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Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Alex Safin, from left, Rick Uldricks and John Hudacin move a donated credenza from Franciscan Medical Specialists Sleep Lab in Munster to Gabriel's Horn shelter in Valparaiso.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Alex Safin, left, and John Hudacin make sure a mattress gets safely from Franciscan Medical Specialists Sleep Lab in Munster to Gabriel's Horn shelter in Valparaiso.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Kirti Ramnivas, M.D., left, receives the St. Luke Award for the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer campus from hospital president Tom Gryzbek.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Deepak Kadiyala, M.D., left, accepts the St. Luke Award for the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond campus from hospital president Tom Gryzbek.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Camp is a slam dunk for young diabetics

Camp is a slam dunk for young diabetics

Eric Minor, center, of the Chicago Bulls Training Academy and the lead instructor for the fourth annual Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp at Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness Schererville, provides instructions for proper layup techniques to some of the approximately 30…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Prayer Pals to offer comfort

Prayer Pals to offer comfort

Members of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point, and moderator Christine Miller (back row, fourth from right) recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Emergency Department, represented by nurses Tammy Kriste…

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteer donation to enhance services

Volunteer donation to enhance services

Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer and Hammond Volunteer Services President Deby Stevenson, right, presents hospital president Thomas Gryzbek with a $91,300 donation during an annual volunteers’ recognition luncheon at Teibel’s Restaurant in Schererville. Volunteers raise funds throughout t…

June 04, 2014 12:00 am
Mallwalkers learn to stay healthy

Mallwalkers learn to stay healthy

Jennifer Homan, right, trauma program coordinator for Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer and Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, helped Franciscanfit Mallwalkers participants test their balance with a number of exercises during Stepping Out: Limit Your Risk of Injuries, the March pro…

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point Community Foundation awards $55,000 in grants

Crown Point Community Foundation awards $55,000 in grants

Franciscan Alliance Foundation recently received a $5,000 grant to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy from the Crown Point Community Foundation, from left, Rob Dowling, from left, academy director; David Ruskowski, hospital president; Tony Engler…

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Clinic celebrates 1,500 days in new home

Clinic celebrates 1,500 days in new home

During a “1,500 Days of Inspiring Health through Patient Care at the new St. Clare Health Clinic” program held recently at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, Kevin Keough, left, a board member of Franciscan Alliance Foundation and the local chapter of the Friendly Sons of Erin, presente…

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
‘Baby Bottle Ministry’ pours out generosity

‘Baby Bottle Ministry’ pours out generosity

Sandy Lewis, center, a member of Holy Name of Jesus Christ Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, presents a $1,575 check to resident adviser Valorie Funchess, left, and Liz Guzman-Arredondo, right, manager of St. Monica Home, located on the campus of Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer. The donatio…

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Donate Life Month event tells of lives saved

Donate Life Month event tells of lives saved

Jean Miller, Emergency Department nursing manager, tells the story of her son, Landon, right, a vascular tissue recipient, during the annual Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point observance of National Donate Life Month.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am
Midwest Bariatric Institute hosts protein shake contest

Midwest Bariatric Institute hosts protein shake contest

First-place Protein-Palooza Cook-off winner Melissa Gronendyke, left, of Merrillville, receives her prize basket from Lori Granich, registered dietitian for the Midwest Bariatric Institute. Gronendyke's winning recipe was for a Butterfinger Protein Shake.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am
Nurse and firefighter a star on and away from the small screen

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

Shown on the set of the TV show "Chicago Fire" are, from left, firefighter Paul McKeague from the Lincoln Township Fire Department in Roselawn, Lori Postma, R.N., and firefighter Brian Velez from the Chicago Fire Department, a regular on the Chicago-based show.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Grant funds will help clear the air

Grant funds will help clear the air

Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer and Hammond, and Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, will share a $52,500 grant from a BP Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions program, in conjunction with a consortium of area environmental groups and South Shore Clean Cities Inc., to hel…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
Hess Scholarship awarded to paramedic

Hess Scholarship awarded to paramedic

The Hess Scholarship, named for the late Don Hess, longtime director of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point’s Emergency Medical Services Academy, was awarded for the second year during a recent graduation ceremony at the hospital for the latest class of paramedics. The $2,250 scholarsh…

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Hospital committee recognized as lifesaver

Hospital committee recognized as lifesaver

Carol Schuster, center, Franciscan Alliance regional chief nursing officer, accepts a Gift of Hope Lifesaving Partners Award on behalf of the Organ and Tissue Donation Committee Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, recognized by Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network for outstan…

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Physician honored for serving the needy as clinic volunteer

