ELKHART – Years of planning and construction culminated Monday in community partners and leaders celebrating the opening of Elkhart Health & Aquatics. The planned opening of Beacon Health & Fitness on Thursday will mark the completion of the first phase of the $59 million facility in downtown Elkhart. The larger-than-Olympic-size competition...
Please help us spread the word about the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Community Preview that is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Community members are welcome to take a tour that day of the new facility, which contains the third area Beacon Health & Fitness. To become...
Malachi Southern would’ve thought it was the coolest thing. He would’ve loved seeing more than 250 doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists, cafeteria workers, custodians and so many others line the hallways for him. Hallways that 10 minutes prior had been empty, but quickly filled after an overhead announcement asking associates who could...
Elkhart General Hospital has achieved Level III Trauma Center designation by the American College of Surgeons. The recognition means Elkhart General has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for all injured patients. “This high achievement is a testament to the dedication of our physicians and caregivers, who...
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and is the second highest cause of cancer deaths in women. 2D mammography, otherwise known as traditional mammography, is the only test that reduces the death rate due to breast cancer. Digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, improves upon 2D...
Beacon Health System is pleased to announce that Alan Loyd, FMFA, CMFFD, executive director of Beacon Health & Fitness, has completed the requirements to be recognized as a Fellow in the Medical Fitness Association. To earn this honor, Loyd had to meet strict standards established by the association, including continuing education,...
Being that Saturday is "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day," Craig Whitfield wanted you to know about our own drop boxes at Memorial Hospital. These secure boxes can be used to dispose of expired or unused prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Simply remove the medications from the original container, place them in...
Beacon Health System is now offering associates paid time off to volunteer for area not-for-profits as part of the Beacon Helping Hands initiative. Full-time associates may be compensated for up to four hours of paid volunteer time per year and part-time associates may be compensated for up to two hours. “Our...
We all have people we’ve lost. People who we wish we had said, “I love you” to before they died. Without having said those words, we may not ever feel a true sense of closure. Now consider healthcare professionals. Think about the many hospital team members who treat and care for patients, sometimes...
IN THE NEWS: You may have heard that Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was recently diagnosed with aortic stenosis, one of the most common heart valve diseases, which prompted him to undergo a medical procedure to repair the blocked valve. Click here to read a story about his diagnosis. What...