HEALTH BRIEFS: Urgent care offers $25 sports physicals

2014-06-03T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Urgent care offers $25 sports physicalsTimes Staff
June 03, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Urgent Care Centers offer sports physicals for $25

The three CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers, through Porter Regional Hospital, are offering $25 sports physicals from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

The centers are at Porter’s Chesterton Medical Campus at 650 Dickinson Road, in Chesterton; in Portage Hospital at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage; and at 809 LaPorte Ave., in Valparaiso. 

All area middle and high school students who want to participate in athletic programs during next year’s school season are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity. 

During the examination, a Porter physician will review the athlete's health history, review immunizations and perform a physical to determine if the athlete can safely participate in sports-related activities.

Names change for four local senior homes

As part of a company initiative, four local senior living facilities will undergo name changes.

The Hallmark is changing its name, along with 17 other Brookdale communities in the Chicago area this week.

Sterling House of Valparaiso will be called Brookdale Place Valparaiso; Clare Bridge of Valparaiso will be called Brookdale Clare Bridge Valparaiso; Sterling House of Merrillville will be known as Brookdale Place Merrillville, and Sterling House of Portage will be known as Brookdale Place Portage.

USF Crown Point dean presents at conference

CROWN POINT | University of St. Francis Crown Point Dean Marsha King was a presenter for the Human Patient Simulator Network World 2014 in Sarasota, Fla., in May.

More than 400 people from 30 countries attended the conference, which included King’s presentation, “Developing a High Fidelity Simulation Program in a Nursing Educational Setting.” 

HPSN is the largest event by CAE Healthcare, a medical simulation company. 

King joined USF Crown Point in 2012 to lead the development of its simulation lab. She became university dean this year after completing a doctorate of nursing practice degree at Rush University in Chicago.

Hospitals to host diabetes education workshops

Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point and Franciscan Medical Specialists in Munster will host free Taking Control diabetes education workshops today and Wednesday, respectively. 

The classes will offer information on the importance of A1C tests, which help gauge average blood glucose control during the past two to three months and can indicate how well diabetes treatment plans are working. 

Today's session will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Marian Education Center, 1201 S. Main St., Crown Point.

The program Wednesday will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room of Franciscan Medical Specialists, 757 45th St., Munster. 

For more information and to register, call (800) 931-3322, or visit, or

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