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Trauma Center

Chesterton woman overcomes traumatic accident to help others

CHESTERTON | Sara Franiak has heard every cliche in the book.

July 06, 2014 10:00 pm
New mobile hospital to take off at air show

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

GARY | Northwest Indiana has expanded its emergency response capabilities by bringing on a fully equipped trailer dubbed a mobile hospital.

June 20, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lowell woman, 48, dies from injuries in Crown Point crash

CROWN POINT | A Lowell woman died at a Chicago-area trauma center Sunday afternoon following a head-on-collision in Crown Point, officials said.

June 16, 2014 6:17 pm

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
Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

HEBRON | The driver of a vehicle reported stolen out of DeMotte was transported by medical helicopter to an area trauma center early Wednesday after crashing the vehicle near Hebron.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Two employees shot at E.C. store

EAST CHICAGO | Two employees of a small East Chicago grocery store were shot Tuesday night after an altercation at the business, police said.

April 30, 2014 6:35 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
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
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

As we begin 2014, we will all experience changes in our health care due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. All areas of health care will strive for an increased focus on preventative care as well as outcome based medicine. EMS and pre-hospital care will be experiencing some dr…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

It shouldn't take so long to develop trauma centers

Almost 10 months after the proposal for trauma centers to be located within a 15-minute transport time, there is a six-month wait to implement an Indiana legislative directive to determine the need for such facilities in Northwest Indiana.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

RDA to determine need for trauma center, academic medical

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has started to accept proposals from contractors who want to prepare feasibility studies gauging the need for a trauma center and academic medical center in Northwest Indiana. 

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Officials prepare to discuss trauma center in Gary

Officials from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority are preparing to address a legislative directive to study the feasibility of a trauma center and an academic medical center in Northwest Indiana.

June 12, 2013 6:30 pm
East Chicago man airlifted after crash on Cline Avenue

East Chicago man airlifted after crash on Cline Avenue

LAKE COUNTY | An East Chicago man was airlifted to a Chicago-area trauma center after crashing into the back of a semitrailer early Saturday on Cline Avenue near the Borman Expressway.

June 08, 2013 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County legislation does much, but not all

Senate Bill 585 brings some necessary reforms to Lake County -- changing the makeup of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; requiring studies of the need for a trauma center, an academic medical center and a new port in Gary; and more. Left undone is the income tax necessary to …

April 30, 2013 12:00 am
Methodist Hospitals to unveil 2013 plans

Methodist Hospitals to unveil 2013 plans

Methodist Hospitals will host its 2013 state of the organization address on Friday. Hospital officials are expected to review the company's 2012 accomplishments and announce plans for 2013. 

April 03, 2013 2:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Northwest Indiana needs Senate Bill 585

Senate Bill 585 has many valuable provisions for Lake County and Northwest Indiana. It must become law.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Gary has right to complain this time

RICH JAMES: Gary has right to complain this time

I used to think Gary cried “wolf” at the drop of a hat.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
Trauma transports can tie up first responders

Trauma transports can tie up first responders

HAMMOND | Safety officials say a state rule regarding trauma patient care is taking police and paramedics off the streets for hours at a time, illustrating the need for a local trauma center.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Northwest Indiana's legislative agenda for 2013

As the Indiana General Assembly begins its session on Monday, Northwest Indiana's residents — and, of course, their legislative delegation — should push for this agenda:

January 06, 2013 12:00 am Related
Trauma center need remains top issue

Trauma center need remains top issue

State health officials want to arm hospitals with resources to help them care for the most seriously injured patients.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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