April 24, 2017

Pam Daly Loves the Innovative Nature of Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com Written by Jessica Campbell The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is known for being the first center in Indiana to use the 3-D mammography technology for breast health. Mammography Technologist Pam Daly is proud to be a part of that accomplishment. Daly first started ...Read More
April 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana doctor dishes on germs

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Julia Huisman Are germs good or bad for you? Is some exposure to germs ultimately beneficial to your body? We posed these questions and more to Dr. Thomas Sleweon, an infectious disease specialist from Methodist Hospitals. Do you think our society is more concerned about ...Read More
April 18, 2017

Developing Gary: Seven groups step forward with variety of suggestions

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Ed Bierschenk GARY — From a hotel by Lake Michigan to luxury housing near Indiana University Northwest campus on Broadway, several developers have drafted ideas they think could move the city forward. Seven different groups have responded to the Gary Redevelopment Commission's requests for qualifications ...Read More
April 18, 2017

Celebrate Cream and Crimson on Wednesday and Get Ready for IU Day 2017!

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com Written by Jessica Campbell Tomorrow will be a 24-hour long IU-loving, , celebrating, kind of day! And those of us who don those cream and crimson colors with pride: we can’t wait! IU Day is a full day of online and on and off campus activities to ...Read More
April 13, 2017

Bus route to brighten up Broadway with artwork

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com Written by Gregory Tejeda Artists, particularly painters, from Gary, Merrillville and Crown Point will wind up having their work publicly displayed beginning this fall when the Broadway Rapid Transit bus line is expected to begin operations. The rapid transit service is expected to make 17 stops along ...Read More
April 12, 2017

South Shore Dance Alliance and others to entertain for World Civility Day

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Eloise Marie Valdez Various arts groups, civic organizations, representatives from community organizations and others will take part in World Civility Day activities on Thursday. Events presented during World Civility Day include workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and a gala dinner at Avalon ...Read More
April 12, 2017

Leadership advances heart and stroke research, education

Courtesy of nwitimes.com HOBART — Last month more than 600 guests joined in to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and its mission to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke The Northwest Indiana community joined together to raise critically needed funding that will grow ...Read More
April 11, 2017

53 hospitals with the lowest serious complication rates

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com The following is a list of hospitals with the lowest proportion of serious complications per hospital discharge. This list was formed using the PSI 90 measure, known as the Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, PSI 90 is ...Read More
April 3, 2017

76 hospital transactions and partnerships in March

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com • April 3, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past month. 1. Board of Governors OKs UCF, HCA hospital deal The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees state universities, unanimously approved Orlando-based University ...Read More
April 1, 2017

EDITORIAL: Educate yourself on civility

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • April 1, 2017 By The Times Editorial Board Civility will be celebrated, but also honed, on World Civility Day on April 13. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will be the keynote speaker for that evening's gala awards dinner and celebration. But that's just part of the ...Read More
March 31, 2017

Council looks to bridge health disparities

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com • March 31, 2017 By Meredith Colias About two years ago, seeing a need for a structured program to address the diet issues and lack of exercise that could lead to diabetes, Brittany Tripp said the Valparaiso YMCA decided to make a change. Members coming in typically ...Read More
March 29, 2017

UPDATE: World Civility Day workshop schedule

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 29, 2017 World Civility Day is April 13. Join us for the only event of its kind in the country. Workshops will be held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Register by calling Gary Chamber of Commerce, 219 ...Read More
March 29, 2017

Indiana Attorney General to speak at World Civility Day in Merrillville

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 29, 2017 Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is headed to the Region to speak at the World Civility Day awards dinner on April 13 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Hill is the state's 43rd attorney general. As Indiana’s top legal officer, he oversees a staff ...Read More
March 27, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan probing merger plan

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 27, 2017

Methodist Hospitals – the next 100 years

Courtesy of The 411 News • March 26, 2017 Merger with Franciscan Alliance will benefit patients, physicians and employees Only days after The Methodist Hospitals announced its intent to a merger with the Franciscan Alliance network, the hospital held its annual Service Awards Banquet. Honored at the celebration Friday night ...Read More
March 27, 2017

11 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com • March 27, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past week. 1. Premier Health acquires Ohio physician practice Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health acquired Brookville, Ohio-based Studebaker Family Practice led by Jeffrey Studebaker, MD, ...Read More
March 26, 2017

Professionals on the move

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 26, 2017 Deborah Robinson has joined Centier as senior vice president, community relations and business development. She leads a team coordinating the bank’s philanthropy, community outreach, financial wellness, and Community Investment Act initiatives. Additionally, she is responsible for market expansion strategies to build the bank's ...Read More
March 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Employees with 2017 Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of valpolife.com • March 25, 2017 Written by: Taylor Irby Methodist Hospital held their 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Friday. The banquet served to honor and show appreciation for every employee who has worked at Methodist for more than 5 years. Sue Reed, President, and CEO of the Crossroads ...Read More
March 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Employees with 2017 Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com • March 25, 2017 Written by Taylor Irby Methodist Hospital held their 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Friday. The banquet served to honor and show appreciation for every employee who has worked at Methodist for more than 5 years. Sue Reed, President, and CEO of the Crossroads ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals exploring ‘integration’

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Chief Talks About Becoming Part Of Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals sign letter of intent to merge

Courtesy of 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, ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Announce Letter of Intent

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 22, 2017

NW Indiana Hospital Merger Talks Escalate

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan sign agreement to explore merger

Courtesy of 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 ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Franciscan and Methodist Considering Merger

Courtesy of buildingindiana.com • March 22, 2017 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 ...Read More
March 20, 2017

Keeping busy with interests and hobbies has numerous benefits

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 20, 2017 By Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent As we move into the phase of our lives where retirement replaces hectic working days with a slower place, there are many options for how to spend our free time. Studies continue to show that an active lifestyle ...Read More
March 19, 2017

BOB HEISSE: Civility takes center stage in April event

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Bob Heisse “The Business Case for Civility at Work” is one of several workshops slated for World Civility Day in the Region on April 13. Lew Bayer, of Civility Experts of Canada, will discuss how civility at work can increase production, retention ...Read More
March 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana hospitals recruit hard-to-find specialties

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Giles Bruce With an aging population in Northwest Indiana, Region hospitals are busy recruiting a variety of medical specialties to meet the growing demand for health care. But it's not always easy, depending on where the hospital is located and the type ...Read More
March 19, 2017

Region hospitals work to stop health care migration

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Giles Bruce Dr. Hussam Suradi keeps a lot of Northwest Indiana residents from having to travel to Chicago for health care. The interventional cardiologist has been expanding the cardiovascular service line at Munster Community Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, offering procedures ...Read More