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
October 6, 2017

The battle back: C.P. nurse, 31, to run another Chicago Marathon after suffering stroke

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Christine Bryant, Times Correspondent Although a local critical care nurse will participate in this year’s Chicago Marathon — a major feat for anyone — she experienced the true race of her life after suffering a life-threatening stroke. For several months, Aubrey ...Read More
October 5, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs: Program on heroin addiction Tuesday in St. John

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Heroin event Tuesday The public is invited to an event called "Stairway to Heroin" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of Lake Central High School, 8400 Wicker Ave. in St. John. This is the second presentation of a three-part series, ...Read More
October 4, 2017

10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 6 – 8, 2017

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Brett Fuller Fall has fallen and October is here! This weekend features a ton of great, family-friendly events for all ages, so be sure to see what's out there and take advantage of the beautiful weather while you have a chance. As always, ...Read More
October 3, 2017

Active shooter training is a grim reality for Northwest Indiana police and hospital personnel

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce, Bill Dolan and Sarah Reese, Times Staff Writers Local law enforcement and hospital personnel regularly drill for the grim possibility of active shooters and the mayhem they can cause. Stephen Scheckel, Munster’s chief of police and law enforcement group ...Read More
September 29, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

Courtesy of Building Indiana Methodist Hospitals achieved Magnet recognition in September as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this credential, Methodist Hospitals joins the global community ...Read More
September 29, 2017

Neighbors calendar

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune Monday The Clothesline Project Exhibit returns to IU Northwest The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and community to view "The Clothesline Project" Monday through Oct. 12 in the Moraine Student Center, 3400 Broadway, Gary. The T-shirt exhibit is part ...Read More
September 22, 2017

Methodist panel promotes community heart health: ‘A matter of life and death’

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Meredith Colias Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's experience with heart disease became personal when her steelworker father died three decades ago. Only 57, the cause was a massive heart attack, she said. Earlier that day, when she "left the house, told him I was going somewhere," ...Read More
September 21, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Receive Magnet Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com Written by Peter Krivas Early Wednesday morning at the Methodist Hospital Southlake campus, a filled room of nurses and administrators, including CEO Raymond Grady, waited on hold with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to receive a special recognition. A live feed camera, streaming to the Northlake ...Read More
September 21, 2017

Region-Wide Health & Harmony Fair Day – Sept. 23

Courtesy of Gary Crusader The City of Gary will host the 2nd annual region-wide Health & Harmony Fair and the 4th annual First Ladies Health Day sponsored by Walgreens on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center, 1 Genesis Center Plaza. The Health Fair ...Read More
September 20, 2017

Veterans wellness session focuses on healthy cooking, smoothies

Courtesy of Post Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Residents in NWI Veterans Village are learning quite a bit since they partnered with Methodist Hospital for a year-long wellness program. The weekly sessions focus on a properly managed diet, nutrition, exercise and prevention of obesity and diabetes. "We've had great ...Read More
September 18, 2017

Laurie Pilla Finds Reward and Inspiration While Caring for Women in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com Written by Jennifer Bissonnette For any woman, a visit to a breast care center can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Whether for an annual exam or a specialized visit, it’s an appointment most don’t look forward to. However, caring, compassionate staff can make all the difference at these ...Read More
September 17, 2017

INDIANA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC Babies are being born addicted to opioids in Indiana at alarming rates. Help isn’t always available.

