March 27, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan probing merger plan

chicagotribune.com • March 27, 2017 By Carole Carlson Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance are weighing a possible merger, according to the leaders of both organizations. On Wednesday, they released statements saying they've signed a non-binding letter of intent aimed at combining hospital operations. Both sides expect to explore the partnership ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals exploring ‘integration’

chestertontribune.com • March 23, 2017 Franciscan Alliance (FA) and Methodist Hospitals are exploring the possible “integration” of Methodist Hospitals into the FA system--in order to “advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability to provide exceptional patient care to the communities that they serve”--the two announced in ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Chief Talks About Becoming Part Of Franciscan Alliance

lakeshorepublicradio.org • March 23, 2017 By Chris Nolte Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance are considering becoming northwest Indiana's largest healthcare provider, if the details can be worked out and regulators approve the proposal. A non-binding letter of intent was signed this week by the two. Ray Grady, the President and ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals sign letter of intent to merge

beckershospitalreview.com • March 23, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals signed a nonbinding letter of intent to integrate with Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Under the agreement, both institutions will explore partnership options over a 120-day period. During that time, officials will ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Announce Letter of Intent

nwindianalife.com • March 22, 2017 Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the integration of the Methodist Hospitals into the Franciscan Alliance system. The proposed transaction would advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability to ...Read More
March 22, 2017

NW Indiana Hospital Merger Talks Escalate

insideindianabusiness.com • March 22, 2017 By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter MISHAWAKA, GARY, MERRILLVILLE - Two of the largest health care systems in northwest Indiana could merge. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals have signed a letter of intent to create one system that would be "better positioned" to meet future ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan sign agreement to explore merger

nwitimes.com • March 22, 2017 By Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals has signed a letter of intent to "explore a partnership" with Franciscan Alliance, which would join together two of the largest health care systems in the Region. Methodist has been looking for a merger partner since last year amid ...Read More
March 22, 2017

FRANCISCAN AND METHODIST CONSIDERING MERGER

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the integration of the Methodist Hospitals into the Franciscan Alliance system. The proposed transaction would advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability to provide exceptional patient care to the ...Read More
March 14, 2017

NWI hospitals aim to keep patients out — and healthy

NWITimes.com • March 14, 2017 By Giles Bruce MERRILLVILLE — When Mary Parnell was admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure last year, Lyndsay Simpson came to see her. Simpson is a nurse navigator for Methodist Hospitals. She educates patients on how to prevent health problems in the future. ...Read More
March 14, 2017

NWI heart experts: Watch out for family history

NWITimes.com • March 3, 2017 "The Biggest Loser" host Bob Harper suffered a heart attack last month, likely due to a family history of heart disease. Since the fitness trainer was in tip-top shape, his case begs the question: How much do genetics impact your chances of having a heart ...Read More
March 14, 2017

Railcats Bring Festivals, Fun, and Fireworks to South Shore for 2017 Season

oursportscentral.com • March 3, 2017 GARY, IN - The Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2017season at U.S. Steel Yard! Single game tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday, March 13th. RailCats fans can enjoy seven giveaways, twelve fireworks ...Read More
March 14, 2017

21st century jobs transformation ripples through the Region

NWITimes.com • March 5, 2017 By Ed Bierschenk Manufacturing remains king in Northwest Indiana as far as economic impact, but health care and other sectors are catching up when it comes to the number of people working in those fields. Manufacturing accounted for 30 percent of the gross regional product ...Read More
March 14, 2017

Tickets, Sponsorships Available for All About The Girls Part 3

NWIndianaLife.com • March 8, 2017 "All About the Girls" returns on May 11th, bringing together fun and inspiration from some of the strongest women in Northwest Indiana, all built around the subject “You’re Welcome World: Changing the World by Being Yourself” This event will again feature 8 strong regional women ...Read More
March 14, 2017

Methodist Hospitals hosts panel of distinguished Gary authors

chicagocrusader.com • March 9, 2017 The Gary Literacy Coalition in partnership with Methodist Hospitals hosted “Black Authors’ Voices ‘From Pen to Pages’” on Tuesday, February 28 at St. Timothy’s Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, Indiana. GLC’s Executive Director Era Twyman, selected seven phenomenal Black women authors from around the region ...Read More
March 14, 2017

An Informative Evening for the Healthy Night Out with the Girls

NWIndianaLife.com • March 10, 2017 By Allison Nusbaum Participants showed up early to beat the weather on Thursday evening for Methodist Hospitals’ ‘Healthy Night Out with the Girls’ at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center in Merrillville. Once inside, the women were primped and pampered, leaving all worries of the cold ...Read More
February 24, 2017

Gary honors 50 years of construction company

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune • February 24, 2017 By Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune It was on Feb. 21, 1967, that Mamon Powers, Sr. opened his own construction company in the Northwest Indiana city where he had moved 21 years earlier following his military service in the World War II. That ...Read More
February 24, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winner in February 2017

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • February 24, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospitals Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient ...Read More
February 24, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winner in February 2017

Courtesy of ValpoLife.com • February 24, 2017 Written By Methodist Hospitals Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient ...Read More
February 24, 2017

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • February 24, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospitals The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Breast Care ...Read More
February 24, 2017

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Courtesy of ValpoLife.com • February 24, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospitals The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Breast Care ...Read More
February 24, 2017

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Courtesy of PortageLife.com • February 24, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospital The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that the Breast Care ...Read More
February 24, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • February 24, 2017 Written by Times Staff Franciscan Health opens new Women’s Center, Infusion Center A blessing and dedication celebration for the new Franciscan Health Women’s Center Chesterton took place Feb. 16. The event at the Franciscan Emergency Center Chesterton, which houses ...Read More
February 22, 2017

Can We Make NWI a Healthier Place to Live?

Courtesy of PortageLife.com • February 22, 2017 Written by Leigh Morris There’s so much good about Northwest Indiana that I hesitate to focus on something that’s negative. However, it involves the health of all of us; and it’s been a problem for far too long. The 2016 rankings by the ...Read More
February 22, 2017

Can We Make NWI a Healthier Place to Live?

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • February 22, 2017 Written by Leigh Morris There’s so much good about Northwest Indiana that I hesitate to focus on something that’s negative. However, it involves the health of all of us; and it’s been a problem for far too long. The 2016 rankings by the ...Read More
February 22, 2017

Gary honors Powers and Sons 50 years

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • February 22, 2017 Contributed By The 411 News From homebuilder in 1967 to now one of nation's largest black-owned firms The construction company Powers & Sons, a firm with roots in Gary and known throughout the Midwest was honored on its 50th anniversary at ...Read More