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
February 16, 2018

NWI hospitals step up cardiac care game advanced new technologies, minimally invasive procedures

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Christine Bryant ,Times Correspondent For years, patients in Northwest Indiana had no choice but to make the 45- or more-minute trip to Chicago for advanced cardiac care. It’s the nature of living outside the big city, where hospitals are home to ...Read More
February 15, 2018

From the community: 9th Annual Crown Point Community Foundation Volunteer Fair and Blood Drive is Saturday, March 3, 2018

Courtesy of Post-Tribune by Community Contributor Jeanette Huss South Lake County - Are you looking to volunteer? The 9th annual Volunteer Fair is the perfect place to start! Sponsored by the Crown Point Community Foundation, the Volunteer Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March ...Read More
February 7, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life Sheila Cook and Trischa Turner have been appointed Assistant Vice Presidents. Sheila Cook has over 28 years of dedicated service to Methodist Hospitals, including serving as interim Chief Nursing Officer. She received her nursing degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her Master of Science in ...Read More
February 7, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Directors

Courtesy of Building Indiana Methodist Hospitals has appointed new Directors of Food Services and Plant Operations. Amy Grzyb is the new Director of Food and Nutrition Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in dietetics from Benedictine University and prior to coming to Methodist served as Director of Food Services at ...Read More
February 7, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Directors

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals has appointed new Directors of Food Services and Plant Operations. Amy Grzyb is the new Director of Food and Nutrition Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Benedictine University and prior to coming to Methodist served as Director of Food Services ...Read More
February 5, 2018

Methodist Hospitals’ group helps those coping with loss

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Moving on with life after experiencing the death of someone close can be devastating. Fortunately, there is help available to deal with the aftermath. Methodist Hospitals offers a weekly Living after Loss support group, which is open to the public. It is ...Read More
February 4, 2018

Professionals on the move

Courtesy of the Times of Northwest Indiana Crystal Bynum has been named branch manager of Centier Bank's Merrillville Strack & Van Til in-store branch. The Chicago State University graduate is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The branch ...Read More
February 2, 2018

Could ‘fluid biopsy’ help predict heart attacks and strokes? Blood test still being researched, has yet to be FDA approved

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by David Funk People at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes may be easier for doctors to spot in the future through testing for a specific type of cell. Endothelial cells make up a thin layer lining the inside of the ...Read More
January 30, 2018

4,300 Newborns To Receive Red Hats In February

Courtesy of WBIW.com (UNDATED) - More than 4,300 babies born in Indiana in February will be decked out in reds hats courtesy of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program. American Heart Association staff will deliver the tiny hats to 50 hospitals across the state beginning this week. ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Jim Renneker Joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life im Renneker, MSN, RN, FACHE joined Methodist Hospitals on December 11, 2017, as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jim joins Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to working at Loretto Hospital as Vice President and CNO, he worked as Vice President ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Renneker Joins Methodist Hospitals as V.P. and Chief Nursing Officer

Courtesy of Building Indiana Jim Renneker, MSN, RN, FACHE has joined Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jim joins Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to working at Loretto Hospital as Vice President and CNO, he worked as Vice President and CNO at Highland ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Announces VP, CNO

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by Tracy Chen, TV Producer Methodist Hospitals has appointed Jim Renneker vice president and chief nursing officer. He previously worked at Loretto Hospital in Chicago in a similar position. Renneker has more than 35 years of experience and leadership in acute care, home health, ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Jim Renneker is Methodist Hospitals’ new chief nursing officer: 3 points

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Anuja Vaidya Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals appointed Jim Renneker, MSN, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer. Here are three points: 1. Mr. Renneker comes to Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, where he served as VP and CNO. 2. His prior roles ...Read More
January 18, 2018

Methodist Franciscan merger suspended

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader The highly-anticipated merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance was suspended Thursday, January 11 after both sides failed to agree on several key concerns. “Unfortunately, after months of thorough and thoughtful negotiations, we were unable to align on critical issues around the financial, operational and ...Read More
January 17, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Statement released by Methodist Hospitals In 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and Leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering with another health care system. Over the past 10 months, exclusive discussions have been conducted with Franciscan Alliance. ...Read More
January 16, 2018

8 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the past week. 1. UC San Diego Health, Eisenhower Health expand cancer services UC San Diego Health and Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Health signed a five-year ...Read More
January 15, 2018

Northwest Indiana hospitals call off merger talks

Courtesy of Health Exec Written by John Gregory Gary, Indiana-based Methodist Hospitals and Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance have decided not to merge 10 months after announcing a potential union. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports the two systems, among the largest providers in the region, blamed the abandoned talks on ...Read More