Franciscan Health Alliance

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Today:    It's "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," and we have both Bill Dolan and Giles Bruce from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" with us to review the stories they prepared for print and the Internet.  From Bill, it includes news on local property assessment notices sent out, and the latest in the Northwest Indiana precinct size reduction issue.  Giles talks about the recent drownings and near-drownings in Lake Michigan and offers up some updates on the medical scene in the Region.

Franciscan Health

Franciscan Health is in the final months of construction of a new hospital in Michigan City, and officials hope to be able to accept patients in the new facility in mid-January.   Franciscan Health President and CEO Doug Mazzoni was on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday to talk about this $242 million project.  He begins the conversation, by explaining the need for a new healthcare facility in northern LaPorte County. 

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Today:   we talk with "Howey Politics Indiana" publisher Brian Howey about, among other topics, the talks tonight in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- last weekend's Indiana Republican Party convention in Evansville -- and this coming weekend's Indiana Democratic Party convention.

The Independent

Irene Boone Phillips and Mike Meska, both with Franciscan Health -- a lead community agency for the Lake County Smoking Prevention and Cessation Program -- came into the Lakeshore Public Radio studio on Monday to talk about the efforts this week, and the week of February 19th, across Indiana to tell stories and conversations that they hope will emphasize the importance of stopping smoking -- or not beginning to smoke at all. 

Both Irene and Mike say they want to make sure no one suffers any longer from the impact of the tobacco industry.

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Today: Irene Boone Phillips and Mike Meska, both with Franciscan Health -- a lead community agency for the Lake County Smoking Prevention and Cessation Program -- join us in the studio to talk about the efforts this week, and the week of February 19th, across Indiana to tell stories and conversations that they hope will emphasize the importance of stopping smoking -- or not beginning to smoke at all.  Both Irene and Mike say they want to make sure no one suffers any longer from the impact of the tobacco industry.

The merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Health Alliance group raises questions about health care services jobs and more.   A town hall was held at Ivy Tech in Gary to answer some of those questions. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Steven Lattimore was there and has the story.