Franciscan Health honored the late Dr. John Lanman with a blessing and dedication of the clinic in his name this past Thursday. From its opening in 1996, John Lanman, MD, was a fixture at the Catherine McAuley Clinic, volunteering his time to help the uninsured and underinsured patients who walked through the doors.
Dr. Lanman, who practiced internal medicine in Northwest Indiana for more than 40 years, continued treating patients at the volunteer-based Hammond medical clinic until six weeks before his death in 2014 at age 88. Many of those patients attended his funeral to pay their final respects. His life and legacy were celebrated once again on Thursday, with the blessing and dedication of the clinic in his name.
Rick Peltier, executive director of the Franciscan Health Foundation, said the Dr. John Lanman Clinic, Franciscan Health Hammond will benefit from a six-figure memorial endowment created by the children of Dr. Lanman, whose gift will be used to pay for healthcare, medication, transportation, food and other financial needs for the most vulnerable in the community.
Contributions to the Dr. John Lanman Clinic can be made by going online at FranciscanHealthFoundation.org or by phone. One hundred percent of donations will make a direct impact on the vulnerable patient population that depends on the clinic for their medical needs.
Dr. John Lanman Clinic, Franciscan Health Hammond is located at 5530 Hohman Ave. in Hammond and is open Monday through Friday.