June 13, 2017

Two surgeons are better than one for innovative spinal procedure at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Bob Moulesong At Methodist Hospitals, two fellowship-trained spinal surgeons are on the forefront of an innovative procedure that gives patients with disabling conditions a better chance of a normal life with fewer complications. Drs. Ashish Patel and Elian Shepherd are spinal surgeons who perform ...Read More
June 11, 2017

Cancer survivors honored

Courtesy of NWI Times MERRILLVILLE — Singer and inspirational speaker Altovise Ferguson shared her story about cancer survivorship and provided musical entertainment at Methodist Hospitals Cancer Survivorship Sunday event held at Methodist Hospitals’ Oncology Institute at Southlake Campus. The event was attended by cancer survivors and their friends and families. ...Read More
June 10, 2017

Experts: NWI hospital merger could face government scrutiny

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce Antitrust experts say the possible merger between Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals likely will face regulatory scrutiny. Hospitals intending a merger of that size are required to notify the Federal Trade Commission, which in recent years has successfully blocked several such mergers ...Read More
June 9, 2017

Methodist Hospital’s Breast Care Center Welcomes Women to Healthy Night Out With The Girls

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Hardy Willis Thursday night, women from all around the Region came together for Methodist Hospital’s Healthy Night out with the Girls at the hospital’s Breast Care Center in Merrillville. When the center was founded, its primary focus was breast care and cancer detection, ...Read More
June 7, 2017

Special thanks to the Hometown Festival days 2017 Sponsors

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • June 7, 2017 Main Event Sponsor: City of Crown Point Food & Arts Entertainment Sponsor: Strack & Van Til, Ashleigh Marlow marlowar@s-vt.com Bud Light: The Official Beer of the 2017 Hometown Festival Days Beer Garden Sponsors: American Community Bank, Greg Gordon greg@acbanker.com; Glass ...Read More
June 6, 2017

Methodist Employees Give Back to the Community during Hospital Week

Courtesy of The Chronicle • June 6, 2017 Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News National Hospital Week is celebrated in hospitals throughout the United States to celebrate the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care during a week ...Read More
June 6, 2017

Cancer Survivors Inspired at Cancer Survivorship Sunday

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • Healthcare System • June 6, 2017 WRITTEN BY: Methodist Hospitals Cancer survivor singer and inspirational speaker, Altovise Ferguson, shared her story about cancer survivorship and provided musical entertainment at Methodist Hospitals Cancer Survivorship Sunday event held on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Methodist Hospitals’ Oncology Institute ...Read More
June 5, 2017

Education, standardized interventions and accountability: How continual electronic monitoring improves patient outcomes

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review • June 5, 2017 Written by Tamara Rosin As hospital reimbursement becomes more closely linked to quality outcomes, clinical and administrative leaders are looking for the right tools to standardize training and intervention protocols to prevent adverse events and improve outcomes. Although most hospitals recognize ...Read More
June 5, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Awarded Accreditation by the Joint Commission

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • June 5, 2017 WRITTEN BY: Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospitals today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s ...Read More
June 5, 2017

Gerald R. “Doc” Yarnell

Courtesy of Daily Journal • June 5, 2017 By Staff Reports MOORESVILLE Gerald R. “Doc” Yarnell, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Franklin United Methodist Community. He was a resident of Mooresville and former resident of Franklin. Doc was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Washington to Jasper Emmitt ...Read More
June 2, 2017

Methodist Hospitals wants to put community at ease on merger

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • June 2, 2017 Contributed By:The 411 News CEO Grady: This will make us stronger What’s good for The Methodist Hospitals and what worries some hospital staff and community members about the proposed merger with Franciscan Health Alliance got a hearing at Wednesday night’s town ...Read More
June 1, 2017

Crowd expresses reservations at possible hospital merger

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • Meredith Colias • June 1, 2017 02:43 pm By Meredith Colias • Post-Tribune The Service Employee International Union and the NAACP's Gary chapter held a town hall meeting at Ivy Tech Wednesday night to discuss how Methodist employees would be affected by a potential merger ...Read More
May 31, 2017

Community expresses concerns over NWI hospital merger

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 31, 2017 Written by: Giles Bruce GARY — About 100 people attended a town hall meeting Wednesday at Ivy Tech Community College to share their concerns over a possible merger between Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance. The two systems, the second ...Read More
May 31, 2017

Methodist Employees Give Back to the Community during Hospital Week

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • May 31 03:22 pm By Methodist Hospitals National Hospital Week is celebrated in hospitals throughout the United States to celebrate the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care during a week in May according to the ...Read More
May 30, 2017

Town hall meeting to discuss future of Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • May 30, 2017 Contributed By:The 411 News SEIU workers union and NAACP seek answers about proposed merger with Franciscan Health Alliance A town hall meeting co-hosted by SEIU union representatives of workers of The Methodist Hospitals will be held at Gary’s Ivy Tech Community ...Read More
May 29, 2017

NWI hospitals, clinics worry about proposed Medicaid cuts [The Times, Munster, Ind.]