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce The Valparaiso couple arrived at the hospital, the woman already in labor. A staff member wheeled her to the delivery unit, but it was too late. She gave birth in the wheelchair. That was the first sign. The newborn also had goosebumps. ...Read More
September 14, 2017

Training for the worst: Crews respond to mock disaster at water treatment plant

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Sarah Reese GARY — It was the worst-case scenario: A tank of chlorine rolled off the back of a delivery truck and leaked more than 2,000 pounds of deadly chlorine gas in 10 minutes. In the mock disaster drill at Indiana American Water's Borman ...Read More
September 13, 2017

Northwest Indiana oncologists offer the latest in cancer treatment

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce Five years ago, Nilda Seuberling said she had to talk herself into getting out of bed in the morning. The Lake Station woman was tired all the time. Bruises covered her body. She couldn't muster the energy to continue caring for her ...Read More
September 11, 2017

Prostate cancer treatment advances in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Carrie Rodovich In the last 10 or 15 years, treatment for prostate cancer has changed dramatically, going from traditional surgery to robotic surgery to no treatment at all. Prostate cancer is uncommon in men younger than 50, but it becomes more prevalent as men ...Read More
September 10, 2017

Go Pink Party planned at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • September 10, 2017 08:35 am By Times Staff MERRILLVILLE — The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals will be holding a Pink Party on Oct. 7 celebrating their five-year anniversary in honor of breast cancer awareness month in October. This ...Read More
September 8, 2017

Methodist Hospitals receives quality award for stroke care

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • September 8, 2017 By: Methodist Hospitals Speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ...Read More
September 6, 2017

METHODIST HOSPITALS RECEIVES AWARD FOR STROKE TREATMENT

Courtesy of Building Indiana • September 6, 2017 11:26 am Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, ...Read More
September 5, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Receives 2017 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • September 5, 2017 By: Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, ...Read More
August 30, 2017

Survivor Series: Cancer Survivors in the Region: Altovise Ferguson

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • August 30 2017 By Andrew Rowe This year, Altovise Ferguson will be marking 14 years since her diagnosis of lymphoma, a spinal tumor that she was on the receiving end of when she was just 27 years old. Her journey towards becoming cancer-free wasn’t easy, but, ...Read More
August 27, 2017

Urgent care continues to expand in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • August 27, 2017 By Giles Bruce When Dr. John Johnson opened his first urgent care center, in 1982 in Greenwood, Indiana, he was something of a pioneer. He had friends with urgent care clinics in downtown Chicago, but that was about it. ...Read More
August 24, 2017

Methodist’s Northlake Campus is area’s 1st verified trauma center

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • August 24, 2017 Receives Level III status from American College of Surgeons Methodist Hospital’s Northlake Campus in Gary, IN, has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) ...Read More
August 21, 2017

Trauma Center At Methodist Hospital Northlake Gets National Accreditation

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • August 21, 2017 By Chris Nolte A "Regionally Speaking" conversation with Jennifer Mullen, RN, Trauma Program Coordinator, and Dr. Reuben Rutland, one of the Trauma Center surgeons at Methodist Hospital Northlake in Gary Methodist Hospitals began the process two years ago of seeking Level ...Read More
August 21, 2017

Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 21, 2017

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • August 21, 2017 12:33 pm By Chris Nolte Today: A conversation with Jennifer Mullen, RN, Trauma Program Coordinator and Dr. Reuben Rutland, one of the trauma surgeons at Methodist Hospital Northlake campus in Gary, which has just been verified by the American College of ...Read More
August 18, 2017

Evolution of Nursing

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine • August 18, 2017 By Lesly Bailey Educators and one-on-one guides for patients’ health care journeys Nurses serve patients through stronger roles in health care world While education, roles and opportunities have evolved in the nursing world, the patient has remained at the ...Read More
August 17, 2017

8/17/17 – Gary hospital becomes first in Northwest Indiana to earn trauma center designation [The Times, Munster, Ind.]

Courtesy of Pharmacy Choice • August 17, 2017 Aug. 17 Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary has become the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to be designated as a trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. About three years ago, the state declared the hospital an "in-process" Level III ...Read More
August 17, 2017

Gary hospital becomes first in Northwest Indiana to earn trauma center designation

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • August 17, 2017 By Giles Bruce Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary has become the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to be designated as a trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. About three years ago, the state declared the hospital ...Read More
August 16, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Receives Verification as a Level III Trauma Center From The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • August 16, 2017 By Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospital’s Northlake Campus in Gary, IN, has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This ...Read More