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The exceptional care mothers and babies receive at Beacon Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend has been validated by the Indiana State Department of Health by earning Level of Care III certification for neonatal intensive care and obstetrics. Beacon Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Memorial’s Obstetric Unit have...
The Beacon Children's NICU team has long encouraged parents to cuddle skin-to-skin with their babies because of the positive effects researchers have found it has in those infants years later. Couplet care rooms that keep moms and babies together from the start have prompted more parents to spend skin-to-skin time --...
Kristen Rice and Aaron Allen had been planning their wedding since the summer of 2018. But when Kristen Rice's water broke just three weeks before their big day, and doctors placed her on bed-rest for the remainder of her pregnancy, they knew there was only one thing they could do: Postpone...
"As parents, hearing that our daughter's chances of survival were very slim are words that no parent wants to hear. Every day after, and now, is a gift from God." -- Kristie Brown Mackenzie "Mackie" Brown, of Edwardsburg, weighed just 12 ounces when she was born via emergency c-section on May...
Beacon Health System has been recognized for its long-standing commitment to create a healthy workplace by achieving first place among large employers in the Healthiest Employers of Indiana program. Beacon ranked first among organizations with 5,000 or more employees for its focus on employee health and exceptional corporate health programming, according to...
    Elkhart General Hospital has been awarded an A grade for safety measures from the Leapfrog Group. The national distinction recognizes Elkhart General’s efforts and accomplishments to protect patients from harm and providing safer health care. Earning the highest possible rating is a testament to the steadfast commitment of physicians, clinicians and...
In the News: (CNN) A group of researchers analyzed 14 previous studies on running and health, concluding that greater participation in running across the population is likely to lead to considerable health improvements. They found that people who ran any distance had a lower risk of death from all causes,...
"Coping the loss of a patient sometimes starts for me before the patient has even passed away. It usually starts at the point when I realize that the patient that was once taking agonal breaths is now just letting the ventilator do all the work for them. This is usually...