HEALTH BRIEFS: Pizzas aid heart disease battle

2014-02-03T11:15:00Z 2014-02-03T20:14:07Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Pizzas aid heart disease battleTimes Staff
February 03, 2014 11:15 am  • 

SCHERERVILLE | Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this month, which is American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness about heart disease.

Boston’s, 625 W. U.S. 30, will donate $1 to the cardiovascular research program of Community Healthcare System for every heart-shaped pizza sold during Valentine’s weekend, Feb. 13 to 15.

Diners and their guests also have the option to buy paper hearts for $1 each during the Spread the Love campaign, which runs through Feb. 23.

Officials mark clinic opening 

ST. JOHN | Health care officials recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan Alliance comprehensive outpatient therapy clinic at Franciscan Physician Network-St. John Health Center, 10860 Maple Lane.

The clinic will focus on the treatment of functional impairments related to neurological deficits caused by such diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, brain injuries or the aftereffects of a stroke.

It also will treat amputees and patients having other impairments, due to work-related injuries that require multiple therapies, such as physical, outpatient and speech therapy. 

Hospital names new executive

CROWN POINT | Dr. Daniel McCormick will take over as vice president of medical affairs for Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point starting March 1.

McCormick previously served two years as president of Franciscan Physician Network in Illinois, which is affiliated with Franciscan St. James Health hospitals in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields.

McCormick, a nephrology specialist, has been in practice since 1991. Among his duties will be overall responsibility for the medical staff and serving as a liaison between physicians and senior management; implementing programs that will benefit medical staff, the hospital and patients; coordinating patient care review and monitoring physician performance.

He also will work with executive staff members to develop hospital goals and participate in community service groups.

Medical terminology course

CROWN POINT | A medical terminology course designed for beginners will be offered for nine consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 18.

The course will be offered in the Marian Education Center, Suite D, on the campus of Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital, 1201 S. Main St.

Classes, which will meet from 5 to 7 p.m., will teach the basics of medical terminology and how to easily remember, pronounce and apply the meanings of all prefixes, roots and suffixes that combine to form more than 11,000 medical terms.

Cost, which includes a textbook, is $80 for Franciscan Alliance employees and $130 for non-employees.

For more information and to register, call (219) 757-6368.

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