March 31, 2017

Council looks to bridge health disparities

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com • March 31, 2017 By Meredith Colias About two years ago, seeing a need for a structured program to address the diet issues and lack of exercise that could lead to diabetes, Brittany Tripp said the Valparaiso YMCA decided to make a change. Members coming in typically ...Read More
March 29, 2017

UPDATE: World Civility Day workshop schedule

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 29, 2017 World Civility Day is April 13. Join us for the only event of its kind in the country. Workshops will be held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Register by calling Gary Chamber of Commerce, 219 ...Read More
March 29, 2017

Indiana Attorney General to speak at World Civility Day in Merrillville

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 29, 2017 Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is headed to the Region to speak at the World Civility Day awards dinner on April 13 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Hill is the state's 43rd attorney general. As Indiana’s top legal officer, he oversees a staff ...Read More
March 27, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan probing merger plan

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com • March 27, 2017 By Carole Carlson Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance are weighing a possible merger, according to the leaders of both organizations. On Wednesday, they released statements saying they've signed a non-binding letter of intent aimed at combining hospital operations. Both sides expect to explore ...Read More
March 27, 2017

Methodist Hospitals – the next 100 years

Courtesy of The 411 News • March 26, 2017 Merger with Franciscan Alliance will benefit patients, physicians and employees Only days after The Methodist Hospitals announced its intent to a merger with the Franciscan Alliance network, the hospital held its annual Service Awards Banquet. Honored at the celebration Friday night ...Read More
March 27, 2017

11 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com • March 27, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past week. 1. Premier Health acquires Ohio physician practice Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health acquired Brookville, Ohio-based Studebaker Family Practice led by Jeffrey Studebaker, MD, ...Read More
March 26, 2017

Professionals on the move

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 26, 2017 Deborah Robinson has joined Centier as senior vice president, community relations and business development. She leads a team coordinating the bank’s philanthropy, community outreach, financial wellness, and Community Investment Act initiatives. Additionally, she is responsible for market expansion strategies to build the bank's ...Read More
March 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Employees with 2017 Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of valpolife.com • March 25, 2017 Written by: Taylor Irby Methodist Hospital held their 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Friday. The banquet served to honor and show appreciation for every employee who has worked at Methodist for more than 5 years. Sue Reed, President, and CEO of the Crossroads ...Read More
March 25, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Honors Employees with 2017 Service Awards Banquet

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com • March 25, 2017 Written by Taylor Irby Methodist Hospital held their 2017 Service Awards Banquet on Friday. The banquet served to honor and show appreciation for every employee who has worked at Methodist for more than 5 years. Sue Reed, President, and CEO of the Crossroads ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals exploring ‘integration’

Courtesy of chestertontribune.com • March 23, 2017 Franciscan Alliance (FA) and Methodist Hospitals are exploring the possible “integration” of Methodist Hospitals into the FA system--in order to “advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability to provide exceptional patient care to the communities that they serve”--the two ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Chief Talks About Becoming Part Of Franciscan Alliance

Courtesy of lakeshorepublicradio.org • March 23, 2017 By Chris Nolte Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance are considering becoming northwest Indiana's largest healthcare provider, if the details can be worked out and regulators approve the proposal. A non-binding letter of intent was signed this week by the two. Ray Grady, the ...Read More
March 23, 2017

Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals sign letter of intent to merge

Courtesy of beckershospitalreview.com • March 23, 2017 Written by Alyssa Rege Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals signed a nonbinding letter of intent to integrate with Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Under the agreement, both institutions will explore partnership options over a 120-day period. During that time, ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Announce Letter of Intent

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com • March 22, 2017 Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the integration of the Methodist Hospitals into the Franciscan Alliance system. The proposed transaction would advance the missions of the two systems and further their ...Read More
March 22, 2017

NW Indiana Hospital Merger Talks Escalate

Courtesy of insideindianabusiness.com • March 22, 2017 By Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter MISHAWAKA, GARY, MERRILLVILLE - Two of the largest health care systems in northwest Indiana could merge. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals have signed a letter of intent to create one system that would be "better positioned" to ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Methodist, Franciscan sign agreement to explore merger

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 22, 2017 By Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals has signed a letter of intent to "explore a partnership" with Franciscan Alliance, which would join together two of the largest health care systems in the Region. Methodist has been looking for a merger partner since last ...Read More
March 22, 2017

Franciscan and Methodist Considering Merger

Courtesy of buildingindiana.com • March 22, 2017 Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance announced the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the integration of the Methodist Hospitals into the Franciscan Alliance system. The proposed transaction would advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability ...Read More
March 20, 2017

