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Community Healthcare Partners’ ACO Is Now a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

chs-stockCommunity Healthcare Partners ACO, Inc. has announced participation in the Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Community Healthcare Partners ACO or CHP ACO is the clinically integrated provider network that unites more than 700 independent and employed physicians and other providers with Community Healthcare System’s hospitals: Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

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NWI Nephrology Brings Patient-Focused Care to the Region at their Munster Location


Northwest Indiana Nephrology is a leader in kidney care and treatment in the Region. With locations all across Northwest Indiana, their doctors and staff provide convenient and high quality care to their patients. Their Munster location, previously located at Community Hospital, moved last October to an accessible, convenient location right off Calumet Avenue.

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Memory Support Services at Munster Med-Inn Benefit Residents and Families


Quality memory care services are a wonderful resource for those in need. Families faced with memory loss or dementia in a loved one need to find a care facility they trust and that can also support them throughout their loved one’s illness.

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Belvedere Senior Housing Provides Quality, Affordable Care for Seniors


“Assisted living” and “affordable” may not be phrases that are typically put together. For many, moving to an assisted living facility is an impossibility due to the costs associated with care. For Belvedere Senior Housing, located in Merrillville, providing quality care at an affordable price is all they do, and something they are proud to offer Northwest Indiana.

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Marram Health Centers Promote Less Stress in 2018

Marram-Stress-Less-2018Stress is a proven problem in our society. According to the American Psychological Association, in 2015 78% of adults reported experiencing at least one symptom of stress. This is up by 3% from the previous year’s report, and is likely to rise again in coming years. Taking time to care for themselves is something many overlook in favor of caring for children, family, and other necessary tasks.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Pet Therapy Program Notes Second Anniversary

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Pet-Therapy-Program-Notes-Second-AnniversaryLiving a philosophy of “man’s best friend also can be a healer,” Franciscan Health Crown Point celebrated the second anniversary of its Pet Therapy program recently, with a gathering in the hospital’s Marian Education Center that was attended by most of the team members and their canines. The program has brought relief and pleasure to hundreds of patients and their families throughout the hospital since its inception, thanks to the two-year effort of coordinator Julie Canady, an administrative assistant in the Franciscan Health Marketing Department. Six dogs initially joined the effort, which now has 27 canines, along with owners and other members.

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Teamwork Ensures Top-quality Care Services for Moms, Babies

Teamwork-Ensures-Top-Quality-Care-Services-for-Moms-BabiesKhendall Jones recently gave birth to the first child born at Franciscan Health Hammond this year and in the process, was the recipient of a three-hospital teamwork of obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit services.

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Park Place of St. John Small House Highlight

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Nursing homes can often feel clinical or boring, and that may negatively impact the mindset of their residents. Park Place of St. John is looking to change all of that with their “Small House” model of care. In providing skilled nursing in a Small House designed to feel just like home, they are leading the charge in a healthcare revolution.

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Residences at Deer Creek Keep Residents Moving with Full Activity Calendar


Residences at Deer Creek has an amazing list of activities for their residents to partake in each month. From those in memory care to those in the general population, they host a variety of great activities to keep seniors active and engaged in their community. With everything from exercise to brain teasers, there’s something for everyone at this senior care facility.

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Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers Honor Employees at Annual Employee Recognition Awards


Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers are known for their commitment and dedication to the community and clients they serve. With employees who consistently work to help others, it only makes sense to recognize them from time to time. That’s why each year they hold their employee recognition awards, providing much need praise, scholarships, and awards to those who have worked hard for them over the years.

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Dr. Miller Becomes Cancer Liaison Representative

Dr-Miller-Becomes-Cancer-Liaison-RepresentativeLuke Miller, MD, recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for Franciscan Health Hammond.

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