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Month: April 2016

Roundabout Roundup @ Memorial Hospital – Friday, April 22

South Bend’s Smart Streets project is a citywide effort to redesign streets to make them safer for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. Please note these updates for the Memorial Hospital area campus for April 25 through May 17: (Click here for a campus map.) Be mindful of paving work in front of the Bartlett Street Garage from about April 25–29. Bartlett Street on the east side of Michigan will be closed to St. Joseph Street (in front of Beacon Medical Group E. Blair Warner). Through May 17, at the Michigan and Bartlett intersection, Michigan Street traffic will remain on a green light until pedestrians press the walk button; the signal will then turn red for pedestrians to cross Michigan. Also, the entrance to Bartlett Street (on the west side of Michigan Street) will remain closed for the duration of the construction period (early September). The parking garage will remain open and accessible coming from the west end of Bartlett. Stay up-to-date on your daily commute! The City’s Smart Streets website Looking Ahead – Mid-May through September 9 Michigan Street will close between Park Lane and Marion Street. Detour to Memorial from east or south: LaSalle to Lafayette Detour to Memorial from the north: Either Riverside to Lafayette or Park Lane to Main Street Bartlett Street Garage will only be accessible coming from the west on...

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Taking Health and Fitness to a New Level

During this 35th anniversary of the opening of Memorial Health & Lifestyle Center in downtown South Bend, the legacy of this fitness destination is growing with the coming of a new name, brand and location! With the opening of the second facility in Mishawaka this fall, the new name and brand – Beacon Health & Fitness – reflects the regional scope of its many health and well-being services. “Adding a second, larger location illustrates our commitment to providing the people of Michiana with outstanding facilities, innovative programming and top-notch amenities that empowers them to live the healthiest, fullest life...

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Maternity Programs Honored Nationally

  Elkhart General and Memorial Hospital’s maternity programs received the designation of Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care Program by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) designation signifies that both facility’s maternity programs met nationally established criteria by demonstrating expertise and a commitment to quality care during the delivery episode of care, which includes both vaginal and cesarean section delivery. “This is a well-deserved award for which we have worked incredibly hard. Our reputation is built on quality and safety,” says Patty De Stefano, MSN, RNC, Director of Memorial’s Childbirth Unit and Mother-Baby Unit....

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Department Spotlight: Elkhart General Hospital Foundation

Did you know since 2009 over $3.5 million was invested in Elkhart General through the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation? Thousands of donations, combined with Foundation investment income, propel the hospital’s world-class care. The Foundation protects the tradition of financial stewardship, honoring the legacy of Elkhart General. Established nearly 50 years ago under guidance from hospital board member Arthur J. Decio, Art continues to serve as the Foundation Board Chairman, its No. 1 philanthropist and ambassador. Our mission to “encourage and steward philanthropic gifts from individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations” promotes the community’s health and well-being. Outstanding Elkhart General programs...

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Sweet Reward

Memorial Healthy Diabetics/Diabéticos Saludables, a diabetes self-management education program at Memorial Hospital, was awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate. Healthy Diabetics has impacted approximately 400 patients a year since its launch in 2003, helping to improve their quality of life, decrease chronic complications and reduce hospital admissions. Congrats to the Healthy Diabetics team for their dedication to guiding people to better health and...

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