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  • 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,… 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

  • Safe baby-sitting course available to local teens

    06/04/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital will be offering Safe Sitter® courses from 8 am – 3:30 pm June 19, July 8 and July 31 at 1100 Lincolnway, La Porte. This course helps teens ages 11 and older feel more confident in their ability to care for younger children. It can even help them feel more comfortable staying home alone. Cost is $40. Safe Sitter® courses have… Read More

  • IU Health recognized for healthy worksites

    04/17/2014 | | IU Health La Porte Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital recently received recognition for creating healthy workplaces and promoting healthy lifestyles for colleagues and their families. The Wellness Outreach department of IU Health La Porte Hospital was recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program for the second year in a row. Worksites… Read More

  • 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

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