March 15, 2017

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

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 focus is on preventive care and promoting ...Read More
February 27, 2017

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Breast Centers

Merrillville, IN –Feb 23, 2017– The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at 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 Breast Care Center is in the top 7% ...Read More
February 3, 2017

Methodist Hospitals Offering Emergency Medical Technician Training Program

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are front line, healthcare providers. EMTs work in a variety of environments transporting patients between facilities, responding to emergency calls, working in a hospital emergency department and wherever a first-response capability is required. Methodist Hospitals offers two training sessions each year. Applications are now being accepted ...Read More
December 5, 2016

Methodist Hospitals – Northlake Campus in Gary and The Milk Bank partner to open new Milk Depot

Local hospital will now accept human milk donations for The Milk Bank Gary, IN-- Methodist Hospital – Northlake Campus in Gary is partnering with The Milk Bank to open a new milk depot in Indiana. This milk collection site is the second in Lake County and provides a convenient drop ...Read More
December 5, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Holds Annual Service Awards Luncheon to Honor Volunteers

Methodist Hospitals honored 112 Volunteers at their 2016 Annual Service Awards Luncheon. All Volunteers were recognized with special recognition given to 16 Volunteers with over 10 years of service, 9 with over 20 years of service, 2 with over 30 years of service, 1 with over 40 years of service ...Read More
November 22, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in November 2016

  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. One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate ...Read More
November 21, 2016

American Heart & Stroke Association Recognizes Methodist Hospitals Patient With Lifestyle Change Award

This year’s recipient of the Lifestyle Change Award is Bennie Muhammad, a Methodist Hospitals cardiac rehab patient. In Oct. 2008, Bennie began experiencing shortness of breath so he went to his doctor's office. He was told that his heart was in atrial fibrillation (beating at 300/minute). The doctor told Bennie ...Read More
November 10, 2016

National Hygiene Specialist® Excellence Award Recognizes Sharon Jones – Environmental Services, Methodist Hospitals in Indiana, Gary Campus

Sharon Jones, a member of the Environmental Services (EVS) team at Northwest Indiana’s Methodist Hospitals, Gary Campus, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Hygiene Specialist® Excellence award sponsored by UMF Corporation, a developer of high-performance infection-prevention products. Jones, a resident of Gary, IN, was nominated for the award ...Read More
October 5, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Two New Specialists to the Methodist Physician Group – Ashish Patel, M.D., Spine and Scoliosis Surgeon and Omar Perez, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Ashish Patel’s areas of expertise include pediatric and adult spine deformity, scoliosis and revision spine surgery, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, lumbar degenerative pathology including spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, infections and fractures, and herniated discs. Dr. Patel has a Fellowship in Spine and Scoliosis Surgery and served as Chief Fellow ...Read More
October 5, 2016

The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Holds Go Pink Open House

Every year in October hundreds of women across the country gather to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year was no exception at Methodist Hospitals’ Northwest Indiana’s Breast Cancer Center in Merrillville. Close to 100 women gathered for breakfast and a day of pampering that included mini facials, chair massages, ...Read More
September 12, 2016

Methodist Hospitals is Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screening during September – National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Inflatable Prostate will be on display to inform and educate the public about prostate Cancer Prostate cancer awareness month is about being aware and informed. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the U.S. Each year more than 29,000 men will die of prostate ...Read More
August 2, 2016

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

American Heart Association Award recognizes Methodist Hospitals commitment to stroke care 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 and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally ...Read More
July 11, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Merrillville, IN - The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Methodist Hospitals. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years ...Read More
June 27, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Drs. Raphael Albert and Isidora Nantes To Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce that Drs. Raphael Albert and Isidora Nantes, Family Practice Physicians, have joined the Methodist Physician Group (MPG) Network effective June 20, 2016. Both physicians were formerly part of Porter Physician Group, a division of Porter Health Care System, and the United States Steel (USS) ...Read More
June 9, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Celebrated National Cancer Survivor Day with a Sunday Sundae

Methodist Hospitals celebrated National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by hosting a Sunday Sundae for cancer survivors and their families. Cancer survivors and their guests came together for a day of fellowship and were treated to ice cream sundaes and music at Methodist Hospitals Oncology Institute. The ...Read More
June 8, 2016

Methodist Hospitals to Offer Farmer’s Market Third Year in a Row

After Methodist Hospitals conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in 2013 one of the issues identified was the lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices in the Gary community. As a result Methodist Hospitals Food Services Department is offering a series of Farmer’s Market and Food ...Read More
May 27, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Employees Join Forces to Support the Veterans Village

Methodist Hospitals donated two large bins of personal items to the recently opened Veterans Village in Gary just in time for Memorial Day. Every year during Hospital Week in May Methodist Hospitals employees select a community service project. This year employees selected the Veterans Village in Gary. Working with the ...Read More
May 26, 2016

Dr. Vincent Sevier joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Dr. Sevier joined Methodist Hospitals in May of 2016 as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. He comes to Methodist from OSF St Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois, where he served as Vice Chief and Associate Medical Director where he was charged with improving the patient experience and quality ...Read More
March 28, 2016

Methodist Holds Annual Service Award Banquet to Recognize Employees

Methodist Hospitals honored 286 employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at their annual Service Awards Banquet. The 2016 Service Award Banquet, honoring employees who have reached five-year service milestones of five years or longer. More than 400 people were on hand to celebrate ...Read More
March 24, 2016


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs “Methodist Hospitals is proud of our recent accreditation by CAP. Our staff worked very ...Read More
February 4, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Renews Agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Methodist Hospitals announced today they have renewed their agreement with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. As a result Methodist Hospitals will continue to provide in network services to members of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The term of the renewal is for a multi-year period. “We are pleased to ...Read More
February 3, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation from the Pink Ribbon Society for the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

The Pink Ribbon Society donated $10,000 to the Methodist Hospitals Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center. Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, and Chris Cain, Vice President of the Board of Directors, proudly presented Jennifer Sanders, Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center with the $10,000 ...Read More
December 16, 2015

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

December 16, 2015 - Methodist Hospitals Foundation 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 we all ...Read More
December 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals’ Employees Share Warmth This Holiday Season

Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 150 Angels for their Angel Tree Gifts. Each angel represents one child. This program collects and donates gifts ...Read More
December 8, 2015


It’s been three years since the area’s not-for-profit hospitals took the pulse of the community with a survey on health needs. It is time for a check-up. The three major health systems – Community Healthcare System, Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance – are working together once again to conduct a ...Read More
December 4, 2015


Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville Indiana is the first hospital in NWI offering patients the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system approved for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Many patients rely on ICDs to detect irregular heartbeats and deliver life-saving therapy to restore a normal heartbeat. However, ...Read More
December 3, 2015


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Methodist Hospital’s Endoscopy Center at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) in Merrillville, Indiana as part of its program dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. The Methodist ...Read More
November 18, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in November

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. One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a ...Read More
November 17, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Directors

James Concato has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Oncology Services. James previously served as Director of multiple services at Memorial Healthcare in Michigan where he was responsible for Cancer Care, Long Term Care/Skilled Care Home Health and Hospice, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Diabetes Education. He hold a Masters ...Read More
October 29, 2015

Methodist Hospitals joins Veterans Choice to improve healthcare access

Methodist Hospitals is now part of the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), which enables military veterans to go to the Methodist Hospitals Gary Northlake and Merrillville Southlake healthcare facilities when the nearest Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center has a lack of available specialists, a long waiting period, or an extraordinarily long ...Read More