January 3, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation donates supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Methodist Hospitals Foundation donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo. "Our contribution to ...Read More
January 3, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates Supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the New Year

Courtesy of NWIndiana Life Methodist Hospitals Foundation once again donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items ...Read More
December 29, 2017

Top 10 Health Articles on ValpoLife from 2017

Courtesy of ValpoLife Written by Jennifer Bissonnette We published hundreds of articles on the ValpoLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had ...Read More
December 29, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates 1 Year of Supplies to Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary

Courtesy of Indiana 105 Methodist Hospitals Foundation announced today they have donated a one-year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. Officials reports items included: razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – ...Read More
December 28, 2017

87 spine, neurosurgeons on the move in 2017

Courtesy of Becker's Spine Review Written by  Laura Dyrda Here are all the spine and neurosurgeons who joined new hospitals or practices, or were promoted to new leadership positions over the past year. Anne Normand, MD, joined Essentia Health-Duluth (Minn.) Clinic. F. Todd Wetzel, MD, left his post as vice ...Read More
December 22, 2017

Joe Mays, the ‘Peanut Man,’ receives the gift of remembrance for Christmas

Courtesy of Post Tribune Written by Jerry Davich Joe Mays began sobbing. "I thought everyone forgot about me," he said, burying his face in his hands. For more than 50 years, those large calloused hands hoisted thousands of bags of home-roasted peanuts into the air at the corner of Grant ...Read More
December 2, 2017

Top 10 Health Articles on NWIndianaLife for 2017

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Johnathan Eddy We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder ...Read More
December 1, 2017

New blood pressure guidelines: Northwest Indiana doctors say it can save lives

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana  •  December 1, 2017 By Giles Bruce, Health reporter Northwest Indiana physicians say the new blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association have the potential to save lives in the Region. The heart association, along with the American College of Cardiology, recently ...Read More
November 26, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Inspiring volunteer manager with Meals on Wheels obtains college degree at 59

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 26, 2017 06:00 am By Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent Twice a week she holds training sessions for potential volunteers. She covers the history of the agency and its mission and then talks to the trainees about what type of commitment they ...Read More
November 25, 2017

Survivor Series – Cancer Survivors in the Region: Stacey Smith

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 25, 2017 By Andrew Rowe After moving from East St. Louis in 1990, Stacey Smith has come to love the melting pot that is Northwest Indiana in the nearly three decades that she’s called Gary her home. So when Stacey was diagnosed with breast cancer ...Read More
November 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance acquires hospital site in Hobart

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 23, 2017 By Giles Bruce Franciscan Alliance has acquired a 35,000-square-foot hospital site in Hobart. The hospital system, one of the Region's largest, bought the former location of Hind General Hospital for an undisclosed price, announced McColly Bennett Commercial. “We had ...Read More
November 22, 2017

Doctors offer tips to stay healthy and happy during the holidays

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 22, 2017 By Carrie Rodovich, Times Correspondent The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means more parties, more food, more germs, and less sleep. But doctors offer easy tips and tricks to keep you healthy and thriving throughout the season. Dr. Thomas ...Read More
November 18, 2017

Crossroads Chamber of Commerce Becomes “Best Gin Joint In Region” for Annual Gala at Avalon Manor

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • November 18, 2017 By Dan Petreikis The Crossroads Chamber of Commerce proved once more that they can not only help to drive local economic growth and recognize persons of significant distinction in the region - they can throw a pretty mean party, too. Continuing the culture ...Read More
November 15, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Dedicated Volunteers at Annual Volunteer Service Awards

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 15, 2017 Written by Jennifer Bissonnette On Wednesday, Methodist Hospitals hosted their annual Volunteer Service Awards at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The banquet, which honors volunteers who have given their hours of time throughout the year, served a delicious lunch and provided entertainment from Wolffgang. ...Read More
November 14, 2017

Doctors offer tips to stay healthy and happy during the holidays

Courtesy of Indiana Gazette • November 14, 2017 Written by Carrie Rodovich, Times Correspondent The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means more parties, more food, more germs, and less sleep. But doctors offer easy tips and tricks to keep you healthy and thriving throughout the season. Dr. Thomas Sleweon, medical ...Read More
November 10, 2017

