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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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Group Discusses Goal to Reduce Avoidable Hospitals Re-Admissions 

Apr 13
2012

MERRILLVILLE | Local health officials are looking for cooperative ways to reduce preventable hospital re-admissions.

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Methodist Hospitals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Managed Health Services Partner with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition to host a Free Diabetes Conference 

Mar 27
2012
GARY | Methodist Hospitals will hold a free Diabetes Conference, Too Sweet for your own Good, In partnership with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition. The general public is invited to attend. The Diabetes Conference will offer the following: •Diabetes Education •Physician Panel Discussion •Free Glucometers •Free Diabetes Testing (12 hour fast required) •Vendors with Patient Care Information •Raffles and Free Lunch The event will be held on Thursday,... read more
 

Methodist Hospital Southlake has Despression, Bipolar Support 

Mar 25
2012

MERRILLVILLE | A depression and bipolar support group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month at Methodist Hospital Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway.

Call (219) 794-4106 for information.
 

Methodist Hospitals Goals, Cary Hopes Coincide 

Mar 17
2012
GARY | Boasting improved finances, approval ratings and technology, officials with Methodist Hospitals said this year will feature more growth among its facilities and programming. The hospital on Friday presented its third annual state of the organization report to employees and community stakeholders. "We see 2012 as a year of continued growth and expansion," said Ian McFadden, president and CEO. The hospital is following an aggressive plan to upgrade and expand all Methodist... read more
 

NWI needs local buy-in for trauma center 

Mar 04
2012
Courtesy of the Times Discussion of a trauma designation has been as unrelenting as talks about a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana. Both are major concepts dealing with quality of care in the region. The economic impact is estimated to be between $300 million to $600 million. The Times asked hospital CEOs the importance of a trauma and a teaching hospital to the region. The responses valued both as high priorities in developing medical care. On the question of location, the hub ... read more
 

Methodist breaks ground on new emergency department 

Feb 29
2012
Courtesy of the Times MERRILLVILLE | In less than a year, the emergency department at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville will have more rooms, more high-tech equipment and a more efficient layout. Hospital officials sunk shovels into piles of dirt during a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday at the site of the new emergency department at the hospital, 8701 Broadway. Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden said construction is expected to begin in April and... read more
 
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