July 20, 2017

Northwest Indiana orthopedists bring innovative procedures to the Region

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce Mark Blaszczyk was remodeling his deck on a recent day in Wheatfield. A few months ago, that didn't look like it would be possible. His right ankle was in constant pain from rheumatoid arthritis, limiting his mobility. Then his ...Read More
July 19, 2017

Yolanda Fields Finds Reward in Utilizing Changing Technologies to Assist Women

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Jennifer Bissonnette Changing technology can be intimidating to some, but Yolanda Fields enjoys utilizing the advanced technologies available to her as a Radiologic Technologist at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Centers at Methodist Hospitals. Working in the mammography department, patient care is what ...Read More
July 19, 2017

Spread Warmth to Cancer Patients at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of The Chronicle For the second year in a row, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have donated blankets for patients treated for cancer at Methodist Hospitals. The 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a charitable arm of the Subaru Love Promise, allowed LLS and ...Read More
July 19, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Northlake finishes $12M ED, ICU renovation

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Morgan Haefner Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus concluded a 14-month, $12.1 million renovation of its emergency department and intensive care unit, The Times reports. The hospital's renovated ED features 15 private patient rooms, in-room nurse work stations and a centralized work station ...Read More
July 19, 2017

Dr. Angela Wheeler joins Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals has announced the addition of Dr. Angela Wheeler to the Methodist Physician Group.  Dr. Wheeler’s professional certification includes diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, and has a fellowship in primary care sports medicine from Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Dr. Wheeler’s areas of expertise include all ...Read More
July 18, 2017

Gary Methodist completes $12 million renovation [The Times, Munster, Ind.]

Courtesy of Pharmacy Choice July 18GARY Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus has completed a $12.1 million renovation of its emergency room and intensive care unit. The new emergency department has 15 private patient rooms, with doors instead of curtains, and updated nurse call and monitoring systems. The rooms include nurse work ...Read More
July 18, 2017

Gary Methodist completes $12 million renovation

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus has completed a $12.1 million renovation of its emergency room and intensive care unit. The new emergency department has 15 private patient rooms, with doors instead of curtains, and updated nurse call and ...Read More
July 18, 2017

What foods are good for bone health?

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Carrie Steinweg As we work to put wholesome, healthy food into our bodies and consume a balanced diet, one thing we may overlook is bone health. Is what we eat feeding our bones? Good bone health may not be a big ...Read More
July 17, 2017

Methodist Completes $12M Gary Renovations

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by Alex Brown GARY - Methodist Hospitals has completed more than $12 million in renovations at its Northlake campus in Gary. The project, which took 14 months to complete, includes improvements to its emergency room and existing intensive care unit, along with the construction of ...Read More
July 17, 2017

Methodist Completes $12M Gary Renovations

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist GARY - Methodist Hospitals has completed more than $12 million in renovations at its Northlake campus in Gary. The project, which took 14 months to complete, includes improvements to its emergency room and existing intensive care unit, along with the ...Read More
July 17, 2017

Methodist and Franciscan Alliance talk merger

Courtesy of Gary Crusader Written by David Denson Talks are underway between representatives of Methodist Hospitals and the Franciscan Alliance regarding a proposed merger. According to Methodist President and CEO Ray Grady Methodist and Franciscan are in the midst of a 120-day exclusive negotiating period that may last the rest ...Read More
July 17, 2017

Methodist Hospitals completes renovation of Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units

Courtesy of The Gary 411 CU rooms include daybeds for care partners Methodist Hospital has completed a $12.1 million investment at the Northlake Campus in Gary. The project was completed in 14 months and includes the renovation of the Emergency Room and an existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to create ...Read More
July 17, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Completes $12.1M Renovation of Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospital has completed a $12.1 million investment at the Northlake Campus in Gary. The project was completed in 14 months and includes the renovation of the Emergency Room and an existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to create a Surgical/Trauma ICU to support Northwest Indiana’s ...Read More
July 16, 2017

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI’s evolving face of faith-based hospitals

Courtesy of The Times Editorial Board The potentially changing face of Northwest Indiana health care has been a major topic of discussion given recent proposals for Catholic-based Franciscan Alliance hospital system to acquire Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville. Today, we offer viewpoints from a Franciscan medical director and the ...Read More
July 15, 2017

Michigan City Franciscan hospital plants last structural beam, one step closer to taking patients

