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Methodist Hospitals offers news Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) procedure to diagnose and plan treatment for a lesion deep in the lung 

Jul 03
2012
Merrillville, IN – July 3, 2012 Methodist Hospitals, Merrillville, now offers a new procedure call Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (Spot) detected deep in the lung. Methodist Hospitals is the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to provide the summer Dimention i-Logic System as an option for patients who have learned they have a hard-to-reach lesion on their lung. The... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist's Spring Spa Day 

Jul 02
2012
Students in Crown Point, Merrillville and Andrean High School’s art classes participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals. “This is the second year we have worked with local high schools art classes to inspire art students to submit entries for a student-based contest”, said Jennifer Sanders, Mammography Manager at Methodist. “This idea came from wanting to get our younger female students involved in their breast health.... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Introduces Northwest Indiana’s Only Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) procedure to diagnose and plan treatment for lesions deep in the lung as well as the most advanced Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) 

Jun 20
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a Press Conference and VIP Open House to introduce the latest, most advanced diagnostic technology for lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. ENB uses GPS-like minimally-invasive technology to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) deep in the lung. EBUS is an emerging technique which offers a more precise, minimally invasive way of assessing a patient’s lymph nodes and determining if lung cancer has spread to other parts of the... read more
 

American Heart Month to American Stroke Month, Methodist Hospitals brings Go Red For Women to Lake and Porter Counties 

Jun 13
2012
The American Heart Association’s 2012 Go Red For Women campaign in Northwest Indiana proved to be a success, with unprecedented support from presenting hospital sponsor Methodist Hospitals. Beginning with American Heart Month in February and concluding with American Stroke Month in May, three major Go Red events presented by Methodist engaged over 1,000 Northwest Indiana women in the fight against heart disease while raising nearly a quarter of a million dollars for cardiovascular and... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist’s Spring Spa Day 

May 20
2012
Students in the art class of Janet Anderson at Merrillville High School participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals. “Every year, in conjunction with Spring Spa Day, we host a traveling art exhibit called 'Oncology on Canvas.' This exhibit is sponsored Eli Lilly, and it's a contest where patients and family members submit entries, and winners are chosen. The works are then collected and sent to oncology offices,... read more
 

Methodist Hosts Free Annual Spring Community Health Fair in Gary 

May 10
2012
Gary, Indiana - May 10, 2012: Methodist is once again hosting its Free Community Health Fair at their Midlake Campus in Gary, Indiana. The health fair will offer free health screenings to the community. Free screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, prostate blood test (PSA) and Heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery (PAD) risk assessments. Free health information on many health care topics will be offered along with and Ask a DOC booth. All attendees will be entered... read more
 

New President appointed to serve on the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition 

Apr 23
2012
Gary, Indiana – April 23, 2012 Merievelyn Stuber, Patient Safety Officer at Methodist Hospitals, was appointed to serve as the new president of the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition (NWINPSC) on January 2012. Ms. Stuber is a 23 year employee of Methodist Hospitals and has held various positions at Methodist including her currently position as Patient Safety Officer. The coalition consists of representatives from area healthcare systems and academic institutions and provides a forum... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Offers Cutting Edge Treatment to Help Dissolve Deadly Blood Clots Associated with Deep Venous Thrombosis 

Apr 02
2012
Merrillville, Indiana – April 2, 2012: There are an estimated 600,000 new cases of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) every year in the U.S. DVT is a serious and potentially life threatening condition. It occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in your body, limiting blood flow. It usually occurs in your leg or pelvis, but it can also occur in your arm or chest. 60-70% of patients with DVT develop Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS), resulting in permanent debilitating damage in the... read more
 

AHA Better U Get Moving Event 

Apr 02
2012
Methodist Hospitals is holding its Second Free Go Red for Women BetterU Event to Support Women in their Efforts to Enhance their Heart Health What: Methodist Hospitals is hosting the Second in a series of Three Free Go Red for Women Better U events. This event, BetterU Get Moving, will focus on exercise and activities that will complement therapeutic lifestyle changes. Go Red Better U is a Free 12 week online nutrition and fitness program designed to enhance women’s heart health by... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Managed Health Services Partner with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition to host a Free Diabetes Conference 

