December 1, 2017

New blood pressure guidelines: Northwest Indiana doctors say it can save lives

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana  •  December 1, 2017 By Giles Bruce, Health reporter Northwest Indiana physicians say the new blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association have the potential to save lives in the Region. The heart association, along with the American College of Cardiology, recently ...Read More
November 26, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Inspiring volunteer manager with Meals on Wheels obtains college degree at 59

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 26, 2017 06:00 am By Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent Twice a week she holds training sessions for potential volunteers. She covers the history of the agency and its mission and then talks to the trainees about what type of commitment they ...Read More
November 25, 2017

Survivor Series – Cancer Survivors in the Region: Stacey Smith

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 25, 2017 By Andrew Rowe After moving from East St. Louis in 1990, Stacey Smith has come to love the melting pot that is Northwest Indiana in the nearly three decades that she’s called Gary her home. So when Stacey was diagnosed with breast cancer ...Read More
November 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance acquires hospital site in Hobart

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 23, 2017 By Giles Bruce Franciscan Alliance has acquired a 35,000-square-foot hospital site in Hobart. The hospital system, one of the Region's largest, bought the former location of Hind General Hospital for an undisclosed price, announced McColly Bennett Commercial. “We had ...Read More
November 22, 2017

Doctors offer tips to stay healthy and happy during the holidays

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 22, 2017 By Carrie Rodovich, Times Correspondent The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means more parties, more food, more germs, and less sleep. But doctors offer easy tips and tricks to keep you healthy and thriving throughout the season. Dr. Thomas ...Read More
November 18, 2017

Crossroads Chamber of Commerce Becomes “Best Gin Joint In Region” for Annual Gala at Avalon Manor

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • November 18, 2017 By Dan Petreikis The Crossroads Chamber of Commerce proved once more that they can not only help to drive local economic growth and recognize persons of significant distinction in the region - they can throw a pretty mean party, too. Continuing the culture ...Read More
November 15, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Dedicated Volunteers at Annual Volunteer Service Awards

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 15, 2017 Written by Jennifer Bissonnette On Wednesday, Methodist Hospitals hosted their annual Volunteer Service Awards at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The banquet, which honors volunteers who have given their hours of time throughout the year, served a delicious lunch and provided entertainment from Wolffgang. ...Read More
November 14, 2017

Doctors offer tips to stay healthy and happy during the holidays

Courtesy of Indiana Gazette • November 14, 2017 Written by Carrie Rodovich, Times Correspondent The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means more parties, more food, more germs, and less sleep. But doctors offer easy tips and tricks to keep you healthy and thriving throughout the season. Dr. Thomas Sleweon, medical ...Read More
November 10, 2017

Study: Indiana is 10th fattest state in the country

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 10, 2017 Written by Giles Bruce Indiana is the 10th most overweight state, according to a study by the website WalletHub. In the report, the state ranked eighth in health consequences, 15th in overweight and obesity prevalence, and 16th in food ...Read More
November 9, 2017

Rooftop garden feeds residents at Veterans Village

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune. • November 9, 2017 Written by Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune John Mesman said he's been farming and canning the fruits of his labor his whole life. These days, the Highland native and Army veteran tends to the raised garden that snakes around the rooftop of his current ...Read More
November 1, 2017

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings Offered at Methodist Hospitals During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 1, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospitals November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about lung cancer Methodist Hospitals is offering Low-Dose Computer Tomography (CT) Lung Cancer screenings for $49. Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings are now covered by Medicare and most insurance ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Nassir Mansour to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nassir Mansour to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Mansour is a Neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include Neurovascular Surgery, Neuro-oncology Surgery, Neuro-spine Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Facial Pain, Hydrocephalus, and Chiari Malformation. Dr. Mansour is ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Offering Classes for Emergency Medical Technicians

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is offering a Spring Emergency Medical Training (EMT) certification class beginning February 12 and ending on August 9, 2018. Applications are now being accepted for the 26-week session. The spring session meets twice weekly (Mondays & Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Around the Region – Fall 2017

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine Written by Michelle Searer Stay current with local people, news and events Banking Michelle Anderson has been promoted to mortgage loan originator at First Financial. Anderson, a graduate of Purdue University, has served as a banking center manager with First Financial for more ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to the Methodist Physician Group Network. She has served patients in Northwest Indiana for many years. Dr. Odeluga specializes in Family Medicine and Family Medicine Obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension, ...Read More
October 29, 2017

