Affiliated Medical Staff
Our medical staff of more than 450 physicians represents nearly 60 medical specialties. Methodist Hospitals is leading the way to better health due to the leadership of our medical staff in the development of our key services. Our comprehensive, patient-centered programs include access to clinical trials, specialized ancillary services, and support and follow-up care. Multidisciplinary Medical Advisory Teams in each service line focus on quality and the best possible clinical outcomes for an integrated and seamless delivery of care.
Methodist Hospitals of Gary and Merrillville Indiana has over 800 physicians who collectively constitute the medical staff of the Methodist Hospitals. These physicians use the services of Methodist Hospitals to serve the needs of the community. Most physicians are independent contractors who are self-employed or employed by outside agencies or corporations, and they are not subject to the direct control or supervision of Methodist Hospitals in providing care to individual patients. Physician performance is overseen by the organized medical staff working through by-laws, policies and procedures. Please feel free to ask your physician whether his status is as an independent practitioner or as an employed physician.