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GUEST COMMENTARY: Honor nurses this week and beyond

GUEST COMMENTARY: Honor nurses this week and beyond

At some point in our lives, nearly every one of us will come into contact with the health care system — whether we’re rushing to the emergency room, getting a routine physical or seeking advice for a persistent cold. And no matter the setting, virtually all of these encounters will have one …

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Together, we have power to change lives

GUEST COMMENTARY: Together, we have power to change lives

When we moved to Northwest Indiana in 2006, we received an unbelievably warm welcome. This community has become our home, and now by working with the Porter County United Way, we hope we can give back to a community that has been so gracious to us.

December 20, 2011 12:00 am

We're all doing our part to keep our community healthy

As we count down the days to our ceremonial groundbreaking event on July 21, I'm filled with optimism -- not just about Porter's new world class replacement hospital taking shape but also about the many positive things happening throughout Northwest Indiana. It's so encouraging to see invest…

July 18, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Good reason for attention to heart health

February is all about hearts. Not only do we share our hearts today, Valentine's Day, with someone we care for -- but the entire month is dedicated to our hearts ... American Heart Month, Go Red Day for Heart, National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, and the list goes on.

February 14, 2010 12:00 am

Porter hospital supports Smokeout by going smoke-free

During the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19, 2009, Porter Health System announced that all of its facilities, including grounds and parking lots, will become totally tobacco-free beginning June 1, 2010. This coincides with the World Health Organization's "World No Tobacco Day" on May 31, 2…

November 22, 2009 12:00 am

Pamper Mom, the ultimate health care provider

Today we celebrate mothers everywhere and pause to thank moms for all they do. Because the truth is that moms make it all happen.

May 10, 2009 12:00 am

Mental health coverage needs expansion

As the nation prepares to begin a long-awaited and necessary discussion on the need for reforming health care to provide coverage for an estimated 47 million Americans who have no health insurance, I am hopeful that a debate to expand coverage for mental health services will be part of the c…

November 09, 2008 12:00 am
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