Methodist Hospitals School of Nursing Museum Dedication & Ribbon Cutting 

Jan 01

Dedication of the Nursing Museum at Methodist Hospitals
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
10:30 am - Noon in the Seyl Conference Room, Northlake Administration Building,
600 Grant Street, Gary, IN.

Speakers will include:
Welcome:                 Ian McFadden, President/CEO Methodist Hospitals
Invocation:               Reverend David Neville, Jr., Supervisor Spiritual Care Services Methodist Hospitals
Reflections:               Hazel Witte, RN & Donna Brown-Russell, RN, Methodist Hospitals Nursing Alumnae
Observations:           Shelly Major, CNO Methodist Hospitals
Expectations:            Cynthia Thompson, Director Nursing Practice/Education Methodist Hospitals
Special Presentation: Evelyn Morrison, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager Methodist Hospitals
Ribbon Cutting:         Gary Chamber of Commerce

Tours and refreshments immediately after program.

Methodist Hospitals School of Nursing welcomed its first class in 1923 and graduated its last group of nurses in 1967. Made possible by alumni and supported by the Methodist Hospitals, the Nursing Museum helps showcase the evolution of healthcare and the nursing profession during the past eight decades. Due to the diligence of the nursing alumni, this project has finally come to fruition.

Museum Hours: The Museum will be open to the public on the third Wednesday of every month between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm by appointment only, please call 219.886.5972.

Methodist Hospitals to announce Training Accelerated Grant (TAG) at Ribbon Cutting:

The Methodist Hospitals, INC was the recipient of a Training Accelerated Grant (TAG) from the State of Indiana to help further the education of Nursing staff and promote retention. This is the focus of the grant. It will allow staff (nurses) to continue to work and go to school. The grant is one that the funds from the state are matched from the hospital. The state pays for the nurses education and Methodist pays for their shifts while they are in school. The nurse managers and nurse directors along with Maureen Buckley assisted in the selection and the criteria for recipients of the grant funds. The Methodist Hospitals, INC. is the only hospital that is a recipient of these grant funds. Other businesses and refineries in the area also received funds from this grant. The Methodist Hospitals, INC has been rewarded $140,000.00.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592

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