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  • IU Health West Hosts Second Annual Kindergarten Here I Come!

    04/25/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Help your pre-K kiddo get ready and excited to start kindergarten by participating in Kindergarten Here I Come! on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am until 1 pm at the Avon-Washington Township Library. While some information provided will be specific to the Avon School Corporation, all children entering kindergarten and their families are invited to attend this free event.   Step up to the “Asking… Read More

  • IU Health West Offers TWO Free Seminars on Stroke Basics During May

    04/24/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Indiana University Health West Hospital wants everyone to know how acting FAST during a stroke can save lives. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 45 seconds,… Read More

  • IU Health West Hosts Free Uterine Fibroid Seminar (in Plainfield) on Thursday, April 25

    04/10/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Women today can opt for minimally-invasive surgery to take care of uterine fibroids—which can come with troublesome symptoms—without sacrificing the uterus through a traditional hysterectomy. Studies suggest that as many as three out of every four women develop uterine fibroids, or benign growths on the uterus that can cause pain and heavy bleeding. A new procedure, called Uterine Fibroid… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Caregivers “Walk the Walk” During Employee Wellness Challenges

    04/02/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    At Indiana University Health West Hospital, April marks the beginning of several wellness challenges for its caregivers. IU Health West Hospital is dedicated to making the community it serves a healthier one. A vital step toward the community’s overall health is championing healthy changes with the 900-plus hospital employees. Last year, the American Heart Association recognized IU Health West… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Partners with Local Dentists to Offer Oral Cancer Screenings

    03/20/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    All you have to do is say “Ahhhh!” Indiana University Health West Cancer Center has partnered with dental health professionals around Hendricks County to offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings beginning April 14, and running through April 20. The National Cancer Institute considers “oral, head and neck” cancer as any cancer that arises in the head or neck region, including… Read More

  • IU Health West Hosts Free Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at Highest Risk

    02/25/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Recent studies show that a low-dose CT scan is the leading-edge tool to help physicians spot lung cancer early--or help keep you lung cancer-free if the test shows no evidence of the disease. The Indiana Department of Health reports that lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and Indiana, killing more than 150,000 Americans and approximately 4,000 Hoosiers each… Read More

  • Listen to Your Heart: Hands-Only CPR Saves More Lives

    02/01/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Recent studies show that surviving cardiac arrest with healthy brain function improves dramatically when bystanders focus CPR efforts on chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing. “Out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest affects nearly 300,000 people a year, with roughly only six to eight percent of those people surviving the event,” says Josh Halon, director of cardiovascular… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Opens Second Cardiac Cath Lab

    01/30/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Indiana University Health West Hospital doubled its capacity to provide life-saving heart catheterization and interventional radiology procedures with the addition of a $1 million second interventional suite. Upon final approval from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the hospital's second heart catheterization lab, or "cath lab," officially opened for business on Tuesday, January 29,… Read More

  • Inaugural Dragstrip Dash Raises $3000 for Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County

    01/09/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    On January 3, organizers from the first-ever Dragstrip Dash gathered at the First Merchants Bank branch in Plainfield to present a check to Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County Executive Director Craig Brighton. Last October, runners got to burn rubber of a different variety at the iconic Lucas Oil Raceway in the inaugural Dragstrip Dash competitive 5K, presented by First Merchants Bank and Indiana… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Celebrates First Baby of 2013

    01/02/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Indiana University Health West Hospital has welcomed our first baby of 2013. IU Health West Maternity Center caregivers delivered the year’s first bundle of joy—a baby girl—at 6:29 pm on January 1. Brownsburg’s newest resident, Sloan Elizabeth, surprised her first-time parents, Dane and Erin Shiltz, by arriving a few days ahead of schedule. The baby girl weighed 8 lbs., including… Read More

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