Effective, Thursday, January 13, 2022, hospitals across Northwest Indiana have collaborated and will no longer go on bypass until otherwise indicated. Bypass, sometimes referred to as diversion, occurs when hospitals reach capacity, prompting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to take patients to alternative facilities. The hospitals of Community Healthcare System, Franciscan Health, Methodist Hospitals and Northwest Health are joining forces to create processes to ensure residents of our community have
Ashley Dickinson, CEO for Northwest Health, has appointed Tamara Awald, RN, BSN, MS as Chief Quality Officer (CQO) for the Northwest Health system of hospitals and physician offices. Awald, a resident of Lakeville, Indiana, has more than twenty years of healthcare experience. She started her career in nursing at Northwest Health – Starke and rapidly advanced into a variety of consulting and executive positions at both community hospitals and large integrated health systems nationwide. Prior to her
Roughly 500 Boys & Girls Clubs families will have Christmas dinner this year thanks to donations from Strack & Van Til, Indiana Beverage, MolsonCoors and Aunt Millie’s. Continuing an annual tradition, employees of each gathered at the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Gary to stuff bags with items like ham, corn, green beans, bread, macaroni and cheese and apple pie. Club staff then packed the food onto buses and drove them to each of the youth development organization’s ten Clubs in Porter and Lake
$93,000 raised and donated Merrillville, Ind. — NIPSCO’s ninth annual Hope for the Holidays campaign, combining company and employee donations provided more than $93,000 to benefit community-serving organizations throughout northern Indiana this holiday season. NIPSCO’s fundraising program was held virtually for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 safety protocols and concerns. Throughout the pandemic, NIPSCO employees have continued to raise money for a variety of local causes, including the Marine
On Wednesday December 15th and Friday, December 17th, shoppers at Valparaiso Meijer may have been surprised by an extra police presence. Police officers from Kouts and Hebron helped students from Boone Township and East Porter County schools shop for holiday gifts for themselves and their families. This is the 4th year United Way of Northwest Indiana and Valparaiso Meijer have made holiday shopping possible for kids in our community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana honored departing members of its board of directors earlier this month at a small ceremony at Avalon Manor. President and CEO Ryan Smiley also welcomed incoming board members and presented service awards. Board members whose terms are ending include Leslie Berg of Centier Bank, Bonnie Coleman of Hodges & Davis, Jeff Strack of Strack & Van Til, Chuck Kreisl of Calumet Harley Davidson and Christine Russell. Smiley thanked the group for their work, noting
DYER, Indiana | As a longtime volunteer at Franciscan Health Dyer, Tom Zaczkiewicz is used to taking care of others. But for a single fall day, he enjoyed being the one who was cared for during an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Zaczkiewicz, a Vietnam War veteran who served in the Army from 1969 to 1971, flew with a group of 118 veterans from Chicago Midway International Airport on the early morning of Oct. 27. The group was greeted by a crowd, and Zaczkiewicz was introduced to his “guardian” for the
Providing the equipment for opportunity and inclusion. Michigan City, IN – 12/16/2021 – When it comes to enabling success and inclusion, sometimes the best ways to provide support comes down to the fundamentals. It’s even better when you can make someone else’s holiday merry and bright.CLH, CPAs & Consultants, an accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Michigan City and Valparaiso, believes that a space to work and learn is also a space to launch opportunity. That’s why CLH was proud to