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Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

When Charles McDowell was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost two decades ago, he and his doctor, Dr. P.R. Unni, a board certified urologist…

June 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

Narcolepsy dominates lives of patients

During the fall of 2004, Patrick O’Neill began having episodes where he would get weak and dizzy, and his vision would blur.

June 14, 2014 1:21 pm Photos

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HEALTH ISSUES: Replacing risk and fear with education and a willingness to help others

The saga is ongoing and confusing. One week you get a bill for a simple test that costs as much as a compact car and you are thinking how is t…

May 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jean Krapac - Cardiac Floor Nurse, Community Hospital

In these days of advanced technology, often times live interaction between "homo sapiens" is almost non existent. That wasn't the case with my…

May 06, 2014 4:37 pm

Michelle Terwilliger—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Michelle Terwilliger—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Michelle is a very dedicated nurse. She gives 110% to her patients. During her off time, she is very involved with fundraising related to MS. …

May 06, 2014 3:36 pm

Melinda Jones-Saah—RN, Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus

Melinda Jones-Saah—RN, Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus

When I think of an awesome nurse the first name that comes to mind is Melinda Jones-Saah. Nursing, in my opinion, is a much higher spiritual c…

May 06, 2014 3:28 pm

Maria DeLeon—LPN, Merry Millers Manor

After raising five children, in her later years she went back to college to receive her degree. She not only had to compete with the younger k…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Myrtis Humphrey—RN, Methodist Hospitals Heart Center

From the time she did my interview, she has always made me feel welcome. She goes to bat for all of the employees. She goes above and beyond w…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Heidi Dennies—RN BSN, Total Home Health

Heidi Dennies—RN BSN, Total Home Health

Heidi is special because she goes the extra mile for her patients. She's sweet and kind and takes the time to listen to the family or patient.…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Julie Prieboy—APN, Suniti Medical Corp

Julie Prieboy—APN, Suniti Medical Corp

Julie has helped so many people with the implementation of cancer treatment plans, supportive care, clinical triage and symptom management for…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Isabelle Skurka—RN, MS, ANP-BC, A.A.C.C., CardioSpecialists Group, Ltd.

Isabelle always takes the extra time that every patient needs. She is more caring than any healthcare professional I have ever met. She is swe…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Jodie Black—Office Nurse, Dr. Devine

Jodie Black is very caring; she always follows through and is cheerful at all times. – Nancy Dering

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Sue Bero—RN, Community Hospital

Sue Bero—RN, Community Hospital

Sue continually goes out of her way to ensure that her patience are well taken care of! She is very quick to respond to any patient's inquiry,…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Ann Reimer—RN, Community Hospital

Ann Reimer—RN, Community Hospital

Ann goes above and beyond to care for her patients. She shows so much compassion for those in her care that really touches their heart. Being …

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Jessica Martinez—NICU RN, St. Margaret Dyer

This nurse is so special because she goes above and beyond to ensure her babies (patients) are taken care of. NICU Nurses are very special, th…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Laura Fuller—RN, MS, CNS, St. Anthony Memorial

Laura Fuller—RN, MS, CNS, St. Anthony Memorial

Laura is one of the most polite, professional nurses I've ever dealt with in my 69 years on this earth. Not only is she a good nurse, she's ca…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Penny Holsclaw — RN Supervisor, Employee Health, Methodist Hospitals

Penny Holsclaw — RN Supervisor, Employee Health, Methodist Hospitals

I started working for Methodist Hospitals in March 2014. My first interactive experience with employees was through the employee health system…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Laurel Valentino—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Laurel Valentino—RN, Methodist Hospitals

Laurel has compassion and dedication not only to the patients at Methodist Hospitals but around the world. Laurel has been a nurse for over 35…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Maria Brewer—Manager of maternal and child services, Methodist Hospital

Maria Brewer—Manager of maternal and child services, Methodist Hospital

As a supervisor at Methodist, she has obtained two masters degree one in health administration and the other in nursing education. Along with …

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Becky Lackey—RN, Methodist Hospital

Becky Lackey—RN, Methodist Hospital

Becky Lackey is very thorough, patient, kind and loyal to her career. She was voted nurse of the year in 2012 and 2014 by her peers. – Lucille…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Billie Jo Bailey—Porter Hospital

Billie Jo Bailey—Porter Hospital

She is very dedicated, hardworking and cares for her patients. She is sincerely interested in seeing that her patients get the best health car…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Kathy Plesac—Methodist Hospitals

Kathy Plesac—Methodist Hospitals

Kathy is a part of our infection control team. She is dedicated to providing a safe environment in which our patients may receive care and our…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Allison Bonham—RN, Neonatal, Franciscan St. Margaret Dyer

Allison Bonham—RN, Neonatal, Franciscan St. Margaret Dyer

Allison truly cares about the critical babies she cares for. She steps in when asked and in her early days, she intervened in the hospital roo…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Suzy Seils—Staff Critical Care RN, Franciscan St. Margaret Dyer

I have worked over 25 years with Suzy at Franciscan St. Margaret. She very rarely misses a day of work or is late. She works tirelessly for ou…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Beth Wanicki—RN, St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point

Beth has been a pediatric and neonatal nurse for nearly 20 years, caring for her young patients and comforting their families. She recently or…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Barb Peterson—Nurse, Critical Care Unit, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point

