From 2015 to 2019, health care and social assistance was the fastest-growing sector in Northwest Indiana in terms of employment. It created 2,654 new jobs or about half of all new jobs added in the Region during that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In recent weeks donations by volunteers and other support have been plentiful during the pandemic.
Franciscan Health is participating in a national study spearheaded by the Mayo Clinic to investigate the effectiveness of convalescent plasma in treating patients infected with COVID-19.
As the number of reported coronavirus cases continues rising, waves of resources have poured in from people and businesses eager to help frontline workers aiding those affected by the pandemic.
There has been no shortage of support for health care workers and service organizations assisting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the number of cases of COVID-19 increasing, Indiana officials and many organizations are taking steps to slow further spread of the virus.
The Dyer-based Flamini Foundation recently donated 50 of its signature comfort bags, filled with an assortment of personal items including toys and blankets, to Franciscan Health.
Dr. Sylvia Monagan of Munster, and her daughter, Tabetha Monagan of East Chicago are the newest volunteers for Franciscan Health Hammond’s Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) organization.
Bowling fans and supporters of the Catherine McAuley Clinic in Hammond gave the volunteer medical facility a financial boost.
Franciscan Alliance announced Feb. 14 its board of directors approved repurposing its former Michigan City hospital site to house an assortment of services.