HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital to offer babysitting classes

2012-12-11T00:00:00Z HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital to offer babysitting classesBy Times Staff
December 11, 2012 12:00 am  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City will offer its next Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27.

Participants aged 11 through 13 should meet in the hospital lobby and will be escorted to the classroom in St. Francis Hall, located on the lower level.

The fee is $35 and registration is required by calling (800) 931-3322. The hospital is located at 301 W. Homer St.


Diagnostic center receives three-year accreditation

MUNSTER | The Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital has earned a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

Breast MRI offers information about many conditions and supplements other imaging methods, such as mammography and ultrasound.

“By receiving the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility's personnel qualifications, equipment requirements and quality control procedures have met specific standards,” Community Hospital CEO Don Fesko said. “For our patients needing a breast MRI, it means receiving the highest level of patient safety and imaging quality.”

Earlier this year, Community Hospital was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer review evaluation by board certified physicians and medical physicists.


Nurse named to new role for LaPorte, Starke hospitals

LAPORTE | Melissa Grcich, a nurse, has been named the new Transitional Care/Care Management Director for Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals.

She will oversee the departments, collaborating in the development and implantation of transitional care and new structure within the social services/case management department.

Grcich brings varied leadership experience in charge nurse roles, development of cultural standards, coordinating chair of the shared governance council and supervision. Previously, she worked with Methodist Hospitals, where she served in critical care, renal, case management and utilization review. She has served as the care manager at IU Health Starke Hospital since 2011. 

Grcich received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Valparaiso University and is enrolled in a master’s degree program at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. She serves as the head of the community car seat safety program and also works with the Safe Sitter program with IU Health Starke Hospital.


Hospital gift shop needs helpers

MICHIGAN CITY | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City Gift Shoppe needs volunteer helpers to stock items and work the checkout counter.

Daily shifts are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 4:30 p.m.; and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Retail experience is preferred but not necessary. Gift Shoppe proceeds are used to benefit hospital programs.

To volunteer or for more information, call Shirley Sjoberg, Volunteer Guild director, at (219) 877-1421.

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