Building a better trail to health during the 2013 Day of Community Service

2013-05-02T19:45:00Z Building a better trail to health during the 2013 Day of Community ServiceContributed by Neil Mangus
May 02, 2013 7:45 pm  • 

LAPORTE | Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital along with La Porte County Parks will be expanding and enhancing trails and green spaces during the 2013 Day of Community Service, May 17 at Red Mill County Park from 8 am until noon.

“We understand the success of IU Health La Porte Hospital is linked to the health of the communities we serve,” said Thor Thordarson, President/CEO. “That’s why we’ve centered our 2013 Day of Community Service efforts around our commitment to wellness and outdoor activities.”

Volunteers will enjoy tranquil Caribbean steel drum music provided by Kent Arnsbarger, professional percussionist.

IU Health La Porte Hospital colleagues will join thousands of IU Health team members throughout the state on May 17 to expand and enhance at least 20 trails and green spaces. Last year, IU Health employees across the state built 25 frames for Habitat for Humanity homes. The Day of Community Service is spearheaded by IU Health’s Strength That Cares, employee-volunteer program, which currently has more than 10,600 team members.

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed. For more information please call Laura Gould at 219.326.2415.


Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to La Porte and the surrounding community for more than 100 years. IU Health La Porte Hospital received Magnet® re-designation, recognizing nursing care among the nation’s top 6 percent of hospitals, while total hip replacement care is also nationally recognized. In addition, the stroke program earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers, and the cancer program received the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. To learn more about IU Health La Porte Hospital, visit

As the only nationally recognized healthcare system in Indiana, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation’s leading medical schools—and the depth of experience from the most complete network of highly skilled specialty and primary care physicians, gives IU Health unparalleled strength in delivering assurance to patients. Discover the strength at

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