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Community Healthcare System offering Back to School Physicals in 2018

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Cost does not include immunizations, medications and diagnostic tests or follow up. Payment is due at the time of service. Insurance will not be billed for exam. Appointments are required. Please bring school forms.

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Pocket Technology Provides Instant Report Card for Rehab Patient, Family

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Rehabilitation patients at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System have help in the palm of their hand tracking progress toward their recovery goals. RehabTracker is a phone app that enables the patient to view updates from their therapy team, track progress on areas of functional improvement and share the results with designated friends and family. Through a partnership with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS), this app has been made available to Community Healthcare System patients.

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Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers


rot1Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services.

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NWI Nephrology Focuses on Patient Care and Education at Merrillville Location

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Finding a quality location for kidney treatment can be paramount in understanding the steps necessary to take care of yourself. The team at NWI Nephrology in Merrillville is consistently striving to provide quality care and education for their patients.

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St. Catherine Hospital Sponsors ‘Health Zone’ at Kawann Short Stem Expo & Youth Football Camp

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St. Catherine Hospital is teaming up with Carolina Panthers Defensive Tackle Kawann Short Sat, July 7, for the STEM Expo + Youth Football Camp, held at East Chicago Central High School, 1100 W. Columbus Dr.

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New Franciscan Health Program Fit to Provide Help in Addiction Recovery


rot4Franciscan Health and The Intrepid Phoenix are excited to announce a collaboration to provide fitness services to residents of Porter and Lake counties who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

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Franciscan Health and Fitness: Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp Offers Lessons for on and Off the Court

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Coach Isaiah Webster watches a shot go up during the second day of a three-day, eighth-annual Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp at Franciscan Health and Fitness Centers in Schererville. Webster and coach Anthony Wofford are from the Chicago Bulls Training Academy and led the free program, which had 24 participants.

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Methodist Hospitals Receives Full Certification from CDC in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Proven Program


rot1Did you know that people with prediabetes; (individuals with higher-than-normal blood glucose levels) are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels? In fact, many people with prediabetes can be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within five years. Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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Your Allergy Questions, Answered


your-allergy-questions-answered Your nose is running, your eyes are itchy and you have a pounding headache. You may be suffering from allergies, along with more than 50 million other Americans. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States and can be caused by things like pollen, dust, food, insect stings, animal dander, mold, drugs and latex.

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Eyewear Designer, Warby Paker Accepts UnitedHealthcare Vision Plans


eyewear-designer-warby-paker-accepts-unitedhealthcare-vision-plans At our core, UnitedHealthcare’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. That is why we were thrilled last year when eyewear designer Warby Parker began to accept UnitedHealthcare vision plans, marking the first time ever Warby Parker accepted any insurance. This enabled millions of UnitedHealthcare vision plan participants to purchase prescription eyewear for only the price of their copay at Warby Parker online or at their retail locations.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Podiatrists Drs. Dennis W. Smith and Bruce J. Brincko to Methodist Physician Group Network

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Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) new Podiatrists, Dr. Dennis W. Smith and Dr. Bruce J. Brincko, to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Drs. Brinko and Smith’s areas of expertise include skin, nail and soft tissue infections/issues, diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, heel pain, surgical correction of deformities and trauma and arthroscopy. They are both Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) and are Fellows by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

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