News Release Archive

Memorial Expands da Vinci Robotic Surgery Program
June 29, 2011

Memorial Hospital has expanded its da Vinci robotic surgery program with an upgrade from the da Vinci S system to the da Vinci Si system and the addition of a second Si unit and a Skills Simulator unit. Memorial is the first hospital in the state to offer the Skills Simulator and only the second hospital in the state to offer a dual-console approach.

Free Vision Screening for Children
June 28, 2011

Memorial’s Navarre Pediatric Group, along with the Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank’s Operation Kidsight is conducting a free vision screening for children ages 1-6. The screenings will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 100 Navarre Place, Suite 4440 in South Bend. The process is painless and only takes a few seconds; it is 85-90 percent effective in detecting certain vision problems in children.


Adventures in Babysitting Classes
June 24, 2011

Memorial HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum is hosting two sessions of its “Adventures in Babysitting” child care training classes for 11-15 year old boys and girls. The sessions run between June 13-17 and August 8-12. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a Safe Sitter certificate. 

Symphony Students to Perform at Memorial Hospital
June 21, 2011

Participants in the Donald A. Dake Summer Music Academy with the South Bend Orchestra will visit Memorial Hospital again this year on Friday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m. They will play for approximately 30-45 minutes in the main entrance, across from the South Bend Chocolate Café. 

Memorial Regional Rehabilitation Center Again Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
June 17, 2011

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) announced that Memorial Regional Rehabilitation Center (MRRC) has again been accredited for a period of three years for its inpatient program. The report particularly praised MRRC’s “energetic, compassionate, and dedicated personnel” and their “strong commitment to continuing education.” 

Memorial Hospital of South Bend First in State to Utilize CryoAblation Technology to Treat Common Form of Atrial Fibrillation
June 15, 2011

Memorial Advanced Cardiovascular Institute is the first in the state of Indiana to use the Arctic Front® CryoAblation Catheter system to treat drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), a serious heart rhythm disorder that affects millions of Americans. Dr. Sean Halleran, MD, FAAC and the Medical Director of MACI, Dr.Raman Mitra, MD, PhD, are the only two physicians in the state trained to use the technology. The treatment, which was approved by the FDA in December 2010, requires the advanced lab and capabilities that are regionally unique to Memorial. 

Dougherty Announced As Memorial Health Foundation’s Director of Major Gifts
June 15, 2011

Jeff Dougherty was recently named Memorial Health Foundation’s Director of Major Gifts. As such, he is responsible for both corporate and individual gifts.  

Safe & Fit Summer Fair at UP Mall: Free Bike Helmets and Reflective Backpacks
June 14, 2011

The Safe & Fit Summer Health Fair will take place in the University Park Mall’s Center Court in Mishawaka on Saturday, July 16 from 1-3 p.m. The fair, part of the Simon Kidgits program and sponsored by Memorial Hospital, is free and open to the public. The fair aims to teach children and parents how to be healthy and safe during summer weather and break. 

Memorial MedFlight Honored by State and City
June 13, 2011

The State of Indiana and the City of South Bend will recognize Memorial MedFlight for its five years of outstanding service. The only air medical transport in the region, MedFlight has transported more than 1,110 patients and works with 20 referring hospitals. They operate around the clock at the speed of safety. 

Mini-Medical School for Teens Eye dissections, innovation presentations, and graduation
June 11, 2011

Memorial Hospital’s Ambassador and Customer Service Department’s Mini-Medical School, a program for students aged 15-18 interested in medical careers, begins this week. Now in its third year, this action-packed week includes lectures and demonstrations by clinicians, hands-on labs, and an opportunity to shadow hospital personnel. There are three separate sessions, each of which last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

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