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Implanted device curbs Valpo man's seizures 

May 15
A car crash nearly 13 years ago put Valparaiso resident John Camacho in a coma for two weeks. Regular seizures interrupted his progress toward recovery. That changed 14 months ago. After undergoing an hour-long procedure at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville, Camacho now has a regular stream of electricity pulsing into his brain via a wire device implanted in his chest. It dispenses Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, therapy. May 15, 2013 11:43 am • Dan Shelton, The... read more

Methodist Hospitals reflects on 2012, looks to 2013 and beyond 

Apr 05
April 05, 2013 3:15 pm • By Vanessa Renderman, (219) 933-3244GARY | The next decade is expected to bring expansion and updates to Methodist Hospitals' campuses and the continued push to achieve a Level III trauma center designation, hospital officials announced Friday. In his annual state of the organization address, Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden reflected on 2012 accomplishments and hospital finances before discussing plans for expanded... read more

Methodist Hospitals lauded as Partner in MS Care 

Mar 18
March 18, 2013 12:00 am • By Times StaffMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient care; providing coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by... read more

New Methodist ER to debut March 20 

Mar 05
March 05, 2013 12:00 pm • By Vanessa Renderman, (219) 933-3244MERRILLVILLE | There's a three-letter word that Cindy Mirabella expects to hear a lot this month: wow. Mirabella, nurse manager at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus emergency department, is eager for the community to tour the hospital's new emergency department. An open house is scheduled for March 16, and patients will be accepted in the new area starting March 20. The "wow" factor... read more

Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute recognized as center for comprehensive MS care 

Feb 20
February 20, 2013 1:33 pm • Linda Hadley | Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Methodist HospitalsMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute, a leading provider of care for people living with multiple sclerosis in northwest Indiana has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient... read more

Methodist Hospitals: Changing the Way Healthcare is Delivered in Northwest Indiana 

Feb 17
Methodist Hospitals is changing the way healthcare is delivered in Northwest Indiana. To accomplish that, the hospital’s goal is to create the most advanced healthcare environment in Northwest Indiana so local families will never have to leave the region to get the very best care. Methodist Hospitals is pursuing its goal through a number of initiatives. First, Methodist is building a multi-specialty program of minimally invasive options using three-dimensional and navigation... read more

Family Heart Health Day at the Valparaiso Family YMCA 

Feb 09
February 09, 2013 6:30 pm • Times Staff ReportVALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA and Methodist Hospitals are partnering to offer a Family Heart Health Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. The health fair will be held at the Valparaiso Family YMCA and will offer free health screenings, exercise classes and demonstrations, physician seminars and healthy cooking demonstrations. Both Y members and members of the community are welcome to attend. The event will also feature raffles, prizes and... read more

Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group  

Feb 06
February 06, 2013 2:34 pm • Linda Hadley | Methodist Hospitals Director of Marketing and Corporate CommunicationsGARY | Methodist Hospitals was recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January, by the Studer Group, one of the nation’s most respected health care consultancies, for the hospitals’ accomplishments and improvements in patient experience. “The strides made by Methodist Hospitals in creating positive patient experience over the past three years have been truly... read more

Methodist Hospitals & Valparaiso Family YMCA: Partners in Wellness  

Feb 04
Methodist Hospitals and the Valparaiso Family YMCA have forged a revolutionary partnership to deliver wellness and other medical services to residents of the Porter County area. This partnership furthers Methodist Hospitals’ goal to establish a presence in Valparaiso and Porter County while fulfilling the YMCA’s strategic plan to provide expanded health and wellness services. “Our missions are very closely aligned and centered on a strong commitment to building healthy families and... read more

Methodist Hospitals expands into St. John 

Jan 29
January 29, 2013 3:37 pm • Evelyn Morrison | Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Methodist HospitalsST. JOHN | Methodist Hospitals celebrated their expansion of their Methodist Physician Group into St. John by celebrating a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Anemarie Lutas, M.D, Internal Medicine, was introduced along with her medical Assistant Davina Felton. In a press release, it was stated that, "We are proud to be opening this facility and bringing Methodist Physician... read more

