October 29, 2019

Methodist Hospitals Hosts We Love Gary Health Fair

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life by Curtis Hankins Physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals of all kinds packed St. Timothy Community Church on Saturday for Methodist Hospitals’ We Love Gary Health Fair. Attendees enjoyed free health screenings, refreshments, and even took part in chair yoga. The event was part of Methodist ...Read More
October 18, 2019

New Data Confirm Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair

Courtesy of Medical Product Outsourcing EndoGastric Solutions has announced the publication of new clinical data confirming that concomitantly performed hiatal hernia (HH) repair and the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF 2.0) procedure using the EsophyX device, is an effective treatment for patients with a HH larger than 2 cm contributing to ...Read More
October 18, 2019

Lakeshore Update, October 18, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio Podcast by Dee Dotson On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a data breach at Methodist Hospitals that could have exposed personal information of more than 68,000 patients, the Gary City Council and Spectacle Entertainment LLC have finalized a local development ...Read More
October 17, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of Modern Healthcare • October 17, 2019 Associated Press MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to ...Read More
October 17, 2019

Methodist Hospitals in Gary, Merrillville hit with possible data breach

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • Oct 17, 2019 By Grant Morgan Methodist Hospitals — with two campuses in Gary and one in Merrillville — is warning patients of a potential data breach after suspicious email activity was discovered in an employee’s account in June. In August, investigators found that two ...Read More
October 16, 2019

New baby box at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago is a ‘beacon of light’

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • Oct 16, 2019 By Meredith Colias-Pete St. Catherine Hospital’s new baby box is a “beacon of light” for new mothers with nowhere else to turn, Neonatal Nurse Clinician Mary Puntillo said. The East Chicago hospital unveiled its new baby box on Wednesday where an infant ...Read More
October 16, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of ctPost • Oct 16, 2019 MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been mailing letters to patients detailing ...Read More
October 16, 2019

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • Oct 16, 2019 AP MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana hospital system is warning more than 68,000 patients that their personal information, including Social Security numbers and health records, may have been exposed during a data breach. Methodist Hospitals has been ...Read More
October 11, 2019

Medicare Made Simple Seminars

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 11, 2019 Contributed By: Methodist Hospitals Northlake and Southlake Campuses When the time comes to choose a Medicare plan, reviewing your options can become overwhelming. Attend an educational seminar to learn about the basics of Medicare and about options available. A marketing representative ...Read More
October 9, 2019

Indiana health system alerts 68,000 patients of data breach

Courtesy of Becker's Hospital Review • Oct 9, 2019 By Mackenzie Garrity Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals is notifying 68,039 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach. The health systems discovered unusual activity in an employee's email account in June. Upon investigation, Methodist Hospitals ...Read More
October 9, 2019

Efficacy of concomitant hiatal hernia repair and TIF 2.0 for GERD

Courtesy of Bariatric News • Oct 9, 2019 06:37 am By Owen Haskins EndoGastric Solutions has announced the publication of clinical data confirming that concomitantly performed hiatal hernia (HH) repair and the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF 2.0) procedure using the EsophyX device, is an effective treatment for patients with a ...Read More
October 8, 2019

Methodist Hospitals welcomes new physicians to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 8, 2019 Contributed By:The 411 News Dr. Mustafa Nakawa, Board Certified, Family Medicine Dr. Pouya Alijanipour. Orthopedic Spine Surgery Dr. Anekal Sreeram, Otolarynlogogy Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of three new physicians to their Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Pouya ...Read More
October 7, 2019

Methodist Hospitals to host “We Love Gary” Free Fall Community Health Fair

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader • Oct 16, 2019 Methodist Hospitals will hold its annual Free Fall Community Health Fair. This year’s theme is “We Love Gary” and will offer free health screenings that include blood pressure testing, blood draws for sugar, cholesterol testing, free flu shots, CPR Demonstration, Stop ...Read More
October 7, 2019

Pearls of Wisdom for living with Parkinson’s

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • Oct 7, 2019 Lessons not just for those with the disease at North West Indiana Parkinsons Institute The North West Indiana Parkinsons Institute calls its lecture series “Pearls of Wisdom,” a new outreach component to educate and inform those living with the disease. Parkinson ...Read More
October 4, 2019

Region hospitals work to take fear, hassle out of breast cancer screenings

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • Oct 4, 2019 By Jane Ammeson, Times Correspondent Private mammogram parties, chair massages and express manicures are among the ways hospitals in Northwest Indiana are encouraging women to schedule a routine mammogram in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “We offer private ...Read More
September 29, 2019

EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Data Confirming the Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair and TIF 2.0 Procedure in Providing Symptom Control for GERD Patients

