September 10, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Community Health Calendar

The following programs are being offered by Methodist Hospitals to members of the Northwest Indiana Community in September, October, November and December. Prepared Childbirth Classes - This is a four-week course designed to assist pregnant mothers and their partner to learn about labor, delivery and the immediate post-partum period. The ...Read More
September 10, 2018

Methodist Hospitals University of Chicago Medicine Heart Surgeon to Hold Community Seminar

Dr. Daniel Ciaburri, UChicago Medicine heart surgeon, will hold a seminar for the community about the full range of cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgical services available at Methodist Hospitals.  This free Heart Health event will include blood pressure screenings, a healthy heart cooking demonstration and refreshments.  The event is being ...Read More
September 10, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Announces Partnership with Lori’s Gifts to Provide Gift Shop Services

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the partnership with Lori’s Gifts, a national operator of hospital gift shop management services across the United States.  With close to 400 shops in hospitals coast to coast and 35 years of healthcare retail experience, they are the nation’s leader in hospital gift shop ...Read More
August 9, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Partners with the University of Chicago Medicine To provide Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Services

Methodist Hospitals has finalized an agreement with the University of Chicago Medicine to provide cardiothoracic surgery services at Methodist Hospitals. As a part of this partnership, two UChicago Medicine surgeons will join the Methodist Hospitals Heart and Vascular Institute. “As we move forward as an independent system, clinical partnerships such ...Read More
August 8, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors Elects New Officers

Scott T. Ribordy was elected chairman of Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors at the board’s July meeting. Ribordy, who has served on the board since 2001, replaces Mamom Powers, Jr., who served as the Board’s chairman from June, 2014 through June 2018. Powers is CEO of Powers & Sons Construction ...Read More
July 27, 2018

Ed Romero Joins Methodist Hospitals as Chief Financial Officer

Methodist Hospitals announces the appointment of Ed Romero as the new Chief Financial Officer.  Romero joins Methodist from the Lutheran Health Network which is a subsidiary of Community Health Systems located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Prior to joining Lutheran Romero had extensive experience with HCA, which is a for profit ...Read More
July 24, 2018

Methodist to Offer Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Education Event for Health Care Professionals Only – A Road to an HPV Cancer Free Generation

Methodist Hospitals is partnering with the American Cancer Society and the Indiana Immunization Coalition to present an educational seminar to health care professionals - HPV Vaccine: A Road to an HPV Cancer Free Generation.  Attendees will learn about HPV related cancers and how health care professionals can work to eliminate ...Read More
July 17, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Trauma Services to Sponsor Summer Blood Drive

Blood supplies are near critical low levels  Methodist Hospitals is sponsoring a Blood Drive Friday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drive will be held in the South Pavilion Auditorium at the Northlake Campus located at 600 Grant St. Gary, IN 46402. The public is encouraged to ...Read More
July 16, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Recognize Nurses during National Nurses Week

Methodist Hospitals celebrates National Nurses Week each year to honor and recognize the dedication of their nurses. This year’s Nursing Excellence & Outstanding Caregiver Awards were awarded to:     Ashleigh Warburton, RN, ICU Unit, Nursing Excellence Award Winner           Whitney Houston, Rehab Unit, CNA, Outstanding ...Read More
July 10, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Methodist Hospitals has been named one of America’s Best Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is in the top 8% of 4,812 U.S. hospitals offering breast care ...Read More
June 25, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Receives Full Certification from CDC in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Proven Program

  Did you know that people with prediabetes; (individuals with higher-than-normal blood glucose levels) are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels?  In fact, many people with prediabetes can be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within five years. Prevent ...Read More
June 18, 2018

Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminars and Support Group Offered

Methodist Hospitals offers weight loss surgery seminars for individuals considering weight   loss surgery. The seminars are informational and offer information about weight loss and surgery options. The session is open to all interested individuals and their family and friends. Weight loss surgery seminars are offered at Merrillville and Michigan City ...Read More
June 18, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Offers Support Groups This Summer

The support groups are offered are: Cardiac Support Groups is offered to cardiac patients, family and friends to share personal experiences, successes and struggles, to offer one another emotional support and get practical advice and knowledge. This support group is held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. ...Read More
June 18, 2018

