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HealthLinc/St. Catherine Partnership serves Uninsured East Chicago Residents

EAST CHICAGO | HealthLinc, a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC), has received funding to open a clinic on Saturday, June 1 at 100 W. Chicago Ave. In partnership with St. Catherine Hospital, they will provide primary healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured residents of East Chicago…

April 23, 2013 3:42 pm
Briar Fest raises $16,494 for Cancer Resource Centre

Briar Fest raises $16,494 for Cancer Resource Centre

MUNSTER | After another successful Briar Fest this past July, event organizers have presented a $16,494 check to the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. This is the sixth year for the annual Briar Fest fundraiser. The neighborhood festival was established as a meaningful way for residents to …

February 06, 2013 10:44 am
Healthgrades recognizes St. Catherine Team for Excellence in ER care

Healthgrades recognizes St. Catherine Team for Excellence in ER care

EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital’s emergency medicine care ranks among the top 5 percent of all hospitals in the nation, according to a recent study released by Healthgrades. St. Catherine Hospital is one of only 263 hospitals across the country to become a recipient of the 2012 Healthg…

December 12, 2012 1:41 pm
Pink and lavender lights glow with hope of a cancer-free future

Pink and lavender lights glow with hope of a cancer-free future

MUNSTER | Hessville resident Nancy McCooley remains devoted to her sisters – Alma “Dell” Hale and Kathryn “Katie” Girton – and once wore a pink shirt with the word “Sisters” emblazoned across the front to prove it. McCooley honors that special bond she had with Dell who succumbed to breast c…

December 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Calumet Harley hosts ride on behalf of Community Cancer Research

Calumet Harley hosts ride on behalf of Community Cancer Research

MUNSTER | Calumet Harley-Davidson staff invite all bikers to ride with the local HOG Chapter to help raise money for the Community Cancer Research Foundation. “Save Second Base” Ride and Oktoberfest fund-raiser is set for Saturday, Oct. 13 at the dealership, 10350 Calumet Avenue, Munster.

September 18, 2012 3:48 pm
Quilt is Labor of Love and Cancer Resource Centre Fundraiser

Quilt is Labor of Love and Cancer Resource Centre Fundraiser

MUNSTER | For the past five years, Mary Lou Miller-Ryan has walked as part a team to help raise funding for cancer patients and their family members. This year, she wanted to step up her contribution and offer comfort, too, in the form of a beautiful, heirloom quilt. Proceeds from the quilt …

August 16, 2012 2:51 pm
St. Catherine celebrates nurses and top caregiver during national nurses week

St. Catherine celebrates nurses and top caregiver during national nurses week

EAST CHICAGO | In describing St. Catherine Hospital’s choice for the 2012 Nursing Excellence Award, co-workers are all in agreement: Ana Bran-Guzman is the picture of nursing excellence. The award was presented at a special Nursing Excellence Tea on May 9 during National Nurses Week.

May 14, 2012 11:25 am

Integrative medicine approaches to achieve optimal health offered by Community Healthcare System

VALPARAISO/MUNSTER - How to stay well and feel your best is the focus of a free educational program offered through the Community Healthcare System. Specialists at Community Healthcare System will discuss how integrative medicine is being used to help individuals relieve stress and fatigue, …

April 04, 2012 4:03 pm
Community Hospital First in State to perform Single-incision procedure with Da Vinci technology

Community Hospital First in State to perform Single-incision procedure with Da Vinci technology

MUNSTER | With the aid of advanced robotic technology, Community Hospital in Munster has become the first hospital in the state of Indiana as of Friday, March 16, 2012 to perform single-incision surgery to remove the gallbladder of a patient. There are only a few select hospitals in the nati…

March 27, 2012 5:16 pm
Comedy takes center stage at CVPA starting tonight

Comedy takes center stage at CVPA starting tonight

MUNSTER | Get over those winter doldrums by planning a night out this January and February for Comedy Nights at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA). A buffet dinner and night of laughs is just the ticket to treat cabin fever.

January 17, 2012 2:45 pm
Hospital Librarian to serve on National Advisory Committee

Hospital Librarian to serve on National Advisory Committee

MUNSTER | Community Hospital Medical Librarian Joan V. Zivich is one of three librarians chosen to be part of the Project Advisory Committee for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Other recently appointed librarian members are Michele Spatz of Pl…

December 22, 2011 3:59 pm
Care is in the bags at Cancer Resource Centre

Care is in the bags at Cancer Resource Centre

MUNSTER | With each cancer diagnosis, a journey begins. Friends of the Cancer Resource Centre recently packed bags with items cancer patients can use for that journey. The Cancer Resource Centre in Munster is a place where individuals fighting cancer can go after a diagnosis and find free se…

December 12, 2011 2:45 pm
Community Hospital Offers MRI Services in Crown Point

Community Hospital Offers MRI Services in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Community Hospital has partnered with Alliance Imaging to offer another convenient location for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services.

November 16, 2011 10:37 am
Thousands Romp 'N Roll for Cancer Resource Centre

Thousands Romp 'N Roll for Cancer Resource Centre

MUNSTER | More than $140,000 was raised for the Cancer Resource Centre as thousands turned out on a beautiful fall day at Munster High School football field to Romp & Roll.

November 08, 2011 4:48 pm
Calumet Harley Riders hit the streets on behalf of Cancer Research Foundation

Calumet Harley Riders hit the streets on behalf of Cancer Research Foundation

MUNSTER | Calumet Harley-Davidson invites all bikers to a "Save Second Base" Ride and Oktoberfest fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the dealership, 10350 Calumet Avenue in Munster.

October 05, 2011 3:17 pm
Illiana Heating, Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic join forces against Breast Cancer

Illiana Heating, Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic join forces against Breast Cancer

ST. JOHN | October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects many of our loved ones including two-year breast cancer survivor Shelley DeYoung, who is the customer service representative at Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in St. John.

October 03, 2011 1:55 pm
Community Cancer Research Foundation presents Comedienne Diana Jordan

Community Cancer Research Foundation presents Comedienne Diana Jordan

MUNSTER | Called "one of the funniest people on the planet" by Oprah Winfrey, veteran stand-up comedienne Diana Jordan is the headliner at this year's free annual Fall Cancer Symposium. "An Evening of Hope and Laughter" is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Centre for Vi…

September 23, 2011 12:51 pm
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