Press Releases

Methodist Hospitals Partners with Community Organizations to Hold Spring Community Health Fair in Gary 

May 13
What: Methodist Hospitals will host their Annual Spring Community Health Fair this year at the Gary Southshore Railcats Stadium in Gary, Indiana. Who: In previous years this event has been held at the Methodist Midlake Campus. This year’s event has been moved to the Gary Southshore Railcats, and is being co-sponsored by the Railcats, Strack & VanTil, Fuel Fitness, and the Lake County Minority Health Coalition. The following activities is a sampling of the offering at this year’s... read more

Methodist Director Lawanda Jones becomes Certified Baldrige Examiner  

May 03
Quality Service Administrator Shows Commitment to Excellence through Volunteerism Gary, IN- Lawanda Jones, director of quality services, has recently become a State Baldrige Examiner through The Partnership of Excellence, which administers the Baldrige Assessment Process throughout Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. The examiner’s role is to evaluate and analyze assessments submitted by applicants based off of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Examiners are also... read more

3D Mammography Provides Earlier Detection, Draws New Patients to Breast Care Center 

Apr 16
Methodist Hospitals, Merrillville, Indiana By all measures the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is a success. Opened in 2011, the Breast Care Center embodies Methodist Hospitals’ commitment to provide the most advanced technologies available for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Methodist Hospitals is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system with two full-service campuses located 14 miles apart in Gary and Merrillville,... read more

Methodist Hospitals Employees Encouraged to Give the Gift of Hope During National Donate Life Month 

Apr 10
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a Flag Raising Ceremony to raise awareness among their employees in an effort to promote organ, eye and tissue donation since April is National Donate Life Month. The event will be held at the Northlake Campus in Gary, Indiana. Who: Employees, medical staff, and leadership in addition to Gift of Hope and Indiana Lions Eye Bank staff will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • ... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Hold 2013 State of the Organization Address 

Apr 01
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold its 2013 State of the Organization Address to review 2012 accomplishments and announce plans for 2013 at the Genesis Center in Gary, Indiana. Who: Community leaders, chamber of commerce members, hospital partners, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • Ian E. McFadden, President & CEO, Methodist Hospitals • William... read more

Expanding Health Care Coverage is Good for Our Community 

Mar 26
It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act. A recent report from the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) states that Indiana has the opportunity to cover more than 400,000 uninsured by leveraging more than $10 billion in federal... read more

Methodist Hospitals Helps Bridge Digital Divide with Donation  

Mar 22
Hospital donates used technology to Computers For School Program Gary, IN- This past January, Methodist Hospitals donated used personal computers and monitors to the Computers For Schools Program, an initiative through PC Rebuilders and Recyclers. This Illinois based company provides national underserved schools and organizations with refurbished computers who otherwise would not be able to attain them. Timothy Diamond, chief information officer for Methodist Hospitals says, “We donated ... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Host VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Southlake Campus Emergency Department 

Mar 05
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Emergency Department at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana. Who: Community leaders, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • Ian E. McFadden, President & CEO, Methodist Hospitals • Michael McGee, M.D., Medical Director, Methodist ... read more

Methodist Hospital's Neuroscience Institute Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 

Feb 19
Providing Leadership in MS Care MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute, a leading care provider for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in northwest Indiana has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient care; providing coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing... read more

Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group  

Feb 05
Gary, IN – Methodist Hospitals was recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January 2013 by the Studer Group, one of the nation’s most respected health care consultancies, for the hospitals’ accomplishments and improvements in patient experience. “The strides made by Methodist Hospitals in creating positive patient experience over the past three years have been truly remarkable, and we wanted to recognize them for the hard work and commitment it takes to achieve this kind of... read more

March of Dimes Issues Grant to Methodist Hospitals 

Feb 04
The March of Dimes issued a $400 grant and a rocking chair to Methodist Hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units. “We’re very excited to award Methodist Hospitals with this grant,” said Victor Garcia, Division Director for the March of Dimes. “These funds are going to be used to purchase educational materials for expecting and new moms. Methodist Hospitals has been very committed to the March of Dimes mission of reducing preterm birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. The staff at... read more

