St. Catherine Hospital received the Longevity Award Saturday, March 10 at the Lakeshore Chamber annual dinner. The hospital was honored for 90 years of outstanding contributions to economic growth and the betterment of Northwest Indiana.
The acute care hospital, built by business leaders, industrialists and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in April of 1928, has been recognized through the years as a leading force in medical excellence, technology and extraordinary care.
“We are pleased and grateful to accept the Longevity Award,” said Leo Correa, chief executive officer, St. Catherine Hospital. “This honor serves as confirmation of our ongoing commitment to always give our best to our patients, staff, doctors and the diverse communities we serve.”
St. Catherine Hospital has thrived as a result of its 90-year legacy to deliver lifesaving care, innovative technologies and significant medical “firsts” to its patients, according to Correa.
The hospital’s recent acquisition of the da Vinci Si® Surgical System is just one example of the hospital’s ongoing commitment to offer new medical technology and treatment to its patients, Correa said. The robotic technology enables surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate procedures with less pain, quicker recovery times and fewer complications.
“Expanding medical technologies for all patients across the Community Healthcare System of hospitals is a hallmark of our commitment and dedication to quality care for all,” he added.
St. Catherine Hospital also received an Investment Award from the City of East Chicago. The award is presented to those businesses that reinvest more than $700,000 in physical site improvements and employment opportunities that contribute to economic development in the community. Projects that contributed to the Investment Award include renovation of the hospital’s main lobby and new exterior signage.
“These projects reinforce our dedication to offer the highest levels of healthcare services possible to our patients and our visitors,” Correa said.
To learn more about St. Catherine Hospital and Community Healthcare System visit: www.comhs.org.