Press Releases

Methodist Hospitals Continues Tradition of Donating Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the Holidays 

Dec 15
2014
Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the 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 we all take for granted. “We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is essential to the community,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Compensation and Benefits  

Dec 10
2014

Sally A. Ramirez has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Compensation and Benefits. Sally served as Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits at Majestic Star Casino. She holds a B.S. Degree from Purdue University and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.     

Methodist Hospitals Announces New Medical Staff Officers 

Nov 18
2014

Methodist Hospitals new Medical Staff Officers were announced at the October General Medical Staff meeting to lead over 600 physicians who serve the communities medical needs. They are as follows:

President – Raied Abdullah, M.D., Nephrologist
President-Elect – Abdul Kawamleh, M.D., Cardiologist
Secretary – Thessa Robertson, M.D, Emergency Medicine
Treasurer – Amead Atassi, M.D., General Surgeon
 

Methodist Hospitals Selected As One of The Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces  

Nov 14
2014
Gary, Indiana – November 14, 2014. - Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite 

Nov 06
2014
Gary, IN - November 6, 2014 – Methodist Hospitals today announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure)... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Begins Employee of the Month Program - Methodist Announces August Employee of the Month Winners  

Oct 16
2014
Northlake Campus Thaddeus Agee, Health Unit Partner (lives in Griffith, Indiana) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Thaddeus is a very compassionate individual. He is responsive to the needs of the staff, physicians, and our patient's families. Recently, there was a family member who was visiting a patient in the ICU who did not have money to get home from the hospital after their visit. Thaddeus, whom everyone calls Troy, gave the family member money from his personal resources to get home ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: Taps Siemens to Bring Latest Equipment to Methodist 

Oct 08
2014
Gary, IN—(October 8, 2014)—Methodist Hospitals recently signed an $11 million dollar agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. to replace all of its diagnostic imaging equipment with the latest technologies available. The first phase of this agreement to be completed in 2014 will be a multi-million dollar investment in Siemens’ cutting-edge CT and radiography equipment, including: • Two SOMATOM Definition Edge 128-slice CT systems, which provide clearer images with reduced... read more
 

Family Health & Wellness Fair – Valparaiso Family YMCA/ Methodist Hospitals - Sunday, September 28 

Sep 23
2014
At the Valparaiso Family YMCA - Free to Members & the Community The YMCA's Partner in Wellness, Methodist Hospitals, and The Valparaiso Family YMCA are holding a Family Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso. This event is free to all Y members and the community. Free health screenings, exercise classes and demonstrations, along with healthy cooking demonstrations will be offered. Mascots, Rusty and Rascal, ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals to Host VIP Reception and Press Conference Celebrating Approval as “In Process” Trauma Center by the Indiana Department of Health 

Sep 04
2014
What: Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus in Gary will hold a VIP Reception and Press Conference to celebrate the approval as a Level III “in process” Trauma Center. Who: Community leaders, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be speaking and will be available for interviews and photos: • Michael Davenport, M.D., President & Interim CEO, Methodist Hospitals • Mamon Powers, Jr. Chair, Methodist Hospitals... read more
 

IMA Physicians Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by EndoGastric Solutions  

Aug 12
2014
Physicians affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) and the Methodist Hospitals GERD Center were recognized by EndoGastric Solutions Inc. for outstanding achievement for their ongoing contributions to treating and improving the quality of life for patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) also known as acid reflux. Gastroenterology physicians Drs. Daniel B. Hurwich, Peter Mavrelis, Ahmad B. Shughoury and Kumar Venkat have performed over 250 Transoral Incisionless... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Announces Enrollment of First Participants in Major International Study on Predicting Patients at Increased Risk of Heart Attacks  

Jul 30
2014
Methodist Hospitals is one of 100 international sites participating in this major research initiative, and is the first site in Indiana to begin enrolling some of the study’s 9,000 participants. Methodist Hospitals announced the enrollment of the first participants in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a large-scale, multi-center, international study aimed at linking the presence of LRP, a type of fatty coronary artery plaque, to the occurrence of a cardiac event, such as a heart attack. ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors elects new officers 

Jul 28
2014
Mamon Powers, Jr., was elected chairman of Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors at the board’s June meeting. Powers, who has been on the board since 2001, replaces William Braman, who served as the Board’s chairman from June 2010 through June 2014 and had served on the board since 1993. Braman is past president of Merrillville-based Braman Insurance. Joining Powers as board officers are Scott T. Ribordy as Vice Chairman, Frances Taylor as Secretary and John A. Lowenstine as... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Announces National CEO Search 

Jul 10
2014
The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Board of Directors voted to initiate a national search for a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization in meeting the challenges and opportunities it will face in the coming years. The first step in this search process will be to convene a multidisciplinary search committee, comprised of representatives of the board, our medical staff, and key representatives of the communities we serve and members of our leadership team. This... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography 

Jul 02
2014
Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication Gary, IN—(June 25, 2014)—Methodist Hospitals recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients to self-administer small doses of pain medication intravenously, but the technology poses unique risks because the opioid... read more
 

City of Gary, Ivy Tech Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO Announce Fitness Partnership 

Jun 27
2014
In an unprecedented display of collaboration to inspire personal growth among employees and greater community wellbeing, the City of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals, and NIPSCO are holding “Fitness Fridays.” These diverse partners offer employees an eclectic range of activities, ranging from line dancing to a “Biggest Loser” contest, and from volunteer activities to even financial counseling. For example, Ivy Tech Northwest is holding Fitness Fridays from 3:30 ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography 

Jun 25
2014
Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication Methodist Hospitals recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients to self-administer small doses of pain medication intravenously, but the technology poses unique risks because the opioid medications used can also... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Spring Community Health Fair at the Gary Southshore Railcats Stadium 

May 12
2014
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold their Spring Community Health Fair offering free health screenings, free health information, and a Railcats Concourse Challenge featuring a Walk or Run around the stadium to promote good health and exercise to members in the community. All participants will receive a free pedometer. Also offered will be Zumba and Line Dancing demonstrations, activities for children, free food, gifts and raffles. Who: The Health Fair is open to members of the Community, ... read more
 

Methodist Holds Annual Service Award Banquet to Recognize Employees 

Apr 28
2014
Methodist Hospitals honored employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at their annual Service Awards Banquet. The 2014 Service Award Banquet, honoring employees who have reached five-year service milestones honored a total of 303 people who had reached service milestones of five years or longer, including 45 whose careers at Methodist have spanned 25 years or more. More than 400 people were on hand to celebrate the contributions these... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care 

Apr 07
2014
Methodist Hospitals has once again received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Methodist was the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to receive this award. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding... read more
 

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Breast Centers 

Apr 02
2014
Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight ... read more
 
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