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Working together to help you be well
ndiana, unfortunately, ranks among the states at
highest risk for a number of unhealthy behaviors—
33rd for diabetes, 42nd for obesity, 36th for
hypertension and 44th for smoking, according to 2012 America’s Health
Rankings®. Together we can work to change these numbers by taking action
against unhealthy lifestyles and the elevated incidence of diseases.
At the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, we have the expertise of our
doctors, caring medical professionals, advanced technology and facilities, and
hundreds of free and low-cost screenings to provide you and your family all of the
services necessary to stay healthy.
The Affordable Care Act puts in place new consumer protections, provides
additional coverage options for preventive care and gives you the tools you need to
make more informed choices about your health. These healthcare law reforms will
continue to roll out through 2014 and beyond.
Our hospitals—Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East
Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart—offer many programs that support preventive care. We offer smoking cessation classes, screenings and information on managing blood pressure and lipids, fitness center class passes, nutrition
counseling and many other programs to help you maintain a healthy weight.
In the pages of this issue, you will read about some of the services
Community Healthcare System offers to address healthier lifestyles. New Healthy
Me (page 6) is an incentive program that has been helping our employees stay on
track with their health. Now it’s being offered to businesses across the region so
they can help improve their employees’ health.
Community leaders are working together with St. Mary Medical Center
to invest in the future of healthcare (page 50) with medical training for high
school students. Area residents are walking again without pain after getting the treatment they need for peripheral arterial disease at the PAD Center
of Community Hospital (page 52). To help patients make more informed choices
regarding their health and their prescription medications, the pharmacy department at St. Catherine Hospital has opened a retail outlet (page 54).
These are just a few of the ways we’re reaching out to the community to promote
healthier lifestyles. You’ll find Community Healthcare System is the place to turn
to not only in times of sickness but also when you are healthy, so we can help keep
you that way.
Chief Operating Officer
Community Healthcare System
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COmmunity HealtHCare SyStem
President and CeO, Vice Chairman of the Board
Donald S. Powers
Board of Directors
Frankie L. Fesko, chairman of the board; James J. Richards, secretary;
David E. Wickland, treasurer; Steven Beering, MD; David Bochnowski;
Joseph E. Costanza; Daniel Dumezich; William Hasse; Richard S.
McClaughry; Joseph T. Morrow; Sister Kathleen Quinn; William
K. Schenck; Monsignor Joseph Semancik; M. Nabil Shabeeb, MD;
Donald Torrenga; Robert J. Welsh; Edward L. Williams, PhD;
Joe Williamson; Jay Zandstra
John Gorski, chief operating officer; Carole Bezat, senior vice
president of administration; Mary Ann Shacklett, senior vice
president of finance and CFO; Donald P. Fesko, OD, CEO,
Community Hospital; Jo Ann Birdzell, CEO, St. Catherine Hospital;
Craig Bolda, COO, St. Catherine Hospital; Janice Ryba, CEO,
St. Mary Medical Center
Mylinda Cane, regional director, marketing and corporate
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare
Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare
Spreading the Health
Step It Up
Your Mightiest Muscle
Well, Well, Well
Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?
Is Your Shut-Eye Serving You Well?
On the Cover
Anatomy of an ER Visit
Attack from Within
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Mary Medical Center
SPOTLIGHT ON: Community Hospital
SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Catherine Hospital
In Good Hands
Vim & Vigor - Fall 2013 - Community Healthcare