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Nondiscrimination

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Community Healthcare System consisting of Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago; St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Community Healthcare System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Community Healthcare System:

  • Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
    • Qualified interpreters
    • Information written in other languages
  • Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
    • Qualified sign language interpreters
    • Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)     

If you need these services, contact one of our Patient Advocates:

Community Hospital
Patient Advocate
901 MacArthur Boulevard
Munster, IN 46321
Phone: 219-836-7441
Email: tturean@comhs.org

St. Catherine Hospital
Patient Advocate
4321 Fir Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: 219-392-7038
Email: Cynthia.A.Rivas@comhs.org

St. Mary Medical Center
Patient Advocate
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219-947-6930
Email: Dee.Bedella@comhs.org

If you believe that Community Healthcare System has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:

Community Hospital
Patient Advocate
901 MacArthur Boulevard
Munster, IN 46321
Phone: 219-836-7441
Email: tturean@comhs.org

St. Catherine Hospital
Patient Advocate
4321 Fir Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: 219-392-7038
Email: Cynthia.A.Rivas@comhs.org

St. Mary Medical Center
Patient Advocate
1500 S. Lake Park Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219-947-6930
Email: Dee.Bedella@comhs.org

You can file a grievance in person or by mail or email. If you need help filing a grievance, our Patient Advocates are available to help you.

You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue
SW Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
Phone:1-800-368-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD)
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.