Methodist Hospitals gets top national recognition for nursing care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Methodist Hospitals has received the highest national honor for nursing care. The health system recently earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet status. Only 22 Indiana hospitals and 8 percent of the 6,300 U.S. hospitals have gotten the recognition. ...Read More
October 24, 2017

‘I wanted him to live on’: Parents accept award for donating 4-year-old son’s organs

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Carole Carlson Carrietta Fryerson gave birth to her first daughter on the same day she said goodbye to her 4-year-old son. In a ceremony at Gary City Hall, Carrietta and DeShannon Fryerson accepted the Tragedy to Triumph award from the Gift of Hope Organ and ...Read More
October 24, 2017

‘Amazing’ Gary boy whose organs saved lives, firefighters who tried to save him honored at ceremony

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Sarah Reese GARY — He was an amazing 4-year-old full of spirit, personality and charm. He looked up to his father, had been looking forward to the birth of his baby sister and wanted to be a police officer. But his ...Read More
October 24, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs

Methodist pharmacy technician honored Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, a provider of pharmacy management services, has named Adriana Lyons, a pharmacy technician and buyer at Methodist Hospitals, the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The award was presented during Comprehensive Pharmacy Services’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, in September. ...Read More
October 23, 2017

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Names Adriana Lyons the 2017 Buyer of the Year For Hospital Pharmacy Leadership

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s leading provider of pharmacy management services, named Adriana Lyons, Pharmacy Technician and Buyer at Methodist Hospitals, the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The award was presented during Comprehensive Pharmacy Services’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona ...Read More
October 21, 2017

Jubilation event honors breast cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Lu Ann Franklin MERRILLVILLE — Surviving breast cancer is a journey that takes strength, knowledge and encouragement from family and friends. It’s also a reason to celebrate. And that’s just what some 100 women enthusiastically did during Friday’s ninth annual Jubilation ...Read More
October 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana hospitals invest in breast cancer services

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Northwest Indiana hospitals are increasingly investing in oncology services, including breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. From building new cancer centers to buying the latest in screening technology, Region health care facilities are positioning themselves to treat the country's most ...Read More
October 18, 2017

Dena Lopez Finds Inspiration and Encouragement at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Jennifer Bissonnette Working in an inspiring and encouraging environment is something many people wish for. For some, when they find that place, it encourages them to become even more involved. For Dena Lopez, a radiologic technologist, the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center was ...Read More
October 18, 2017

How much screen time is too much for your kids?

Amber Saraceno keeps her kids, 4 and 7, busy. That way, she says, they aren't always asking to watch tablets or TV. The Lake of the Four Seasons mom plays Play-Doh with her children, does crafts with them, and participates in a Facebook group where people paint, hide and search ...Read More
October 16, 2017

Ladies Health Day offers screenings, music, discussions

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Visitors to this year's Health & Harmony First Ladies Health Day were greeted with upbeat gospel music as they walked through the entrance door of the Genesis Convention Center. That atmosphere set the stage for a relaxing morning of pampering, health ...Read More
October 15, 2017

Gary, Hammond upgrade fire departments

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Ed Bierschenk GARY — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was up to the challenge of joining others in sliding down the firehouse pole at a joyous reopening Friday of a long-closed fire station in the Tolleston neighborhood. The reopening of the fire station ...Read More
October 15, 2017

Northwest Indiana carpenters aim to prevent the spread of infections during hospital construction

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Karyn Brodsky Spending time in a hospital that’s under construction? The building, expansion and rehab of medical facilities can actually expose patients to hospital-acquired infections. According to healthline.com, 1.7 million Americans develop these infections per year, and 99,000 people in the ...Read More
October 13, 2017

Community calendar

Courtesy of the The Post-Tribune Monday Methodist Hospitals to offer classes, memorial service Methodist Hospitals will offer the following programs to members of the Northwest Indiana community this month. A free Weight Loss Surgery seminar will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26 on the Southlake campus, Pavilion A, ...Read More
October 9, 2017

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Celebrates Five Years of Survivors with Pink Party

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Anna Ortiz Pink balloons swayed in the autumn sun as dozens of women, men and children formed an enthusiastic parade of pink, spreading Breast Cancer awareness for this very special occasion. The party gathered Saturday morning at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in ...Read More
October 8, 2017

Methodist Hospitals to offer classes, memorial service

Courtesy of Post-Tribune • Monday, October 8, 2017 Methodist Hospitals will offer the following programs to members of the Northwest Indiana community this month. Smoking Cessation classes, based on the American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking Program, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday evenings through Nov. 13 on the ...Read More