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Crown Point goes red for heart health 

Feb 25
2011

One year ago, Cynthia Williams was 41, had a 2-week old baby and was in an intensive care unit diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Thursday, Williams, now healthy and vibrant, spoke to a sea of red-clad men and women at the Crown Point Go Red For Women kickoff luncheon.

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Methodist: A Bigger and Better Methodist Hospital 

Feb 20
2011
Courtesy of The Times EXPANDING FACILITIES, SERVICES A major investment of $18 million is earmarked for capital projects at both the Northlake campus in Gary and the Southlake campus in Merrillville, according to Loren Chandler, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Methodist Hospitals. The Emergency Department at Southlake is being extended 1,800 square feet and renovated to decrease waiting time and increase the quality and delivery of patient service. This... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals is first in state to adopt new technology 

Feb 01
2011

In early January, Methodist Hospitals announced its purchase of new imaging technology for its Cardiovascular Institute. Methodists' cardiologists are the first in the state of Indiana to utilize the cutting-edge technology called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Methodist CEO eyes hospitals' future 

Nov 09
2010

Methodist Hospitals plans to begin creating an academic-focused campus in the next year, hospital president and CEO Ian McFadden said Monday.

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Weight loss, wellness and surgery solutions offered by Methodist Hospitals center 

Nov 07
2010

Obesity is becoming epidemic, with 21 percent of America's population already considered obese and 3 to 5 percent morbidly or excessively obese.

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Methodist opens outpatient behavioral health services program 

Nov 04
2010

Methodist Hospitals announced it opened an outpatient behavioral health services program at its Northlake campus in Gary.

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Methodist Hospitals CEO to speak at Gary Chamber lunch 

Oct 29
2010

Ian E. McFadden, president and CEO of The Methodist Hospitals of Northwest Indiana, will speak at the Gary Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting at noon Nov. 8 at the Diamond Club Banquet Facility, 500 East 5th Ave.

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Electronic medical records make local appearance 

Oct 20
2010

Messy handwriting in patient records is a thing of the past at Methodist Hospitals. In late August, the hospital system launched EPIC, an electronic medical records system implemented to improve efficiency and patient safety. The first few months on the system have run smoothly thanks to extensive training, said Loren Chandler, vice president and chief financial officer of Methodist Hospitals.

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Former Methodist president served community 

Oct 14
2010

John Betjemann dedicated himself to bringing excellent health care to the Northwest Indiana community, his daughter said.

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The 12th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk  

Oct 11
2010

They walked to honor their relatives and friends who have dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis and to keep future generations from experiencing cancer in all of its forms.

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Effects of health care on the upcoming elections 

Oct 10
2010

In the just more than six months since the signing of the Affordable Care Act, millions of dollars have been spent and new policies implemented with the idea of giving all Americans better access to health care. The full impact of the legislation won't be fully known until at least 2014, when the implementation timeline of the bill is completed, but in weeks the impact of the bill so far will have a very real measure in the form of November midterm election. The success of the health care reform act so far, and on the upcoming election, depends on whom you ask.

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Nurse specialist at Methodist involved in spinal care 

Oct 01
2010

Kristy Darnell is an advanced practice nurse in the Spine Care Center at Methodist Hospitals.

The center aims to provide prompt, superior care to patients with diseases and disorders of the spine. Darnell worked with her director, Laurel Valentino, and intake coordinator Megan Bradburn to put together the comprehensive program to expedite care of spine patients, medical and surgical.
 

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Hospital CEO named honoree for Signature Chefs auction 

Sep 16
2010

Ian E. McFadden, president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals, will be honored at the ninth annual Signature Chefs Auction on Nov. 1 at the Avalon Manor in Hobart, the March of Dimes announced.

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Nurses complete graduate program 

Sep 15
2010

Twenty-three nurses recently completed the Nurse Graduate Program at Methodist Hospitals, Gary and Merrillville. 

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Methodist innovations fighting cancer 

Aug 29
2010

Don't ask the physicians and employees at Methodist Hospitals how good they are because they won't tell you. Instead, they'll point to independent research that shows it.

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NWI's only Gamma Knife and BiPlane Technology located at Methodist Hospitals 

Aug 29
2010

The physicians at Methodist Hospitals realize that the nervous system is one of the body's most important components, and have set up a team dedicated to neurology that uses technology unique to Northwest Indiana.

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Harrowing tales from Haiti 

Aug 27
2010
By Sarah Tompkins - sarah.tompkins@nwi.com, (219) 836-3780 The Haitian man's jugular vein was pulsing out of the wound in his neck, blood running down his chest. Methodist Hospitals' Dr. Nicholas Johnson and physician assistant Johanne Theodule had just finished setting up basic medical supplies at an open-air church in Carrefour, Haiti, when the man was carried to them. He had been stabbed in the neck with a sharp stick. Johnson and Theodule laid him on the concrete floor ... read more
 

Stroke care coordinator is passionate about prevention efforts 

Aug 12
2010

Sherry Mosier, stroke care coordinator at Methodist Hospitals, is passionate about her work - educating patients about strokes and stroke prevention.

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Methodist gets stroke care approval 

Jun 25
2010

The Methodist Hospitals has received Primary Stroke Certification by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent, nationally recognized accreditation authority.

Hospital officials said the facility earned the distinction after HFAP conducted an "extensive and objective review" of the hospital's stroke program.

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Fighting Cancer 

Jun 11
2010

CROWN POINT | More than 3,300 people are diagnosed annually with cancer in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties.

"Those four counties represent one-tenth of the cancer diagnoses in the entire state of Indiana," said Bradley M. Stevenson, ACS NWI community representative.

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