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World-renowned expert Dean Ornish, MD, to speak in La Porte County

An IU Health Starke Hospital Release

—Michigan City, IN – One of the world’s foremost researchers into healthy living, Dean Ornish, M.D., will deliver a very personal message to our community in May. It’s the overall resounding message that living healthy is directly related to living joyfully.

Discover Health & Joyful Living – An Evening with Dr. Dean Ornish, is brought to the community by Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital. The event takes place from 4:30-8:30 p.m., May 14 at The Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center. It is open to the public, and registration is required in advance online at

Ornish is a revolutionary thought leader in healthcare and medicine, proving through 35 years of scientific research that comprehensive lifestyle changes can improve chronic conditions and transform lives.  Ornish has been empowering the way millions of people think about the simple lifestyle choices they make each day in dynamic relation to their health & wellbeing. From being a powerful professor, a beloved author and respected advisor to some of the world’s most influential leaders, Ornish is resoundingly recognized as a leader in health, healthcare and medicine.

This multi-faceted event will give the community an opportunity to engage with Ornish personally, ask questions, purchase a Dean Ornish book and have it personally autographed, and partake in a delicious, healthy meal before hearing his inspiring presentation. The event includes:

4:30-5:30 p.m. - Book signing, appetizers, photos. (Free)
Bring your own favorite Dean Ornish book, or purchase one at the event (limited number available).
– Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease - $13
– The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, Gain Health - $17
(Book signing does not require a dinner ticket)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner
Exclusive Dinner Package – $250 per person
(Limit of 9 available!) Includes dinner at Dr. Ornish’s table, presentation, Q&A
Dinner Package - $25 per person. Includes dinner, presentation, Q&A

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Presentation
(Included in dinner packages. Includes Q&A)
Presentation Only (without dinner) - $10 per person

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ask Dr. Ornish questions about his incredible research on disease reversal, healthy living, or his take on the American healthcare system and how we all fit in.

To register for the event, go online at or call (219) 326.2354 for more information.

Healthcare providers may claim Category II credit or apply for their applicable CEUs.

Interested in learning more about Dr. Ornish? Visit him online at, or watch his thought-provoking documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.


The mission of IU Health La Porte Hospital is to improve the health of our patients and communities.

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