Physician honored for serving the needy as clinic volunteer

Jovenel Cherenfant, M.D., second from right, a general surgery specialist, accepts the 2013 Catherine McAuley Clinic Gratitude Award from Franciscan St. Margaret Health President Thomas Gryzbek during a program at the Hammond campus. Also shown are Franciscan Healthcare Munster President Bar…

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Bank weighs in for brothers

Bank weighs in for brothers

Justin Simmons, left front, and Alexander Simmons, get ready to use the new wheelchair accessible scale donated by Centier Bank to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago unit at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness Schererville. Also on hand for the donation are, back row from left, the bro…

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Organ donation advocate named “Lifesaving Partner”

Organ donation advocate named “Lifesaving Partner”

Linda Kraiko, right, Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond senior director of patient services, receives an Outstanding Achievement Award for her efforts on behalf of organ and tissue donation from Kevin Cmunt, Gift of Hope president and CEO, during a recent program.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Physician spreads the love

Physician spreads the love

St. Clare Clinic nurse practitioners Colleen Lustina, from left, Julie Mallers, also clinic manager, and Dorothea Doolin, accept a donation from Gus Galante, M.D.

January 09, 2014 12:00 am
Newest paramedics ready to report for duty

Newest paramedics ready to report for duty

The Emergency Medical Services Academy of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, which trains most paramedics who serve south Lake County communities as well as those from neighboring Porter and Jasper county communities, graduated its 20th class earlier this month during a program at th…

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Donation helps expectant moms

Donation helps expectant moms

Marti Ross, left, of St. John and Lake County's Epsilon chapter of Pi Sigma Phi sorority, recently presented a $1,200 check to Liz Guzman-Arredondo, manager of St. Monica Home on the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer campus in Dyer. The donation by the sorority, a longtime supporter, was m…

December 16, 2013 12:00 am
Rotary brings holiday happiness to families

Rotary brings holiday happiness to families

The Merrillville Rotary Club made Thanksgiving happier for 40 needy families by donating that number of turkeys to St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. Club members, at a meeting Nov. 20, raised nearly $400 to purchase 20 turkeys from a Strack and Van Til store in Crown Point, which provi…

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
Rotary brings holiday happiness to families

Rotary brings holiday happiness to families

St. Clare Clinic clients Lisa Davis, from left, and her son, Cameron, and Kyle Jackson, second from right, receive the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal from Merrillville Rotary Club board of directors member Jim Larsen, center, and Clinic Manager and nurse practitioner Julie Mallers.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
'Tis The Season For Stress?

'Tis The Season For Stress?

Managing Stress

November 22, 2013 12:46 pm
Hospitals Earn Chest Pain Center Accreditation, Reaccreditation

Hospitals Earn Chest Pain Center Accreditation, Reaccreditation

Chest Pain Centers

November 22, 2013 12:36 pm
Crown Point NICU Offers Brain-Saving Device for Newborns

Crown Point NICU Offers Brain-Saving Device for Newborns

Brain-Saving Device

November 22, 2013 12:26 pm
Franciscan Alliance Expands Lung Cancer Screening Program

Franciscan Alliance Expands Lung Cancer Screening Program

Lung CT Scans

November 22, 2013 12:07 pm
Auction will brighten Christmas for underprivileged

Auction will brighten Christmas for underprivileged

The seventh annual Christmas Wreath Silent Auction to benefit families served by St. Clare Health Clinic and its Prenatal Assistance program kicked continues through 9 a.m. Monday in the lobby of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St. Marielisa Lopez, hospital customer s…

November 15, 2013 12:00 am
Franciscan Alliance health clinics benefit from generosity

Franciscan Alliance health clinics benefit from generosity

Strack & Van Til food market President Dave Wilkinson, left, and Vice President Andy Raab, right, present a $5,000 donation to Tony Englert, Franciscan Alliance Foundation executive director, and Martha Kozub, Catherine McAuley Clinic manager, to assist the clinic’s efforts to serve unin…

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Sisters celebrate 150th anniversary

Sisters celebrate 150th anniversary

The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, based in Mishawaka, observed a 150th anniversary jubilee during a Mass and reception at St. Mary Church in Griffith on Oct. 27. At the reception, Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF, chair of the Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees, meets with th…

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Credit union donation benefits youth treatment

Credit union donation benefits youth treatment

United Federal Credit Union in Griffith recently donated $1,000 to the St. Francis Center of Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer, a 30-bed, adolescent residential treatment program for male and female youths 12 through 18. The program is designed to assist adolescents in developing skills to…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
New cross rises to replace fallen one

