Press Releases

Health Fair and Physician Seminars on Swine Flu and Genetic Testing 

May 15
2009

Methodist will provide the community with free screenings including bone density, body fat analysis, grip strength and blood draws for cholesterol and glucose. Representatives from hospital services and physicians will also be available to consult with attendees on a number of health topics including bariatric surgery, cancer treatment options and more.

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Rx for Indiana 'Help is Here Express' Bus Tour Comes to Gary 

May 15
2009

The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will be in Gary on May 18, stopping at Methodist Hospital (North Lake) to help uninsured and financially-struggling Hoosiers access information on programs that provide prescription medications for little or no cost.

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Press Conference and VIP Open House 

May 01
2009

Joins Us to Celebrate and Recognize the Accomplishments of Methodist Hospitals Stroke Care Program : Representatives from HeathGrades and the AHA will recognize the Stroke Program, Hospital Administration, and former patients will also be on hand to speak.

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Unique Art Exhibition Honoring Cancer Jouneys 

Apr 20
2009

Lilly Oncology on Canvas, an art exhibition honoring the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer worldwide, will be on display at Methodist Hospitals Center for Advanced Clinical Studies located at 200 East 89th. Avenue in Merrillville starting today, Monday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, April 24. There will be approximately 30 pieces of art on display. The art exhibit is open to the general public.

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Free Event for Breast Cancer Survivors 

Apr 17
2009

Spring Spa Day, an event made possible through the efforts of the oncology services department at Methodist Hospitals and support through the Pink Ribbon Society, provides breast cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to be educated and pampered. This year’s event will be held on April 25, 2009 at Methodist Hospitals’ Center for Advanced Clinical Studies from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “We want this event to be a break from the stresses of being diagnosed or living with breast cancer. My goal is for these women to have a truly enjoyable experience, and understand that there is a network of people here that really care about them,” stated Marie Bates, Oncology Research Coordinator. The event focuses on physical & mental health, and gives attendees an opportunity to pamper themselves with services related to skin care, massage, fitness, and much more.

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Scope It Out - Early Detection Saves Lives 

Apr 07
2009

Dr. Kumar Venkat will be speaking on how a colonoscopy can save your life. Colorectal cancer is 90 percent preventable and successfully treated 90 percent of the time, when detected early, yet it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths.

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HIV Epidemic 

Apr 04
2009

The care and treatment of patients infected with HIV continues to progress with numerous significant scientific advances each year. Despite these medical advances, the number of people newly infected with the HIV virus continues to rise both nationally and regionally. An understanding of the epidemic, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of the disease are necessary to care for those living with the virus. Special attention must also be paid to the unique challenges facing vulnerable populations. This day long program will address local epidemiology, treatment strategies, management of co-infections and special issues facing women and minorities.

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Methodist Hospitals Invests in New Technology 

Apr 02
2009

Since 1923, Methodist Hospitals has made a strong commitment to the people of Northwest Indiana and they continue to support the health of the community by investing in new technologies that give those in the region the best in preventative medicine and healthcare. Thanks to state funding, Methodist was able to invest a total of just over $36 million in patient care technology in 2008.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Executives 

Apr 01
2009

Michael Davenport, M.D. was appointed to Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs on March 9, 2009. Dr. Davenport is a physician executive who has operated in the CMO/VP role for the past 12 years at Advocate Trinity Hospital, an urban safety-net community hospital located in Chicago. Dr. Davenport earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University with a pre-med concentration. He then went on to graduate from the University of Illinois Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Davenport completed his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

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Daffodils can brighten your days and save lives 

Mar 31
2009

Daffodil Days, one of the American Cancer Society’s oldest fundraisers, is in full bloom at Methodist Hospitals. Oncology Services championed the Daffodil Days fundraiser and quickly shared their enthusiasm with the rest of the hospital. Elizabeth Sengupta, MD, Robert Woodburn, MD and Barat Barai, MD generously contributed to the fundraiser. Employees purchased five dollar stickers to wear blue jeans on February 13th; the money was donated to buy daffodils for all Oncology inpatients and outpatients.

