April 25, 2017

Organ, tissue, cornea donations change, save lives

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Lu Ann Franklin GARY — With tears, hugs and prayers, speakers at Methodist Hospitals’ Donate Life flag raising ceremony on Monday told the story of how organ, tissue and cornea donations change and save lives. Vicki Walker, of Crown Point, made the decision in late ...Read More
April 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals introduces the faces of organ donation

Courtesy of gary411news.com Two friends, both mothers, one saves the life of the other Vicki Walker and Tanisha Basham are two faces of organ and tissue donation. That little red heart on your Indiana drivers license says you are one of the faces, too. Walker and Basham were the featured ...Read More
April 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Celebrates April as Donate Life Month

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com Written by Jessica Campbell When was the last time you looked at your driver’s license? That little red heart in the corner of the piece of plastic is more than just a simple ‘Yes.’ That decision you made may save a life one day. April is recognized ...Read More
April 24, 2017

Pam Daly Loves the Innovative Nature of Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com Written by Jessica Campbell The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is known for being the first center in Indiana to use the 3-D mammography technology for breast health. Mammography Technologist Pam Daly is proud to be a part of that accomplishment. Daly first started ...Read More
April 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana doctor dishes on germs

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Julia Huisman Are germs good or bad for you? Is some exposure to germs ultimately beneficial to your body? We posed these questions and more to Dr. Thomas Sleweon, an infectious disease specialist from Methodist Hospitals. Do you think our society is more concerned about ...Read More
April 18, 2017

Developing Gary: Seven groups step forward with variety of suggestions

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Ed Bierschenk GARY — From a hotel by Lake Michigan to luxury housing near Indiana University Northwest campus on Broadway, several developers have drafted ideas they think could move the city forward. Seven different groups have responded to the Gary Redevelopment Commission's requests for qualifications ...Read More
April 18, 2017

Celebrate Cream and Crimson on Wednesday and Get Ready for IU Day 2017!

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com Written by Jessica Campbell Tomorrow will be a 24-hour long IU-loving, , celebrating, kind of day! And those of us who don those cream and crimson colors with pride: we can’t wait! IU Day is a full day of online and on and off campus activities to ...Read More
April 13, 2017

Bus route to brighten up Broadway with artwork

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com Written by Gregory Tejeda Artists, particularly painters, from Gary, Merrillville and Crown Point will wind up having their work publicly displayed beginning this fall when the Broadway Rapid Transit bus line is expected to begin operations. The rapid transit service is expected to make 17 stops along ...Read More
April 12, 2017

South Shore Dance Alliance and others to entertain for World Civility Day

Courtesy of nwitimes.com Written by Eloise Marie Valdez Various arts groups, civic organizations, representatives from community organizations and others will take part in World Civility Day activities on Thursday. Events presented during World Civility Day include workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and a gala dinner at Avalon ...Read More
April 12, 2017

Leadership advances heart and stroke research, education

Courtesy of nwitimes.com HOBART — Last month more than 600 guests joined in to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and its mission to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke The Northwest Indiana community joined together to raise critically needed funding that will grow ...Read More
April 11, 2017

53 hospitals with the lowest serious complication rates

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com The following is a list of hospitals with the lowest proportion of serious complications per hospital discharge. This list was formed using the PSI 90 measure, known as the Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, PSI 90 is ...Read More
April 6, 2017

Nurse Navigator to Know: Lyndsay Simpson of Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of NurseNavigation.com Lyndsay Simpson, RN, BSN, is a cardiovascular nurse navigator for Methodist Hospitals in Merrillville, Indiana. She has served in this position since October 2016. Simpson previously served as a cardiovascular immediate care unit staff nurse for more than 10 years. Q: What is the most important work ...Read More
April 3, 2017

76 hospital transactions and partnerships in March

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com • April 3, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past month. 1. Board of Governors OKs UCF, HCA hospital deal The Florida Board of Governors, which oversees state universities, unanimously approved Orlando-based University ...Read More
April 1, 2017

EDITORIAL: Educate yourself on civility

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • April 1, 2017 By The Times Editorial Board Civility will be celebrated, but also honed, on World Civility Day on April 13. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will be the keynote speaker for that evening's gala awards dinner and celebration. But that's just part of the ...Read More