Among our diverse group of nurses you'll find new graduates and 30-year veterans. Barb Peterson is one of those rare exceptions who goes above…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Sandra Kurpela—DPN-MS-FNP-CNS-APNBC, Franciscan Dyer and Hammond

She has devoted her life to the care of others and has specialized in cardiac care. She has used her knowledge to improve and guide specialize…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Donna Ridder—Home Care Nurse, Franciscan Alliance

Donna Ridder—Home Care Nurse, Franciscan Alliance

Donna is an excellent, proficient, and caring home care nurse. Her love for her patients radiates through her smiles, her humor, and her tende…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Maria Saavedra—Advance Practice Nurse, Franciscan Alliance St. Margaret

Maria is such a giving nurse. She is currently working with our Community Needs Assessment which is addressing the health care needs of the Hi…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Rosemary Leonard—RN, St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point

Rosemary has spent 48 years of her working life in a hospital nursery; 8 years at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and 40 years at St. A…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Ginny Fairhurst—RN, ICU Charge Nurse, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point

Ginny Fairhurst shows compassion and respect for all patients and coworkers. On several occasions, Ginny has come down to the Intermediate Car…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Patti Pirkle—RN, NICU Charge Nurse, Franciscan St. Anthony Crown Point

Patti Pirkle has been a neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurse for many years. She has the ultimate compassion for tiny patients and their scare…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Ruth Buikema—RN, St. Margaret Mercy

Ruth Buikema—RN, St. Margaret Mercy

She takes the time to listen and comforts you when you need it. She is the best nurse I have ever had. – Rebekah Deuerling

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Roberta Gettler—St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point

Roberta has spent nearly 40 years as a nurse at St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point. She is a graduate of St. Alexis School of Nursing in Clev…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Cathy Morris—RN, Medical/Pediatrics, Franciscan St. Anthony Crown Point

Cathy Morris takes time with patients and families and their patient-care, education, physical and spiritual needs. She also assists with othe…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Kristi Johnson—PACU Nurse, Franciscan St. Anthony Hospital Crown Point

Kristi Johnson is a very dedicated nurse. She spends time with her patients meeting all of their needs and answers all of the family's questio…

May 06, 2014 1:05 pm

Judy Stephens - RN, Methodist Hospital – Northlake

Judy Stephens - RN, Methodist Hospital – Northlake

Judy is an excellent nurse! She is kind and very knowledgeable. She is extremely helpful. Judy is an advocate for all of her patients! – Melin…

May 06, 2014 3:00 am

Rescuers, Life-Savers, Angels of Mercy: Meet the Nurses of Northwest Indiana

Rescuers, Life-Savers, Angels of Mercy:  Meet the Nurses of Northwest Indiana

From the moment we are born until the day we die, nurses are there for us. Many times, though we don’t even remember his or her name, we recal…

May 06, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Valerie Alger - Methodist Southlake

Valerie Alger - Methodist Southlake

This nurse has faithfully served the Northwest Indiana region as a emergency room RN for over thirty years. She has also used her expertise ou…

May 06, 2014 12:00 am

Laureena Millender - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Methodist Hospital

Laureena Millender - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Methodist Hospital

Nurse Millender is very personable, considerate and approachable. She is very thorough and takes her time, so that I was made comfortable duri…

May 06, 2014 12:00 am

Mike Manion - RN, PNP, Comer Children's Hospital

Mike Manion - RN, PNP, Comer Children's Hospital

Mike Manion has been a nurse for over 25 years. He works on the pediatric oncology unit at Comer Children's Hospital. He has a master's degree…

May 05, 2014 4:47 pm

Mona Martin - RN, Methodist Northlake Campus

Mona is very resourceful! She keeps the ICU organized and keeps the staff compliant. She is smart and funny! – Melinda Jones-Saah

May 05, 2014 4:08 pm

Kelly Foster - Labor and Delivery Nurse, Porter Regional Hospital

Kelly Foster - Labor and Delivery Nurse, Porter Regional Hospital

She has always gone above and beyond was what asked of her in life, and she has carried over that drive in her work as a nurse. – Calvin Chubb

May 05, 2014 3:56 pm

Veronica Call—RN, OR Methodist Hospital

Veronica Call—RN, OR Methodist Hospital

Veronica is one of those people who always has a smile. I have worked side by side with her for many years. She has dedicated over 25 years to…

May 05, 2014 3:33 pm

Sue Kolember, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point

At the NICU, parents are nervous and understandably upset, looking for answers and the hope a nurse offers. Sue Kolember has always given a st…

May 05, 2014 1:02 pm

Ask the Expert: New trends allow for faster recovery times

Ask the Expert: New trends allow for faster recovery times

Orthopedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana (OSNI) has been operating in Northwest Indiana for more than 17 years. Dr. Joseph Hecht, OSNI’s se…

April 16, 2014 5:11 pm Photos

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Orthopedics and innovation: How technology helps patients recover

James Murphy, a third generation orthopedic surgeon, has seen firsthand how improvements in technology impact patient care.

April 16, 2014 4:51 pm

CANCER RESEARCH: Breast gene link to high-risk uterine cancer

CANCER RESEARCH: Breast gene link to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to l…

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Bariatric: Total lifestyle change

Bariatric: Total lifestyle change

“Ultimately whether a person wants to lost weight with or without bariatric surgery,” says General and Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Paul Stanish, M.…

February 19, 2014 6:30 am

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