Keeping busy with interests and hobbies has numerous benefits

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 20, 2017 By Carrie Steinweg, Times Correspondent As we move into the phase of our lives where retirement replaces hectic working days with a slower place, there are many options for how to spend our free time. Studies continue to show that an active lifestyle ...Read More
March 19, 2017

Northwest Indiana hospitals recruit hard-to-find specialties

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Giles Bruce With an aging population in Northwest Indiana, Region hospitals are busy recruiting a variety of medical specialties to meet the growing demand for health care. But it's not always easy, depending on where the hospital is located and the type ...Read More
March 19, 2017

BOB HEISSE: Civility takes center stage in April event

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Bob Heisse “The Business Case for Civility at Work” is one of several workshops slated for World Civility Day in the Region on April 13. Lew Bayer, of Civility Experts of Canada, will discuss how civility at work can increase production, retention ...Read More
March 19, 2017

Region hospitals work to stop health care migration

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 19, 2017 By Giles Bruce Dr. Hussam Suradi keeps a lot of Northwest Indiana residents from having to travel to Chicago for health care. The interventional cardiologist has been expanding the cardiovascular service line at Munster Community Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, offering procedures ...Read More
March 19, 2017

Region hospitals work to stop health care migration [The Times, Munster, Ind.]

Courtesy of pharmacychoice.com • March 19, 2017 Dr. Hussam Suradi keeps a lot of Northwest Indiana residents from having to travel to Chicago for health care. The interventional cardiologist has been expanding the cardiovascular service line at Munster Community Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, offering procedures that previously were ...Read More
March 17, 2017

World Civility Day adds another sponsor in AT&T Indiana

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 17, 2017 AT&T Indiana has signed on as a sponsor of World Civility Day on April 13 and will sponsor the cyberbullying presentation by Cathie Bledsoe of the Indiana State Police. Bledsoe, a youth educator for the State Police Internet Crime against Children Task Force ...Read More
March 16, 2017

‘Stop the Bleed’ coming to World Civility Day

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 16, 2017 Methodist Hospitals has signed on as a sponsor of World Civility Day on April 13 and will present a workshop at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Registered nurse Jennifer Mullen, trauma program coordinator for Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus and board certified in ...Read More
March 16, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Directors of Heart & Vascular Institute

Courtesy of valpolife.com • March 16, 2017 Jacqueline Hoekema and Constance Adams have been appointed Co-Directors of the Methodist Hospitals Heart & Vascular Institute. Jacqueline Hoekema is the new Director over Business Operations and Constance Adams is the new Director over Clinical & Quality. Jacqueline received her MHA from Siena ...Read More
March 16, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Directors of Heart & Vascular Institute

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com • March 16, 2017 Jacqueline Hoekema and Constance Adams have been appointed Co-Directors of the Methodist Hospitals Heart & Vascular Institute. Jacqueline Hoekema is the new Director over Business Operations and Constance Adams is the new Director over Clinical & Quality. Jacqueline received her MHA from Siena ...Read More
March 15, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Perry Zack to the Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of nwindianalife.com • March 15, 2017 Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Perry Zack, D.O. to the Methodist Physician Group. Dr. Zack is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and has served Northwest Indiana families for more than twenty years. Dr. Zack’s ...Read More
March 15, 2017

Healthy Night Out provides screenings, massages for women

Courtesy of chicagotribune.com • March 15, 2017 By Sue Ellen Ross Gary friends Ruth Martin, Jennie Carson, Mary Oren and Etta Barber enjoy spending time together on a regular basis. One recent outing, Healthy Night Out With The Girls at Methodist Hospital Southlake found the women enjoying free health screenings, ...Read More
March 14, 2017

NWI hospitals aim to keep patients out — and healthy

Courtesy of NWITimes.com • March 14, 2017 By Giles Bruce MERRILLVILLE — When Mary Parnell was admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure last year, Lyndsay Simpson came to see her. Simpson is a nurse navigator for Methodist Hospitals. She educates patients on how to prevent health problems in ...Read More
March 14, 2017

NWI heart experts: Watch out for family history

Courtesy of NWITimes.com • March 3, 2017 "The Biggest Loser" host Bob Harper suffered a heart attack last month, likely due to a family history of heart disease. Since the fitness trainer was in tip-top shape, his case begs the question: How much do genetics impact your chances of having ...Read More
March 14, 2017

Railcats Bring Festivals, Fun, and Fireworks to South Shore for 2017 Season

Courtesy of oursportscentral.com • March 3, 2017 GARY, IN - The Gary SouthShore RailCats promotional schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2017season at U.S. Steel Yard! Single game tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday, March 13th. RailCats fans can enjoy seven giveaways, ...Read More