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Month: September 2017

Author shares personal story of addiction, recovery

  Register today for the annual Mary Morris Leighton Lecture, featuring author Nic Sheff. Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 53995 Indiana State Route 933, South Bend, IN 46637 Time: 7 p.m. (ET) To reserve a seat, call 574.647.6630 or register online.  You can download a PDF of the flyer here. Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would smoke pot regularly, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to methamphetamines and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and...

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Beacon surpasses 1,000 online doctor visits

Beacon Health System’s virtual urgent care service, Beacon Connected Care, marked a milestone on Tuesday when it provided its 1,000th online physician visit. At a time when virtual consultations with doctors by smart phone, tablet or computer are becoming increasingly popular across the country, a growing number of time-crunched consumers in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan are utilizing Beacon Connected Care because the convenient, affordable option meets their urgent care needs. “Telemedicine is still relatively new in Indiana, because it was one of the last states to approve virtual visits. We have found that patients appreciate the short amount...

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First interview with new Beacon CEO

Kreg Gruber, Beacon’s new CEO on November 1, 2017, is a long-time health care leader who is ready to bring his reputation as a transformative thinker and trusted colleague to the role. “This is a fascinating time to be in the business of health care. The topics of change and rapid evolution will be with us every day for the foreseeable future,” Kreg says. “At Beacon, my belief is that we have the talent and resources to serve our patients and customers. Our amazing people continue to be our most valuable element. There are incredible acts of healing, compassion...

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Newbold completes tenure, Gruber appointed Beacon CEO

Beacon Health System Chief Executive Officer Phil Newbold today announced he is stepping down from his current position on Nov. 1. The Board of Directors appointed Beacon’s Chief Operating Officer, Kreg Gruber, to take his place. Newbold has served as CEO for 30 years and will remain at Beacon until the end of the year to provide transitional support. “It has been an honor and privilege to work alongside such a remarkable team,” Newbold said. “This is the beginning of a new chapter. I plan to continue my work with innovation and improving the health and well-being for organizations...

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Phil Newbold: Innovator, leader and trusted mentor

Philip A. Newbold will complete his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Health System in October of 2017. Beacon is the largest locally owned and operated nonprofit health care system in north central Indiana, and parent organization to Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart and the 350-provider Beacon Medical Group. He served an unprecedented 30 years as CEO. An extraordinary blend of inspired leadership and expertise helped Newbold guide Memorial and Elkhart General hospitals through the process of joining forces to become Beacon Health System during one of the most dynamic and unpredictable times...

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