NWI Influential Women of Franciscan Health

Franciscan Health has been well represented at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards program. Laura Mannion, director of development for the Franciscan Health Foundation, received the Healthcare Up and Coming Nominee honor; Lori Postma, director of Emergency Preparedness for Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer, chosen as Healthcare Influential Woman of 2016; and Julie Mallers, nurse practitioner and manager of St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, received top honors this year as Healthcare and Overall Influential Woman. Mallers, a nurse since 2000, and with Franciscan Health since 2003, said she was “completely shocked,” when chosen for the top award. “I am truly blessed and emotionally honored to receive the prestigious award of Overall Influential Women for 2017."

Kidstop program benefits

PORTER COUNTY — Northwest Indiana and Chicago area injury attorney Kenneth J. Allen, for a second year, donated $10,000 to the Porter County Boys & Girls Club Kidstop program which provides safe and affordable after-school child care for area families. The Kidstop programs allows parents to work or attend school while knowing their children are safe and is currently offered in nine schools in three school systems throughout Porter County. Kidstop engages youths in fun activities while supporting personal development focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles.

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