October 12, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Valentin F. Drezaliu to Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals welcomes Dr. Valentin F. Drezaliu to its Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Dr. Drezaliu’s areas of expertise include all areas of women’s health including well woman care, minimally invasive gynecology, menopause and associated issues, endometriosis, uterine pathology, high-risk obstetrics, urinary stress and incontinence management. His professional certifications include Fellow, ...Read More
October 7, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Holds Service Awards Luncheon to Honor Volunteers

Methodist Hospitals honored 134 Volunteers at their 2015 Annual Service Awards Luncheon. All Volunteers were recognized with special recognition given to 42 Volunteers with over 10 years of service, 15 with over 20 years of service, 3 with over 30 years of service, 1 with over 40 years of service ...Read More
September 21, 2015

Skanska Hosting Subcontractor Bidding Event for Methodist Hospitals Northlake Project

GARY, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Methodist Hospitals will be renovating both its Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of its master site facilities modernization plan. Facility improvements are continuing at both the Methodist Northlake and Southlake campuses to enhance patient’s experience, care and comfort. Skanska and ...Read More
September 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Public Safety & Security

Rodney Morris has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Public Safety & Security. Rodney previously served as Senior Director for Public Safety & Security, Parking & Transportation at the University of Chicago. He holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Psychology from Trenton State College ...Read More
September 14, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Methodist Hospitals received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). “People tend to wait then they think they might by having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” states Dr. Michael McGee, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Methodist Hospitals. “The average person arrives ...Read More
August 26, 2015

Methodist Hospitals a Host Site for AARP Smart Driver Program

When Methodist Hospital was approached by AARP Smart Driver Instructor, Jeanette Pike, to be a host site for their Smart Driver Course the answer was obvious since the majority of trauma cases seen at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Trauma Center are motor vehicle accidents. The program offers: Defensive driving techniques ...Read More
August 14, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in August

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
July 7, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Facilities

Larry Moser has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Facilities. Larry previously served as a contractor in this position and most recently with ABM as a contract Director of Facilities at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and ...Read More
April 25, 2015

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Spring Spa Day A Free Day of Pampering for Women who are Cancer Survivors

What: Methodist Hospitals will host their Annual Spring Spa Day to provide women who are being treated for cancer or who have survived cancer a day of pampering, empowerment and health education. The event will be held at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana. Who: This event includes all women ...Read More
March 30, 2015

Methodist Hospitals First in NWI Region to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

Seminar Scheduled to Educate Members of the Community Who: Methodist Hospitals is the first facility in the Northwest Indiana Region and the Chicagoland area to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring ...Read More
March 19, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Provides Local High School Students Information About Making Healthy Life Choices

What: Gary School Corporation, Workforce Development Services (WDS) Group, and Methodist Hospitals have partnered to bring a healthy living discussion to high school students at Roosevelt High School.  For five weeks students have been participating in sessions with clinical staff to address high profile health issues in the teenage population.  Making Healthy Life Choices ...Read More
February 18, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Becomes First in NWI Region to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

Gary & Merrillville, IN— February 2015 — Methodist Hospitals is the first facility in the Northwest Indiana Region to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to ...Read More
February 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Improves Patient Safety with IV Disinfection Cap

Groundbreaking Study Shows Infections Greatly Reduced in IV Catheters was published in the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (Java) GARY, Ind. – A new study reports that Methodist Hospitals has substantially improved patient safety by reducing potentially dangerous bloodstream infections. The study reported on the addition of a ...Read More
February 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Improves Patient Safety with IV Disinfection Cap

Groundbreaking Study Shows Infections Greatly Reduced in IV Catheters was published in the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (Java) GARY, Ind. – A new study reports that Methodist Hospitals has substantially improved patient safety by reducing potentially dangerous bloodstream infections. The study reported on the addition of a ...Read More
January 21, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Becomes a DAISY Award Partner

Methodist Hospitals is proud to announce that they have recently become 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 will be honored with this award three ...Read More
December 15, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Continues Tradition of Donating Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the Holidays

Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the 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 take for granted. “We are proud to be ...Read More
December 10, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Compensation and Benefits

Sally A. Ramirez has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Compensation and Benefits. Sally served as Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits at Majestic Star Casino. She holds a B.S. Degree from Purdue University and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management.
November 18, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Announces New Medical Staff Officers

Methodist Hospitals new Medical Staff Officers were announced at the October General Medical Staff meeting to lead over 600 physicians who serve the communities medical needs. They are as follows: President – Raied Abdullah, M.D., Nephrologist President-Elect – Abdul Kawamleh, M.D., Cardiologist Secretary – Thessa Robertson, M.D, Emergency Medicine Treasurer ...Read More
November 14, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Selected As One of The Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces

Gary, Indiana – November 14, 2014. - Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on ...Read More
November 6, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

Gary, IN - November 6, 2014 – Methodist Hospitals today announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent ...Read More
October 16, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Begins Employee of the Month Program – Methodist Announces August Employee of the Month Winners

Northlake Campus Thaddeus Agee, Health Unit Partner (lives in Griffith, Indiana) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Thaddeus is a very compassionate individual. He is responsive to the needs of the staff, physicians, and our patient's families. Recently, there was a family member who was visiting a patient in the ICU who ...Read More
October 8, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Makes Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging: Taps Siemens to Bring Latest Equipment to Methodist

Gary, IN—(October 8, 2014)—Methodist Hospitals recently signed an $11 million dollar agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. to replace all of its diagnostic imaging equipment with the latest technologies available. The first phase of this agreement to be completed in 2014 will be a multi-million dollar investment in Siemens’ ...Read More
September 23, 2014

Family Health & Wellness Fair – Valparaiso Family YMCA/ Methodist Hospitals – Sunday, September 28

At the Valparaiso Family YMCA - Free to Members & the Community The YMCA's Partner in Wellness, Methodist Hospitals, and The Valparaiso Family YMCA are holding a Family Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso. This event is ...Read More
September 4, 2014

Methodist Hospitals to Host VIP Reception and Press Conference Celebrating Approval as “In Process” Trauma Center by the Indiana Department of Health

What: Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus in Gary will hold a VIP Reception and Press Conference to celebrate the approval as a Level III “in process” Trauma Center. Who: Community leaders, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be speaking and will be available ...Read More
August 12, 2014

IMA Physicians Recognized for Outstanding Achievement by EndoGastric Solutions

Physicians affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) and the Methodist Hospitals GERD Center were recognized by EndoGastric Solutions Inc. for outstanding achievement for their ongoing contributions to treating and improving the quality of life for patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) also known as acid reflux. Gastroenterology physicians Drs. Daniel ...Read More
July 30, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Announces Enrollment of First Participants in Major International Study on Predicting Patients at Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

Methodist Hospitals is one of 100 international sites participating in this major research initiative, and is the first site in Indiana to begin enrolling some of the study’s 9,000 participants. Methodist Hospitals announced the enrollment of the first participants in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a large-scale, multi-center, international study ...Read More
July 28, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors elects new officers

Mamon Powers, Jr., was elected chairman of Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors at the board’s June meeting. Powers, who has been on the board since 2001, replaces William Braman, who served as the Board’s chairman from June 2010 through June 2014 and had served on the board since 1993. Braman ...Read More
July 10, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Announces National CEO Search

The Methodist Hospitals, Inc. Board of Directors voted to initiate a national search for a President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization in meeting the challenges and opportunities it will face in the coming years. The first step in this search process will be to convene a multidisciplinary ...Read More
July 2, 2014

Methodist Hospitals Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography

Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication Gary, IN—(June 25, 2014)—Methodist Hospitals recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients ...Read More
June 27, 2014

City of Gary, Ivy Tech Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO Announce Fitness Partnership

In an unprecedented display of collaboration to inspire personal growth among employees and greater community wellbeing, the City of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals, and NIPSCO are holding “Fitness Fridays.” These diverse partners offer employees an eclectic range of activities, ranging from line dancing to a “Biggest ...Read More