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HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor leads health talk, walk

HEBRON | Each Thursday through May 29, Dr. Alex Alvarez, a family medicine physician, will deliver a brief presentation about a current health topic and then lead participants on a health walk.

April 22, 2014 12:05 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Surgeon joins Hammond Clinic

MUNSTER | Dr. Richard Zhu has joined Franciscan Hammond Clinic in the Department of General Surgery.

April 07, 2014 4:30 pm
Sexual assault burgeoning in region

Sexual assault burgeoning in region

The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Franciscan Alliance offers health insurance enrollment programs

Monday's deadline for acquiring health insurance is fast approaching and persons still in need of coverage can learn what’s available and enroll through a program offered by Franciscan Alliance. Representatives of MDwise Hoosier Alliance insurance provider offer free information on coverage …

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals that imposed visitation restrictions during flu season are starting to relax the policy.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm
Hammond lab to expand diagnostic offerings

Hammond lab to expand diagnostic offerings

A new partnership between a Hammond medical laboratory and a California-based diagnostics company will expand the lab's testing capabilities, introducing new automation and new equipment.

March 08, 2014 12:00 pm

Franciscan blames cuts on inpatient volume drop

A drop in inpatient volumes is to blame for layoffs and position eliminations at multiple Franciscan Alliance locations in Northwest Indiana.

February 20, 2014 4:45 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Pizzas aid heart disease battle

SCHERERVILLE | Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this month, which is American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness about heart disease.

February 03, 2014 11:15 am
Report describes dangers of youth smoking

Report describes dangers of youth smoking

A new report on smoking estimates 151,000 Indiana youths will become smokers and die prematurely, a figure that translates into 9.5 percent of Hoosiers 17 and younger.

February 02, 2014 11:49 pm Photos


HEALTH CARE: Health care sector softened in 2013

HEALTH CARE: Health care sector softened in 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, continues to be the dominant variable in the health care industry, locally and nationwide.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast screenings Friday

CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will celebrate the expansion of its Breast Care Center services to include breast tomosynthesis 3D mammography with a screening day from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

January 28, 2014 12:05 am

Shoveling, frigid temps to blame for injuries

With the wind chill dipping well into negative digits and snow that continues to fall and drift, hospitals are seeing an influx of patients with weather-related injuries. 

January 27, 2014 5:45 pm
Physician honored for serving the needy as clinic volunteer

Physician honored for serving the needy as clinic volunteer

MUNSTER | Jovenel Cherenfant, M.D., a general surgery specialist, received the Catherine McAuley Clinic Gratitude Award recently from Franciscan St. Margaret Health President Thomas Gryzbek and Franciscan Healthcare Munster President Barbara Greene during a program at the Hammond campus.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Franciscan Alliance to offer insurance education sessions

HOBART | People in need of health insurance can learn what is available and how to enroll during free programs, sponsored by Franciscan Alliance, in January and February at Southlake Mall.

January 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Trauma center efforts advance

Trauma center efforts advance

At least three local hospitals are playing a role in the state's effort to make trauma care accessible for all Hoosiers.

January 15, 2014 11:37 pm Related

Judge nixes deadline for Franciscan to provide contraceptives to employees

A judge's order has blocked a federal mandate that would have required Franciscan Alliance to begin providing contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees free of charge starting Wednesday.

December 31, 2013 5:50 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Porter Regional Hospital has concierge services available

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Porter Regional Hospital offers concierge services to its patients and guests.

December 23, 2013 12:00 pm
Report shows health care's $31B impact on state

Report shows health care's $31B impact on state

Indiana hospitals and outpatient medical centers have a $31.3 billion economic impact, according to a report that examines the financial role of health care facilities in the state.

December 14, 2013 8:25 pm

WorkingWell, ExpressCare expanding in Porter Co.

WorkingWell and Franciscan Alliance ExpressCare will expand in Porter County in the new year.

December 09, 2013 8:48 am
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