December 30, 2013

Employees share the warmth of the season

Courtesy of NWI Times Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses, Gary and Merrillville, teamed up in the spirit of the holiday season to hold a holiday food drive and provide gifts to children in need. Perishable food items were donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Employees once again ...Read More
December 30, 2013

Bead Town exhibits roll into Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of the Times Colorful beads from Mardi Gras necklaces have been reworked into dazzling pieces of art to go on display next week in Crown Point and Gary and soon in Valparaiso. The exhibits by New Orleans self-taught artist Stephan Wanger are part of an ongoing effort by the ...Read More
December 26, 2013

Methodist Hospitals donates supplies to adult rehab center

Courtesy of the Times GARY | Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items people take for granted. “We are ...Read More
December 22, 2013

Healthcare.gov glitches start to subside

Courtesy of the Post-Tribune With the first deadline for signing up to health insurance approaching on Dec. 23, Northwest Indiana hospitals trying to encourage enrollment into health care insurance plans are seeing improved performance for the federal marketplace website, Healthcare.gov. While open enrollment will continue through March 31, customers who ...Read More
December 22, 2013

Professionals on the Move

Courtesy of the Times Ear, nose and throat specialist Austin Bancroft, DO, recently joined the Indiana University Health La Porte Physicians network and welcomes new patients at his La Porte office. Raymond Martinez has joined Methodist Hospitals as director of security and Rayfeael Gullatt has joined Methodist as director of ...Read More
December 18, 2013

Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary awards nursing scholarships at annual luncheon

MERRILLVILLE | Two Methodist Hospitals LPNs were honored and awarded LPN to RN scholarships to complete their Registered Nursing degrees at Methodist Hospital’s Annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. The LPN to RN Scholarship program was started by the Auxiliary in 2011. This year’s scholarship recipients were Keith Leigh and Latoya Haggard.
December 16, 2013

Free Stuffed Animals distributed to Tots

Courtesy of the Times GARY | CRworks Inc. has received a number of stuffed animals from Pet Smart in Schererville and will provide these holiday gifts free to the public. The public can pick up a free stuffed animal at CRworks' office, 4950 Broadway, today through Friday. CRworks also distributed ...Read More
December 16, 2013

EDITORIAL: Medical records should be easily accessible

Courtesy of the Times   The point of requiring electronic medical records is to make patient information easily accessible. But in Northwest Indiana, that hasn't happened yet. More than eight years ago, the Northwest Indiana Health Information Exchange was pitched to hospitals, physician groups, medical organizations and chronic care centers. ...Read More
December 15, 2013

EDITORIAL: Medical records should be easily accessible

Courtesy of the Times The point of requiring electronic medical records is to make patient information easily accessible. But in Northwest Indiana, that hasn't happened yet. More than eight years ago, the Northwest Indiana Health Information Exchange was pitched to hospitals, physician groups, medical organizations and chronic care centers. Already, ...Read More
December 6, 2013

Free Health Fair begins Saturday

Courtesy of the Times CALUMET TWP. | WLTH Radio AM 1370 and the Calumet Township Trustee's office are hosting a free health screening and Obamacare health insurance sign-up this weekend. Anthem Insurance, Community HealthNet, Methodist Hospitals and the Minority Health Coalition are also taking part in the inaugural AM 1370 ...Read More