Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 County hospitals are seeking an exemption from making doctors and staff's salaries public.

The workshop runs six weeks and is free and open to the public.

Posted on Oct. 20, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.
 Chet Pierce laughs with son Wesley, 12, while bouncing a ball back and forth Thursday, Sept. 11.

After a 2012 change in member plans for school-aged children, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield cut approved hours for a specialized therapy for autistic children. Now a Wakarusa couple is fighting to get the therapy they say their son needs.

Sarah Welliver

Posted on Oct. 19, 2014 at 1:13 p.m.
 Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s Chief Nursing Officer Bev Teegarden (right) demonstrates the use of personal protective equipment at a meeting with clinical leaders Friday morning, Oct. 17.

Health workers at Elkhart General Hospital and other area hospitals are being trained in the use of protective gear.

J. C. Lee

Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.
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Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Measures include screening questionnaires, training videos and a hotline for health providers.

 Pink hard hats sit on the top level of the Elkhart General Hospital parking garage during the EMCOR/Shambaugh & Sons national call to action for Breast Cancer Awareness Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. The event was part of EMCORÕs 2014 Pink Hard Hat Ribbon Events to raise awareness of the need for breast cancer screenings.  Approximately 350 people gathered to listen to speakers and, stand in the shape of a pink ribbon for photographers.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014 at 12:17 p.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’re collecting personal stories about how breast cancer has affected lives in Elkhart County.

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 4:26 p.m.

Infection control professionals at area hospitals are confident that proper infection prevention protocols are in place.

 Lisa Halle exhales, releasing a stream of vapor into the air as she demonstrates vaping at ZX Vape, which she owns with her husband Chad. The new store located on Third Street in downtown Goshen sells materials for e-smoking. Lisa explained the process of vaping Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
Posted on Oct. 14, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

ZX Vape is Elkhart County’s second vape store, but owners expect more to follow as trend keeps growing. Retailers say the tobacco-free nicotine offers a healthier, more satisfying smoking alternative.

 Dr. Urs Werner von Holzen is the new director of thoracic oncology at the IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care
Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Urs Werner von Holzen, M.D., recently joined IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care as director of thoracic oncology.

 County hospitals are seeking an exemption from making doctors and staff's salaries public.
Posted on Oct. 13, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

A new contract will enhance personal health care and reduce medical costs by increasing collaboration and efficiency.

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