HEALTH BRIEFS: Inaugural brew fest to benefit United Way of LaPorte County

2013-07-16T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Inaugural brew fest to benefit United Way of LaPorte CountyTimes Staff
July 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | In partnership with the United Way of LaPorte County and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Northwest Indiana Leaders Young Professional Network will host its inaugural Midwest Brewers Brawl on July 28 at the Washington Park Pavilion.

The event will kick off the fifth annual Great Lakes Grand Prix offshore powerboat race. Attendees can enjoy local craft brews, as well as live music and a 50/50 raffle.

Regional brewers will show off their best brews, competing to win Best in Class awards for best stout, best IPA and best wheat beer, as well as the “Best of Brawl” award.

Proceeds will benefit Minds in Motion, a program that integrates the brain and body, emphasizing the physiological link between learning and moving, with children.

The event opens at 3 p.m. General admission is $40. VIP tickets are $60 and include access an hour early, an event T-shirt and food. Participants must be 21 or older to buy tickets, which are available online at

Internal medicine specialist joins South Holland center

SOUTH HOLLAND | Dr. Kara Davis, an internal medicine physician, has joined the MetroSouth Health Center at South Holland, 401 E. 162nd St.

Davis completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; her medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago; and her residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago.

She has been treating Chicago area and Northwest Indiana patients for 25 years, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases and conditions.

She is accepting new patients and welcomes most insurance plans. To learn more, visit


Hospital to offer medical interpreters course

LAPORTE | Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital offers a Spanish/English Medical Interpreters Course to the public.

The 10-week course includes Saturday classes on the following dates: Aug. 24, 31; Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5,12,19,26; and Nov. 2. Saturday classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sixteen hours of practicum and clinical time are included.

The classes will take place at IU Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway, room B113, lower level. The course includes 80 hours of classroom training, practicum, pre- and post-tests, a midterm exam, final take home exam and final oral/written exams.

The course is designed for people who are bilingual in English/Spanish who have a desire to learn how to be a professional interpreter. Pre-requisites include a completion of a language proficiency and entry exam administered by the course instructor.

To schedule an appointment, call (219) 326-1234 ext. 4629. The cost is $800 and includes textbook and all training materials, and is payable by cash, money order or credit card. To reserve a spot in the class, call (219) 326-2322.


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