June 20, 2014

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

Northwest Indiana has expanded its emergency response capabilities by bringing on a fully equipped trailer dubbed a mobile hospital. The District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee received the trailer last week. It made its first appearance Friday outside a meeting of the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission, a 13-member entity ...Read More
June 20, 2014

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

Courtesy of NWI Times June 20, 2014 6:00 pm   •   Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244 GARY  |  Northwest Indiana has expanded its emergency response capabilities by bringing on a fully equipped trailer dubbed a mobile hospital. The District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee received the trailer last week. ...Read More
June 16, 2014

Early testing can get the jump on prostate cancer

Courtesy of The Times When Charles McDowell was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost two decades ago, he and his doctor, Dr. P.R. Unni, a board certified urologist at Methodist Hospitals, discussed what to do next. “He gave me a prostate exam because I was having some symptoms,” says McDowell who ...Read More
June 16, 2014

A good night’s sleep is important for healthy minds

Courtesy of The Times “I get four to five hours of sleep.” So say some high-profile high achievers. It can make some people wonder if they’re just not being as productive as they could be. Not so, say sleep experts. The amount and quality of sleep can affect every area ...Read More
June 8, 2014

Healthy Night Out offers cooking pointers

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus offers a free cooking demonstration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the campus, 101 E. 87th Ave., Merrillville. A board-certified oncology nutritionist will show how to cook easier, healthier meals. Space is limited; for more information, contact Evelyn Morrison, (219) 886-4412, emorrison@methodisthospitals.org. https://www.methodisthospitals.org.
June 1, 2014

Practicing what they preach: hospitals stock healthier vending options

Courtesy of The Times Marci Crozier noticed something out of place at workplace meetings: doughnuts. Crozier, Francisan Omni Health & Fitness regional director of marketing and sales, suggested to other company leaders that if they really wanted to promote wellness among employees, the breakfast pastries had to go. In that ...Read More
June 29, 2013

How does Methodist Hospitals inspire a culture of creativity and innovation?

March 29, 2013 7:39 am   •   By Ian McFadden, President Methodist Hospitals This is an extremely challenging time for health care, perhaps the most challenging this industry has ever faced. It is filled with uncertainties about the national, regional and local economies in which we operate, as well ...Read More
June 9, 2013

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often

Courtesy of NWI Times June 09, 2013 12:00 am   •   By Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244 The lazy days of summer bring extra pleas from blood centers, as regular donors go on vacation and school lets out. But some local hospitals are being more judicious in deciding when ...Read More
June 2, 2013

Changing the way emergency medicine is practiced

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Centrally located in northwest Indiana - in close proximity to heavy industry, mass transit and urban areas – the nonprofit Methodist Hospitals has been serving the populations of Lake and Porter counties, as well as the communities extending west to the Illinois border, east to ...Read More