Methodist named among top 5% of hospitals for women's health 

Jul 08

GARY | Methodist Hospitals recently received the 2009-10 Women's Health Excellence Award from HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization, based on a newly released study of patient outcomes.

Hospitals that receive this award rank among the top 5 percent of all hospitals nationwide in providing care to women in women's medicine, women's cardiovascular procedures and women's bone and joint health.

"This award further reinforces our commitment as the leader in subspecialty care for Northwest Indiana," Ian E. McFadden, CEO and president of Methodist, said in a news release. "Women are often times the health care drivers in their family but overlook their own health needs. It is important that women take time for themselves and their health needs. ... This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our primary care physicians, specialists, clinical staff and nurses."

Methodist Hospital also receieved the 2009 Stroke Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades. This award recognizes clinical excellence for treating stroke patients, placing the facility in the top 10 percent nationwide for stroke services five years in a row. Methodist Hospital was also recognized for five-star ratings for treatment of pneumonia, treatment of bowel obstruction and GI surgeries and procedures.

The full HealthGrades study can be found at http:///

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