As director of Ball State University’s costume shop, Emily Ruiz is used to last second alterations. So, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Indiana, she quickly led her team in making medical masks for area nursing homes. In the last few days, the costume shop in the Department of Theatre and...
Northwestern College’s Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing held a pinning ceremony on Saturday, March 24 to honor the College’s March 2018 Nursing graduates. Twenty four (24) Nursing students participated in the traditional pinning ceremony that signifies a student’s formal induction into the Nursing profession. The pinning ceremony took place...
Chicago ER doctor offers insight into what you can do to remain vigilant The fight against the coronavirus entered Phase 3 this week in Chicago, but civil unrest threatened to push that date back indefinitely. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now urging those who participated in protests throughout the city...
The Pink Ribbon Society donated $10,000 to the Methodist Hospitals Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center recently. Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, and Chris Cain, Vice President of the Board of Directors, proudly presented Jennifer Sanders, Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center with...
By Stephanie Gadlin, Special to the Gary Crusader First in a Two Part Series With a rise in health care costs, political attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and loss of coverage by low-income families, high poverty municipalities are struggling to find ways to eradicate a myriad of health care...
Zotec’s Unique Technology Enhances Patient Experience During This Unprecedented Global Pandemic Zotec Partners (Zotec), one of the country’s largest, privately-held, technology-enabled revenue cycle management (RCM) companies for healthcare providers and their patients, recently announced first-of-its-kind technology that will deliver an efficient, automated process to patients impacted by COVID-19. A new partnership...
In Indiana, 33,707 people signed up for coverage in the first month with only two weeks remaining before the December 15 deadline The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced recently that over 2.1 million people selected plans using the HealthCare.gov platform since Open Enrollment began on November 1,...
The United Health Foundation is donating $500,000 to the University of Chicago Medicine to support expanded COVID-19 testing for underserved communities. The financial support will allow UChicago Medicine and the South Side Healthcare Collaborative community health partners to expand testing to up to 1,000 residents a day on the...
The American Lung Association in Indiana applauds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its announcement recently that will require all public housing agencies to go smokefree. This rule will protect two million Americans, across the country, from exposure to secondhand smoke in their homes. This...
On a perfect 75-degree temperature day in September, Community HealthNet Health Center (CHN) held its 18th annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk at Marquette Beach Pavilion. The day also proved to be supportive in raising funds to defray the cost of mammograms, screenings and other services offered by CHN...