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The Hospitals of C Community Healthcare System® OMING UPCOMING PROGRAMS Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation? Get Screened for AFib FEBRUARY Tuesday, February 11; 9:30-11:30 am The WATCHMAN™ Alternative: Moving Beyond Blood Thinners Portage Township YMCA 3100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage Tuesday, February 4; 6-7:30 pm Wednesday, February 12; 9-11 am Community Stroke and Rehabilitation Center 10215 Broadway, Crown Point Hobart Family YMCA 601 W. 40th Place, Hobart Join members of the Advanced Heart & Vascular Institute team: Cardiologists Keith Atassi, MD, Anas Safadi, MD, and Kais Yehyawi, MD, and Electrophysiologist Samer Ajam, MD, as they discuss the WATCHMAN procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Patients with AFib are at an increased risk of stroke. The WATCHMAN device can be implanted in the heart to seal off the small appendage that increases the risk of clotting and stroke. This procedure can eliminate the need for blood thinners for many patients and help AFib patients return to their regular lifestyle and activities. This program is free but registration is required. Friday, February 14; 9-11 am Valparaiso Family YMCA 1201 Cumberland Crossing, Valparaiso St. Mary Medical Center is offering free AFib screenings at the Hobart, Portage and Valparaiso YMCAs. Each screening includes: one-minute fingertip EKG and AFib risk assessment. The Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center in Crown Point features a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit that includes therapy gyms and living skills space. The four-story, 129,000 squarefoot facility offers diagnostic imaging, lab services, immediate care, Women’s Diagnostic Center, physician practices and outpatient therapy areas. Immediate Care hours are Monday – Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Learn more at Those found to be at risk for AFib will be referred to a St. Mary Medical Center cardiologist for follow-up. No registration necessary. Free screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. High Resolution: New Year, New You! Thursday, February 6; 6:30-7:30 pm We Deliver St. Mary Medical Center 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., West Auditorium, Hobart Join Bariatric Specialist Michael Simpson, MD, for some helpful tips on how to turn that once-a-year promise to yourself into everyday habits that last. Find out about strategies for healthy eating and tips for approaching any diet and fitness routine with the right mindset for success. Also learn about medical options for those who need a little assistance in maintaining their resolution and achieving their health goals. Weight Loss Surgery…Is it Right for Me? In this seminar, you will learn about Northwest Indiana’s most comprehensive program for surgical and nonsurgical weight loss from our leading team of healthcare professionals. Call 219-703-2019 or to register. Preparing for the birth of a child is a unique life-changing experience. Expectant mothers want the best for their babies. That’s why a great place to start is the Family Birthing Centers of Community Healthcare System. As your baby’s birth approaches, Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, offer free childbirth classes and prenatal programs to help you feel empowered, well-prepared and confident. Free Labor and Breastfeeding Basics classes now also offered at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. Visit the Family Birthing Centers of Community Healthcare System online at or call 219-703-2020. Programs are FREE! Registration is required. To register, call 219-703-2024. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL • MUNSTER ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL • EAST CHICAGO ST. MARY MEDICAL CENTER • HOBART COMMUNITY STROKE & REHABILITATION CENTER • CROWN POINT

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