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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

Portage Doctor Dedicated to Helping Others 

Nov 02
  Dr. Melissa Mahoney was an outgoing woman who would do anything to help her family or her patients, said her mother, Susan Taylor. “She would do anything to help anybody, that’s the way she was,” Taylor said. “What mattered was what she could do for other people.” Dr. Melissa Mahoney, 35, of Portage, died Sept. 2. She earned her doctorate from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and was a 1995 graduate of Portage High School. She had been in private practice for three... read more

Region leadrs gather to talk redevelopment, health care and more 

Nov 01
  GARY | Northwest Indiana’s economic development depends on building partnerships and engaging the area’s residents in creating solutions. That was the message from panelists Thursday at the Indiana University Northwest Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement meeting. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s keynote address focused on the important role the university continues to play in the city’s and region’s renewed economic development. “We are very gratified for a... read more

Bringing home the best health care 

Oct 25
Methodist Hospitals Ian E. McFadden, president and chief executive officer of Methodist Hospitals, says his hospitals are differentiated by the vision to change how the facilities are able to care for patients in the communities they serve. “Our entire focus is to ensure that Northwest Indiana residents do not need to go elsewhere to seek care,” McFadden says. “That’s why Methodist Hospitals is determined to offer top-flight medical care right here, in the Region. We anticipate new... read more

Barden Gary Foundation and partners salute breast cancer survivors 

Oct 25
  MERRILLVILLE | It was a Jubilation Joy Celebration awash in pink Thursday evening as The Barden Gary Foundation and its partners honored breast cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle with the disease that affects one in eight women worldwide. Sharing stories of the diagnosis, battle and victory over breast cancer was a central part of the event that drew more than 160 women to the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. After a reception at the hotel, groups of 10 women... read more

Society of Innovators selects new members, fellows 

Oct 18
  GARY | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators announced the 2012-13 Class of Fellows, Chanute Prize recipients and Members to be inducted at the eighth annual Innovators Induction Ceremony tonight at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. At the induction ceremony, the region’s Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service will also be announced. “The 8th Innovators Induction Ceremony will induct some of the most innovative ‘thinkers, dreamers and... read more

New breast care center unveiled 

Oct 09
  MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals on Tuesday unveiled its latest facility expansion, a breast care center designed with a spa-like feel that offers modern technology. The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals opened to patients two weeks ago, one floor above its previous location. The center, which sits on the second floor of Pavilion A at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus, 101 E. 87th Ave., includes mammography and ultrasound suites, education... read more
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