Methodist Offers Lactation Walk-in Clinic and Prepared Childbirth Class

Methodist Hospitals is offering a lactation walk-in clinic and a prepared childbirth class for mothers. Listed below is the schedule of summer programs in June, July and August. The free walk-in clinic is for prenatal and postnatal breastfeeding mothers where mothers can share stories, make connections and learn about available ...Read More
June 18, 2018

Methodist offers Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes and Support and Education Group

Methodist Hospitals offers a variety of programs for patients with Diabetes. Listed below is the schedule of summer programs in June, July and August: Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes involve all aspects of treatment education as well as prevention of chronic complications. This class is held the first three Wednesdays of ...Read More
June 14, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Podiatrists Drs. Dennis W. Smith and Bruce J. Brincko to Methodist Physician Group Network

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of two (2) new Podiatrists, Dr. Dennis W. Smith and Dr. Bruce J. Brincko, to the Methodist Physician Group Network.  Drs. Brinko and Smith’s areas of expertise include skin, nail and soft tissue infections/issues, diabetic foot care, wound care, sports medicine, heel ...Read More
June 14, 2018

Methodist Hospital’s Presents Preventing Cervical Cancer Starts with the HPV Vaccine

What: Dr. Vida McGhee-Lewis, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, will educate women on the prevention of cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine at Healthy Night Out with the Girls. The HPV vaccine can help reduce the risk of developing cervical and other cancers.  She will talk about the importance ...Read More
June 7, 2018

Methodist Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Methodist Hospitals additionally received ...Read More
April 2, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners

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 deserving nurse by filling ...Read More
March 27, 2018

Four Employees Receive Special Awards during Methodist Hospitals’ 2018 Employee Service Awards Banquet

Methodist Hospitals has a tradition of honoring its employees by holding an annual service awards banquet to recognize employees for their years of service in 5 year increments ranging from 5 to 45 years.  This year 321 employees were recognized with over 400 guests in attendance.  “We host many events ...Read More
February 7, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Directors

Methodist Hospitals has appointed new Directors of Food Services and Plant Operations. • Amy Grzyb is the new Director of Food and Nutrition Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Benedictine University and prior to coming to Methodist served as Director of Food Services at Mercy Hospital & ...Read More
January 24, 2018

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

Jim 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 and CNO at Highland Hospital ...Read More
January 11, 2018

Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Agree to Suspend Merger Talks

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.  During this time, leadership from both systems and our communities ...Read More
December 29, 2017

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

December 29, 2017 - 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
December 12, 2017

Methodist Hospitals’ Focus on Patient Safety Results Protects Against Dangerous Bloodstream Infections

Gary and Merrillville, IN. – Methodist Hospitals’ infection-control experts continue to be national leaders in the prevention of bloodstream infections due to a collaborative effort with highly trained and dedicated nurses. Findings from their most recent study showed zero bloodstream infections over 12 months with use of an innovative “midline” ...Read More
December 4, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Recognized for Fragility Fracture Patient Care

The American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone program recognizes Methodist Hospitals for using best practices to address this silent public health epidemic in health care. A broken bone on a patient with osteoporosis is considered a fragility fracture. Fragility fractures are a serious complication of osteoporosis and often the first ...Read More
November 14, 2017

Living After Loss Support Groups Support is Needed Most During the Holidays

Methodist Hospitals offers Living after Loss Support Groups weekly throughout the year. The holidays are usually the most challenging times and magnify the loss if you have lost a loved one. Living after Loss Support groups are offered at both the Northlake and Southlake Campuses: Mondays at the Southlake Campus ...Read More
November 1, 2017

Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings Offered During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  To help raise awareness about lung cancer Methodist Hospitals is offering Low-Dose Computer Tomography (CT) Lung Cancer screenings for $49. Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings are now covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. Recent research found that Low-Dose CT lung cancer screenings helped ...Read More
October 31, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Chinyere Odeluga to the Methodist Physician Group Network.  She has served patients in Northwest Indiana for many years.  Dr. Odeluga specializes in Family Medicine and Family Medicine Obstetrics.  Her areas of expertise include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, weight management, infertility, ...Read More
October 30, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Nassir Mansour to Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nassir Mansour to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Mansour is a Neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include Neurovascular Surgery, Neuro-oncology Surgery, Neuro-spine Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Facial Pain, Hydrocephalus, and Chiari Malformation. Dr. Mansour is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at ...Read More