HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee options

2014-04-15T10:45:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee optionsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 15, 2014 10:45 am  • 

FLOSSMOOR | Dr. David Smith, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a lunch discussion at noon April 23 at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway.

Smith has expertise in treating knee, hip and shoulder pain and improving mobility, using least invasive treatments. 

Reservations are required to attend the lunch discussion. Call (800) 221-2199 before April 21 to reserve a seat and lunch.

Support group for caregivers

MUNSTER | A support group for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's disease will meet from 6-7 p.m. April 24 at Franciscan Hammond Clinic Specialty Center, 7905 Calumet Ave.

Registration is not required.

Hospital is hosting spa day

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals will host its annual Spring Spa Day to provide women who are being treated for cancer or who have survived cancer a day of pampering, empowerment and health education.

The free event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus, Pavilion B, 200 E. 89th Ave.

The spa day will include reflexology, chair massages and bone density screenings.

There also will be vendors, raffles and an art display from area high school students, with a focus on cancer survivorship.

There will be a healthy cooking demonstration from 10-11 a.m. To register, call (888) 909-3627.

Clinic earns new recognition

MUNSTER | The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that Franciscan Hammond Clinic has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term participative relationships. 

A patient-centered medical home is a model of care emphasizing care coordination and communication to transform primary care.

Research shows medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and improve patients’ and providers’ reported experiences of care. 

To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Franciscan Hammond Clinic demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements embodying characteristics of the medical home.

Health fair set for Knox

KNOX | Starke County residents are invited to attend a community health fair from 2-7 p.m. May 13 at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center, 55 E. Lake St. 

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital and Community Services of Starke County will partner for the event.

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of free screenings, including blood pressure, clinical breast exams, blood sugar and osteoporosis.

Health screenings are funded by the Starke Health Fund. For more information, call (800) 235-6204, ext. 2415.

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