November 25, 2019

Cancer Survivor Series: Shirley Edwards

Courtesy of NWI.Life • November 25, 2019 By: Stacey Kellogg You would think that being a nurse would give you the upper hand when you learn you have cancer. Perhaps, in terms of the knowledge base, but not in terms of the fear factor. Just ask Shirley Edwards. “I found ...Read More
November 25, 2019

Access Scientific Announces Guaranteed Reduction in Infections and Central-Line Usage

Courtesy of FOX 40 WICZ TV • November 25, 2019 SOURCE Access Scientific, LLC First Vascular Access Company to Guarantee Hospitals Will See Cost Savings and Improved Overall Patient Outcomes SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Scientific, LLC, manufacturer of POWERWAND™ midline and extended dwell catheters, is now ...Read More
November 22, 2019

Methodist Hospitals invests in new technology to treat patients with chronic kidney disease

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 22, 2019 Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, 219-933-3316 Methodists Hospitals is the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to invest in a new technology that creates endovascular AV fistulas for chronic kidney disease patients who require hemodialysis. BD or Becton, Dickinson and Company, ...Read More
November 20, 2019

Methodist Hospitals diabetes prevention program works for its employees

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • November 20, 2019 Program has been performed at senior citizens and veterans residential facilities When Methodist Hospitals Diabetes Center repeated the Centers for Disease Control study of the effects of lifestyle changes on diabetes prevention using the hospitals own employees as subjects, their results ...Read More
November 13, 2019

Methodist Hospitals’ Diabetes Center completes yearlong Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 13, 2019 Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com The Methodist Hospitals’ Diabetes Center recently completed its Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program aimed to improve the health of its employees and lower their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Graduates of the yearlong course ...Read More
November 12, 2019

Robotic surgery expands in the Region with improved technology and more specialties

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 12, 2019 Written by Bob Moulesong Robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000. The technique has been rapidly adopted by hospitals in the United States and Europe for treatment of ...Read More
November 11, 2019

Regular screening, immunotherapy among latest weapons against lung cancer

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 11, 2019 Bob Moulesong According to the statistics from the American Cancer Society, 14% of all new cancer diagnoses are lung cancer. In 2018, there were 234,030 new cases in the U.S. — 121,680 in men and 112,350 in women. Lung ...Read More
November 8, 2019

Lakeshore Update, November 8, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • November 8, 2019 Dee Dotso On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on election night coverage around the Region, U-S Representative Pete Visclosky announced he will not seek re-election in 2020, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr is making a bid for ...Read More
November 8, 2019

Students to participate in inaugural STEM event

Courtesy of Herald Argus • November 8, 2019 MERRILLVILLE – Over 100 students will participate from high schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in the American Heart Association’s inaugural STEM event on Nov. 12 at NIPSCO’s headquarters in Merrillville. The students will learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) ...Read More
November 4, 2019

‘My heart ached’: More Indiana baby boxes seen as necessary tool to fight infant mortality

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • November 4, 2019 By Meredith Colias-Pete As three babies have been left safely in baby boxes, more are coming to Northwest Indiana hospitals and firehouses — a better alternative than a busy road or freezing park, officials said. St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago unveiled ...Read More
November 1, 2019

Lakeshore Update, November 1, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • November 1, 2019 By Dee Dotson On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on another chemical spill at a U S Steel plant, an Indiana woman was found dead with an 8-foot-long python wrapped around her neck, Jill Sheridan reports on ...Read More
October 29, 2019

Methodist Hospitals Hosts We Love Gary Health Fair

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life by Curtis Hankins Physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals of all kinds packed St. Timothy Community Church on Saturday for Methodist Hospitals’ We Love Gary Health Fair. Attendees enjoyed free health screenings, refreshments, and even took part in chair yoga. The event was part of Methodist ...Read More
October 18, 2019

New Data Confirm Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair

Courtesy of Medical Product Outsourcing EndoGastric Solutions has announced the publication of new clinical data confirming that concomitantly performed hiatal hernia (HH) repair and the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF 2.0) procedure using the EsophyX device, is an effective treatment for patients with a HH larger than 2 cm contributing to ...Read More
October 18, 2019

Lakeshore Update, October 18, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio Podcast by Dee Dotson On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a data breach at Methodist Hospitals that could have exposed personal information of more than 68,000 patients, the Gary City Council and Spectacle Entertainment LLC have finalized a local development ...Read More
October 17, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of Modern Healthcare • October 17, 2019 Associated Press MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to ...Read More
October 17, 2019

