Dr. Christopher von Hake
joins KCH medical staff
Dr. Christopher von Hake has joined the hospital medical staff at Kosciusko Community Hospital.
Dr. von Hake is an otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained to treat patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat, and related areas in the head and neck.
He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his post graduate residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia and Affiliates, Philadelphia.
Dr. von Hake will begin seeing patients at Warsaw ENT, 902 Provident Drive, Suite B, beginning March 24. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dr. von Hake has 27 years of experience. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery.
To schedule an appointment, call 574-269-8319
Neck, back pain seminar Thursday
The Elkhart General Hospital Center for Pain Management will host a free seminar on neck and back pain at 6 p.m. Thursday in Auditorium B located in the Hospital West Wing.
Board-certified pain specialist Dr. Christopher Annis of the Elkhart General Hospital Center for Pain Management will discuss neck and back pain symptoms and treatment options.
No registration is required. For more information, visit www.egh.org or call 574-523-3303.
Asperger’s group to
discuss ‘culture of gentleness’
“Creating a Culture of Gentleness” is the topic of the next meeting of Asperger Autism Group of Goshen.
The meeting will be March 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, 602 S. Eighth St., Goshen. The speaker will be Anthony McCrovitz, executive director of Globe Star, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of Individuals in their own communities, by implementing the principles of gentle teaching.
The meeting is free and open to the public. To reserve childcare, contact Brenda Yost, email@example.com, 574-742-6394.
For more information about Asperger Autism Group of Goshen, contact Christine Guth, 574-534-2718, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.autismgoshen.org.
Smoke Free St. Joe applauds CVS move
Smoke Free St. Joe officials said they applaud CVS Caremark Corp.’s decision to no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Smoke Free St. Joe calls it “an unprecedented step in the retail industry.”
CVS Caremark is also being commended by the grou for its new national smoking cessation program.
CVS Caremark’s decision, a private sector health leader, will have considerable impact on our community, Smoke Free St. Joe officials said.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center sponsors five, free six-week tobacco cessation classes annually. The next series is scheduled to begin March 5. Classes are held at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on the Garden Level, in the Education Center from 6 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 574-335-3896.
To learn more about Smoke Free St. Joe, visit its website at www.SmokeFreeStJoe.org or go to its Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SmokeFreeStJoe.