Mar 21
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a free Diabetes Conference, Too Sweet for your own Good, In partnership with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition. Who: The general public is invited to attend. The Diabetes Conference will offer the following: • Diabetes Education • Physician Panel Discussion • Free Glucometers • Free Diabetes Testing (12 hour fast required) • Vendors with Patient Care Information • Raffles and Free Lunch When: The event will be held on... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals To Hold 2012 State of the Organization Address 

Mar 13
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold its 2012 State of the Organization Address to review 2011 accomplishments and announce plans for 2012 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
 

Methodist Hospitals Opens New Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit 

Mar 05
2012
Gary, Indiana – March 6, 2012 Methodist Hospitals today announced that it has opened an inpatient Geriatric 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 top quality behavioral health care to patients of all ages,” said Marcus Wigutow, M.D, Medical Director of Geriatric Behavioral Health Services at... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals To Break Ground for New Southlake Campus Emergency Department 

Feb 23
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction 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,... read more
 

Ratings Agency Upgrades Methodist Hospitals Bonds 

Feb 20
2012
Gary, Indiana – FEBRUARY 20, 2012 Fitch Ratings, one of the three major credit rating agencies, has upgraded Methodist Hospitals bond issues to BBB- from BB+. The ratings agency cited several factors in making the upgrade, including Methodist’s consecutive years of improving profitability, consistent and healthy liquidity, effective expense control and improving medical staff stability. In 2010, Methodist Hospitals posted a 1.9% operating margin and 10% operating EBITDA, which compare... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Hosts Second Annual Mardi Gras Ball 

Feb 09
2012
What: The culmination of a six-month long employee fundraising effort on behalf of the Foundation, the Methodist Hospitals Foundation Mardi Gras Ball celebrates the commitment of Methodist Hospitals employees to supporting the mission of the hospital as well as the history and traditions of Mardi Gras. Who: The event will be attended by more than 150 Methodist Hospitals leaders, staff, physicians and Foundation Board members. The following individuals will be attending and will be... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals unveils the Northwest Indiana Region’s Only Multi-Specialty Computer Assisted technology for Spinal, Orthopedic, Neuro Surgery 

Jan 26
2012
Merrillville, Indiana (January 26, 2012) – Methodist Hospitals will unveil a multi-specialty computer assisted surgery suite to help surgeons in performing more effective spinal, neuro and orthopedic surgeries. This technology uses an infrared Surgical Navigation Camera and Smart Instruments along with unique tracking software to assist in guiding surgeons and their instruments through the patient’s anatomy. “It is one of the most advanced multi-specialty computer assisted surgery... read more
 

Ian McFadden will be recognized as Outstanding Chair by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  

Jan 11
2012
Merrillville, IN – 1/11/12 – Ian McFadden, President & CEO of Methodist Hospitals, will be recognized as Outstanding Chair by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Chairing the 2011 Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes. Ian McFadden, along with other top captains in Northwest Indiana, will be recognized during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Awards Banquet on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana. More than 1,500... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Shares Warmth This Holiday Season 

Dec 13
2011
Methodist Hospitals is celebrating the holidays with Angel Tree donations, patient visits from the Railcats and Methodist Max mascots, and special holiday meals for employees, Methodist choir performances, employee Christmas Book-Give-Away by the Gary Literacy Coalition and hospital staff confessions given by the Spiritual Care Department to prepare for the Christmas holiday. Methodist Hospitals has once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate Angel Tree Gifts. This program... read more
 

Gary Literacy Coalition Hosting Christmas Book-Give-Away 

Dec 06
2011
“Reading is the Best Medicine!” The Gary Literacy Coalition will be hosting a Christmas Book-Give-Away to all employees. The purpose of this initiative is to give a book to a child as a Christmas gift and encourage reading all year long. The Christmas Book-Give-Away is scheduled for the following date and location: Date: Time: Location: Monday, December 12th 8:00 AM – 5:00PM. S.P. Auditorium/Northlake Wednesday, December 14th 8:00 AM – 5:00PM Auditorium/Southlake We hope that ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Leadership Donates Food to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank  

Nov 22
2011

Gary, November 2011 –In the spirit of Thanksgiving members of the Methodist Hospitals’ management team, who attended a team building workshop, dressed like Pilgrims and Indians, and donated non-perishable food items for the Northwest Indiana Food Bank.
 

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