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce MICHIGAN CITY — The new Franciscan Health hospital is closer to opening, after construction workers installed the last structural beam on the facility Friday. The $232 million hospital, expected to be finished in September 2018, will replace the downtown Homer Street campus ...Read More
July 14, 2017

Fitness calendar

Courtesy of NWI Times Ab Blast ONGOING, 6:15 p.m. Monday, Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. 219.762.9622. ymcaofportage.org. Focusing purely on strengthening abs, glutes and thighs, this class features a combination of strength-enhancing and muscle-toning exercise to blast calories. Aqua Fitness Beginner ONGOING, 9-9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Hammond Family ...Read More
July 14, 2017

Northwest Indiana health briefs: Griffith FD provides another crib

Courtesy of NWI Times Griffith FD provides another crib On July 8, the Griffith Fire Department was dispatched to a call involving a 1-month-old infant. It turned out to be a false alarm. While on scene, the first responders noticed the infant shared a bed her mother. The next day, ...Read More
July 13, 2017

Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Spread Warmth to Cancer Patients at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life For the second year in a row, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have donated blankets for patient treated for cancer at Methodist Hospitals. The 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a charitable arm of the Subaru Love Promise, allowed LLS ...Read More
July 12, 2017

Teens Learn About Health Career Paths, Medical School From IU Northwest Faculty, Students

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Indiana University Northwest Chiamara Anokwute, a 2017 Indiana University Northwest graduate currently applying to medical schools, told a group of 42 high school students that no matter what medical specialty or health career they choose to pursue, if they are passionate and committed, ...Read More
July 11, 2017

POP: Summer Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP)

Courtesy of Gary Crusader The mission of the POP Health Professions Enrichment Program is to recruit, retain, and graduate underserved racial/ethnic minority students, specifically African Americans and Latinos in Northwest Indiana in the health professions, as well as to expand educational opportunities for these populations at the pre-college level (11-12) ...Read More
July 11, 2017

Methodist CEO: Franciscan merger would boost Gary

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce GARY — The president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals said Monday the potential merger with Franciscan Alliance would be an economic boon to this struggling Rust Belt city. Ray Grady said Franciscan's proposal to build a $300 million hospital off Interstate 80-94 ...Read More
July 10, 2017

CEO Raymond Grady Speaks About the Future of Methodist Hospitals at Gary Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Peter Krivas On Monday, July 10th, Gary Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Charles Hughes, hosted the organization’s monthly luncheon at the Gary Southshore Railcats Administration Building to inform the community of new events going on in the city and the region. “This is ...Read More
July 10, 2017

Residents concerned about religious implications of NWI hospital merger

Courtesy of NWI Times Written by Giles Bruce Bonnie Wells wanted to have her tubes tied after the birth of her first child in the early 1980s. She was having a cesarean section and planned to get a tubal ligation at the same time to avoid having a separate surgery later. ...Read More
July 7, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Raise Awareness for New Treatments and Procedures at Clinical Innovations Presentation

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Marwa Nour Methodist Hospitals hosted an Orthopedic and Spine Surgery seminar to raise awareness about new treatments, and advances in the field. Physicians from the community and their staff were invited to listen to presentations about pediatric diagnosis and treatment related to the ...Read More
July 7, 2017

Vera Kunovski Combines Her Love For Tech and People at Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals as a Mammographer

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Written by Jennifer Bissonnette Finding a profession you’re passionate about can be difficult, but for Vera Kunovski, it was simple. She just combined the two things she loved; people and technology. Kunovski is a mammographer at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals. ...Read More
July 6, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Exec To Address Chamber Monthly Luncheon

Courtesy of Gary Crusader The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly General Membership Luncheon on Monday, July 10, 2017, 12:00 Noon at The SouthShore RailCats Administration Bldg., 2nd Floor, One Stadium Plaza, Gary. Raymond Grady, President & CEO of The Methodist Hospitals, Gary, Merrillville, is the guest speaker. ...Read More
July 6, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Angela Wheeler to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NW Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Angela Wheeler to the Methodist Physician Group. Dr. Wheeler professional certification includes Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, and has a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine from Advocate Lutheran Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. ...Read More
July 6, 2017

Farewell to a Crusading journalist: Gary pays final respects to Carmen Woodson-Wray

Courtesy of Gary Crusader Family and friends are coming together this weekend to say farewell to Gary Crusader journalist Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, whose death on June 27 stunned newspaper colleagues and devastated loved ones. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Smith ...Read More
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