January 13, 2018

When ice and snow fly in Northwest Indiana, planning and proper attire can help seniors prevent falls

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older Americans, according to the National Council on Aging. One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year. Every 11 seconds an older adult is ...Read More
January 13, 2018

Hospital service plan a sticking point in suspended merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance have been discussing a merger for 15 months in the hope of achieving greater scale in an increasingly consolidated health care industry, which would allow them to provide health care more cost-effectively and ...Read More
January 13, 2018

Region Roundup: Daisy Award winners announced

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Award winners recognized Registered nurses Kimberly Sausman, lactation consultant, Postpartum Unit, Northlake Campus and Dawn White, 2W3 Medical Surgical Unit, Southlake Campus at Methodist Hospitals are Daisy Award winners. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals end merger discussions

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Alyssa Rege Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals and Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance ceased discussions on a potential merger, the institutions announced Thursday. The organizations had been exploring the potential union for about one year, nwi.com reports. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance said in seperate ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals ends merger talks with Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of Chesterton Tribune After nearly a year in merger talks, Methodist Hospitals has ended negotiations with Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals announced in a statement released on Thursday. “In 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Catholic Hospital Merger That Threatened Reproductive Care in Gary, Indiana, Falls Through

Courtesy of Rewire Written by Amy Littlefield Rev. Dena Holland-Neal was in a celebratory mood late Thursday afternoon. For months, Holland-Neal, a pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Indiana, has been fighting alongside other community members to stop a proposed merger between the Catholic health system Franciscan Alliance and ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Agree to Suspend Merger Talks

n 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. During this time, leadership from both systems and our communities ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Methodist Hospitals withdraws from merger talks with Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete, Post-Tribune Methodist Hospitals announced Thursday it has ended merger negotiations with Franciscan Alliance, according to a statement. Methodist CEO Raymond Grady "indicated to me that they could not come to an agreement with the services that would be provided at Northlake ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Merger Talks Suspended Between Methodist Hospitals & Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of indiana105.com Talks of a proposed merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance have been suspended. The Times reports the talks have ceased due to shifts within the healthcare industry. According to the article, Methodist Hospitals stated that while they are disappointed, they remain viable on their own and ...Read More
January 11, 2018

UPDATE: Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Two of Northwest Indiana's largest health care providers have ceased talks of a blockbuster merger they have been exploring over the past year. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspended talks about partnering because of shifts within the health ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance Merger Talks Halted

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter MISHAWAKA, GARY, MERRILLVILLE - Officials from a northwest Indiana health care group are expressing disappointment that talks about a proposed merger have been suspended. Methodist Hospitals, which has full-service facilities in Gary and Merrillville, says it was "unable ...Read More
January 11, 2018

UPDATE: Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Two of Northwest Indiana's largest health care providers have ceased talks of a blockbuster merger they have been exploring over the past year. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspended talks about partnering because of shifts within the health ...Read More
January 10, 2018

Flu cases on the rise, prompting area hospitals to restrict visitors

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Lu Ann Franklin, Times Correspondent Coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue — these familiar symptoms of influenza have spread rapidly through the Region bringing people of all ages to emergency rooms, clinics and doctors’ offices ...Read More
January 8, 2018

Mayor: Gary’s turnaround a long-term process

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by LuAnn Franklin, Times Correspondent GARY — Returning prosperity to the city will take a lot of work and won't come overnight. During Monday’s first Gary Chamber of Commerce luncheon of the year, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson tackled questions about challenges and opportunities facing ...Read More
January 4, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners

Courtesy of NWIndiana Life Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a ...Read More
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