January 30, 2018

4,300 Newborns To Receive Red Hats In February

Courtesy of WBIW.com (UNDATED) - More than 4,300 babies born in Indiana in February will be decked out in reds hats courtesy of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" program. American Heart Association staff will deliver the tiny hats to 50 hospitals across the state beginning this week. ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Jim Renneker Joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life im Renneker, MSN, RN, FACHE joined Methodist Hospitals on December 11, 2017, as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jim joins Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to working at Loretto Hospital as Vice President and CNO, he worked as Vice President ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Renneker Joins Methodist Hospitals as V.P. and Chief Nursing Officer

Courtesy of Building Indiana Jim Renneker, MSN, RN, FACHE has joined Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Jim joins Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to working at Loretto Hospital as Vice President and CNO, he worked as Vice President and CNO at Highland ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Announces VP, CNO

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by Tracy Chen, TV Producer Methodist Hospitals has appointed Jim Renneker vice president and chief nursing officer. He previously worked at Loretto Hospital in Chicago in a similar position. Renneker has more than 35 years of experience and leadership in acute care, home health, ...Read More
January 24, 2018

Jim Renneker is Methodist Hospitals’ new chief nursing officer: 3 points

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Anuja Vaidya Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals appointed Jim Renneker, MSN, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer. Here are three points: 1. Mr. Renneker comes to Methodist from Loretto Hospital in Chicago, where he served as VP and CNO. 2. His prior roles ...Read More
January 18, 2018

Methodist Franciscan merger suspended

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader The highly-anticipated merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance was suspended Thursday, January 11 after both sides failed to agree on several key concerns. “Unfortunately, after months of thorough and thoughtful negotiations, we were unable to align on critical issues around the financial, operational and ...Read More
January 17, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Statement released by Methodist Hospitals In 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and Leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering with another health care system. Over the past 10 months, exclusive discussions have been conducted with Franciscan Alliance. ...Read More
January 16, 2018

8 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the past week. 1. UC San Diego Health, Eisenhower Health expand cancer services UC San Diego Health and Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Health signed a five-year ...Read More
January 15, 2018

Northwest Indiana hospitals call off merger talks

Courtesy of Health Exec Written by John Gregory Gary, Indiana-based Methodist Hospitals and Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance have decided not to merge 10 months after announcing a potential union. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports the two systems, among the largest providers in the region, blamed the abandoned talks on ...Read More
January 13, 2018

When ice and snow fly in Northwest Indiana, planning and proper attire can help seniors prevent falls

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older Americans, according to the National Council on Aging. One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year. Every 11 seconds an older adult is ...Read More
January 13, 2018

Hospital service plan a sticking point in suspended merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance have been discussing a merger for 15 months in the hope of achieving greater scale in an increasingly consolidated health care industry, which would allow them to provide health care more cost-effectively and ...Read More
January 13, 2018

Region Roundup: Daisy Award winners announced

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Award winners recognized Registered nurses Kimberly Sausman, lactation consultant, Postpartum Unit, Northlake Campus and Dawn White, 2W3 Medical Surgical Unit, Southlake Campus at Methodist Hospitals are Daisy Award winners. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals end merger discussions

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review Written by Alyssa Rege Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals and Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance ceased discussions on a potential merger, the institutions announced Thursday. The organizations had been exploring the potential union for about one year, nwi.com reports. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance said in seperate ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals ends merger talks with Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of Chesterton Tribune After nearly a year in merger talks, Methodist Hospitals has ended negotiations with Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals announced in a statement released on Thursday. “In 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Catholic Hospital Merger That Threatened Reproductive Care in Gary, Indiana, Falls Through

Courtesy of Rewire Written by Amy Littlefield Rev. Dena Holland-Neal was in a celebratory mood late Thursday afternoon. For months, Holland-Neal, a pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Indiana, has been fighting alongside other community members to stop a proposed merger between the Catholic health system Franciscan Alliance and ...Read More
January 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Agree to Suspend Merger Talks

n 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and Leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering with another health care system. Over the past 10 months, exclusive discussions have been conducted with Franciscan Alliance. During this time, leadership from both systems and our communities ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Methodist Hospitals withdraws from merger talks with Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete, Post-Tribune Methodist Hospitals announced Thursday it has ended merger negotiations with Franciscan Alliance, according to a statement. Methodist CEO Raymond Grady "indicated to me that they could not come to an agreement with the services that would be provided at Northlake ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Merger Talks Suspended Between Methodist Hospitals & Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of indiana105.com Talks of a proposed merger of Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance have been suspended. The Times reports the talks have ceased due to shifts within the healthcare industry. According to the article, Methodist Hospitals stated that while they are disappointed, they remain viable on their own and ...Read More
January 11, 2018

UPDATE: Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Two of Northwest Indiana's largest health care providers have ceased talks of a blockbuster merger they have been exploring over the past year. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspended talks about partnering because of shifts within the health ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance Merger Talks Halted

Courtesy of Inside Indiana Business Written by By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter MISHAWAKA, GARY, MERRILLVILLE - Officials from a northwest Indiana health care group are expressing disappointment that talks about a proposed merger have been suspended. Methodist Hospitals, which has full-service facilities in Gary and Merrillville, says it was "unable ...Read More
January 11, 2018

UPDATE: Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance suspend merger talks

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Two of Northwest Indiana's largest health care providers have ceased talks of a blockbuster merger they have been exploring over the past year. Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance suspended talks about partnering because of shifts within the health ...Read More
January 10, 2018

Flu cases on the rise, prompting area hospitals to restrict visitors

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Lu Ann Franklin, Times Correspondent Coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue — these familiar symptoms of influenza have spread rapidly through the Region bringing people of all ages to emergency rooms, clinics and doctors’ offices ...Read More
January 8, 2018

Mayor: Gary’s turnaround a long-term process

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by LuAnn Franklin, Times Correspondent GARY — Returning prosperity to the city will take a lot of work and won't come overnight. During Monday’s first Gary Chamber of Commerce luncheon of the year, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson tackled questions about challenges and opportunities facing ...Read More
January 4, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners

Courtesy of NWIndiana Life Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a ...Read More
January 3, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation donates supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Methodist Hospitals Foundation donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo. "Our contribution to ...Read More
January 3, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates Supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the New Year

Courtesy of NWIndiana Life Methodist Hospitals Foundation once again donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana 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 ...Read More