Methodist Hospital’s diabetes education program merits ADA recognition 

Jan 23
January 23, 2013 2:28 pm • Evelyn Morrison | Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Methodist HospitalsMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals’ diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The ADA Education Recognition effort begun in the fall of 1986, and is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education that were developed by the National Advisory Board and endorsed by the diabetes community. It ... read more

Physician Integration Expansion at Methodist 

Jan 13
January 13, 2013 12:00 am For several decades, most physicians and hospitals worked with each other independently. Over time, these arm’s length, fee-for-service arrangements were seen as contributing to rising health care costs and significantly driving uncoordinated care, duplication of services and inadequate patient access. As a result, the idea of healthcare reform became part of the national agenda many years ago. Members of both the legislative and medical communities, along... read more

3D technology increases breast cancer detection 

Jan 04
January 04, 2013 12:00 am • Vanessa Renderman, (219) 933-3244The technology behind three-dimensional breast imaging, in addition to standard digital mammography, has led to better diagnostic accuracy and reduced false positive recall rates, according to a recent study published by Radiology, a journal from the Radiological Society of North America. Tomosynthesis captures multiple images from various angles around the breast that are used to create a... read more

Loss support group to meet today at Merrillville hospital 

Dec 31

December 31, 2012 12:00 am • Times StaffMERRILLVILLE | A support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one meets at 6 p.m. today at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway.

The group meets in Classroom 2 in the lower level of the facility.

Call (219) 886-4412 for information.

Methodist Hospitals Foundation: Supporting the community 

Dec 12
The mission of the Methodist Hospitals Foundation is to support the patients through projects and programs at the Methodist Hospitals, and Robert Hanrahan, executive director, says the foundation began only recently which is surprising for a hospital with such a long history. Hanrahan says, “The foundation is relatively new for Methodist. In their 90 years history they never had a foundation. They began their efforts to establish a foundation in 2009 and became official in 2010 when I came... read more

Valpo YMCA, Methodist Hospitals partner for healthcare 

Dec 04
December 04, 2012 7:07 pm • SUSAN EMERY Times CorrespondentVALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA has chosen Methodist Hospitals as its new healthcare engagement partner in a collaboration designed to foster well-being and healthy living. More than 100 people attended a news conference Tuesday at the YMCA to learn details of the three-year partnership, which will bring wellness and comprehensive programs to the Y. The program will be implemented in phases. Highlights include an... read more

Methodist Hospitals, endoscopy center to partner 

Nov 30
November 30, 2012 12:30 pm • Times StaffMERRILLVILLE | An anticipated new co-management arrangement between Methodist Hospitals and IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter would increase the number of endoscopic procedures Methodist conducts annually by more than 2,500. Under the agreement, Methodist Hospitals would acquire the center and serve as co-manager. The center, 8895 Broadway, in Merrillville, employs six gastroenterologists, eight nursing and technical staff and three administrative staff,... read more

Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary Honors Volunteers and Awards Nursing Scholarships at Annual Luncheon 

Nov 19
November 19, 2012 11:48 pm • Contributed by Evelyn Morrison | Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager Methodist HospitalsMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals’ Auxiliary recognized 137 volunteers for their service of over 38,000 hours to the healthcare system. Three LPNs were honored and awarded LPN to RN scholarships to complete their Registered Nursing degrees. The LPN to RN Scholarship program was started by the Auxiliary in 2011, and the three Methodist LPNs were the first... read more

Hospitals Unite for Health Assessment 

Nov 18
November 18, 2012 11:00 pm • Vanessa Renderman, (219) 933-3244 Three major region health care systems are collaborating to assess the health needs of Northwest Indiana residents, as required by the Affordable Care Act and the IRS. Community Healthcare System, Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance are sponsoring the information gathering, which is being conducted by Omaha, Neb.-based research firm Professional Research Consultants, or PRC. The firm will ... read more

New Name, New Outlook...New YOU! 

Nov 04
The newly renamed Center for Bariatric Surgery at Methodist Hospitals provides the highest quality of care – care that is found in a university hospital setting, but in a hospital close to home. “The tools I developed during my fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at Indiana University have enabled me to bring the latest advancements in the field of bariatric surgery to the Center,” said Dr. James Siatras, Director of Bariatric Surgery. The Center provides a comprehensive array of... read more
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