Courtesy of Business Wire EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Data Confirming the Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair and TIF 2.0 Procedure in Providing Symptom Control for GERD Patients A 99-patient study confirms that a laparo-endoluminal approach reduces proton pump inhibitor medication use and significantly improves quality-of-life scores EndoGastric Solutions® today ...Read More
September 19, 2019

More than 45 companies to exhibit at Lakeshore Chamber’s 15th annual Business Expo

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete More than 45 companies plan to exhibit at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's forthcoming 15th annual Business Expo on Friday. This year's expo at Dynasty Banquets at 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond, will feature American Community Bank, Ameristar East ...Read More
September 18, 2019

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals hosting annual Pink Party

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life by Mandy Haack The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is dedicated to making sure women feel their best and most comfortable in their establishment. The Center is hosting its annual Pink Party, an event that is held in October which is breast ...Read More
September 8, 2019

Northwest Indiana seminars help seniors navigate the complex waters of Medicare

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Julie Dean Kessler When a 65th birthday arrives, so does eligibility for Medicare — and a bunch of decisions about health care plans. That can be a challenge, say three presenters at Northwest Indiana Medicare seminars. Seniors who want to change plans ...Read More
September 7, 2019

Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation Classes

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation classes to members of the community. Classes are seven 90-minute to two-hour sessions over a seven week period for $60.00 per person. The program is based on the highly successful American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program which has ...Read More
September 7, 2019

NWI dietitians: How to make school lunches healthy, economical and fun

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Carrie Steinweg Back-to-school time means back to packing lunches for the kiddos. It can be a daunting and tedious task, especially when you’re trying to come up with healthy meals on a budget. Several nutrition pros in the Region weighed in ...Read More
September 6, 2019

Northwest Indiana hospital specializes in multiple sclerosis care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce MERRILLVILLE — Last year, Scott Garzella had stiffness and tingling in his body, and trouble seeing. He went to the emergency room, and had to be hospitalized and put on heavy steroids for four days. He found out he ...Read More
September 6, 2019

Northwest Indiana hospital specializes in multiple sclerosis care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • September 6, 2019 By Giles Bruce MERRILLVILLE — Last year, Scott Garzella had stiffness and tingling in his body, and trouble seeing. He went to the emergency room, and had to be hospitalized and put on heavy steroids for four days. He ...Read More
September 5, 2019

EndoGastric Solutions Announces New Data Confirming the Efficacy of Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair and TIF 2.0 Procedure in Providing Symptom Control for GERD Patients

Courtesy of Crain BusinessInsurance EndoGastric Solutions® today announced the publication of new clinical data confirming that concomitantly performed hiatal hernia (HH) repair and the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF® 2.0) procedure using the EsophyX® device, is an effective treatment for patients with a HH larger than 2 cm contributing to their ...Read More
September 4, 2019

Methodist Hospitals recognized for excellence with ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life Methodist Hospitals 1st in NWI to provide necessary care, resources to cath lab patients The American College of Cardiology has recognized Methodist Hospitals for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac cath lab for care, including diagnostic catheterizations and ...Read More
September 3, 2019

Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation Classes

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Program helps individuals develop the approach that works for them Methodist Hospitals is offering Smoking Cessation classes to members of the community. Classes are seven 90-minute to two-hour sessions over a seven week period for $60.00 per person. The program is based on the highly ...Read More
August 25, 2019

Healthier Living Presentation & Cooking Demonstration

Courtesy of The 411 News Nutrition Tips for Senior Adults Introduction: Methodist Hospitals recognizes maintaining a well-balanced diet is important when it comes to living longer and healthier lifestyles. Adding fruits and vegetables to meals on a routine basis can make a difference between staying energized or developing chronic health ...Read More
August 21, 2019

Cost of Living: How to afford insulin, diabetes care in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Jeremy Krsak remembers growing up with Type 1 diabetes, when he and his family would go to the drug store, grab a bottle of insulin out of the refrigerator, bring it to the counter, pay $20 cash and be out the door. That ...Read More
August 16, 2019

Why adults also need to keep their vaccinations up to date

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Bob Moulesong A critical, but possibly overlooked, component of an adult’s health plan is vaccines and booster shots. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the number of adults who received an influenza vaccination in 2016 declined ...Read More
August 16, 2019

RailCats Sign RHP Carbone to First Pro Contract

Courtesy of OurSports Central GARY, IND. - The Gary SouthShore RailCats signed right-hander pitcher River Carbone to his first professional baseball contract before Friday's game vs. the Milwaukee Milkmen. In order to make room for Carbone on the 23-man active roster, Gary placed right-handed pitcher Darin May on irrevocable waivers. ...Read More