Top 10 Health Articles from NWIndianaLife in 2018 - December 18, 2018

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Written by Allison Tunstall

We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from NWIndianaLife in 2018!

Love Motivates Caretakers and Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter

“Love is the reason that caregivers support family members with Alzheimer’s disease,” Natalie Sutton said.

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A Difference in Care Leads Employees to Prosper at Residences at Deer Creek

Different. That’s the word staff at Residences at Deer Creek use to describe working at the care facility. From level of care to the team atmosphere, Residences at Deer Creek showcases a plethora of positive traits that have led many CNAs, nurses, and more to remain with the Residences team for many years.

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Lincolnshire Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center’s Crystal Daniels Keeps Residents Smiling

The happiest residents in senior care facilities are the ones who are active, engaged, and social. As Activities Director for Lincolnshire Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Crystal Daniels makes it her primary goal to keep her residents smiling.

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Franciscan Health Opens First Hobart ExpressCare and WorkingWell

On Thursday, Hobart celebrated and welcomed the new Franciscan ExpressCare and Franciscan WorkingWell in their community with a blessing, an open house, and a ribbon cutting. This marks Franciscan Health’s first presence in the Hobart region, which is a huge step forward for the community. The Franciscan team have been working hard and rapidly to get the Urgent Care and Occupational Health facility up and running. They have evaluated that the opening of this facility is spot on with the market and just in time to provide for the ever changing needs of the area.

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Patients and Partners Speak of Compassionate Care at Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital consistently provides excellent care for their patients. Perhaps none know this better than those who have experienced their care and those who partner with them throughout the year.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s New Munster Dialysis Center Showcases New Standard for Renal Care

Many dialysis patients spend three or more hours three times a week at a dialysis center getting essential, lifesaving treatment. For these patients, little is more important than than a modern, comfortable facility with friendly and trustworthy staff. On July 31, the American Renal Associates and Northwest Indiana Nephrology opened their brand new, large-scale dialysis center to the public for an open house to showcase a new standard in the region for renal care.

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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week 2018 with Ceremony

On Thursday afternoon, Porter Regional Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week by hosting a ceremony to honor the nurses and supporting staff that interact and care for their patients each day.

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A Residential Clinical Services Employee Spotlight: Ashlee Oliver

Since January of 2015, Ashlee Oliver has been the Director of Nursing for Residential Clinical Services. With an attitude that manages to fuse pragmatic efficiency with genuine compassion, Ashlee Oliver is the perfect example of an RCS team member.

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Community Healthcare Systems 13th Annual Hearts of Hope spreads Awareness

St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart hosted the 13th annual Hearts of Hope program on Thursday as part of its effort to combat a major illness that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year: heart disease. Hearts of Hope is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and also to raise funds in support of cardiovascular research at Community Healthcare System. St. Mary Medical Center is one of three hospitals in the Northwest Indiana-based healthcare system.

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Marram Health Centers Promote Less Stress in 2018

Stress is a proven problem in our society. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2015 78% of adults reported experiencing at least one symptom of stress. This is up by 3% from the previous year’s report, and is likely to rise again in coming years. Taking time to care for themselves is something many overlook in favor of caring for children, family, and other necessary tasks.

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