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St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, IN

St. Catherine Hospital exterior

St. Catherine Hospital has provided compassionate, high-quality care to the community of East Chicago and neighboring cities for nearly a century.

Dedicated in April 1928, St. Catherine Hospital opened its doors through a successful partnership between the Manufacturers Association of East Chicago and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. The hospital became part of the Community Healthcare System in 2001, Northwest Indiana's largest integrated healthcare system.

Nestled in an historic, residential section of East Chicago's Twin City community, St. Catherine Hospital has a unique history of many medical firsts in technology, treatment and diagnostic care because of successful collaboration between doctors, nurses, staff and the community.

St. Catherine Hospital brought the first x-ray technology, newborn incubator and treatments for polio to the region, and performed the first open heart surgery in Northwest Indiana. Today, the hospital offering a broad range of healthcare services, continues to forge new ground with advanced technology, such as:

  • CyberKnife®, advanced stereotactic radiosurgery for cancer treatment.
  • superDimension Navigation System,™ diagnostic software that is changing the landscape in lung care.

Serving more than three generations as a hospital with strong family values and a pioneering spirit, St. Catherine Hospital has achieved many notable distinctions over the decades. 

The hospital earned a five star rating for overall quality of patient care on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website, an achievement shared with only 102 hospitals in the nation.

Other distinctions, in 2016, came from the:

  • Joint Commission Gold SealJoint Commission Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care.
  • American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Silver Plus Target: Stroke Elite Honor Award.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Association 'Blue Distinction Center' for Cardiac Care.
  • Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience™ .

Quality Care, Quality Service

St. Catherine Hospital, offers a wide range of outstanding healthcare service in specialty areas that range from acute, cardiac and cardiovascular care and behavioral health services to diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and state-of-the-art radiation therapy.

An RN at St. Catherine Hospital as she welcomes a new patientWe operate an Allergy Testing & Treatment Center, Anti-Coagulation Unit, Family Birthing Center, Sleep Center, and a full-service outpatient Retail Pharmacy to serve patients and the community with prescription, over-the-counter medicine and vaccination needs.

St. Catherine Hospital Emergency Department, an accredited Chest Pain and Stroke Center, recently completed its renovations to expand the emergency waiting room, add a private patient registration and family consultation nook and add a second triage room to improve patient flow and the hospital experience..

The multi-million dollar modernization of our Intensive Care Unit is expected to be complete in Fall 2016, and plans are underway to expand our  Outpatient Retail Pharmacy and Anti-Coagulation Unit in early 2017.

At St. Catherine Hospital, we combine advanced technology and renovations to our units with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, forefront research and our network of highly qualified physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to provide exceptional care for the mind, body and spirit.