Porter Health Care System Offers Support Groups in July 2014

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will offer the following monthly support groups in July:

Lung Cancer Support Group
If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, Porter Regional Hospital offers a support group to provide a safe and open environment to share your experiences and struggles, and connect you with local and national resources to aid during your time of need. Meetings are open to anyone affected by lung cancer, including survivors, family members, friends and caregivers. The support group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be from 11 a.m. to Noon Wednesday, July 9 at Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Center, 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Cheryl Wallace at 219-983-6171 or Ray Hewlett at 219-628-1202.

Diabetes Support Group
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for awhile, it is important that you take care of yourself to reduce the chance for complications later on. Eight times a year, Porter Regional Hospital hosts a support group where a variety of topics are discussed and shared, and a nurse educator or dietician will be on-hand to facilitate. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Center, 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, and the topic will be diabetic foot care. For more information, call 219-263-7992.

Ostomy Support Group
Porter Regional Hospital offers a support group for ostomy patients. The group helps patients learn from others, share concerns and talk with one of the hospital’s certified wound ostomy and continence nurses. Held on a monthly basis, the next meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. For more information, contact Sarah Grcich at 219-309-5939 or Michele Kaplan-Jones at 219-406-0019.

Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses and seven outpatient facilities serving Porter, Lake, LaPorte, Starke, Newton and Jasper counties. With more than 350 physicians representing 50 medical specialties on the medical staff, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care.