About the Organization
The SECRET is you can live in Chicago and reverse commute to Northwest Indiana in 33 minutes! Community Healthcare System is comprised of three not-for-profit hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago; St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, and Hartsfield Village, a continuing care retirement community in Munster. Combining advanced technology with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, forefront research, and a network of highly qualified physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, the health system provides exceptional care for the mind, body and spirit. The Northwest Indiana health systems vast network of care locations includes outpatient, surgical and rehabilitation centers, physician practices, behavioral health, occupational health, home care, a medically-based fitness center, Fitness Pointe, the Community Cancer Research Foundation and the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster. Community Healthcare System hospitals are regional leaders in orthopedics, cardiac and cancer care.
As a non-profit organization, the healthcare system offers numerous free programs, special events, preventative screenings and support groups that aim to help to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
The healthcare systems parent company is Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides leadership and resources for the enhancement of health and the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
About the Community
In it's over 100thyear since incorporation, the Town of Munster boasts a wealth of cultural and public amenities enjoyed by its 24,000 residents. This community has grown gradually and totals approximately 9,000 homes. Conveniently located on the south shores of Lake Michigan the distinctive community of Munster offers the families and businesses all the advantages of life in the big city with a wide selection of shopping, cultural events, and outstanding accessibility - just 26 miles south of Chicago.
Major highways, airports and rail lines has helped the town become a desirable center for business. Lower tax rates and real estate have created an appeal to industrial parks and smaller office complexes. Munster students can commute to at least three institutions of higher learning -Purdue University Calumet,Calumet College, andIndiana University Northwest. Consistently a top-ranked education system, the elementary schools have received state recognition for meeting the highest standards of attendance, parent participation and student performance.Munster High Schoolhas been named afour-starschool by theIndiana Department of Education. Students on this level benefit from over 130 courses offered and a selection of advanced placement courses, which give students a chance to earn college credit.
Attractions located within Munster's borders are theCenter for Visual and Performing Arts,Edward P. Robinson Community Veterans Memorial, and the community's latest addition - Centennial Park. The area is also home to excellent public and private schools, local hospitals, and numerous churches.
Munster is a great place to live, play and work. The Town is first class in education, culture, shopping, health care, transportation, parks and recreation.