April 27, 2018

Neonatal units helping young lives for more than 30 years

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Nancy Coltun Webster When Vernon Parr was born three decades ago, at just 35 weeks’ gestation, he weighed in at 3 pounds, 5 ounces. Today, Parr is 5 feet 10 inches tall and feels healthy. Like other guys his age, Parr works, plays basketball and ...Read More
April 25, 2018

Calendar overloaded with family fun, food, and fireworks, as RailCats announce 2018 Schedule

Courtesy of The Chronicle The Gary SouthShore RailCats schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard. Single game tickets go on sale at 10 am on Monday, April 9. RailCats fans can enjoy nine giveaways, ten fireworks shows, and numerous ...Read More
April 22, 2018

Methodist Hospitals pamper cancer survivors and those battling it at Spring Spa Day

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Deborah Laverty CROWN POINT — Cancer survivor Frances Wielgus was all smiles after she received her complimentary chair massage on Saturday at the Methodist Hospitals Spring Spa Day. "It's fantastic," Wielgus said of the pampering. Wielgus, of Hebron, came to the event ...Read More
April 21, 2018

Methodist Hospitals’ Spring Spa Day Empowers a Sisterhood of Cancer Fighters and Survivors

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Marina Goldstine At the 2018 Annual Spring Spa Day, women from around the Region gathered together to be pampered from head to toe. The free event brought together women that are being treated for cancer or are cancer survivors. On that Saturday morning ...Read More
April 20, 2018

Methodist Hospitals to hold free spa day for cancer patients, survivors

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Methodist Hospitals will host its annual spring spa day to provide women who are being treated for cancer or who have survived cancer a day of pampering, empowerment and health education. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at ...Read More
April 20, 2018

Regional planning commission developing new long-range plan

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Andrew Steele PORTAGE — The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has embarked on creation of a 2050 Comprehensive Regional Plan to succeed the 2040 Plan that currently serves as a long-range guide to NIRPC's planning activities in transportation, land use, conservation, ...Read More
April 20, 2018

Northwest Indiana health briefs: St. Mary Medical Center opens pain center

St. Mary opens pain center St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart recently opened a new pain center on the second floor of the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. The new unit features exam rooms and procedure suites where patients can undergo assorted outpatient procedures, including epidural injections, nerve blocks and ...Read More
April 17, 2018

Donating life through organ transplants: Methodist Hospitals ceremony highlights importance of being a donor

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Lu Ann Franklin MERRILLVILLE — Just before her 13th birthday in September 1994, Samera Mohammed learned she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a diagnosis that changed her life. To battle this form of cancer, Mohammed endured chemotherapy and radiation, and in 1999, was ...Read More
April 16, 2018

Methodist Hospitals names new DAISY Award winners

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate ...Read More
April 13, 2018

NIRPC Sets Hearings for 2050 Plan

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by Reed Parker, Writer/Reporter PORTAGE - The Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission is beginning the development of its next regional plan. The commission is seeking input on the needs, vision and goals of the region over the next three decades. Ten public meetings have been set ...Read More
April 12, 2018

Northwest Indiana health briefs: Hospitals recognized for safe sleep practices

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana NWI hospitals recognized for safe sleep practices Hospitals across Northwest Indiana are making a difference in the way parents prepare their babies for safe and secure sleep once home from the hospital. The hospitals of Community Healthcare System, Franciscan Health and Methodist Hospitals ...Read More
April 9, 2018

World Civility Day agenda to focus on real world issues

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader Community Civility Counts has released the schedule of workshops to be held at the Indiana Welcome Center on World Civility Day, April 12. The community and civility workshops will be capped with a gala awards and celebration dinner at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Among ...Read More
April 9, 2018

Calendar Overloaded with Family Fun, Food, Fireworks, and Dwight Schrute as RailCats Announce 2018 Promotional Schedule

Courtesy of OurSportsCentral GARY, IN - The Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard! Single game tickets go on sale at 10 am on Monday, April 9th RailCats fans can enjoy nine giveaways, ten fireworks ...Read More
April 6, 2018

Northwest Indiana health briefs: Music wellness classes help cancer patients heal

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Cancer Resource Centre offers free wellness classes If you listen carefully, you may hear the sound of music coming from the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster every first and third Monday of the month. The center is offering free music wellness classes to ...Read More
April 2, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in April, 2018

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate ...Read More
March 29, 2018

Methodist Hospitals’ 2018 Employee Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of the 411 News Four honored for exceptional service Methodist Hospitals has a tradition of honoring its employees by holding an annual service awards banquet to recognize employees for their years of service in 5 year increments ranging from 5 to 45 years. This year 321 employees were recognized ...Read More
March 27, 2018

