Medical Leadership

Dr. John Mulligan, M.D.

EMS Medical Director

St. Catherine Hospital (Community Hospital System) East Chicago, IN


Mr. Thomas Bettenhausen, NREMT-P.

EMS Coordinator

Chairman & Strike Team Leader - IDHS District 1 EMS Element

Community & St. Catherine Hospitals





Management Team


Mr. Steven Pavek, EMT

Executive Administrative Director        (219) 714-4000 Ext. 2020


Mr. Jason Blankinship, NREMT

Director of Emergency Services            (219) 714-4000 Ext. 2010





Proudly Affiliated with the Community hospital network.



Managed Care Department:

The managed care department of United is responsible for the negotiation of managed care contracts with insurance companies, HMO, PPO networks and direct service contracts.



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