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PUBLISHER NOTES: Mentors sustain high-achievers

PUBLISHER NOTES: Mentors sustain high-achievers

There are common themes running through the stories of our 20 Under 40 honorees, one is the joy they take from watching others grow and thrive. Another is the willingness to credit others with inspiring and mentoring them, even though success has come so quickly. Consider some examples of th…

September 21, 2014 1:18 pm

Franciscan Alliance partners with school for Family Health Fair

ST.JOHN | Franciscan Alliance and St. John Evangelist School are partnering to offer a Family Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school, 9400 U.S.41. Screenings for balance assessment, blood pressure, bone density, glucose, oxygen saturation and vision will be offered, as will a…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am
WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

WorkingWell site welcomed in Rensselaer

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q. What are the great strengths of your health care system?

August 30, 2014 1:54 pm
New medical building receives blessing

New medical building receives blessing

MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists’ newest facility was blessed and dedicated last month during a packed ceremony. The blessing program performed by the Rev. Gregory Holicky was hosted by Barb Greene, president of Franciscan Healthcare Munster; Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F., chairper…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

Innovation in imaging: MRI technology experiences rapid advances

The days of patients being fed into a horizontal tube with expectations to stay there for sometimes half an hour while a machine snaps detailed images are fading, as MRI technology makes way for wider, sturdier machines.

August 23, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees and employers

Something That Works: Corporate partnerships with healthcare centers are a win-win for employees and employers

More and more employers are realizing that fitness is good business.

August 23, 2014 9:35 am Photos

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Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Providing health care, cleaning, creating personalized gifts, tattoo designing and furnishing your home are just a few of the services provided by new Lowell businesses.

August 22, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

MUNSTER | A $60 million to $70 million expansion project has begun at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster to create a medical center campus.

July 25, 2014 5:15 pm

Local Franciscan hospitals join Anthem network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced Monday eight hospital campuses in the Franciscan Alliance system are new participating providers for Anthem members who bought individual health plans through www.healthcare.gov, the online health insurance marketplace. 

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Fair, festival food not often fair fare

Fair, festival food not often fair fare

From corn dogs and funnel cakes to less traditional fare like deep fried butter and doughnut sundaes, those salty and sweet treats draw crowds year after year to local festivals.

July 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Man who claims he was forcibly catheterized wants hospital's suit dismissed

HAMMOND | A man who claims he was forcibly catheterized after a traffic stop asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss Franciscan Alliance's counterclaim against him.

July 10, 2014 9:45 pm

Police officers, hospital say man wasn't forcibly catheterized after traffic stop

HAMMOND | Two Schererville police officers, the town and the owners of Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer say in court records that a man who claims he was forcibly catheterized after a traffic stop fully consented to the procedure.

July 03, 2014 5:35 pm
St. James hospitals pulled off the market

St. James hospitals pulled off the market

Less than a year after announcing it was seeking a buyer or partner for its Chicago Region properties, Franciscan Alliance has pulled them off the market.

June 15, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Like father, like daughter: St. John woman following dad's path in medicine

Like father, like daughter: St. John woman following dad's path in medicine

ST. JOHN | In the Vuckovic family, becoming a lifeguard is almost a rite of passage.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Practicing what they preach: hospitals stock healthier vending options

Marci Crozier noticed something out of place at workplace meetings: doughnuts.

June 01, 2014 8:00 am
IUN plans nurse practitioner program to address doc shortage

IUN plans nurse practitioner program to address doc shortage

When a same-day appointment with a doctor is out of the question because she is booked, there is a chance sick patients will be offered an appointment with a staff nurse practitioner instead.

May 26, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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C.P. man seeking $11M in catheterization lawsuit

HAMMOND | A Crown Point man is seeking at least $11 million in damages from Schererville, two of its police officers and the owners of Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy Health in a federal lawsuit in which he said he was subjected to a forced catheterization following a traffic stop.

May 12, 2014 9:00 pm
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 recall exactly what he or she looked like: How could I ever forget the smiling nurse who held up my first-born child, already swaddled in blankets---operat…

May 06, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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