Gary, Indiana – November 2, 2010 Methodist Hospitals today announced that it has opened an outpatient behavioral health services program at its Northlake campus in Gary, Indiana. “We believe it is important for Methodist Hospitals to demonstrate its commitment to the mental and emotional health of the communities we serve by providing the full continuum of inpatient and outpatient care.” said Paul Hannah, M.D., Medical Director of Methodist Hospitals Behavioral Health Services.
The new program will complement the existing inpatient behavioral health program that occupies a dedicated unit at the Northlake campus. The outpatient program will occupy space near but separate from the inpatient unit. As an alternative to or transition from inpatient care, the outpatient program will provide individual, group and family therapy to adults suffering from conditions such as anxiety or depression, rage, grief and loss, adjustment problems and chronic mental illness. The Methodist team of board-certified psychiatrist, licensed clinical social worker and registered nurse conducts a three - step evaluation to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate therapy.
“The launch of this program is one more example of our commitment to being the leader in specialty care in Northwest Indiana.” said Ian E. McFadden, President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals. For more information about Methodist Hospitals’ Outpatient Behavioral Health Services, call 219.886.4220.
About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience and Oncology Institutes, Restart Center for bariatric surgery and Women’s Health program. Its range of services also includes Emergency services, Cardiovascular services, Orthopedics, comprehensive Rehabilitation services and Home Health Services.