Porter Physician Group, a division of Porter Health Care System, is pleased to announce that it will own and operate the medical practices of United States Steel Family Medical Center in Merrillville, and the Steel Family Health Care Center in Chesterton as of Dec. 1, 2014. The two primary care medical centers will continue to provide its existing medical services including radiology, lab and mammography services. Its existing staff including primary care physicians, nurses and staff will continue to practice and join Porter Physician Group.
“Our goal is to make a seamless transition, as we are pleased to be able to offer patients and their families the same level of exceptional care and service delivered by the same friendly and compassionate medical personnel,” said Porter Health Care System CEO Steve Lunn.
According to Lunn, adding both of the Steel Family Medical Centers to Porter Physician Group is a natural fit. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to medical excellence and personalized patient-centered care. Plus now their patients will have even easier access to our large network of physicians and hospital services throughout Northwest Indiana,” Lunn said.
Porter also has plans to add additional physicians and medical providers over the upcoming year to both facilities. “This is Porter’s first major step into Lake County and we would like to grow our services and offer our patients even more in Northwest Indiana,” said Lunn.
Currently, Porter Physician Group has more than 65 dedicated medical providers, with 28 northern Indiana locations in six counties. Porter Health Care System has two hospital campuses, three CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers open seven days a week, and seven outpatient facilities throughout Northwest Indiana that offer outpatient services such as lab, x-ray, low-dose CT scan, echocardiogram, ultrasound, mammography, bone densitometry, colonoscopy, and MRI.
The Steel Family Health Care Center is located at 2022 Kelle Drive in Chesterton and is currently owned and managed by Arcelor Mittal. It has 15,000 square feet with 21 exam rooms. The United States Steel Family Medical Center is located at 251 W. 84th Drive in Merrillville. It has 11,816 square feet with 22 exam rooms and is currently owned and managed by United States Steel. Both facilities offer lab, x-ray and mammography services.