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

    04/03/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    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… Read More

  • Flu visitor restrictions ending March 1

    02/27/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Beginning March 1, IU Health La Porte and Starke Hospitals are lifting visitor restrictions that have been in place since December to help reduce the spread of flu. Regular visiting policies will again take effect, allowing those under the age of 18 to visit patients inside the hospital. Even though flu season is starting to ramp down, it's still important to remember that patients in… Read More

  • Healthy Indiana Plan an affordable option for uninsured; health exchange navigators can help enroll

    02/13/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Individuals and families who think they cannot afford health insurance now have the option of HIP 2.0, which has been approved by the federal government. Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke Hospitals’ Healthcare Exchange Navigators are available to help the public understand if they qualify for HIP 2.0, and enroll them as well. Here is what you need to know: HIP 2.0 is affordable. If… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte, Starke hospitals name new CNO

    02/03/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals named Craig Felty, RN, BSN, MBA, CEN, EMT-P, Chief Nursing Officer of both organizations effective immediately. Felty, who also is President of IU Health Starke Hospital, has been serving as Interim CNO since November 2014. Felty brings more than 25 years of patient care and healthcare management experience to the position. He has worked… Read More

  • IU Health La Porte, Starke hospitals name new CFO

    02/03/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals named Kevin Higdon Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Higdon, formerly Vice President of Finance and Information Services for the organization, brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance to the position. He began as Senior Audit Manager for a public accounting firm in Chicago. Later, he advanced to Vice President… Read More

  • Regional healthcare students can apply for scholarships through IU Health entities

    02/02/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Since 1983 Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, the La Porte Hospital Foundation and the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary have sponsored scholarships and awards/loans to students pursuing healthcare careers. Through the combined efforts, more than $67,750 was distributed to 37 students in 2014. The following Auxiliary scholarships are available in 2015: Auxiliary Scholarships - $750 to first-time… Read More

  • Public invited to complete easy, convenient survey about community health needs

    01/21/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Community members in La Porte and Starke counties are invited to weigh in on what they believe are the community’s most pressing health needs. The simple, online survey takes about five to 10 minutes, and will help Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals and Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City determine targets for community health programs between 2016–2018.… Read More

  • Additional health insurance sign-up programs added before Feb. 15 deadline

    01/08/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Anthem, MDWise and other products now accepted in 2015   La Porte, IN – IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals’ certified Health Exchange navigators have added convenient evening and afternoon sessions for those who would like assistance signing up for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. One-on-one appointments also are available by calling 855.400.2045. Open enrollment… Read More

  • IU Health Starke Hospital open as warming center

    01/06/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    With temperatures reaching dangerously cold levels in the coming days, Indiana University Health Starke Hospital will serve as a warming station in the community through the end of the day Jan. 9. Warming station visitors are reminded to bring all of their necessities while using the warming center, including their required medications, money to purchase food or drinks at the hospital, or their own… Read More

  • One last bit of holiday cheer: Pops wrapup

    01/05/2015 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    All agreed, something special about this year’s Pops At the end of this year’s Holiday at the Pops concert presented by the La Porte Hospital Foundation, the chatter started almost immediately. At the program’s end, after the air was filled with nearly 1,700 people singing the gentle Silent Night in unison, comments could be heard throughout about how the Pops was really something… Read More

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