Courtesy of Pharmacy Choice • May 29 04:49 pm By Giles Bruce May 29Northwest Indiana hospitals and safety-net clinics have their eyes on Washington, D.C., as federal lawmakers debate potentially severe cuts to Medicaid. The U.S. House plan to repeal and replace the American Health Care Act, also called Obamacare, ...Read More
May 29, 2017

NWI hospitals, clinics worry about proposed Medicaid cuts

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 29, 2017 By Giles Bruce Northwest Indiana hospitals and safety-net clinics have their eyes on Washington, D.C., as federal lawmakers debate potentially severe cuts to Medicaid. The U.S. House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the American Health Care Act, would ...Read More
May 26, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 26, 2017 By Times Staff   East Chicago ICU wins award St. Catherine Hospital’s newly redesigned intensive care unit has earned the Commercial Construction Project of the Year Award from NWI Construction Advancement Foundation. The award was presented May 11 at ...Read More
May 25, 2017

Shadowing the doctor shadowing program

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • May 25 11:17 am By Jerry Davich • Contact Reporter • Post-Tribune One after another, the long-established physicians stood behind the podium to repeat the same mantra to the fresh-faced medical students. Be passionate about your career, they insisted. Be compassionate with your patients, they ...Read More
May 25, 2017

Will a Catholic Hospital Merger Gut Health Care in Gary, Indiana?

Courtesy of Rewire • May 25, 2017 By Amy Littlefield Methodist Hospitals runs Gary’s only hospital. If it merges with Franciscan Health, Methodist’s CEO says it will follow Catholic directives that some worry will gut access to reproductive health care for a vulnerable population. To Rev. Marie Siroky, the sulfurous ...Read More
May 25, 2017

Town hall to discuss Methodist/Franciscan merger

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 25, 2017 By Giles Bruce A town hall meeting will be held next week to discuss the possible merger between Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Health. The event takes place at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Ivy Tech Community College, 1440 E. 35th ...Read More
May 22, 2017

Dinner to raise funds for NWI Parkinson’s Inc.

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 22 02:00 pm By Joseph S Pete An upcoming dinner emceed by Tomfoolery Fun Club hosts Tom Byelick and Michele Piskol will raise money to help those suffering from Parkinson's Disease in the Region. NWI Parkinson's Inc. will have its annual ...Read More
May 19, 2017

NWI doctors give tips for preventing skin cancer

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 19, 2017 By Giles Bruce The warm weather months are upon us, and many of us soon will be spending a lot more time outside. With that comes the risk of sun exposure. One in five people in the United States ...Read More
May 19, 2017

Doctor’s legacy lives on at Methodist Hospital

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • May 19, 2017 By LU ANN FRANKLIN, Times Correspondent Sydney Choslovsky, M.D., devoted his life to making a difference in the lives of others. His legacy of expanding the radiology department at the Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville starting in the ...Read More
May 18, 2017

Franciscan CEO says merger with Methodist Hospitals has ‘definite hurdles’

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review • May 18, 2017 By Kelly Gooch Patrick Maloney, president and CEO of three Franciscan Health hospitals, said a proposed merger between Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals and Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan is not finalized, and numerous issues are still under consideration, reports The Times of Northwest ...Read More
May 18, 2017

Franciscan hospital CEO: Methodist merger not certain [The Times, Munster, Ind.]

Courtesy of Pharmacy Choice • May 18, 2017 HAMMOND The new leader of three Franciscan Health hospitals in Northwest Indiana says the hospital system continues to grow, though its proposed merger with Methodist Hospitals is not a done deal. Patrick Maloney took over as president and CEO of the Franciscan ...Read More
May 14, 2017

Edgewater hosts Mental Health Awareness luncheon Wednesday

Courtesy of NWI Times HOBART — Edgewater Mental Health holds its Mental Health Awareness luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Avalon Manor, 3530 E. U.S. 30. The luncheon features an opportunity to interact with some of Northwest Indiana's organizations which work on a daily basis to meet ...Read More
May 12, 2017

Legacy Foundation launches vision-shaping project

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Nancy Coltun Webster As the Legacy Foundation approaches its 25th anniversary, it will host an event in September to try and bring together 1,500 people to formulate a vision for the future. At a recent annual meeting at the Halls of St. George in Schererville, ...Read More
May 11, 2017

Spa Day pampers those with cancer, survivors

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Cancer survivors and those currently fighting the disease recently experienced "royal treatment" during the annual Spring Spa Day at St. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral's Banquet Hall. Sponsored by Methodist Hospitals Oncology Department, the program was promoted as a day of ...Read More
May 10, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Appoints Directors

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by By Tara Twigg, TV Producer Jacqueline Hoekema and Constance Adams have been appointed co-directors of the Methodist Hospitals Heart & Vascular Institute in northwest Indiana. Hoekema is the new director of Business Operations, and Adams will oversee Clinical & Quality. Hoekema received her ...Read More