Bonita Stone

04/10/2014 | Hospice

There’s no doubt that Bonita Stone, the bereavement coordinator for Indiana University Methodist Hospital Hospice, has valuable experience helping families prepare for a loved one’s end of life. However, she’ll tell you it was being part of a hospice care team as a family member that…

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Mike Eck

04/10/2014 | Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Every fall, thousands of king salmon make their run through Lake Michigan and its tributaries in southern Wisconsin. And every fall, 63-year-old Mike Eck of Trafalgar, Ind., makes his pilgrimage north to join hundreds of other fisherman who hope to snag their share of the salmon bounty. Although Mike…

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Pete Bernacchi

02/07/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Successfully tracking down La Porte, Ind., resident Pete Bernacchi depends on what time of year it is. From May through October, you’ll likely find the 75-year-old retiree on Hudson Lake feeding his three-times-a-week water skiing habit (a quick 250 turns) or hitting the road with his 84-year-old…

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Hope Drahos

02/04/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Working as an orthopedic nurse at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, Hope Drahos spent 30 years on the front line, caring for people on the road to recovery after surgery. It was a physical job, “In the old days, we lifted patients to chairs ourselves,” she remembers. “Now…

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Lynn Bridgewater

01/31/2014 | Heart & Vascular

In July 2013, 44-year-old Lynn Bridgewater and her family moved from Greenwood, Ind., to St. Marys, Ga., making good on Lynn’s life-long dream of living in Coastal Georgia. The move meant leaving her job as the director of perioperative services at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital,…

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