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Oilmen announce partnership with Community Healthcare System

06/17/2016 11:34 AM -

Whiting, Ind. – June 17, 2016 – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen are excited to announce Community Healthcare System as the newest partner of Oilmen baseball.

The Oilmen are pleased to introduce the Whiting Community Health Center of St. Catherine Hospital and the Concussion Clinic at Community Hospital as proud supporters of the Region’s Team.

It seems only fitting that Northwest Indiana’s hometown baseball team partner with the area’s hometown medical provider.

“This partnership with the Oilmen is another part of our mission to provide healthcare and service throughout the Region,” Community Hospital Marketing Director Marie Forszt said. “We’re excited to be on this journey with the Oilmen.”

The community has trusted the care of St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago for over 85 years. In April 2015, Community Healthcare System announced the addition of Whiting to its existing outpatient locations throughout the Region.

The Whiting Community Health Center can be found at a convenient location in downtown Whiting, at 1516 119th Street, right across from the Whiting Post Office. This expansion of outpatient services has helped Community Healthcare System meet the needs of the Whiting community.

“We provide quality healthcare within the neighborhood,” Forszt said. “We have convenient hours and expert physicians. Whiting was an area we felt needed an outpatient center so residents don’t have to travel for healthcare.”

The Whiting Community Health Center is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. The center includes eight exam rooms, a full gym for physical therapy, an outpatient laboratory and spacious registration.

St. Catherine Hospital, a leading healthcare provider, believes in family taking care of patients close to where they live. To make an appointment at Whiting Community Health Center, call 219-703-2550.

The partnership between the Oilmen and Community Healthcare System also focuses on the Concussion Clinic at Community Hospital. Services offered by the clinic include diagnosis of concussion, ImPACT testing, plan of care for recovery and rehabilitation, returning to daily activities including sports, school and work and working collaboratively with primary care physicians.

“The Concussion Clinic started a little over four years ago because the hospital saw a need for updated concussion care,” Community Hospital Concussion Clinic Director John Doherty said. “The danger of sustaining a concussion became more apparent in sports. You end up with prolonged recovery or permanent lack of recovery. With the clinic, we are the gold standard in terms of the care we offer with athletic trainers in the field, our physicians and our therapists.”

As part of the partnership between the Oilmen and Community Healthcare System, the Oilmen have announced the addition of Dani Pillon as the team’s athletic trainer.

“Having an athletic trainer looking out for the healthcare of Oilmen athletes is a great addition to the organization,” Doherty said. “They identify injuries more expertly than coaches or managers. We know from plenty of data that teams with athletic trainers suffer fewer injuries and less severe injuries.”

The Oilmen will host two special nights as part of the partnership with Community Healthcare System. The first will occur on Wednesday, June 22, as the Oilmen host Community Night sponsored by Community Healthcare System. Preferred tickets will be available for the discounted price of $4. It’s a night to come together with friends to celebrate the local community as the Oilmen take on the Michigan City Lakers.

Additional, Saturday, July 23 will be a fundraiser night to support the fight against diabetes. The Center for Diabetes at St. Catherine Hospital will utilize the funds raised that evening to develop a program to teach children in local schools good eating habits and ways to live healthier lives.

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