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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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INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are urging Hoosiers to take steps to prevent illness while visiting events where pigs are exhibited following confirmation of a case of influenza in a resident with exposure to pigs.

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INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites as the state begins to see West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes.

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La PORTE – La Porte Hospital will host Senior Day at the Fair this year, with a variety of activities and entertainment during the 173rd annual La Porte County Fair. Programs are presented by HealthPorte – La Porte Hospital’s free, membership-based program for individuals ages 50 and older w…

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed the state’s first death related to a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious disease of the liver. The outbreak has caused nearly 4,000 illnesses in 10 states and resulted in multiple fatalities natio…

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La PORTE  — Leigh Morris, former Chairman of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, has been appointed Interim President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana (VNA of NWI), succeeding Ann O’Heir, who served in that role since 2015.

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Many Hoosiers are heavy. Indiana has one of the nation’s highest rates of adult obesity, ranking 40th. A significant share of our children are also overweight or obese – Indiana’s rate of overweight and obese children is higher than that of all of our neighbor states. According to the latest…

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SOUTH BEND — The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved naming the health sciences programs at IU South Bend as Vera Z. Dwyer Hall, in honor of the late wife of the founder of Michigan City-based Dwyer Instruments.

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La PORTE – Moms and parents-to-be may have a lot of questions about what it means to have a healthy pregnancy. Bethany Cluskey, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., an obstetrician and gynecologist with La Porte Physician Network Women’s Care, has answers, and is inviting the community to meet her personally f…

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