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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. Our team at St. Mary Medical Center is committed to meeting the needs of our growing population in Lake and Porter counties. Our goal is to provide quality compassionate care, respecting the dignity of our patients and families, through technological advances and a skilled workforce.

Our hospital incorporates advanced concepts of care and safety into a brand-new addition – a 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 200 total beds (including our Acute Rehabilitation Center) and more than 500 physicians and allied health professionals on staff, St. Mary Medical Center also embraces diverse methods of patient care. Physicians forge new ground in heart care, cancer care and surgical services. 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 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.

Surgeons at St. Mary Medical Center have access to some of the most advanced technology available, including the Da Vinci X and XI Surgical Systems© and the Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Instrumentation System© for partial and total knee replacements. Surgical service access is made easy with an outpatient surgery location at Lake Park. We have expanded our services in Porter County with our Valparaiso Health Center and Portage Health Centers. Both centers serve as “one-stop shops” for patients seeking advanced diagnostic imaging and lab services, as well as 3D mammography with same-day results, physical therapy, or expert, compassionate medical care from any of our primary-care or physician specialists at these locations. At our Valparaiso Health Center and South Valpo locations, we also offer convenient urgent care services. These outpatient centers are an extension of our hospital’s high quality, patient-centered medical services and serve as an important link in our ability to help build healthier communities throughout Northwest Indiana.

Finally, as part of 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 the Women’s Choice Awards® as among America’s best for patient safety at all three hospitals. Thanks to innovative approaches to care, 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 our staff to provide extraordinary care 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 meet your healthcare or wellness needs.

Best wishes for your good health!

Janice Ryba
St. Mary Medical Center