Franciscan Health has been well represented at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards program in recent years, with this year no exception. Shown, from left, are Laura Mannion, director of development for the Franciscan Health Foundation, who recently received the Healthcare Up and Coming Nominee honor; Lori Postma, director of Emergency Preparedness for Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer, who was chosen Healthcare Influential Woman of 2016; and Julie Mallers, nurse practitioner and manager of St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, who received top honors this year as Healthcare and Overall Influential Woman.
Mallers, who has been a nurse since 2000, and with Franciscan Health since 2003, said she was “completely shocked,” when chosen for the top award. “I am truly blessed and emotionally honored to receive the prestigious award of Overall Influential Women for 2017. This award is a direct reflection of how the mission and values of Franciscan Health have impacted myself and so many lives within Northwest Indiana. The Franciscan St. Clare Health Clinic and its staff will continue to inspire and serve our community by offering high quality healthcare to all individuals,” she said.