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  • IU Health unveils Strong Schools grants to fight childhood obesity across Indiana

    04/14/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Elementary schools in La Porte and Starke counties are able to apply for new grants offered by Indiana University Health that will help them address a big health priority: childhood obesity. Children should engage in one hour of physical activity every day, according to federal health guidelines. But a recent National Survey of Children’s Health found less than a third of 6- to 17-year-olds participate… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte Hospital and Miller’s Health Systems announce new agreement

    03/31/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Organizations to provide long term care and construct new long term care facility in La Porte The Board of Directors of Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital approved a collaborative relationship with Miller’s Health Systems, Inc., that will lead to a new skilled nursing care facility to be built in La Porte. The services currently provided on the hospital’s fifth and… Read More

  • Free colorectal cancer screenings offered in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties

    03/13/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health is offering free colorectal cancer screening kits for men and women age 50 and older in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties. Kits may be picked up at: IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Rd., Knox IU Health Wellness Services at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Rd., Michigan City IU Health Wellness Services at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., La Porte IU… Read More

  • IU Health announces new COO, Camie Patterson

    03/13/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals welcome Camie Patterson as the new Chief Operating Officer. Patterson brings an experienced and dedicated career as a Senior Healthcare Executive to IU Health with successes in finance and focus on process improvement. Previously, she worked at Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina for nearly a decade, most recently serving as the COO. Prior,… Read More

  • Discounted heart screenings offered to public in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties

    03/11/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health urges area residents to take action toward prevention through discounted cardiovascular screenings for adults and students in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties in the coming months. Upcoming Heart Cart visits include the following Thursdays: April 3 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am at IU Health Medical Offices at LifeWorks Business Park, 3777 N. Frontage Rd. in Michigan City… Read More

  • Local IU Health facilities lift visitor restrictio​ns

    03/05/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Due to the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the local area and state, Indiana University Health has lifted previous visitor restrictions. The restrictions have been lifted at IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals, IU Health Lakeshore Surgicare and all rehabilitation facilities. The lift is effective immediately. Local facilities implemented the precautionary measures of visitor restrictions… Read More

  • The Foundation encourages continuous support of IU Health La Porte VNA Hospice Services

    03/04/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    The La Porte Hospital Foundation launched its annual philanthropic campaign to support quality Hospice care throughout the region, and encourages those who haven’t already donated to consider giving to Indiana University Health La Porte VNA Services. Since 1982, Hospice has provided compassionate care to individuals who are at the terminal stage of life by assisting with their physical, emotional… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte Hospital offers first-aid, CPR, AED courses

    02/19/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital offers first-aid, CPR and AED courses to the public in La Porte. The Heartsaver® CPR/AED course teaches how to relieve choking on an adult, child or infant. Students will learn the critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency situation in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Cost is $50. The course… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte Hospital offers medical interprete​rs course

    02/13/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital offers a Spanish/English Medical Interpreters Course taught by MCA (Medical Communications Ambassadors) to the public. The 10-week course is accredited by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) and includes Saturday classes on the following dates: March 22 and 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, and May 3, 10, 17 and 24. Saturday… Read More

  • IU Health National Heart Month activities

    02/11/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    In honor of National Heart Month this February, Indiana University Health offers a variety of activities for the public. Cardiovascular Professionals Week – Sunday, Feb. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 15: The public is encouraged to show support and thank any healthcare professionals who care for hearts. Women’s Heart Support Group – Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 pm at the IU Health La Porte Heart… Read More

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