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Bionic body parts: Smart parts create fully functioning replacements

Bionic body parts: Smart parts create fully functioning replacements

Albert DeRubertis, DO, new medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, offers a long history of providing inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient care. He is shown working with patient Aaron Gustafson.

August 11, 2014 4:33 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Nice guys can finish first

Leo Durocher managed the Cubs from 1966-72. However, it was in 1948 while managing the Brooklyn Dodgers, he is credited with having said, “Nice guys finish last.”

September 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Vickie Wipperman, MD, was recently named Medical Director of Indiana University Health Occupational Services of Northern Indiana. Wipperman assumed her new role earlier this month, and will provide further medical oversight to the program as well as assist in business development and client management. Just this January, IU Health Occupational Services acquired Wipperman Occupational Health—an independent occupational health clinic owned and operated by Dr. Wipperman, providing comprehensive occupational health and employee wellness programs to a wide range of employers located in South Bend and surrounding communities. Dr. Wipperman, who is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has 30 years of experience in healthcare with more than 24 of those years in occupational medicine. She graduated from the IU School of Medicine and later completed her residency in family practice at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before moving to South Bend. She worked in emergency medicine, serving as the medical director of a regional urgent care center. Years later, Dr. Wipperman implemented an occupational health program for a local hospital system. “Dr. Wipperman’s recent appointment only accents the consistent success of IU Health Occupational Services as we expand our range of resources for businesses,” said Mark Savage, director of the Northern Indiana region. “Her extensive experience and quality reputation greatly benefit our program and ultimately help make life easier for employers.” The Wipperman clinic is one of four convenient IU Health Occupational Services locations in Northern Indiana dedicated to the well-being of the community’s workforce. Roughly one year prior to the Wipperman acquisition, the Michigan City clinic relocated to a leading edge facility within an IU Health office complex right off of Interstate 94. Previously, IU Health Occupational Services expanded into Porter County with a Valparaiso location. “Recent growth with our clinics and on-site services has allowed IU Health Occupational Services to truly diversify the services we offer to partnering businesses,” Savage said. “The Wipperman clinic has specialized in working with many fire departments to provide annual medical surveillance and respiratory clearance exams in order to assure the continued health and safety of the firefighters. We look forward to Dr. Wipperman bringing this expertise to La Porte and Porter counties.” IU Health Occupational Services is the state’s largest integrated system of independently managed occupational health clinics. Northern Indiana includes four convenient locations: •         La Porte–Horizon Center, 311 Boyd Blvd. •         Michigan City–IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Ste. 400 •         South Bend–19567 Cleveland Rd. •         Valparaiso–1251 Eastport Centre Dr., Ste. B  Services to foster a safe and healthy work environment include: •         Workers’ compensation injury care •         DOT services •         Drug and alcohol testing •         Physicals and essential functions testing •         Surveillance testing •         X-ray •         Physical therapy •         Injury prevention/loss control services •         Customized corporate wellness packages •         On-site employee health clinics For more information or to set up an occupational health account in the Michigan City or South Bend area, contact Brian McKee at 219.561.3224 or bmckee@iuhealth.org. Employers in the remainder of La Porte County as well as all of Porter, Starke and Marshall counties may contact Daryle Keller at 219.405.4294 or dkeller@iuhealth.org. Headshot included.  ###   Neil Mangus Director of Marketing, La Porte and Starke Indiana University Health 219.325.4602 (office) | 574.514.9109 (cell) nmangus@iuhealth.org Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org

Vickie Wipperman, MD, was recently named Medical Director of Indiana University Health Occupational Services of Northern Indiana. Wipperman assumed her new role earlier this month, and will provide further medical oversight to the program as well as assist in business development and client management. Just this January, IU Health Occupational Services acquired Wipperman Occupational Health—an independent occupational health clinic owned and operated by Dr. Wipperman, providing comprehensive occupational health and employee wellness programs to a wide range of employers located in South Bend and surrounding communities. Dr. Wipperman, who is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has 30 years of experience in healthcare with more than 24 of those years in occupational medicine. She graduated from the IU School of Medicine and later completed her residency in family practice at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis before moving to South Bend. She worked in emergency medicine, serving as the medical director of a regional urgent care center. Years later, Dr. Wipperman implemented an occupational health program for a local hospital system. “Dr. Wipperman’s recent appointment only accents the consistent success of IU Health Occupational Services as we expand our range of resources for businesses,” said Mark Savage, director of the Northern Indiana region. “Her extensive experience and quality reputation greatly benefit our program and ultimately help make life easier for employers.” The Wipperman clinic is one of four convenient IU Health Occupational Services locations in Northern Indiana dedicated to the well-being of the community’s workforce. Roughly one year prior to the Wipperman acquisition, the Michigan City clinic relocated to a leading edge facility within an IU Health office complex right off of Interstate 94. Previously, IU Health Occupational Services expanded into Porter County with a Valparaiso location. “Recent growth with our clinics and on-site services has allowed IU Health Occupational Services to truly diversify the services we offer to partnering businesses,” Savage said. “The Wipperman clinic has specialized in working with many fire departments to provide annual medical surveillance and respiratory clearance exams in order to assure the continued health and safety of the firefighters. We look forward to Dr. Wipperman bringing this expertise to La Porte and Porter counties.” IU Health Occupational Services is the state’s largest integrated system of independently managed occupational health clinics. Northern Indiana includes four convenient locations: • La Porte–Horizon Center, 311 Boyd Blvd. • Michigan City–IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Ste. 400 • South Bend–19567 Cleveland Rd. • Valparaiso–1251 Eastport Centre Dr., Ste. B Services to foster a safe and healthy work environment include: • Workers’ compensation injury care • DOT services • Drug and alcohol testing • Physicals and essential functions testing • Surveillance testing • X-ray • Physical therapy • Injury prevention/loss control services • Customized corporate wellness packages • On-site employee health clinics For more information or to set up an occupational health account in the Michigan City or South Bend area, contact Brian McKee at 219.561.3224 or bmckee@iuhealth.org. Employers in the remainder of La Porte County as well as all of Porter, Starke and Marshall counties may contact Daryle Keller at 219.405.4294 or dkeller@iuhealth.org. Headshot included. ### Neil Mangus Director of Marketing, La Porte and Starke Indiana University Health 219.325.4602 (office) | 574.514.9109 (cell) nmangus@iuhealth.org Discover the strength at www.iuhealth.org

LA PORTE | Vickie Wipperman, MD, was recently named Medical Director of Indiana University Health Occupational Services of Northern Indiana.

March 19, 2013 8:27 pm
Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Diabetes' link to Alzheimer's - and how to avoid it

Currently, some researchers are hypothesizing that our lifestyles of saturated fats, too many sweets and overlarge portions of food may be one of the reasons why we’re seeing an explosion of Alzheimer's.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

Illinois sparking a refugee health care revolution

A movement spreading across Illinois is creating a health care revolution for refugees from countries including Burma, Bhutan and Iraq.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Making muscles smarter

Making muscles smarter

This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

What travelers need to know about the flu season this year

As flu season approaches, germs are spreading faster than holiday cheer. Traveling through a highly populated place, such as an airport, raises the risk of contracting the seasonal flu.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am

Portage approves new medical direction contract

PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week approved a change in who will be providing medical direction for emergency responders.

August 14, 2012 7:30 pm
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