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Letter from the CEO

St. Mary Medica Center CEO

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 brand new 113,000 square foot surgical pavilion and ICU, as well as a modern, six-story patient tower that features comfortable, private patient rooms and the latest technology. With 203 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, neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery. Our Level II Nursery is staffed and equipped to care for infants born prematurely, and new mothers are guided through birth with innovative options such as water birthing, 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 in Porter County and with our new Valparaiso Health Center. The 55,000 square foot outpatient 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 primary care or physician specialists on staff there. Our Portage Health Centers I & II also bring many of these services to our families in Portage. These outpatient centers are 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

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 recognized by Healthgrades® for Outstanding Patient Experience at all three hospitals. 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
CEO
St. Mary Medical Center