Jim Concato, Director of Oncology Services at Methodist Hospitals, was one of six healthcare professionals awarded 2018 Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC). He was awarded this honor for exhibiting leadership in implementing the ICC Cancer Control Plan through participation in action teams, and local cancer coalitions.
After a booming year for tourism and growth across Northwest Indiana, the South Shore CVA celebrated with their annual Holiday Party and Awards Night. Featuring quality food and drinks from some of the Region’s top breweries and wineries, business and community leaders toasted to a successful year and the exciting things to come in 2019.
On Wednesday, Strack and Van Til hosted their annual Vendor Christmas Party for all of their vendors who regularly stock the popular grocery stores we shop at. The Vendor Christmas Party was held at St. James Hall in Highland. Representatives from each vendor company were able to enjoy a long buffet full of different meats and side dishes, including a festive table full of a variety of desserts.
Robert J. Franko, currently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Kentucky, will become President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana effective January 1, 2019. Franko is a native of Northwest Indiana. He was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He was Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN, for six years before joining his present employer. Franko earned his BS and MBA Degrees from Purdue University.
The incredible impact that Jessica Shilling has made on the Northwest Indiana region makes you assume she is a Hoosier-native. However, for Shilling, Indiana was never on the agenda.
She grew up in St. Louis and met her forever sweetheart during a sand volleyball match; the journey had only just begun.
“I knew right off the bat that he was the one,” Shilling commented on meeting her husband at the time.
Two months into their relationship, he scored a job interview in East Chicago at Ameristar. The job spooled into a success, but left both Jessica and her beau at a blank about finding their forever home.
“As we started looking for places to live, people mentioned that we should live in Northwest Indiana, where the cost of living was obviously cheaper,” Shilling said.
The pair quickly settled in quaint and...
In January, Ideas in Motion Media will welcome their new Editorial Director, Stacey Kellogg. With a BA in Professional Writing from Purdue University, and more than 20 years in the journalism, writing, editing, and public relations fields, Kellogg brings a seasoned perspective to the team, but looks forward to a new experience as well.
The best ideas come in two parts. While this fact may not be carved in stone anywhere, Ashley Halpern and her husband, Josh, certainly proved it when it came to generating ideas for Albert’s Diamond Jewelers.
It is hard to miss the Salvation Army over the holidays. You can find their bell ringers collecting donations outside just about any grocery store and supermarkets around the Region. Their red donation buckets are possibly the most famous program the charity runs, but there is another huge, difference-making program they put in action every holiday season: the Angel Tree.
NorthShore Health Centers, one of the Region’s leading providers in providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare, just got even stronger thanks to a fantastic addition to their team. Dr. Andi Arnautovic, M.D., a veteran family physician with nearly three decades of experience, has just recently come aboard as NorthShore’s new Medical Director.