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  • IU Health West, North & Saxony Hospitals Lift Flu Restrictions

    02/16/2015 | | IU Health North HospitalIU Health Saxony HospitalIU Health West Hospital

    IU Health Lifts Flu Restrictions at Suburban Indianapolis Hospitals As threats subside during one of the worst flu seasons Indiana has seen in years, IU Health has begun lifting restrictions on visitation at suburban Indianapolis hospitals. IU Health West Hospital in Avon, IU Health North Hospital in Carmel and IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers have announced that they will lift the temporary visitor… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital to Offer Free Valentine’s Day Heart Health Screening

    02/09/2015 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Heart disease takes many different forms and it can be difficult to understand how it affects your everyday life. This is why Indiana University Health West Hospital commits itself not only to providing outstanding patient care, but also to educating the community about heart disease. Understanding the numbers in your blood pressure reading, cholesterol levels and body mass index are important parts… Read More

  • IU Health West Seeks Patients & Family Advisory Council Candidates

    01/06/2015 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Indiana University Health West Hospital is currently recruiting community members for its latest Patient and Family Advisory Council. The council is made up of current and former patients and family members who are interested in supporting improvement efforts at the hospital. The Patient and Family Advisory Council meets at the hospital six times a year. “Our inaugural council completed their… Read More

  • Happy New Year ... It’s a GIRL for IU Health West’s First Baby of 2015!

    01/02/2015 | | IU Health West Hospital

    A mere two minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square, Indiana University Health West Hospital welcomed our first baby of 2015! Maternity Center caregivers delivered this first bundle of joy--a baby girl--at 12:02 am on Thursday, January 1. Clermont's newest parents, Elena and Don Hartgrove, met their child, Mariama Faith, after 19 hours of labor. The baby girl weighed… Read More

  • Is a Heart Scan Right for You?

    12/24/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Knowing your heart disease risk factors could save you time, money and heartache. Most of us know that we will reach an age when we need certain universally cringe-worthy health screenings, such as a mammogram to rule out breast cancer or a colonoscopy to look for colon cancer. And when that time finally comes—with a nudge from our family doctor—we grit our teeth and schedule the appointment,… Read More

  • Community Health Assessment Surveys Residents to ID Community’s Greatest Health Needs

    12/15/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Public survey to determine priorities for future community health outreach initiatives. Indiana University Health West Hospital is reaching out to residents in Hendricks County to get their views on the most important health needs in our communities. Resident responses to an IU Health online survey will be used to help the state’s largest healthcare system determine its community benefits strategies… Read More

  • IU Health West Announces Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Help Prevent Spread of Flu

    12/15/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Effective Monday, December 15, at IU Health West Hospital. Indiana is bracing for what is expected to be a severe flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season’s most predominant strain—the H3N2 strain of influenza A—is historically known to cause more hospitalizations and deaths. Indiana University Health is taking the precautionary measure… Read More

  • Tune Up Your Family Recipes Just in Time for Thanksgiving

    11/21/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    When it comes to the tastes of the holidays, we tend to prefer our family favorites. If you are the one who normally supplies a favorite side or dessert, consider substituting ingredients to make it healthier. Luckily, giving those tried-and-true recipes a makeover is a snap. You can modify most recipes simply by reducing the amount of fat, salt and sugar while increasing the fiber. Note: Just because… Read More

  • IU Health West Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission

    11/14/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Indiana University Health West Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. IU Health West Hospital demonstrated that its program achieves long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. IU Health West underwent a rigorous on-site review on October 15, 2014.… Read More

  • 10 Tips for a Frightfully Safe Halloween

    10/30/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Candy, costumes and trick-or-treating are all standard Halloween fun, but Indiana University Health West Hospital warns that the holiday festivities could result in injury or worse if parents, motorists and children are not careful. According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. The danger lies in darting kids. While they may… Read More

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