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USF Crown Point offering nursing conference through NWINRC 

Oct 09
2013
Courtesy of the Times CROWN POINT | The 21st annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Conference will be offered by the Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium, of which the University of Saint Francis Crown Point is a member, on Nov. 8 from 7:45 a.m.-noon at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Highway 30, Merrillville. The session, entitled “Healthy Work Environments in Nursing,” will feature keynote speaker Cynthia Clark, RN, PhD, ANEF, FAAN, a professor in the School of... read more
 

Popcorn Festival awards grand prize to Methodist float 

Oct 07
2013
Courtesy of the Times VALPARAISO | The Orville Redenbacher Parade kicked off Sept. 7 at the 35th annual Popcorn Festival in downtown Valparaiso. The festival, sponsored by Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events, included the two-hour parade with more than 80 entries. This year’s parade featured floats made mostly of popcorn that were created by area organizations and businesses. The judges selected Methodist Hospital Foundation’s “Methodist Belle” as the grand prize... read more
 

Medicine takes a look inside 

Oct 04
2013
Courtesy of the Times The Region’s hospitals and healthcare centers are tapping into new imaging technology that aids diagnostic procedures for the health and comfort of the patient. 3-D Mammography A leap in mammography technology is making diagnostic breast examinations easier and much less painful at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Anastasia Siatras, radiologist and fellowship breast imager, uses 3-D mammography, a procedure that detects cancers earlier and can eliminate the... read more
 

New Family Surgery Waiting Area Unveiled 

Sep 30
2013

Methodist Hospitals recently unveiled its newly renovated Surgery Waiting Area on its Southlake Campus. Its design is modeled after a fine hotel lobby. The comfortable furniture, soft lighting and warm tones blend together to create a gentle, relaxing environment for patient families.

Specialized innovation: Methodist Hospitals expands individualized treatment programs 

Sep 26
2013
Courtesy of the Times Methodist Hospitals offers a variety of specialized treatment programs ranging from a diabetes management course to a Parkinson’s disease individualized program to a specialty clinic for digestive disorders and a medical stabilization service. Diabetes Self-Management Course Methodist Hospitals’ Diabetes Self-Management Course is designed to help diabetes patients successfully manage the disease. The course, awarded continuous recognition from... read more
 

New unit to aid alcohol, opiate addicts 

Sep 24
2013
GARY | People who need a safe place to withdraw from alcohol and opiate addiction have a new resource in the Region. Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus unveiled a medical stabilization unit the first week in September. A closed part of the hospital was renovated and opened as the new 13-bed unit with 24-hour care, said Jennifer Williams, supervisor of the unit. It averages five to six patients a day so far, she said. The intake staff are certified addiction counselors, and... read more
 

Cancer Update: Advancements in imaging technology make it easier to detect cancers earlier 

Sep 08
2013
Detecting lung and breast cancer in their early stages can mean significant change for a patient’s treatment plan and outcome. Thanks to emerging technologies, new diagnostic methods are available that allow doctors to do just that. Methodist Hospitals began using Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, ENB and Endobronchial Ultrasound, ENUS, technologies to screen for lung cancer in June 2012 and the results have been positive. Bharat Barai, the medical director of oncology at... read more
 

Medicine takes a look inside 

Sep 08
2013
The Region’s hospitals and healthcare centers are tapping into new imaging technology that aids diagnostic procedures for the health and comfort of the patient. 3-D Mammography A leap in mammography technology is making diagnostic breast examinations easier and much less painful at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Anastasia Siatras, radiologist and fellowship breast imager, uses 3-D mammography, a procedure that detects cancers earlier and can eliminate the need for further testing and... read more
 

The Art of robotics:Technology advancements help surgeons be more precise and patients to heal quicker 

Sep 08
2013
Is it a science fiction movie? It looks like the future, a robot operating on a human being with movements so precise they rival a surgeon’s. The future is now, it’s not science fiction, and the robot has a name. But despite appearances, a robot isn’t actually doing the surgery. “There’s a misconception about that," says Dr. John Taylor, obstetrician and gynecologist at IU Health La Porte. “The da Vinci robot is not doing the surgery -- it’s just a tool, like any other instrument.... read more
 

Bears Grant funds Mammograms 

Sep 02
2013

New treatments reduce osteoporosis risk 

Aug 21
2013
August 21, 2013 11:00 am • Courtesy of The Times Osteoporosis can effect anyone, but it is never so common as in women and the elderly. According to Dr. Maria Stamp, Professional Physicians Services, an affiliate of Porter Regional Hospital, “Women have a drastic change in hormones in menopause; that’s why we see more osteoporosis in women.” Similar hormone changes, as well as decreased mobility, also effect the osteoporosis risk in elderly patients. According to Kristy Darnell,... read more
 

Methodist receives 25K grant from Bears Charity 

Aug 13
2013

Staley Da Bear poses for a photograph with Methodist Hospitals mammography manager Jennifer Sanders and 3-D mammography equipment while promoting a $25,000 grant awarded by Bears Care to the hospital group. The grant will allow Methodist Hospitals to provide free 3-D mammograms to 500 women. 

 

 

Courtesy of The Times newspaper

How does Methodist Hospitals inspire a culture of creativity and innovation? 

Jun 29
2013
March 29, 2013 7:39 am • By Ian McFadden, President Methodist HospitalsThis is an extremely challenging time for health care, perhaps the most challenging this industry has ever faced. It is filled with uncertainties about the national, regional and local economies in which we operate, as well as what basic business models for our industry will need to look like a decade or even a few years from now. All hospitals, including Methodist Hosptals, are also under great pressure to improve... read more
 

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often 

Jun 09
2013
June 09, 2013 12:00 am • By Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244The lazy days of summer bring extra pleas from blood centers, as regular donors go on vacation and school lets out. But some local hospitals are being more judicious in deciding when a patient needs a transfusion. Dr. Judy Lyzak, vice president of medical affairs with Alverno Clinical Laboratories in Hammond, said there's a push in Franciscan Alliance hospitals to use blood products more safely --... read more
 

Changing the way emergency medicine is practiced 

Jun 02
2013
June 02, 2013 12:00 amCentrally located in northwest Indiana - in close proximity to heavy industry, mass transit and urban areas – the nonprofit Methodist Hospitals has been serving the populations of Lake and Porter counties, as well as the communities extending west to the Illinois border, east to LaPorte and Valparaiso, and south to Lowell, since 1911. Now, as a result of an extensive $8 million dollar renovation at the Southlake Campus Emergency Department, Methodist’s dedicated... read more
 
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