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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.
 

Methodist Hospitals First in Northwest Indiana to receive American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Silver Quality Achievement Award 

Nov 08
2011
GARY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — Methodist Hospitals has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Methodist Hospitals has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for one year to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure... read more
 

Northwest Indiana Walks to Cure Diabetes More than 1,500 Walkers Fund Raise for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 

Oct 01
2011
Highland, IN – 10/10/11 – More than 1,500 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to join together for Northwest Indiana’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 12th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Sunday, October 16th at Wicker Memorial Park. The 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes is being chaired this year by, Ian McFadden, President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospitals’ will join hundreds of other people... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Announces New Board Member 

Sep 13
2011
Gary, IN - At its last board meeting on August 8th, Methodist Hospitals announced a new officer for its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, Fran Taylor. Fran’s association with Methodist Hospital is extensive. She served in positions of increasing responsibility over a 35-year time period including Vice President of Human Resources and Nursing. Fran Taylor said, “during her tenure, I felt inspired and challenged by the local, regional and national events, which regularly impacted our ability... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Donates Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center  

Aug 22
2011
Gary, August 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, donated 44 boxes of supplies to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The 44 boxes contained supplies of daily necessities many of us take for granted such as razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo. “We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is... read more
 

Dunkin Donuts Holds Community Days to Benefit Methodist Hospitals’ Foundation  

Aug 16
2011

The Merrillville Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins held a Community Day Fundraiser to benefit the Methodist Hospitals Foundation.

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Methodist Hospitals Promotes Leadership by Providing Tools for Knowledge 

Jul 29
2011
Methodist Hospitals is presenting a Certified Emergency Nurse exam review August 1 and 2 in Merrillville. This course was designed to help nurses expand their knowledge and further their careers by providing participants with the information needed to care for patients with a variety of acute illnesses and injuries. Methodist Hospitals is proud to give all nurses the opportunity to continue growing in their careers. Rhonda Sonson coordinated the program. The course will review basic... read more
 

U.S. News Ranks Methodist Hospitals #35 in the Chicago Metro Area 

Jul 22
2011
22nd annual rankings recognize hospitals in 94 metro areas Gary, Indiana – July 19, 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with campuses in Gary and Merrillville, has been ranked #35 in the Chicago Metro Area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Methodist Hospitals was also ranked among the top 25% of hospitals in Neurology and Neurosurgery. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000... read more
 

Hospital Safety: Insider Tips Book released by Hospital Staff 

Jul 20
2011

As authors, we have shared experiences in the healthcare setting as professionals, as patients, and as support for our families.  Our basic knowledge of safe nursing and hospital practices has proved helpful on multiple occasions.  Our intent is to share some of the knowledge we have gained from our personal and professional experiences.

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Methodist Hospitals Is First in Northwest Indiana to receive American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Bronze Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure 

Jul 19
2011
Gary, July 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Methodist Hospitals has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary... read more
 

Back and Neck Pain Classes at Methodist Hospitals 

Jul 14
2011
Beginning in August, Methodist Hospitals will present Neck and Back Pain classes on the first and third Wednesday of each month. These back and neck pain seminars will assist in the understanding of disease by reviewing a variety of diseases and causes of back and neck pain. The classes will take place at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, Center for Advanced Clinical Studies, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, Ind. from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first class will be held on Wednesday, August... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence  

Jun 21
2011
Merrillville, IN — Methodist Hospitals, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified... read more
 

Methodist Employee Receives Recognition for Patient Care 

Jun 03
2011
A Methodist Hospital employee, Latonya Lark, has recently won a Spirit Award for going beyond the call of duty to accommodate a patient. Lark is a technologist in Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Neuro EDX department. According to Laurel Valentino, Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist Hospitals, Lark took it upon herself to work with the mother of a small child to schedule a test at 9 p.m. in order to accommodate the child’s needs, even though the department closes at 3... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist’s Spring Spa Day 

May 23
2011

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.

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