Regional health care systems and providers encourage patients to wear latest technology to improve health in ways that weren’t possible a few years ago.
Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry will be able to provide additional assistance through its food pantry thanks to a $1,500 donation from the Merrillville Rotary Club.
Franciscan Health Crown Point recently was designated an Obstetric Level of Care III and Neonatal Level of Care III site by the state of Indiana.
The upgraded and expanded Franciscan Beacon Hospital in La Porte is on track for construction to be finished by early 2020.
Nurse Rose Flinchum was named Diabetes Educator of the Year for 2019 by the Indiana Coordinating Body of the American Diabetes Association.
Robert “Bob” Krumwied, president and CEO of Merrillville-based Regional Health Systems Mental Health Center, will retire at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Bill Trowbridge, president and CEO of Paladin, a Michigan City-based organization that assists people with disabilities.
Community Hospital in Munster now is designated as a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Level III Obstetrical Service site under the Indiana State Department of Health’s, new levels-of-care rating system.
Efforts by Franciscan Health to streamline care delivery and improve patient outcomes yielded $14.4 million in Medicare savings.
Hospital officials said 65% of the trades and sub-contractors working on the project are based in La Porte County and Northwest Indiana, which translates to $55 million for the Region’s economy.
The 2019 Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health found health benefit costs nationally will top $13,000 per employee this year.