MICHIGAN CITY — If you saw all the law enforcement vehicles from multiple jurisdictions around 4th and Franklin streets in Michigan City last week, you might’ve thought there was a SWAT call or hostage situation going on.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City in December performed the first patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure procedure in the hospital’s history, thanks to the addition of a new interventional cardiologist to the Franciscan Physician Network, according to a statement from the hospital.
MICHIGAN CITY — A new program offered by Franciscan Health Michigan City aims to provide a multidisciplinary approach with faster diagnosis and treatment for patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — The Berrien County Health Department is raising awareness about the increase of overdoses involving xylazine, a powerful veterinary sedative that is not approved for human use.
INDIANAPOLIS — With a blast of snow and Arctic air forecast for this week, the American Heart Association urges caution when picking up that shovel or even starting the snowblower. Research shows many people face an increased risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.
La PORTE — Healthy Communities of La Porte County has announced that it supports the news that Indiana’s JUUL settlement funds are intended to be used in support of youth vaping prevention, education, harm reduction and mitigation efforts.
VALPARAISO — HealthLinc has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to support a Food as Medicine program to promote the health of its patients.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health and hospital officials are encouraging eligible Hoosiers to get vaccinated against influenza as soon as possible, as high levels of transmission are significantly impacting hospitals across the state.
INDIANAPOLIS — Franciscan Health Michigan City was among five Franciscan hospitals to be recognized by the Indiana Hospital Association for its commitment to infant and maternal health through the INspire Hospital of Distinction recognition program.
MICHIGAN CITY — High-ability students from three Michigan City elementary schools hosted a health fair at Knapp Elementary on Thursday to stress the importance of and destigmatizing of mental health in schools.
MICHIGAN CITY — HealthLinc has invested $15 million into a new Michigan City clinic, part of partnership with Ivy Tech Community College to assist low-income residents and provide a resource for healthcare students.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health’s Northern Indiana hospitals collected more than 17,000 diapers to support families battling diaper insecurity during the sixth annual Diaper Drive in October.
VALPARAISO — Porter-Starke Services, a not-for-profit community mental health center with offices in Valparaiso, La Porte, Knox, Portage, Gary and Hebron, has been awarded multiple grants to expand access to behavioral healthcare services.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics in La Porte County in partnership with Beacon Health through year’s end.
La PORTE — Healthcare Foundation of La Porte has announced that 46 grants totaling $1,678,820 have been awarded in cycle two of 2022.
La PORTE — An unintended side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the widespread use of masks – is being noted by audiologists and hearing specialists: More people are realizing they have hearing loss.
MERRILLVILLE — Franciscan Health recently announced $450,000 in funding for community health improvement projects through its Social Impact Partnership Program.
La PORTE — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in response to its growing prevalence, Northwest Health-La Porte and Starke are encouraging residents to schedule a low dose CT lung cancer screening.
MICHIGAN CITY — When Tom Swedenberg learned he was pre-diabetic, he wanted to be proactive, not only for himself, but for his family.
MICHIGAN CITY — More than 100 participants of all ages turned out this year for an annual walk in Michigan City, aimed at educating people about breast cancer.
La PORTE — The Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Northwest Health-La Porte.
La PORTE — As part of its tobacco prevention and cessation work, Healthy Communities of La Porte County was tasked this past spring with performing a point-of-sale audit of 116 retailers that sell tobacco products around the county.
CHICAGO — RUSH and Franciscan Alliance are partnering to jointly develop and provide clinical services to improve the availability of health care to patients in Northwest Indiana.
MICHIGAN CITY — To help ensure that all 5,000 of its students are up-to-date on required immunizations, Michigan City Area Schools will hold a “Super Saturday” vaccine catch-up event.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City behavioral health professionals are urging people to talk to those potentially in crisis and to utilize available resources in an effort to help prevent suicides.
INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations has partnered with Crisis Text Line to encourage mental health support for teens across the country.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic aimed at increasing education and vaccination rates in underserved communities.
MICHIGAN CITY — A beloved Michigan City nurse who was taken “too soon” would be pleased to see her legacy living on through scholarships to future operating room nurses, according to former co-workers.
MISHAWAKA — Franciscan Health is one of the places the victims of violence are taken to recover, but now, the hospital is joining a collaboration to try to stop that violence before it occurs.
La PORTE — Northwest Health is opening registration for its Diabetes Prevention Program, developed by the CDC in partnership with organizations including Northwest Health with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and other dementias by participating in the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
MICHIGAN CITY — A Franciscan Health infectious disease physician is urging patients who test positive for COVID-19 to ask their healthcare providers if antiviral medications are right for them – immediately upon diagnosis.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health Michigan City’s new scholarship fund is meant to honor former members of the medical profession by assisting those just getting started in the field.
ITASCA, Ill. — Minorities continue to make up nearly six out of every 10 people waiting for life-saving organs in the U.S., but only three in 10 are registered organ, eye and tissue donors, according to the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.
MICHIGAN CITY — Lactation consultants at Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Family Birth Center have tripled the percentage of mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding their infants in just one year, representatives said.
MICHIGAN CITY — Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and related conditions can now receive care at a nationally accredited program in the Michigan City area.
MICHIGAN CITY — Local health experts will be going to church in the coming weeks to preach a different kind of message – the danger of diabetes in minority populations.
GARY — The people with you 24/7 in a hospital are nurses, who are relied upon for both compassion and competency, according to a statement from Franciscan Health.
La PORTE — To increase awareness of a new procedure that helps eliminate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Northwest Health will present “Got GERD? Turn down the Heat on Heartburn” at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
MICHIGAN CITY — Two separate state grants to Franciscan Health will allow the hospital group to continue or start health programs, including two in Michigan City – one to assist victims of domestic violence, and two to address cardiovascular health in the Black community.
INDIANAPOLIS — Three agencies that serve La Porte County recently received a funding boost through a new state grant program aimed at tacking public health challenges.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be starting a new caregiver support group in Michigan City this month.
MICHIGAN CITY — In just a year since Franciscan Health’s Family Birth Centers introduced patients to the YoMingo pregnancy app, about 1,100 new moms and moms-to-be have benefited from the free online tool’s information and support.
La PORTE — The childbirth teams at Northwest Health hospitals in La Porte and Porter County are now using an artificial intelligence-based maternal-fetal early warning system to enhance patient safety during labor and delivery.
MICHIGAN CITY — Three Franciscan Health health hospitals, including Michigan City, have earned national accreditation from the Commission on Cancer.
La PORTE — Sparked by a national shortage of nurses and other clinicians, Northwest Health is planning to train more employees to become nurses, nursing assistants and other clinical professionals.
MICHIGAN CITY — Health-conscious residents are invited to put on their walking shoes for a weekly dose of health information and exercise, as Franciscan Health’s Walk With A Doc program returns to Michigan City.