St. Mary Medical Center

Letter from the Hospital CEO

Janice Ryba

Janice Ryba, CEO
St. Mary Medical Center

Welcome to the St. Mary Medical Center website. Whether you are visiting to help plan for a future visit or researching our programs and services, we hope you find our website helpful and informative. All of us at St. Mary are committed to meeting the needs of our growing population in Lake and Porter counties. Our goal is to provide compassionate care with the finest technology and services available today.

Our hospital incorporates advanced concepts of care and safety into a modern, six-story patient tower that features comfortable, private patient rooms and the latest bedside technology. With 195 total beds (including our Acute Rehabilitation Center) and more than 500 physicians on staff, St. Mary Medical Center also embraces diverse methods of patient care. Physicians forge new ground in heart care and cardiothoracic surgery with our Heart Valve Institute. Mothers are guided through birth with innovative options such as water birthing, support by trained doulas, certified lactation consultants and a midwife-friendly environment. Our award-winning “Joint Academy” takes a unique team approach to joint replacement surgery, offering patients extensive education, coaching and support from the pre-operative through post-operative phases of care and rehabilitation.

Recently, we expanded our services to residents of Valparaiso and surrounding communities with our new Valparaiso Health Center. The 55,000 square foot outpatient center, is an extension of our hospital’s high quality, patient-centered medical services, and an important link in our ability to help build healthier communities throughout Northwest Indiana. The center serves as a “one-stop-shop” for patients seeking immediate care, advanced diagnostic imaging and lab services as well as 3D mammography with same-day-results, physical therapy or expert, compassionate medical care from any one of our more than 30 primary care or physician specialists on staff there.

Finally, as part of the Community Healthcare System, St. Mary Medical Center is one of the premier providers of care in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. Recently, our system was ranked by Thompson-Reuters as one of the nation’s top 50 performing health systems in patient quality and efficiency. Thanks to innovative approaches to care, an investments in new technology and the validation of scientific processes, our hospitals provide quality compassionate care that builds healthier lives and healthier communities. Together, with our Community Healthcare System partners, we have forged a reputation built through innovation that inspires people to do the extraordinary every day.

Thank you for visiting the St. Mary Medical Center website. We invite you to call or visit our hospital, or one of our many outpatient centers throughout the area, to discover how our broad range of services can serve your healthcare or wellness needs.

Best wishes for your good health!

Janice Ryba
Chief Executive Officer
St. Mary Medical Center