Classes and Programs

Classes, Programs & Screenings

The hospitals of Community Healthcare System offer many free and low-cost educational programs, screenings and support to help people live healthier, manage a chronic disease or recover from a serious illness.

Search here for class offerings throughout our healthcare system, which includes Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. If you would like in-person assistance to find a particular class or resource, call 219-836-3477or toll free 1-866-836-3477. This service, which includes assistance in Spanish, is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm, and accepts registration for many of our classes.

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5/27/2015 - Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair

Find out more about the symptoms of stroke and diabetes from speakers, vendors and educational materials. Free screenings.


9 am - Hyperacute and Acute Stroke Care
Andrea DeLeo, DO
Medical Director Stroke Center, St. Catherine Hospital
Board Certified Vascular Neurology and Neurosonology

9:45 am - Primary and Secondary Stroke Prevention
David Rozenfeld, MD
Medical Director Stroke Center, Community Hospital
Board Certified Vascular Neurology and Neurosonology

10:30am - The Neurologist’s Role in Stroke Care
Steven Bayer, DO
Northwest Indiana Neurological Associates

11:15 am - Neurological Assessments for Stroke
Ender Akan, MD
Northwest Indiana Neurological Associates

12 pm - The Neurosurgeon’s Role in Stroke Care
Wayel Kaakaji , MD
Neurosurgeon, Community Spine and Neurosurgery Institute

12:45 pm - Update on Endovascular Neurosurgery
Demetrius Lopes, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Co-Director of Rush Stroke Program

Free Screenings:

Balance Testing
Blood Pressure
Blood Test - Hemoglobin A1C Testing*
Blood Test - Lipid Panel*
Body Composition
Brain Activities Station
Cardiovascular Risk Analysis
Foot Screenings
Grip Strength
Heart Rhythm Checks
Massage Therapy
Medication Reviews
Nutritional Assessments
Pulmonary Function Tests
Sleep Apnea Screening
Spine Screenings
Stroke Risk Analysis
Vein/Vascular Screening

* fasting preferred but not required

This is a FREE event open to the public. Registration is not required.

Location: Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster, Indiana
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Registration: No registration required.
Cost: Free

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