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Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Nurse Johanne Janke of Community Hospital Home Health Services, Munster, has been named the 2014 Home Care and Hospice Nurse from the State of Indiana by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Janke’s nomination at the state level recog…

October 20, 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
JOHN DAVIES: Center getting to ‘right’ in nursing care

JOHN DAVIES: Center getting to ‘right’ in nursing care

No, this is not about politics! It’s about doing the right thing for the right patient in the right way at the right time. It’s about doing it right and knowing what makes it right!

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

Nursing student received scholarships as she reinvents herself

At 49, Crown Point resident Nancy Smith continues to reinvent herself and is the recipient of two scholarships as a student at the University of St. Francis.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing career ahead for teen who counts her blessings

Nursing career ahead for teen who counts her blessings

Kelley Walsh’s career plans clicked into place when she witnessed a nurse in action, and as a result she will begin college studies this fall to become a nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Plan for future health care needs

We have been saying for some time now that the nation has a looming doctor shortage and that the Affordable Care Act will mean more patients.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
USF Crown Point hosts pinning ceremony for largest class

USF Crown Point hosts pinning ceremony for largest class

CROWN POINT | The University of St. Francis Crown Point held a pinning ceremony for its largest-ever class of graduating nurses May 6 at Crown Point High School.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Nursing students Erika Cervantes, of Portage, in background, and Erin Cowgill, of Wheatfield, prepare material Tuesday compiled from Valparaiso at Purdue University North Central. About 50 senior nursing students in the PNC community health nursing program presented their findings during an …

April 29, 2014 5:05 pm
Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Purdue University North Central Community Health nursing students organize certificates of completion for a health assessment project presented Tuesday.

April 29, 2014 5:06 pm
Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Purdue North Central nursing students presentation

Purdue University North Central Community Health nursing students present findings from a health assessments of 13 cities and towns in Northwest Indiana during an open house Tuesday at PNC.

April 29, 2014 5:05 pm
Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

Lori Postma, R.N., emergency preparedness and bioterrorism coordinator at Franciscan Healthcare Munster, will appear next week in an episode of the NBC-TV show "Chicago Fire," but that isn't her only claim to fame.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Honored teen is serious about pursuing a nursing career

Honored teen is serious about pursuing a nursing career

Paige Smith, 18, was recognized in February as a Junior Kiwanian by the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
Nursing assistant professor awarded tenure at PSC

Nursing assistant professor awarded tenure at PSC

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College recently announced that Assistant Professor Marcia Bulthuis met the college's expectations for tenure, including commitment to student success, collaboration with her peers, and dedication to the college's mission and core values. The announcement was …

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Program putting East Chicagoans to work

EAST CHICAGO | Sherrette Pearson cared for developmentally disabled patients for more than a decade, but didn't have the proper certification to continue to work as a nursing assistant when she came to Northwest Indiana to be closer to family.

July 12, 2013 2:35 pm Photos

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Community fair will highlight job training

About a dozen East Chicago residents are starting new careers as nursing assistants or semi-truck drivers, as a result of the Holistic Community Coalition's workforce development program.

July 09, 2013 4:15 pm
Nursing award winner lauded for compassionate care

Nursing award winner lauded for compassionate care

EAST CHICAGO - Describing St. Catherine Hospital’s choice for the 2013 Nursing Excellence Award, co-workers agree that Alanna Hunter-Parks is the picture of nursing excellence.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Nurse's heroism is a shot in the arm

MARC CHASE: Nurse's heroism is a shot in the arm

What if your job required you to be up to your elbows in bodily fluid, be defecated or urinated on by the drunken or otherwise psychologically compromised and occasionally punched, kicked, cussed at or called names?

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
USF Crown Point holds pinning ceremony for nursing grads

USF Crown Point holds pinning ceremony for nursing grads

CROWN POINT | The University of St. Francis Crown Point held a pinning ceremony recently at Crown Point High School for graduates of its Associate of Science in Nursing degree.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
A "nurse’s nurse" receives annual Nightingale Award

A "nurse’s nurse" receives annual Nightingale Award

Bernie Puplava, a 24-year endoscopy registered nurse at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point who has been in her profession for 44 years, was honored with the hospital’s annual 2013 Nightingale Award during National Nurses Week last month.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am
Mother, daughter getting double dose of doctorates

Mother, daughter getting double dose of doctorates

Nadine Burns and her daughter, Amie Burns-Scharnke, are taking the family's nursing tradition to the next level next week.

May 12, 2013 12:19 am Photos

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