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Doctors Day 

Mar 26
2009

In Celebration of “Doctors Day”, Methodist Hospitals will be hosting a luncheon for our Medical Staff members.

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Creative Fundraising Raises Money for the March of Dimes 

Mar 19
2009

"It was a team effort!" Stated Neonatal Intensive Care nurse Jill Biggs, when asked about the success of their cookbook fundraiser. The entire perinatal services including; Labor & Deliver, Post Partem, Nursery and Pediatrics contributed to the cookbook that was sold to raise funds for the March of Dimes. The idea, spearheaded by Marcia Ohalloran, nurse on the post parum unit, features over 600 recipes collected by the staff. The cookbook was so popular they quickly sold out of their first printing and ordered more. "We are hoping to sell the rest of the books by the day of the March for Babies Walk on April 26th." stated Jill Biggs.

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Honoring Certified Nurses 

Mar 17
2009

Methodist Hospitals has invited a select group of nurses to be honored at a special luncheon for achieving and maintaining board certification. Less than 20% of american nurses are board certified. This distinction recognizes their commitment to excellence and contribution to better patient outcomes and quality helathcare.

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Methodist Hospitals honors Employees 

Mar 17
2009

Methodist Hospitals honored over 100 employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals. Employees were honored and recognized for their 5 year to 35 year milestone. Over 200 employees and their guest attended the banquet celebration, held at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville on Thursday, February 26.

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Press Conference at Methodist Hospitals to announce partnership with IUN 

Feb 25
2009

Methodist Hospitals is hosting a press conference to announce their partnership with Indiana University Northwest (IUN). Methodist Hospitals has had a longstanding relationship with IUN and is now engaged in several collaborative projects with IUN.

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Honoring employees - Revised 

Feb 23
2009

The Rewards and Recognition Banquet will recognize over 200 employees that are celebrating their milestone anniversary. Milestone anniversaries are celebrated every 5 years. Almost 70 employees are celebrating over 20 years at Methodist Hospitals. One employee will be celebrating 35 years at Methodist!

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Go RED with Methodist! 

Feb 02
2009

Go Red for Women is a nationwide movement celebrating the energy, passion and power we have to band together and wipe out heart disease. By joining our Methodist family (men, too) on Wear Red Day, you can help support the vital research and education programs that are needed to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States, but women can fight back!

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Methodist Hospitals School of Nursing Museum Dedication & Ribbon Cutting 

Jan 01
2009

The Methodist Hospitals, INC was the recipient of a Training Accelerated Grant (TAG) from the State of Indiana to help further the education of Nursing staff and promote retention. This is the focus of the grant. It will allow staff (nurses) to continue to work and go to school. The grant is one that the funds from the state are matched from the hospital. The state pays for the nurses education and Methodist pays for their shifts while they are in school. The nurse managers and nurse directors along with Maureen Buckley assisted in the selection and the criteria for recipients of the grant funds. The Methodist Hospitals, INC. is the only hospital that is a recipient of these grant funds. Other businesses and refineries in the area also received funds from this grant. The Methodist Hospitals, INC has been rewarded $140,000.00.

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Denise Dillard honored with Community Leadership Award 

Dec 30
2008

Covering Kids & Families of Indiana Community Leadership Award

Denise Dillard is the recipient of the 2008 Community Leadership Award presented by Covering Kids and Families of Indiana. She is the Vice President of Government & External Affairs with Methodist Hospitals in Gary, Indiana. Ms. Dillard has been a staunch supporter of Covering Kids & Families of Lake County for several years. Most recently, she has demonstrated her support by committing to develop and implement a plan of enrolling 10,000 Hoosiers in Lake County into Hoosier Healthwise and the Healthy Indiana Plan. Methodist Hospitals provides enrollment assistance and on site enrollment through their Financial Services Department.

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Merrillville school donation to pediatric unit 

Dec 19
2008

Superintendent Dr. Anthony Lux along with a group of Merrillville High School students will present games, educational electronic games, computer laptops and storage shelves to the pediatric unit at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus on Tuesday, December 23 at 11 am.

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