New cross rises to replace fallen one

The Rev. Anthony Janik, spiritual services director, blesses a new cross and garden area outside of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point during a recent ceremony on the Feast Day of St. Francis. Local Knights of Columbus members serve as an honor guard during the event.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Walking to fight heart disease

Walking to fight heart disease

Franciscan Alliance representatives were among hundreds of participants who turned out to support the war against cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, during an annual American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point recently. They are sho…

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Family Health Fair serves up screenings and information

Family Health Fair serves up screenings and information

A Family Health Fair last month at St. John the Evangelist Church attracted approximately 100 persons for health screenings, including blood pressure tests, pictured, provided by Franciscan Physician Network-St. John Health Center; and skin cancer screening offered courtesy of Tarun Kukreja,…

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
Family Health Fair serves up screenings and information

Family Health Fair serves up screenings and information

Timothy Mullally, D.O., left, of the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point at Franciscan Point Sports Medicine Institute, presents a "Concussion in Sports" program as part of a Family Health Fair sponsored by Franciscan Alliance at St. John Evangelist Church in St. John last month. Mulla…

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
Business and church donate to St. Monica Home residents

Business and church donate to St. Monica Home residents

St. Monica Home Resident Advisers Valorie Funchess, from left, and Ana Sanchez, accept St. Liborius Catholic Church donations from parishioner Jeanette Dargert, while St. Monica Manager Liz Guzman-Arredondo, thanks parishioner Kendra Duncan.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
Business and church donate to St. Monica Home residents

Business and church donate to St. Monica Home residents

St. Monica Manager Liz Guzman-Arredondo, from left, and Franciscan St. Margaret Health Nursing Director Suzanne Davidson receive baby needs from McColly representatives Sue Frank, Melissa Coduti and Maria McShane

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
Franciscan Healthcare - Munster: A Plan For The Future

Franciscan Healthcare - Munster: A Plan For The Future

Franciscan Healthcare - Munster: A Plan For The Future

September 17, 2013 3:58 pm
Hospital Heroes Among Those Honored For 'Miracle at Mount Baldy'

Hospital Heroes Among Those Honored For 'Miracle at Mount Baldy'

Hospital Heroes Among Those Honored For 'Miracle at Mount Baldy'

September 17, 2013 3:47 pm
Johnny's Miracle

Johnny's Miracle

Johnny's Miracle

September 17, 2013 3:36 pm
Lung Cancer Screenings Can Help Save Lives

Lung Cancer Screenings Can Help Save Lives

Lung CT Scans

September 17, 2013 3:05 pm
Celebrity chef serves to inspire arthritis patients

Celebrity chef serves to inspire arthritis patients

Besides his renowned Spanish cuisine, Seamus Mullen, who has gained acclaim as one of the nation’s leading chefs, dished up encouragement for about 60 audience members and fellow rheumatoid arthritis sufferers during a recent program at Franciscan Medical Specialists’ Munster location. His d…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Running to stay healthy

Running to stay healthy

Michael Szczepanski, foreground, and Jake Baranowski, both of Highland, were first- and second-place male finishers, respectively, in a 5K race that was part of a recent Family Health/Cancer Awareness Day. The race began near downtown Chesterton and ended at Indiana Dunes State Park, where a…

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
Children buy groceries for St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry

Children buy groceries for St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry

Emma Riffle, 9, from left, holding Troy Lux, 1, organized a fundraising effort for the St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry after deciding she wanted to help those in need. She was assisted by A.J. Lux, 8, and Jack Lux, 5, while Stella Riffle, 10 months, seated with clinic volunteer coordinat…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
Simulation dolls help prepare nurses for emergencies

Simulation dolls help prepare nurses for emergencies

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurses Angel Chapman, from left, Lynn Krysinski and Katie Joseforsky treat Hal during an obstetrics training session at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
Simulation dolls help prepare nurses for emergencies

Simulation dolls help prepare nurses for emergencies

Nurses Gladys McPheron and Laurie Howard minister to simulation doll Noelle during a training session at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point. All of the Obstetrics and NICU units' approximately 100 nurses are receiving the training.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am
Hospital donates AED to youth football league

Hospital donates AED to youth football league

Tri Town Raiders youth, front row from left, Ricardo Guerrero Jr., Megan Ozsust and Brandon Ozsust, check out the league's new AED along with, back row from left, Raiders coach Ricardo Guerrero, St. John police officer and Raiders coach Dave Ozsust, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Emergency Me…

June 21, 2013 12:00 am
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Bernie Puplava, left, a registered nurse at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, receives congratulations from Carol Schuster, Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region chief nursing officer, shortly after receiving the hospital’s annual 2013 Nightingale Award.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am
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