Four Employees Receive Special Awards during Methodist Hospitals’ 2018 Employee Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife Methodist Hospitals has a tradition of honoring its employees by holding an annual service awards banquet to recognize employees for their years of service in 5 year increments ranging from 5 to 45 years. This year 321 employees were recognized with over 400 guests in attendance. “We ...Read More
March 23, 2018

RailCats Opening Weekend tickets go on sale

Courtesy of Newsbug.info Written by Scott Buckner The 2017 regular season finished off with two walk-off wins to clinch a playoff spot for the RailCats. Don’t miss Opening Weekend 2018 while the ‘Cats kick off the season and chase down another playoff berth. Tickets for Opening Weekend, May 18 through ...Read More
March 22, 2018

Community medical leaders honored

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader Angelique D. Brown, MD, Family Practice, and Sandra L. Gadson, MD, Nephrology, were honored for Community Service Recognition on March 10, 2018, at the Gary Genesis Convention Center during the 4th Annual Women and Men: “Celebrating Healthy Hearts” program. Patrick W. Bankston, PhD, Assistant Dean ...Read More
March 22, 2018

RailCats Opening Weekend Loaded with Family Fun; Tickets on Sale March 23rd

Courtesy of OurSports Central GARY, IN - The 2017 regular season finished off with two walk-off wins to clinch a playoff spot for the RailCats. Don't miss Opening Weekend 2018 - while the 'Cats kick off the season and chase down another playoff berth! Tickets for Opening Weekend, May 18th ...Read More
March 21, 2018

Partners of Life: The New and Upcoming

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com Written by Candace Arvin In today’s market, consumers are attracted to authenticity, transparency, and friendliness in a brand. The beauty of content marketing is that the community gets to peek behind the curtain, learning more about the outstanding things a company provides, the people on their team, ...Read More
March 16, 2018

Northwest Indiana hospitals, clinics aim to increase HPV vaccination rates

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Northwest Indiana hospitals and clinics are trying to increase the number of Region kids who get the HPV vaccine. "It's a vaccine that prevents cancer," said Dr. Ashley Kirkwood, an OB-GYN specialist with the LaPorte Physician Network. The immunization ...Read More
March 12, 2018

Healthy Night Out with the Girls Inspires Fun, Wellness

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com Written by Paris Busion The Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital held their Healthy Night Out with the Girls event Thursday night, bringing women together for pampering as well as health education. The focus for this quarterly event was the new blood pressure guidelines. Manager of the ...Read More
March 11, 2018

Health care in NWI thriving: More than $400 million in new medical facilities, services in works throughout the Region

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Bill Dolan Northwest Indiana medical providers are planning, building or have opened more than $400 million in new hospitals, clinics and care centers this year, but a large increase of inpatient beds isn't in the blueprints. The newest facilities and services ...Read More
March 10, 2018

Years of Loyalty were Treasured at the 2018 Methodist Hospitals Awards Banquet

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com Written by Marina Goldstine At the 2018 Annual Methodist Hospital Service Awards, employees were honored for their hard work and dedication, exemplifying the mission of Methodist Hospitals; Leading the way to better health. A massive 321 employees were recognized at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville on Friday ...Read More
February 26, 2018

Indiana lawmakers act to ensure pregnant women, newborn babies directed to most appropriate care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Dan Carden INDIANAPOLIS — Pregnant women across Indiana soon may be more likely to deliver their babies at a facility that's best suited to meet the health needs of both mother and child. The General Assembly last week advanced to the ...Read More
February 23, 2018

Methodist Hospital Sheds Light on New AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife Written by Anna Ortiz Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. dies of heart disease- but with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes, that number could easily plummet. Methodist Hospital hosted a presentation and blood pressure screenings at Innsbrook Country Club on Thursday, with the hope of ...Read More
February 20, 2018

Monday Marked Launch of Gary’s Broadway Metro Express

Courtesy of Indiana 105.5 FM In Gary, the Broadway Metro Express launched Monday. Gary Transit officials say schedules are available at the Metro Center office as well as online. Additionally, a series of public sessions for the public to learn more about the new bus service that takes riders to ...Read More
February 18, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Celebrates Annual Mardi Gras Benefit

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Kayla Belec Anyone strolling through Innsbrook Country Club Saturday night could easily have mistaken their surroundings for New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. Since 2011, Methodist Hospitals Foundation has been delighting patrons and community members with an annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Benefit. Everything from ...Read More
February 18, 2018

Faces of the Region: The 2018 Methodist Hospitals Mardi Gras Masquerade

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana The 2018 Methodist Hospitals Mardi Gras Masquerade Benefit on Saturday at Innsbrook Country Club.  Photos by Tony V. Martin/ The Times