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MC zoo director named to national board

            MICHIGAN CITY – Johnny P. Martinez, director of the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, has been appointed to a five-year term to the governing board of the Zoological Association of America.             Martinez, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha, and Matt Oldenburg, director of the Zoo of Acadia, La., were all named to …

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Purdue announces new supercomputer

            WEST LAFAYETTE – The new Rossmann supercomputer at Purdue University is among the most powerful high-performance computing systems in the world, according to TOP500 Supercomputer Sites.             The announcement was made this week at the SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans. The Rossmann supercomputer is 126th on the latest list. It is named after …

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Starke Memorial Hospital goes tobacco free

            KNOX – Starke Memorial Hospital has announced that its campus is now 100 percent tobacco free.             A public event to mark the announcement will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Golden Living Center in Knox has partnered with SMH and also will become 100 percent tobacco free.             “We encourage all community …

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Lakeshore Surgicare receives recognition

            LAPORTE – Lakeshore Surgicare, an affiliate of LaPorte Regional Health System, has been named the 2010 recipient of the APEX (Attributes for Patient Excellence) Quality Award.             The award is based on excellence in patient satisfaction and is gauged by patient feedback, interaction with clinic staff and the processes used by the clinic.             …

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New software to help hospice center

            SOUTH BEND – The Center for Hospice Care has named Cerner as its new software provider.             It was chosen because of its plans to help the center reduce paperwork, offer remote access to charts, accelerate third-party reimbursement and securely share information between providers.             Using Cerner software will allow CHC to partner with …

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Starke Hospital offers free mammograms

            KNOX – Starke Memorial Hospital is offering grant money to allow qualifying Starke County women to receive free mammograms.             The LaPorte Hospital Foundation received grants from two organizations in 2010 to offer free mammograms to the uninsured and low-income women in Starke County. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Northern Indiana Affiliate awarded …

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Porter Health awards contracts

            VALPARAISO – Porter Health system has announced the contractors that will be working on the next phase of its new hospital project at the corner of U.S. 6 and Indiana 49.             They are Acorn Fence of Hammond for fences and gates; Twin Oaks Landscaping of Oswego, Ill., for landscaping and irrigation; HWZ Contracting …

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LRHS hip replacement care grades high

            LAPORTE – Hip replacement care within LaPorte Regional Health System is among the top 15 percent in the nation for 2010 and 2011, according to HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization that evaluates patient care for 5,000 hospitals.             “On behalf of the organization I am pleased to accept this award for providing …

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South Shore CVA video receives award

            HAMMOND – The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has received a Gold MarCom Award for its video, “Built by Steel, Changed by Tourism.”             The video showcases the history of the South Shore CVA and the hospitality industry in Northwest Indiana. It was produced by the staff of the South Shore CVA and …

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IUN business school receives recognition

            GARY – The Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics has been named a Premier Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society.             To qualify, at least 85 percent of the students nominated for members in the society must accept lifetime membership.             “This award recognized the school’s efforts to ensure …

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