Get Healthy: Health Briefs

2013-04-17T00:00:00Z Get Healthy: Health BriefsBy Times Staff
April 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hospital seeks volunteers

Franciscan St. Margaret Health Volunteer Services is seeking helpers to assist with various duties at the Dyer and Hammond hospital campuses.

Volunteers are needed for the gift shop or gift cart — past retail or cashier experience preferred — as hospitality hosts, for the information desk and as nursing unit ambassadors.

Volunteers must be dependable, cheerful and willing to show an interest in patients, families and other visitors. They also must display communication and cooperation skills and be trustworthy with confidential patient information.

Shifts are 8am to 1pm, noon to 4pm, and 4 to 8pm. For more information, call Marian Gralski in Dyer at (219) 864-2037 and Sharon Malecha in Hammond at (219) 933-2037.

2nd annual 'Party for a Cure' to benefit JDRF

The Northern Indiana Branch of JDRF will its second annual Party for a Cure Spring Gala at the at the Gillespie Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn near Indiana toll road exit 77 in South Bend.

Doors will open at 5:30pm EST. Individual tickets are $75.00 and tables of 8 cost $600.00.

The 2013 Gala will raise funds for much needed research to find a cure, better treatments and methods of prevention for type-1 diabetes (T1D).

For more information on event details visit or contact Kurt Mikel, JDRF Branch Manager, at 574.273.1810 or

USF Crown Point hosting admission information sessions

The University of Saint Francis Crown Point Admission Department will host a question-and-answer session on Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30pm for candidates seeking information about the admission process and program requirements. Admission information sessions will also be offered on May 21, June 25 and July 9 at 5:30pm.

An admission counselor will explain entry requirements for University of Saint Francis; USF School of Health Sciences; and the Associate of Science—Medical Lab Technician Program. Candidates for admission may bring high school and college transcripts for a free evaluation.

USF Crown Point is located at Franciscan Point, 12800 Mississippi Parkway, Pavilion U, Crown Point, Indiana. An RSVP to the session is strongly suggested but not required. For more information, contact Crown Point Admissions at (219) 488-8888 or email

Public invited to Community Health Fair April 26 in Knox

Starke County residents are invited to attend the Community Health Fair Friday, April 26 from 2pm to 7pm at the Knox Community Center, 55 E Lake St. Indiana University Health Starke Hospital and Community Services of Starke County partnered for the annual event.

Participants will receive a free gift for attending. Refreshments will also be available. For more information, call 800.235.6204, ext. 2415.

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