Methodist Hospitals Offers HIV Screenings 

Jan 30
Methodist Hospitals’ emergency department offers HIV screenings through a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health. Methodist is the only site that offers these screenings 24/7 to all emergency patients aged 13 to 70. Screenings are offered during the triage process to patients that live in Indiana and have a legitimate emergency room complaint. The OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Antibody test produces results in 20 minutes. The program has led to earlier detection of... read more

Methodist Hospitals Expands into St. John Indiana 

Jan 28
Methodist Hospitals celebrated their expansion of their Methodist Physician Group into St. John Indiana by celebrating a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Anemarie Lutas, M.D, Internal Medicine, was introduced along with her medical Assistant Davina Felton. "We are proud to be opening this facility and bringing Methodist Physician Group to the St. John community. We welcome Dr. Lutas into the Methodist Physician Group practice and we are proud to give the members of the St. John... read more

Methodist Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition 

Jan 23
Methodist Hospitals’ diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, and is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education that were developed by the National Advisory Board and endorsed by the diabetes community. It is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes... read more

Ratings Agency Upgrades Methodist Hospitals Bonds 

Jan 11
Second upgrade in 12 months Underscores Continuing Track Record of Financial Health and Stability Gary, Indiana – January 11, 2013 Fitch Ratings, one of the three major credit rating agencies, has upgraded Methodist Hospitals bond issues to BBB from BBB-. This upgrade is the second such move by the ratings agency in the past 12 months. The ratings agency cited Methodist’s sustained operating performance in making this latest upgrade, including strong profit margin, improved expense... read more

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Mardi Gras Court Coronation 

Dec 07
Methodist Hospitals Foundation’s 2012 reigning King and Queen of Mardi Gras, King Peter Melcher and Queen Fran Taylor, will crown the 2013 Prince and Princess, at this year’s Mardi Gras King and Queens Christmas Dinner. This Foundation’s Annual Mardi Gras event launches Methodist Hospitals’ employee-driven fundraising efforts at Methodist Hospitals. Although Mardi Gras Season begins at the Twelfth Night Party on January 6, 2013; the coronation is the official presentation of the court to the ... read more

IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter Announces Partnership with Methodist Hospitals 

Nov 29
Merrillville, IN – IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter, P.C. announced they have signed a letter of intent to partner up with Methodist Hospitals in a co-management relationship. Under this agreement, Methodist Hospitals would also acquire the IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter. The co-management arrangement will enable Methodist Hospitals to increase the number of endoscopic procedures it conducts by more than 2,500 annually. The agreement involves the group of six board certified gastroenterologist... read more

Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary Honors Volunteers and Awards Nursing Scholarships at Annual Luncheon 

Nov 06
Methodist Hospitals’ Auxiliary recognized 137 volunteers for their service of over 38,000 hours to the healthcare system. Three LPNs were honored and awarded LPN to RN scholarships to complete their Registered Nursing degrees. The LPN to RN Scholarship program was started by the Auxiliary in 2011, and the three Methodist LPNs were the first recipients of this scholarship fund. Pictured left to right are Fredricka Davidson, Auxiliary Board President, Takesha Buchanan, Candance Kapranos,... read more

Methodist Hospitals Presents a Clinical Conference on Best Practices for Concussion, Sports Medicine, and Trauma 

Nov 05
The purpose of this clinical conference is to provide Sports Medicine/Trauma education to Sports Personnel and Health Care Professionals. Physicians and clinical experts in their respective fields will conduct presentations. Who: Physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapist, emergency medical services, athletic trainers, and any students studying in these fields. The following continuing medical education credits will be offered: • 6.25 continuing nursing education... read more

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Fall Community Health Fair and Breast Care Center Community Open House 

Oct 24
Methodist Hospitals will hold its annual Fall Community Health Fair this year in conjunction with the Community Open House for its brand new State-of-the Art Breast Care Center. Who: Community members are invited to attend both events. Although the Breast Care Center Open House is a women’s event. The following free health screenings will be offered at the Health Fair: • Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, PSA, Body Mass Index, Bone Density and Heart Attack and Stroke... read more
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