Top 10 Health Articles on PortageLife from 2017

Top 10 Health Articles on PortageLife from 2017
By: Jennifer Bissonnette Last Updated: December 29, 2017

We published hundreds of articles on the PortageLife Health Section this past year. New locations, block parties, and awards were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from PortageLife in 2017!

Northshore Health Centers Another Step Closer to new 51K sq./ ft. Portage Location
NorthShore Health Centers’ new $18 million Portage location took a big step towards completion earlier this year after the Portage City Council backed the project which will allow the regional healthcare provider to move forward in building a new flagship facility located on Willowcreek Road past Rt 6.

Community Healthcare Systems Expanding Behavioral Health Reach Serves northwest Indiana
For more than 50 years, one health system's mental health division has stood above all others in delivering compassionate and expert care to some of society's most vulnerable members.

Dietitians Truly Impacting Lives of Dialysis Patients at NWI Nephrology
For patients at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, experiencing renal failure and having to take dialysis treatments complicates nearly every aspect of your life. Whether they’re on home dialysis or they visit one of the many dialysis centers across the region, their lives revolve around the treatments that they need to survive.

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center Receives 2017 Women’s Choice Award
The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center and the women who choose to use their facilities can continue to rejoice over their wonderful care. The facility was recently granted the Women’s Choice Award for Breast Care Centers, continuing their reign of excellence in the breast care arena.

Rittenhouse Village Neighbors Live it Up at Block Party
A block party brought out the best in Rittenhouse Village at Portage Friday morning. CJ Richard, director of facility operations, said there are about 36 residents who call the village their home. Events like the annual block party, complete with cookout cuisine and desserts, add a lot to the Rittenhouse Village experience.

Porter County Sheriff’s Office Receives Porter County Triad Grant for Project Lifesaver
Time is vital in a missing person case. Every minute is crucial. When dealing seniors with Alzheimer's, autism, or other related conditions or disorders, that time is even more essential. Thanks in part to a generous grant from Porter County Triad, the Porter County Sheriff's Office is now able to drastically reduce search time thanks to Project Lifesaver tracking devices.

Porter Regional Hospital Rallies Community to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer with Blow Away Breast Cancer
A little rain couldn’t offset the mood as dozens of staff, administration, and breast cancer survivors gathered in the main lobby of Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday to celebrate the raising of the flag for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Porter Regional Hospital Employees Raise Funds and Awareness for American Heart Association at 2017 Heart Walk
Hundreds of heart disease survivors, patients, community members, and Porter Regional Hospital employees raised $42,943 for the American Heart Association at the annual Northwest Indiana Heart Walk. And this is just the amount raised so far; dollars continue to roll in from hospital team activities.

Dr. Keary Bewick DDS Returns to Portage with New Office Set to Open July 18th
Since a fire claimed his offices in the spring of 2016, the Bewick’s, Dr. Keary and wife Becky, have anticipated and worked continuously towards a return to the Portage community that they call home. Now, just over a year later, the Bewick’s are in the final stages of completing their new offices at 6210 U.S. Highway 6 in Portage and have announced a July 18th opening!

Porter Starke Services Hosts 2017 Living Health Balance and Hope Symposium
The 8th Annual Living Health, Balance, and Hope Symposium hosted by Porter-Starke Services took place at Valparaiso University on Thursday, May 25th. The Symposium, breakfast and breakout training sessions served as a robust educational experience on mental health service and treatment for health care professionals, educators, and community mental health advocates.