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Author: Heidi Prescott

A story of survival after internal decapitation

  A young man from Plymouth, who was internally decapitated in a January car accident, has survived the traumatic injury that separated his skull from his spine, defied the odds, and is living a fairly normal life. This is a story about the team of doctors who helped save Brock Meister, 22, including the neurosurgeon who treated this almost always devastating injury, and was the same doctor who helped care for Brock when he was diagnosed with, and survived, a brain tumor six years ago. Every member of the medical care team who treated Brock, from the paramedics at...

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Ground Blessing shared at Beacon Granger site

As we embark on the start of construction of Beacon Granger Hospital, we share the Ground Blessing offered this week at the site on Beacon Parkway. Sarah Samson, chaplain, wrote and shared the following blessing after three speakers, including Kreg Gruber, Beacon chief executive officer, Diane Maas, Beacon chief strategy and growth officer, and Ken Prince, Mishawaka Deputy Mayor and City Planner. “As we bless this ground, we stand at a sacred intersection where science and technology connect with healing and humanity. We set this ground apart for a holistic purpose of healing body, mind and spirit. “Bless those...

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Why do YOU “Dig Beacon”?

Here’s why Khuong Dang, Rose Redding, Heidi Dolan and Lauren Nygaard say they “Dig Beacon” — our theme during the construction of Beacon Granger Hospital. We celebrated the Ground Blessing on Wednesday at the site on Beacon Parkway, across from Beacon Health & Fitness. Now, we want to know why YOU dig Beacon. Email us at TheBeam@beaconhealthsystem.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!        ...

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Happy retirement, Bev Teegarden

Looking back, looking ahead Bev Teegarden reflects on 48 years at Memorial Hospital When you consider the average worker spends about a little more than four years at his or her job before looking for new opportunities, Bev Teegarden is very special. Those who work closely with the Vice President of Nursing, or have been mentored by Bev would agree about the 48 years she has devoted to Memorial Hospital. When she leaves the hospital for the last time on Friday, Bev, will leave the only place where she has cared for patients, served as a role model, and...

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Ready to start our work together

The Community Hospital of Bremen Board of Directors has approved a resolution and ratified the vote of hospital membership to officially join Beacon Health System. These actions followed a community-wide vote that resulted in an overwhelming 97 percent favorable response in support of the plan. “It was clear the community of Bremen understands the value of having a local healthcare option,” said Kreg Gruber, Beacon’s chief executive officer. “And the fact that Community Hospital provides great quality, gives us, collectively, the opportunity to not only preserve that, but broaden and strengthen it. We are ready to start our work together...

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