HEALTH BRIEFS: Events to focus on Affordable Care Act

2013-12-10T00:00:00Z 2013-12-10T18:09:11Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Events to focus on Affordable Care ActTimes Staff
December 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

KNOX | MDwise, in partnership with Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, will host a free event to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the health insurance marketplace on Hoosiers.

The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the conference room at IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road. An RSVP is not required.

Related events through Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital and MDwise will take place at the following times and locations: 10:30 a.m. to noon today at IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Road, Michigan City, and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 18 in the lower level auditorium at IU Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway, LaPorte.

Open house set for health care program

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College’s office of continuing education will host an open house Wednesday for the basic nurse assistant training program.

The open house will last from 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at the college's main campus, 15800 S. State St.

Completion of this noncredit course is required to become eligible to take the State of Illinois Nursing Assistant Certification Examination, and it is the first step toward entrance into the school's program for an associate degree in nursing.

For more information, call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2497, or email

Anticoagulation clinic opens in Porter County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | To help patients who take prescription blood thinner medications prevent life-threatening blood clots, Porter Regional Hospital has opened an anticoagulation clinic in the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine.

There, pharmacists and nurses review patients’ prescription and over-the-counter medications for drug interactions; perform blood tests; communicate lab results; adjust medication dosages; and provide patient education about blood thinners.

To learn more, call (219) 983-5119, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Hospital recognizes physicians for years of service

MICHIGAN CITY | Physicians at Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City recently were honored for their years of service.

At an annual awards ceremony, Dr. Robert E. McBride was honored for 40 years of service. Drs. Mark Jacobi and Mizra Raheem were recognized for 35 years on staff. Drs. William Rosevear, Anthony Umolu and Robert LeMay were honored for 30 years of service, while Drs. David Fumo, Vidya Kora, Stephen Burns, McKindra Fletcher and Suhayl Nasr were recognized for 25 years.

Drs. Anil Chawla and Mark Nelson have been on staff 20 years, and Drs. Jamil Ahmed, William Espar, J.R. Gandra and Carey Ransone were honored for 15 years on staff. Drs. Lisa Gabrish, Syed Majid, Michael Messina, Bernadette Folke, Easa Ghoreishi and Lisa Hendricks were recognized for 10 years of service.

The following doctors were honored for five years of service: John Brady, James Hasbargen, Lazo Krstevski, John Mulligan, Virginia Newman, Hitendra Patel, Diane Wallace, Patricia Young, Brian Dickover, Thomas Galouzis, Heather Gillespie, George Hodakowski and Steven Whaley.

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