Methodist Hospitals in Gary, Merrillville hit with possible data breach

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • Oct 17, 2019 By Grant Morgan Methodist Hospitals — with two campuses in Gary and one in Merrillville — is warning patients of a potential data breach after suspicious email activity was discovered in an employee’s account in June. In August, investigators found that two ...Read More
October 16, 2019

New baby box at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago is a ‘beacon of light’

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • Oct 16, 2019 By Meredith Colias-Pete St. Catherine Hospital’s new baby box is a “beacon of light” for new mothers with nowhere else to turn, Neonatal Nurse Clinician Mary Puntillo said. The East Chicago hospital unveiled its new baby box on Wednesday where an infant ...Read More
October 16, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of ctPost • Oct 16, 2019 MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to patients detailing ...Read More
October 16, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • Oct 16, 2019 AP MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been ...Read More
October 11, 2019

Medicare Made Simple Seminars

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 11, 2019 Contributed By: Methodist Hospitals Northlake and Southlake Campuses When the time comes to choose a Medicare plan, reviewing your options can become overwhelming. Attend an educational seminar to learn about the basics of Medicare and about options available. A marketing representative ...Read More
October 9, 2019

Indiana health system alerts 68,000 patients of data breach

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review • Oct 9, 2019 By Mackenzie Garrity Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals is notifying 68,039 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach. The health systems discovered unusual activity in an employee's email account in June. Upon investigation, Methodist Hospitals ...Read More
October 9, 2019

Efficacy of concomitant hiatal hernia repair and TIF 2.0 for GERD

Courtesy of Bariatric News • Oct 9, 2019 06:37 am By Owen Haskins EndoGastric Solutions has announced the publication of clinical data confirming that concomitantly performed hiatal hernia (HH) repair and the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF 2.0) procedure using the EsophyX device, is an effective treatment for patients with a ...Read More
October 8, 2019

Methodist Hospitals welcomes new physicians to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 8, 2019 Contributed By:The 411 News Dr. Mustafa Nakawa, Board Certified, Family Medicine Dr. Pouya Alijanipour. Orthopedic Spine Surgery Dr. Anekal Sreeram, Otolarynlogogy Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of three new physicians to their Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Pouya ...Read More
October 7, 2019

Methodist Hospitals to host “We Love Gary” Free Fall Community Health Fair

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader • Oct 16, 2019 Methodist Hospitals will hold its annual Free Fall Community Health Fair. This year’s theme is “We Love Gary” and will offer free health screenings that include blood pressure testing, blood draws for sugar, cholesterol testing, free flu shots, CPR Demonstration, Stop ...Read More
October 7, 2019

Pearls of Wisdom for living with Parkinson’s

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 7, 2019 Lessons not just for those with the disease at North West Indiana Parkinsons Institute The North West Indiana Parkinsons Institute calls its lecture series “Pearls of Wisdom,” a new outreach component to educate and inform those living with the disease. Parkinson ...Read More
October 4, 2019

Region hospitals work to take fear, hassle out of breast cancer screenings

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • Oct 4, 2019 By Jane Ammeson, Times Correspondent Private mammogram parties, chair massages and express manicures are among the ways hospitals in Northwest Indiana are encouraging women to schedule a routine mammogram in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We offer private ...Read More
September 29, 2019

EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Data Confirming the Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair and TIF 2.0 Procedure in Providing Symptom Control for GERD Patients

Courtesy of Business Wire EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Data Confirming the Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair and TIF 2.0 Procedure in Providing Symptom Control for GERD Patients A 99-patient study confirms that a laparo-endoluminal approach reduces proton pump inhibitor medication use and significantly improves quality-of-life scores EndoGastric Solutions® today ...Read More
September 19, 2019

More than 45 companies to exhibit at Lakeshore Chamber’s 15th annual Business Expo

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete More than 45 companies plan to exhibit at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's forthcoming 15th annual Business Expo on Friday. This year's expo at Dynasty Banquets at 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond, will feature American Community Bank, Ameristar East ...Read More
September 18, 2019

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals hosting annual Pink Party

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life by Mandy Haack The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is dedicated to making sure women feel their best and most comfortable in their establishment. The Center is hosting its annual Pink Party, an event that is held in October which is breast ...Read More
September 8, 2019

Northwest Indiana seminars help seniors navigate the complex waters of Medicare

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Julie Dean Kessler When a 65th birthday arrives, so does eligibility for Medicare — and a bunch of decisions about health care plans. That can be a challenge, say three presenters at Northwest Indiana Medicare seminars. Seniors who want to change plans ...Read More