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Month: June 2017

Elkhart couple donates baskets

Jillian Woolsey had what she describes as an easy pregnancy. So she and her husband, Kyle, had the nursery decorated, diapers stocked, and everything ready to go for the arrival of their first baby. The Elkhart couple was expecting a little girl, so they picked the name Wren, after Jillian’s mom. She went into labor the night of June 21, 2016 and the couple headed to Elkhart General Hospital. They were admitted and Jillian remembers having light contractions for about an hour. That’s when a hidden problem arose. “We had gone to birthing classes and Kyle remembers them showing us the NICU...

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Know Beacon Better: Residency Program

What’s it like to practice medicine a half a world away? Just ask Dr. Isaac Hatton, a recent graduate of the Memorial Family Medicine Residency program, who completed an international medicine rotation at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea (PNG) this spring. Originally from Northern Ireland, Dr. Hatton’s ties to the tropical island just north of Australia go back to his childhood: His parents were missionaries there throughout his childhood. They would spend four years in PNG, then one year back in Ireland. After completing high school in PNG, Dr. Hatton came to the U.S. to attend College of the...

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Hey, Doc! You Rock! Dr. Andrew Fiedler

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Fiedler for being a Rockin’ Doc! In his role as a cardiologist and the Medical Director of Intensive and Traditional Cardiac Rehabilitation Care at Memorial Hospital, Dr. Andrew Fiedler shares his passion for heart health and leads by example wherever he goes and in whatever he does. “He joins the Ornish Reversal Program participants for their mealtime as well for their stress management session, showing he practices what he preaches,” says one staff member. Dr. Fiedler makes time to help educate patients and answer their questions fully so they receive the greatest benefit for their...

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The TODAY Show features Beacon

Evelyn Lapadat of Elkhart is sensitive to even the smallest amount of gluten. She is among the 3 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that prevents those afflicted from consuming this particular protein. Lapadat can feel sick for days if any gluten sneaks into something she eats. In fact, things had gotten so bad that her mom, Dr. Wendy Lapadat, thought about quitting her job. Lapadat is a pediatrician at Beacon Medical Group Bristol Street. But then they found Zeus and the rest, as they say, is history. The Today Show this morning featured Evelyn,...

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Celebrating our dads on Father’s Day

What is a dad? In your words, he is your rock. Your teacher. A role model. Hard working. Caring. A great listener. He’s an anchor. He’s your biggest fan. In celebration of our dads, or the men in our lives who have served as father figures, we asked you to email a photo of you and your dad. Dozens of Beacon associates responded. Your pictures made us smile, laugh, and some brought tears to our eyes. Many of us are honoring the memory of our fathers, some of whom have been gone for decades. Others have recently passed. For us, these are treasured images. Click on the pictures below to enlarge the image and read the names of our associates...

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We want to express our appreciation today - and every day - for our patients, past and present, for our caring and dedicated providers, and for our amazing associates. Happy Valentine's Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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