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La PORTE — If you feel a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, or have blood in your urine, you may have a kidney stone – a condition that is common and on the rise. But left untreated, kidney stones can cause serious complications in addition to severe pain.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health’s Northwest Indiana hospitals have been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for “demonstrated expertise and commitment” in treating patients with chest pain.

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MISHAWAKA — Franciscan Accountable Care Organization Inc. – a statewide care coordination initiative of Franciscan Health – earned high marks in 2019 for its performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services audit.

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CHICAGO – Northwestern Medicine recently marked the five-year anniversary of the health system’s lung transplant program and a La Porte man was one of those with reason to celebrate. Since launching the program in 2014, nearly 100 patients have received lung transplants at Northwestern Memor…

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MICHIGAN CITY — In a person’s most painful moments, forensic nurses are a source of comfort, not only treating victims of violence, abuse and trauma, but giving them a voice.

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La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 32 students with scholarships totaling $68,500 at a scholarship reception on June 4.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Physician Network has welcomed new doctors to health centers in Michigan City and La Porte. Kayla Nebalsick, DO, will provide expert care for women at Legacy Hills Health Center in LaPorte; and Dr. David Maldonado, DO, will practice family medicine at Coolspring He…

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According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 10.5 out of 100,000 adults will develop oral cancer. Yet people might not recognize the symptoms until the cancer is discovered on a routine visit to their dentist or healthcare provider.

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La PORTE – Franciscan Alliance and Beacon Healthcare System representatives gathered for a blessing and groundbreaking celebration of their new joint project on Friday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – In a Legacy Center filled with health care workers providing flu shots and vaccinations, vendors offering nutrititious food samples, and professionals discussing Medicare and other health-related issues, a little dog stole the show.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Scott Gogulski, D.O., a new primary care doctor in Michigan City, comes from a family of healthcare providers. That exposure, plus his desire to help people, led him to a career in family medicine. Gogulski is accepting new patients at La Porte Physician Network Primary Care …

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PNW's College of Nursing earns national recognition

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