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 technologies will continue to be introduced at an ever-increasing pace.
“Together with our medical staff, Methodist Hospitals is determined to adopt these new technologies. …. We are committed to creating positive change in the way health care is delivered, change in the way medicine is practiced, and the implementation of innovative.”
Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville has invested $60 million in the past two years on services, technologies and facilities to improve patient care. They include a computer-assisted surgery suite for orthopedic, spine and neurosurgery; a da Vinci surgical program for cardiothoracic procedures, a Gamma Knife Radiosurgery unit for brain tumor treatment and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy.
The hospitals also added a three-dimensional mammography system at both campuses; a penumbra clot retrieval system to treat stroke; optical coherence tomography and transradial angiography for treating heart disease; transoral incisionless fundiplication (TIF) to treat acid reflux; and a biplane catheterization Lab for neurovascular intervention. As well as the EKOS system ultrasonic treatment for peripheral vascular disease to safely and quickly remove blood clots; the Impella LVAD, the world’s smallest heart pump that enables cardiologists to perform needed interventions not otherwise possible, and the most advanced endobronchial ultrasound technology that produces precise, 3D imaging for lung cancer.
“We anticipate new technologies will continue to be introduced at an ever-increasing pace,” McFadden says. “Together with our medical staff, Methodist Hospitals is determined to adopt these new technologies.”