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  • Tour de La Porte – an evolution

    07/28/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    It started 13 years ago on a lazy summer morning as a non-competitive biking and walking event in La Porte, Indiana. Now, the Tour de La Porte has evolved into a three-day sporting weekend that includes distance cycling, mountain bike and road bike time trials, a trail run, chip-timed running events (5K, 10K and half marathon), a 5K walking event and family centered activities. And in the end, 100… Read More

  • Go off road

    07/28/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Tour de La Porte offers first trail run It’s nice to get off the road and try something different. It’s even better when your own two legs take you there. Introducing the first Trail Run at Tour de La Porte—a chance to race yourself against a backdrop that is dramatically different than blacktop. “Runners are used to pounding the pavement, but with a trail run, you have a gentler… Read More

  • Healthcare Careers Camp pilot program gives teens hands-on healthcare knowledge

    07/02/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    From suturing a pig foot to learning CPR, a group of local students submerged themselves in the healthcare field last week during Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital’s first Healthcare Careers Camp. The pilot program, organized by the volunteer services department at the hospital, accepted 11 juniors or seniors to the camp to help broaden their knowledge of the many career opportunities… Read More

  • The Foundation raises $37,000 for healthcare scholarships during golf tournament

    06/30/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    June is a milestone month around the topic of healthcare scholarships, as the La Porte Hospital Foundation completed its 26th annual Healthcare Scholarship Golf Tournament. Nearly 144 golfers and a slew of volunteers came to Briar Leaf Golf Club in La Porte for a sunny day of golf, fun and philanthropy on June 12. Event proceeds totaled more than $37,000, which will be awarded in the form of scholarships… Read More

  • Local students receive $57,570 in financial assistance from IU Health La Porte entities

    06/19/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    On Tuesday, three Indiana University Health La Porte entities awarded 37 local students a total of $57,750 in financial assistance toward their pursuit of careers in health sciences. Since 1983, The La Porte Hospital Foundation, the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary, and IU Health La Porte Hospital have presented awards to encourage students to pursue healthcare careers or further their education in existing… Read More

  • IU Health Day of Service benefits parks in La Porte, Starke counties

    06/16/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Mother Nature was on the side of about 87 Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke colleagues on Friday, who teamed up for the annual Day of Service to improve parks. With sunny weather and temperatures in the 80s, the colleagues were able to complete more than 270 combined hours of work to help improve the parks and ultimately encourage the community to be more physically active. The day was… Read More

  • Worth the Trip - 1000 Miles in Memory

    06/16/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    If you’re traveling 1,000 miles to run a 5k race, there must be something special about it. “People’s participation in the Tour de La Porte literally saves lives. The Tour, The Foundation and IU Health La Porte Hospital give hope, comfort and life back to cancer patients and their caregivers and loved ones,” said Ryan Sobecki, US Air Force Security Forces, Rapid City, South… Read More

  • Auction goes live for Foundation scholarship event

    06/16/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    It’s two minutes until the auction closes. You have the highest bid. Someone inches in, but you counteract with a faster click of the mouse. Will you win it? The Foundation is pleased to launch an interactive online auction in conjunction with the 26th Annual Healthcare Scholarship Golf Tournament. The auction goes live June 1 at www.biddingforgood.com/lpfoundation,… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte, Starke hospitals welcomes vice president of finance

    06/16/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals welcome local resident Kevin Higdon, Vice President of Finance, to the executive team. Higdon brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance to the organization. He began as senior audit manager for a public accounting firm in Chicago, and advanced to VP of Finance, Controller and Chief Financial Officer at organizations including Hyde Park Hospital,… Read More

  • Free hearing screenings offered in La Porte, Knox

    06/16/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Audiologists with Indiana University Health in La Porte and Knox are offering free hearing screenings to the public from 10 a.m. – noon, May 15 at the Community Health Center, 400 Teegarden St., La Porte, and May 29 at IU Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox. The screening is for individuals ages five and older who would like to identify if they have hearing loss. It involves listening… Read More

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