Study: Indiana is 10th fattest state in the country

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 10, 2017 Written by Giles Bruce Indiana is the 10th most overweight state, according to a study by the website WalletHub. In the report, the state ranked eighth in health consequences, 15th in overweight and obesity prevalence, and 16th in food ...Read More
November 9, 2017

Rooftop garden feeds residents at Veterans Village

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune. • November 9, 2017 Written by Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune John Mesman said he's been farming and canning the fruits of his labor his whole life. These days, the Highland native and Army veteran tends to the raised garden that snakes around the rooftop of his current ...Read More
November 1, 2017

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings Offered at Methodist Hospitals During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com  •  November 1, 2017 Written by Methodist Hospitals November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about lung cancer Methodist Hospitals is offering Low-Dose Computer Tomography (CT) Lung Cancer screenings for $49. Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings are now covered by Medicare and most insurance ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Nassir Mansour to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nassir Mansour to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Mansour is a Neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include Neurovascular Surgery, Neuro-oncology Surgery, Neuro-spine Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Facial Pain, Hydrocephalus, and Chiari Malformation. Dr. Mansour is ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Offering Classes for Emergency Medical Technicians

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is offering a Spring Emergency Medical Training (EMT) certification class beginning February 12 and ending on August 9, 2018. Applications are now being accepted for the 26-week session. The spring session meets twice weekly (Mondays & Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Around the Region – Fall 2017

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine Written by Michelle Searer Stay current with local people, news and events Banking Michelle Anderson has been promoted to mortgage loan originator at First Financial. Anderson, a graduate of Purdue University, has served as a banking center manager with First Financial for more ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to the Methodist Physician Group Network. She has served patients in Northwest Indiana for many years. Dr. Odeluga specializes in Family Medicine and Family Medicine Obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension, ...Read More
October 29, 2017

Methodist Hospitals gets top national recognition for nursing care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Methodist Hospitals has received the highest national honor for nursing care. The health system recently earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet status. Only 22 Indiana hospitals and 8 percent of the 6,300 U.S. hospitals have gotten the recognition. ...Read More
October 24, 2017

‘I wanted him to live on’: Parents accept award for donating 4-year-old son’s organs

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Carole Carlson Carrietta Fryerson gave birth to her first daughter on the same day she said goodbye to her 4-year-old son. In a ceremony at Gary City Hall, Carrietta and DeShannon Fryerson accepted the Tragedy to Triumph award from the Gift of Hope Organ and ...Read More
October 24, 2017

‘Amazing’ Gary boy whose organs saved lives, firefighters who tried to save him honored at ceremony

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Sarah Reese GARY — He was an amazing 4-year-old full of spirit, personality and charm. He looked up to his father, had been looking forward to the birth of his baby sister and wanted to be a police officer. But his ...Read More
October 24, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs

Methodist pharmacy technician honored Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, a provider of pharmacy management services, has named Adriana Lyons, a pharmacy technician and buyer at Methodist Hospitals, the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The award was presented during Comprehensive Pharmacy Services’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, in September. ...Read More
October 23, 2017

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Names Adriana Lyons the 2017 Buyer of the Year For Hospital Pharmacy Leadership

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s leading provider of pharmacy management services, named Adriana Lyons, Pharmacy Technician and Buyer at Methodist Hospitals, the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The award was presented during Comprehensive Pharmacy Services’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona ...Read More
October 21, 2017

Jubilation event honors breast cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Lu Ann Franklin MERRILLVILLE — Surviving breast cancer is a journey that takes strength, knowledge and encouragement from family and friends. It’s also a reason to celebrate. And that’s just what some 100 women enthusiastically did during Friday’s ninth annual Jubilation ...Read More
October 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana hospitals invest in breast cancer services

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Northwest Indiana hospitals are increasingly investing in oncology services, including breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. From building new cancer centers to buying the latest in screening technology, Region health care facilities are positioning themselves to treat the country's most ...Read More
October 18, 2017

Dena Lopez Finds Inspiration and Encouragement at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Jennifer Bissonnette Working in an inspiring and encouraging environment is something many people wish for. For some, when they find that place, it encourages them to become even more involved. For Dena Lopez, a radiologic technologist, the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center was ...Read More