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Month: December 2016

Popcorn, pizza and purpose

At Beacon, making personal connections with our patients, their families and each other helps create “Moments that Matter.” And sometimes, our moments get rolled into even bigger, better moments. Here is one special story we’d like to share. A small but mighty team from the Memorial Interdepartmental Congress (think of them as our year-around ambassadors of good cheer) recently delivered popcorn as a midnight snack to associates working the evening and night shifts in units across Memorial Hospital. During their journey, the group encountered some people who needed just a little extra care. One person, someone waiting outside a...

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Dr. Lankowicz named Rockin’ Doc at EGH

Congrats to Jen Lankowicz, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Elkhart General’s Rockin’ Doc for December! Dr. Lankowicz is a rare find among physicians, one who combines both a passion for patient care and the many skills required to be a successful hospital administrator. Always willing to listen and to seek the best solutions to problems, Dr. Lankowicz is described by many as caring, professional, detail-oriented and an unparalleled team player. Since her appointment as Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs in 2013, Dr. Lankowicz’ s positive influence at the hospital is easily recognized. “Through her tireless efforts in...

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Ornish Program turns up the heat

Ten participants in the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program at Beacon recently showed off their culinary skills during a chili-cook off hosted at the new Beacon Health & Fitness center in Granger. “Everyone had a great time,” says program coordinator Karen Sommers, MS. “I don’t know how the judges could even determine which chili was best, but they did!” Thanks to all the chili cooks who participated, and congratulations to the winners. First Place – Sharon Benfiet (see Sharon’s recipe below) Second Place – Sandy Przybylski Third Place – Chris Kohut Spiciest Chili – Mike Slisher People’s Choice Award –...

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HGTV show to feature one of Beacon’s own

Do you stay glued to your couch until people reveal they’ve chosen house number 1, number 2, or number 3 on your favorite HGTV show? You’re not alone. Indulge in your HGTV obsession and find out which house Stacy Brunette, CPC, systems apps specialist with Beacon Medical Group, and her boyfriend, Russ Linman, chose during their house hunt in Costa Rica. Filmed for the series “House Hunters International,” their episode airs on Monday, Jan. 2, at 10:30 p.m. (EST) on HGTV. Due to her agreement with the network, Stacy can’t reveal any details about the house hunt just yet…...

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