is refining the menu to welcome new residents to tastes of home and abroad.

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Primary Care Physician Robert Khoury, DO, joins St. Mary Medical Center's Portage Health Center II

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As a new primary care provider at St. Mary Medical Center’s Portage Health Center II, 3545 Arbors Blvd., Robert Khoury, DO, considers himself not just a family doctor, but also a leader in overall care and the prevention of illness and disease. That leadership aspect of general practice is one reason Khoury said he chose to pursue primary care.

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Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic

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On Tuesday evening, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new Community Healthcare System Occupational Health clinic in Valparaiso to celebrate the location’s opening this month. The clinic is located at 1051 Southpoint Circle, south of US 30 and just west of Marsh St. This is the fifth Occupational Health location that Community Healthcare System has launched in Northwest Indiana.

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Addison Pointe Stays on the Cutting Edge of Fun, Effective Physical Rehab

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Getting yourself or a loved one back on their feet after a surgery seems like a daunting task at first. Rigorous physical training, often outdated methods, or simply taking the time out of a day can all make it difficult. Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton has made it a goal since they first got their start to stay on the cutting edge of rehab programs and make sure that their guests have a fun, quick, and successful experience that gets them back into their everyday routine.

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Heavy Backpacks: Their Negative Effects & How Your Kids Can Avoid Them


article-195-heavy-backpacksSummer is ending and the school year is starting. Time for new shoes, haircuts, homework, and backpacks. As you do your back to school shopping, think about the backpack your child will be carrying. Sure, they load them up with books, but did you know that wearing a heavy backpack for a long time can actually hurt your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has provided some helpful guidelines for choosing a backpack for your child and avoiding the injury that can result from one that is too heavy.

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Vein and Laser Institute Open House Celebrates a Year of Exceeding Expectations

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In celebration of their first anniversary in Valparaiso, Vein & Laser Institute opened it doors to the public Thursday evening.

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Franciscan Health Now Taking Applications for EMT and Paramedic Training Programs


rot4The Franciscan Health Emergency Medical Services Academy Crown Point will accept applications until 4 p.m. November 30 for its next emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Earn Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

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The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center have achieved Gold Plus status and Community Hospital has earned Silver Plus.

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3 Health Benefits Walking Provides To Your Spine


article-194-walking-benefitsYou hear a lot of people talk about the benefits of walking, but may not know how it applies to you. If you have back pain, walking regularly can be exceptionally helpful by providing the spine with added support and increased blood flow. These three spinal health benefits of walking should be enough to convince you.

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Region Native Dr. Dalal helps Women take Charge of their Health at Community Healthcare System

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is still a month away, but the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are not resting when it comes to tackling the disease that 1 in 8 US women will develop over their lifetime. Dr. Janushi Dalal, MD, a radiologist who works at the healthcare system's locations across the Region including St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; Community Hospital, Munster and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, is dedicated to making sure women around Northwest Indiana are armed with the knowledge they need to detect and battle breast cancer.

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Community Foundation of NW Indiana announces VP of Information Technology/CIO

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Jesus Delgado joins the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc., parent company of the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, as Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, effective August 13. Delgado will be responsible for strategic planning, directing and managing information technologies for Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

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