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Dunkin Donuts holds community days to benefit Methodist Hospitals' Foundation 

Aug 15
2011
Courtesy of NWI Times MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins held a Community Day Fundraiser to benefit the Methodist Hospitals Foundation. Luis Marquez, Director of Imaging Services, and Teri McCormick, Manager of Physician Services, accept a check for $500.00 from Sunjay Patel, Manager of the Merrillville Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Luis Marquez and Teri McCormick are the current Mardi Gras King and Queen of the Methodist Foundation's first Employee... read more
 

Methodist nurse, husband sprang into action as stage collapsed 

Aug 15
2011
Courtesy of NWI Times GARY | From her seat in the grandstand, Doreen Norris-Stojak watched in horror Saturday night as the main stage at the Indiana State Fair crashed to the ground. But after a moment of initial shock, she sprang into action. "I was amazed that there were only five people killed. I thought there'd be hundreds." -- Doreen Norris-Stojak, of Beecher, Ill., who assisted the injured Saturday at the Indiana State Fair "I said, 'I'm a nurse. I need to help... read more
 

Nurse goes beyond the call of duty 

Aug 12
2011
Courtesy of NWI Times Methodist Hospital employee Cathy Dufresne, of Crown Point, won a Spirit Award for going beyond the call of duty to help patients in need of clothing. Dufresne is an emergency room nurse at Methodist Hospitals' Northlake Campus in Gary. Emergency room manager Diane Schultz, of DeMotte, said she was surprised when Dufresne said the department needed a washer and dryer. It was only then, Schultz said, that she found out that Dufresne had been routinely... read more
 

Area hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report 

Jul 20
2011
Courtesy of NWI Times Region hospital systems were ranked among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for 2011-12. The magazine's website states 44 of 121 Chicago metro area hospitals received top ranking. Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., ranked 23rd and earned high marks for cancer care, neurology care and neurosurgery, and orthopedics. Two hospitals in the Community Healthcare System -- The Community Hospital in Munster and St.... read more
 

Methodist receives American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines Bronze 

Jul 19
2011
GARY | Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Methodist Hospitals has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals ranks 35 in Chicago Metro Area according to U.S. News 

Jul 19
2011
GARY | Methodist Hospitals, with campuses in Gary and Merrillville, has been ranked #35 in the Chicago Metro Area in U.S. News Media & World Report's 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Methodist Hospitals was also ranked among the top 25% of hospitals in Neurology and Neurosurgery. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country's top hospitals in at least one medical... read more
 

Art students participate in Spring Spa Day 

Jun 29
2011
Courtesy of NWI Times MERRILLVILLE | Students in the art class of Janet Anderson at Merrillville High School participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals. "Every year, in conjunction with Spring Spa Day, we host a traveling art exhibit called 'Oncology on Canvas.' This exhibit is sponsored by Eli Lilly, and it's a contest where patients and family members submit entries, and winners are chosen. "The works are then ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence 

Jun 21
2011
Courtesy of the NWI Times GARY | Methodist Hospitals, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality... read more
 

Nurse from Indiana became a Good Samaritan in Joplin 

Jun 11
2011
Courtesy of the NWI Times HIGHLAND | Dana Smiddy didn't need to hear the call for medical personnel volunteers before she dashed to an emergency triage center May 22 that was the only hospital left standing in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. The nurse in the cardiac rehab unit at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus had celebrated her nephew's graduation from Missouri Southern State University just the day before. Smiddy had survived the twister with her family in the bowels of a... read more
 

Professionals on the Move 

May 22
2011

Two bariatric physicians, Jeffrey Rosen and Allen Mikhail, have joined the ReStart Center, the bariatric weight loss surgery center for Methodist Hospitals. Both are board certified in general surgery.

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Methodist Hospitals receives American Heart Association award 

May 15
2011

Methodist Hospitals recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment for at least 24 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

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Methodist ranked #1 in Northwest Indiana 

May 15
2011
Courtesy of The Times As part of the greater Chicago area, residents of the Calumet Region have access to some of the nation's highest-ranked hospitals. This year, US News & World Report recognized Methodist Hospitals as one of the Chicago metro area's Best Regional Hospitals. With campuses in Gary and Merrillville, Methodist Hospitals ranked first in Northwest Indiana and 22nd in all of Chicagoland out of 121 hospitals. Methodist scored among the top 25% in five specialties -... read more
 

NW Indiana Heart of Gold GalaTonight 

May 15
2011

CROWN POINT | The NW Indiana Heart of Gold Gala event at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza event Saturday, April 16 is intended to raise funds for life-raising research and education programs for heart disease and stroke, Indiana's no. 1 and no. 3 killers.

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Region hospitals recognized among best in area 

Mar 29
2011

Region hospital systems were ranked among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals in the Chicago metro area.

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New chest pain coordinator shares knowledge about heart attacks 

Mar 23
2011

Connie Adams empowers patients by raising awareness about heart health, and the signs and symptoms of heart attacks, as the new chest pain coordinator for The Methodist Hospitals.

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Gala gives campaign a boost 

Mar 21
2011

Methodist Hospitals Foundation held its first event, a Mardi Gras Gala, last month as the employee kick-off for Methodists' First 100 Campaign, raising more than $25,000.

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Methodist to focus on teaching, technology, expansion  

Mar 15
2011

GARY | An emphasis on becoming the main teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana and building on technology were focuses of Methodist Hospitals' second annual State of the Organization address Friday morning.

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Merrillville sisters deliver on the same day, three hours apart 

Mar 13
2011

LaShana Stanley was due to give birth March 19, and her sister Jerrona Jones was due March 21.

Instead, the Merrillville sisters gave birth three hours apart Wednesday at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, with the assistance of the same doctor and the same nurse.

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Coordinator trains Methodist volunteers 

Mar 03
2011

April Brown, of Gary, directs big hearted helpers at The Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville and Northlake Campus in Gary.

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Home / News / Local News / Lake County News / Merrillville Methodist Hospitals recognizes top Heart Walk fundraisers 

Feb 28
2011

Employees of Methodist Hospitals gathered recently for a luncheon meeting where CEO Ian McFadden presented awards to the hospitals' top ten fundraisers for the American Heart Association's 2010 Heart Walk. The recognition came just in time for Heart Month.

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