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  • IU Health Starke Hospital participates in diversity training

    03/05/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–Ruth Ambers, Patient Accounts director for Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, and several of her colleagues attended a Diversity Training session last month. The session, conducted by IU Health Trainer Shawn Arnsbarger, focused on many cultural differences. In her first example she passed out a picture of a grasshopper, pointing out that here in the United States it is thought… Read More

  • Free colorectal cancer screening kits available in March

    03/05/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Free colorectal cancer take-home screening kits are available for the public to pick up at a variety of locations in La Porte, Marshall and Starke counties throughout March. Local Indiana University Health pick up locations include: IU Health La Porte Community Health Center, 400 Teegarden, Ste. B, La Porte IU Health La Porte Physicians Primary Care, Dr. Bejes, 414 Lane St., North Judson IU Health… Read More

  • Pass or fail? Does your babysitter make the grade?

    02/19/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    At this time of year, many activities may require you leave the house and your children in the trusted care of a babysitter. A babysitter, often a teenager, is faced with the enormous responsibility of keeping your children safe during your absence. Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals along with the Indiana Poison Center remind us to look carefully at some of the safety issues with… Read More

  • Discounted heart, vascular screenings offered at IU Health Starke Hospital Feb. 20

    02/12/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–The Heart Cart will be offering discounted cardiovascular screenings to all interested Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8 am to 11 am (Central time) at Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Rd. in Knox, second floor, Conference Room. All area residents of Knox and the surrounding Starke County community are encouraged to take advantage of the Heart Cart visit so close to home.… Read More

  • Angels in Red enjoy Coffee with Dave

    02/07/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–Donning his own red cap, Indiana University Health Starke Hospital President David Hyatt joined the Angels in Red ladies for coffee Jan. 16. Angels in Red is a group of Starke County ladies who are part of the national Red Hat Society. The get-together is part of the “Coffee with Dave” initiative instituted by the hospital to introduce Hyatt to the community. The Red Hat… Read More

  • IU Health Starke Hospital forms new Patient and Family Advisory Council

    02/06/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–The newly organized Indiana University Health Starke Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council met Jan. 24 in the hospital’s Conference Room. This was the third meeting for the council, which was organized for the purpose of providing input into the operation of the hospital. In the most recent meeting, a discussion was held concerning the operation of the Emergency Department.… Read More

  • La Porte Hospital Foundation healthcare scholarships available

    02/04/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    La Porte, IN–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 provide financial assistance to students pursuing healthcare careers. Through the combined efforts, more than $160,000 was distributed to 52 students in 2012. The following Auxiliary scholarships are available… Read More

  • IU Health urges public to take action towards prevention through Heart Cart screening

    02/04/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    In honor of American Heart Month, Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals are urging community members to listen to their hearts, educate themselves on prevention and take action towards detection. While heart attacks occur with sudden intensity, many of the warning signs start slowly with mild pain or discomfort. Common symptoms, according to the American Heart Association, include:… Read More

  • IU Health Starke Hospital prepares for emergencies

    01/21/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–Indiana University Health Starke Hospital Emergency Management Director Ed Barcus completed his most recent Hazardous Preparedness Analysis, identifying the top emergencies the hospital could face in 2013. Tornados, winter storms, temperature extremes and mass casualty events were high on the list with Barcus currently completing emergency guidelines for his staff and all colleagues… Read More

  • IU Health Starke Hospital colleagues give blood

    01/21/2013 | | IU Health Starke Hospital

    Knox, IN–In response to a call for blood donations, Indiana University Health Starke Hospital colleagues gave to an American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit Tuesday, Jan. 15 Because of the flu season, blood donations have been down recently. American Red Cross officials advised the public may donate blood after receiving the influenza vaccine if one meets all other eligibility requirements. The flu… Read More

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