Health Briefs: Coalition to host black history, health celebration

2013-03-19T00:00:00Z Health Briefs: Coalition to host black history, health celebrationTimes Staff
March 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

GARY | The Lake County Minority Health Coalition, in partnership with The Indiana Minority Health Coalition, will host its annual Black History and Health Celebration on March 28.

The event will last from 10 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Building, 555 Polk St., in Gary. Keynote speaker Dr. Janet Seabrook from Gary Community Health Net will touch on diseases that plague the minority population, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.

Entertainment will be provided by the Who So Ever Choir and Emerson Jazz Band. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Please RSVP to Tracy Robinson at (219) 595-2004 or via email at Space is limited.


Franciscan Alliance offers mammogram screenings

MICHIGAN CITY | A MAMMOthon program, consisting of digital mammogram screenings, free chair massages and giveaways, will take place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City, 301 W. Homer St.

The program will take place in the hospital’s Breast Imaging Center, on the first floor.

A limited number of chair massages will be available. Participants also may enter a drawing for an iPad mini.

Mammogram appointments are required and a limited number are available. Screening cost is covered by most insurance companies. No physician referral is required for this program.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (219) 877-1980. 


Free colorectal cancer screening kits available

Free colorectal cancer take-home screening kits are available for the public to pick up at a variety of locations in LaPorte, Marshall and Starke counties through March.

Local Indiana University Health pickup locations include IU Health LaPorte Community Health Center, 400 Teegarden, Suite B, LaPorte; IU Health LaPorte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Browne, 402 W. Culver Road, Knox; IU Health LaPorte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Firestone, 156 Flynn Road, Westville; IU Health LaPorte Physicians Surgical Care, Dr. Subba Rao, 104 E. Culver Road, Suite 102, Knox; IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox; IU Health Wellness & Rehabilitation at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., LaPorte; and IU Health Wellness & Rehabilitation at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Road, Michigan City.

Funding is provided by the La Porte Hospital Foundation and the Starke Health Fund.


Employees honored for service

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Porter Health Care System recently named Cathy Pera, Director of IMCU and the Progressive Care Unit, as Porter's Clinical Manager of the Year and Tracey Knapp, Director of Porter Physician Group, as Porter's Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.

“Cathy and Tracey are first-class leaders and exemplify our organization’s core values and caring culture,” stated Porter Health Care System CEO Jonathan Nalli. “Both lead by example, appreciate and motivate their co-workers and have a clear vision to consistently attain their departmental goals and objectives.”

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