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The COVID-19 Pandemic is the great test of our time. At Beacon Health System, we are staying up to date with every change and making sure we are prepared to protect our frontline healthcare heroes as they work to meet critical medical needs in our communities. We are operating a...
Don “Mike” Morgan could have met Dr. Walter Halloran almost 25 years ago. Mike was diagnosed with an insufficient aortic valve in the early 1990s. His doctors recommended he undergo a Ross Procedure, during which a patient’s aortic valve is replaced by a pulmonary valve. The patient’s pulmonary valve is then...
Memorial Regional Breast Center and Memorial Lighthouse Medical Imaging Designated as ACR Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence Beacon Health System’s Memorial Regional Breast Center in South Bend and Memorial Lighthouse Medical Imaging in Mishawaka have been designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The...
Effective immediately, Beacon Health System has temporarily changed its visitor guidelines for patients receiving care at any of Beacon’s four area hospitals. To ensure the safest possible environment for all patients and visitors, Beacon asks that patients have only one or two healthy visitors over the age of 18 at any...
As the region’s largest health care provider, Beacon Health System is prepared for the arrival of patients who may test positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no confirmed cases of Coronavirus at Beacon. But health officials believe it is a matter of time before a patient is infected with the virus...
A handful of Beacon associates are super excited about their birthdays Saturday. As they should be. Their birthdays only appear on the calendar every four years. We caught up with Judy Cassity, Alexis Selvesyuk and Doug Cripe -- who are among Beacon's lucky "Leapers" -- to find out what it will be...
Between the two of them, Ann and Dan Wierzbicki have logged 4,041 volunteer hours at Elkhart General Hospital. That’s more than 168 days, or almost half a year, if they volunteered around-the-clock, seven days a week. The word “dedicated” doesn’t do this power couple justice, considering they are retired and volunteer...
by Coley Parker, Fitness Coordinator, Elkhart Health & Aquatics Almost two months in to the year, a lot of new year's resolutions are no longer a priority. Everyday life has interfered with fitness goals and other promises to get in shape or eat healthier. But it's not too late! Here are...
by Kate Glick, RD, LD Elkhart General Hospital Outpatient Clinical Dietitian  It’s inevitable: A new year hits and you feel an unexplainable push to “be better.” New Year’s resolutions are everywhere you turn in January. And lucky for us, not only are we starting a new year, but we are also fortunate...