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Three-day cadaver prosection program starts today at IUN 

Jul 30
2012
  GARY | A three-day hands-on anatomy workshop involving 44 participants from around the world begins today at the IU School of Medicine Northwest, on the campus of Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program gives people who are not doctors or medical students a chance to be active volunteers in the gross anatomy lab on campus. The participants prepare human body donors for the incoming fall gross anatomy class by removing the donors’ ... read more
 

da Vinci Surgical Technology Allows Smaller Incisions, Shorter Recovery 

Jul 19
2012
  MERRILLVILLE | In a surgical suite Thursday at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, Dr. Tyler Emley peeled the skin off a grape. He was sitting a few feet away, with his back to the cluster of fruit. Emley, a urologist, was at the controls of the hospital's new da Vinci Si Surgical System, an advanced robotic surgical technology, to separate the grape skin from its fruity flesh. The system, which costs between $1.5 million and $2 million, allows surgeons to perform... read more
 

IUN Cadaver Program Offers 'First Patients' 

Jul 14
2012
The program is the only one of its kind, inviting non-physician and non-medical student participants the opportunity to become active volunteers and work with cadavers and imaging technology. Some are medical students, and have traveled far to participate: third-year medical students from Universidad Europea de Madrid — Roberto Sanchez Sanz, 19, and Fernando Garcia Prieto, 21 — are participating in the program and also job-shadowing doctors at St. Mary’s Medical Center in... read more
 

Cadaver Imaging Shines Light on Anatomy 

Jul 13
2012
  GARY | Clusters of students in blue scrubs and red scrubs gathered around the glow of shadow boxes Friday morning, studying backlit X-rays they had just taken. It was the first of two days of creating medical images of cadavers in preparation for the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at the end of the month at the School of Medicine at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The annual prosection program allows nonphysician and nonmedical student volunteers to... read more
 

Gary Literacy Coalition Holds First Open House 

Jul 10
2012

On Wednesday, July 27th, 2012, the Gary Literacy Coalition held its first-ever public Open House to introduce community members to the Coalition and its mission, activities and accomplishments.

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Around the clock emergency care continues during major upgrade at Methodist Hospitals' Southlake Campus 

Jul 08
2012

In recent years, Methodist Hospital has seen an uptick in ER visits on its Southlake Campus in Merrillville.

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Methodist Southlake Seminar to focus on vein procedure 

Jun 26
2012
MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals will host a free seminar this week about a procedure designed to relieve pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Outpatient Surgery Center, Pavilion A, of Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, 101 E. 87th Drive. People will learn about a new minimally invasive procedure called VNUS FastClosure and have a chance to meet patients who had the procedure done. Courtesy of The Times. read more
 

Never too late to learn, Gary woman attests 

Jun 22
2012

For Ruthie McCowin, of Gary, maintaining her focus has been the key to her success.

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Methodist Hospitals introduces NWI's Only Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy 

Jun 22
2012
MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals introduces Northwest Indiana’s Only Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) procedure to diagnose and plan treatment for lesions deep in the lung as well as the most advanced Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a Press Conference and VIP Open House to introduce the latest, most advanced diagnostic technology for lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. ENB uses GPS-like minimally-invasive technology to locate,... read more
 

Hospital employees gift food bank 

Jun 20
2012

Methodist Hospitals employees received $1,200 worth of $15 Butterball coupons this spring back and donated them back to the hospital to be distributed to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for Easter.

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Highly Effective Competitors Come Together to Look at a Regional Initiative to Reduce Hospital Readmissions 

Jun 04
2012

Only a health care provider would know that the nationally systemic challenge of the same patients admitted into the hospital again and again was reaching challenging proportions in certain areas of the Region.

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Keeping Cool after Cardiac Arrest and Successful CPR 

May 31
2012

While enjoying some homemade stuffed pepper soup for supper on March 19th, 67-year old Laura “Delores” Duffey of Merrillville had a strange feeling in her chest.

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Methodist Hospital earns AHA Award 

May 29
2012

Methodist Hospitals was awarded, for the second year in a row, the Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for Stroke Care by the American Heart and Stroke Association at the Go Red for Women Luncheon held at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville.

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Go Red Luncheon gets at the Heart of Cardiac Disease 

May 24
2012
  MERRILLVILLE | It was 17 degrees below zero outside, but Nicki Caylor was sweating. The Valparaiso woman was 29, physically fit and training for the military when she collapsed from a heart attack. Her superiors initially wrote off her complaints of discomfort and rapid heartbeat as a panic attack, leaving her to walk 2 miles back to her barracks while she carried 75 pounds worth of equipment. Only after collapsing was she taken to an Army hospital. It was not a panic... read more
 

Free Community Health Fair in Gary 

May 11
2012
MAY 19 Free Community Health Fair 9am-noon Methodist Hospitals Midlake Campus 2269 W 25th Ave, Gary The health fair will offer free screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, prostate blood test) and heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery (PAD) risk assessments. Free health information will be offered, and attendees will be entered into a raffle. No registration is required, but some tests are limited and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. A... read more
 

IUN Data Analysis Shows Need for Local Trauma Center 

Apr 25
2012
  GARY | Data analyzed by Indiana University Northwest students show Northwest Indiana qualifies for a trauma center and that racial disparity exists in trauma patients. A 10-member student research team compiled and analyzed information from area hospitals, with focus on trauma care in Northwest Indiana. The team was led by Samuel Flint, associate professor and associate director of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in the College of Health and Human Services at... read more
 

New President Appointed to Serve on the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition 

Apr 23
2012
GARY | Merievelyn Stuber, Patient Safety Officer at Methodist Hospitals, was appointed to serve as the new president of the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition (NWINPSC) on January 2012. Ms. Stuber is a 23 year employee of Methodist Hospitals and has held various positions at Methodist including her currently position as Patient Safety Officer. The coalition consists of representatives from area healthcare systems and academic institutions and provides a forum for area healthcare... read more
 

Patients Benefit from Tech's Place in Orthopedic World 

Apr 20
2012

Technology continues to have a big impact on the region's orthopedic patients through smaller incisions, less invasive and more precise procedures and quicker recovery times.

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Awareness Key to Stroke Survival 

Apr 17
2012

Letha Bond knew the combination of a tingling hand, headache and speech issues could add up to a stroke when she faced these symptoms in October 2011.

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation Benefits Hospital Needs 

Apr 15
2012

GARY | Behind the mission statement, meetings and paperwork, a touch of Disney magic lies within the Methodist Hospitals Foundation.

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