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Local nurses open hospice company

VALPARAISO | Two local nurses with ties to the Northwest Indiana health care community have opened Dunes Hospice LLC.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Q&A: John Gorski, COO Community Healthcare System

Q&A: John Gorski, COO Community Healthcare System

1. What are the great strengths of your healthcare system?

August 23, 2014 4:30 pm
Trend in health care focuses on the home

Trend in health care focuses on the home

Parts of the Affordable Care Act focus on keeping people out of hospitals as a way to cut costs and to focus on patient care. That shift is putting more emphasis on areas like home-based care and transitional care.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Hospice Artisan Donna Gross and Hushkins Doll Display

Hospice Artisan Donna Gross and Hushkins Doll Display

Hospice Artisan Donna Gross surveys a display of Hushkins Dolls at a Friends of Hospice event. This year's event is Nov. 9 at Cloister in the Woods in Munster, with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of the Calumet Area.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Family touched by hospice shares hope

Family touched by hospice shares hope

CHESTERTON | It began 30 years ago with 22 terminally ill patients and their families.

June 08, 2013 5:47 pm Photos

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Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

Central Park Plaza to host Shakespeare, Lazer Ball among varied 2013 events

VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.

April 06, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Former NFL legend, Gary native Alex Karras in declining health

Former NFL legend, Gary native Alex Karras in declining health

Gary native Alex Karras, who played for the struggling Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1970, is currently in hospice care at his home in Hollywood Hills, Calif., nephew Jeff Karras said Monday night.

October 08, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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Former flight instructor flies again

Former flight instructor flies again

Kim McCaslin, a nurse with Passages hospice, and her patient Leonard Ihrke are seen outside Amberwood Care Center in Rockford, Ill. McCaslin arranged for Ihrke, a former flight instructor, to go up in a plane over Chicago and Lake Geneva, Wis.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Palliative care is gaining traction

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Palliative care is gaining traction

A comprehensive, more compassionate approach to caring for patients with serious or life-threatening illnesses -- known as palliative care -- is gaining traction.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Hospice marks 30-year anniversary

Hospice marks 30-year anniversary

The Hospice of Calumet Area celebrated its 30th anniversary with a black-tie gala Saturday at Avalon Manor.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am
Hospice marks 30-year anniversary

Hospice marks 30-year anniversary

HOBART | When Hospice of the Calumet Area was created in 1981, the board of directors voted to recognize what would be the organization's "core value" and mission: "No one will be denied care because of an inability to pay for services."

August 07, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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VIDEO: Hospice Pet Therapy

VIDEO: Hospice Pet Therapy

Valparaiso resident Jim Wise and his three-legged dog Kalaber visit hospice patients.

July 23, 2011 12:00 am
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Kalaber is an Australian shepherd who is brought to visit hospice patients by his owner, Jim Wise, of Valparaiso.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Volunteer Jim Wise, of Valparaiso, and his dog, Kalaber, prepare to visit hospice patients at the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County hospice center.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Volunteer Jim Wise and his dog, Kalaber, visit hospice patient Bill Isakson. Wise became involved in pet therapy to help bring a little joy to the patients.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Jim Wise and his dog Kalaber prepare to visit hospice patients in Valparaiso.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Hospice patient Bill Isakson pets Kalaber, a pet therapy dog, at the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Center in Valparaiso. Kalaber's owner, Jim Wise, brings the dog to the center about once a week to visit patients.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
Dog visits hospice patients

Dog visits hospice patients

Volunteer Jim Wise, left, and his dog, Kalaber, visit hospice patient Bill Isakson at the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County hospice center in Valparaiso.

July 21, 2011 3:45 pm
New VNA leader looks to build on legacy and adapt to challenges

New VNA leader looks to build on legacy and adapt to challenges

VALPARAISO | A new leader has taken the reins at the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County after its founder stepped down following more than 40 years of service.

July 06, 2011 6:00 pm
Song and a prayer

Song and a prayer

Visiting Nurse Association volunteer Judy Bornstein, left, sings to Life Care Center resident Ruth Dommer.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am
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