October 25, 2020

Cancer Survivor Series: Marsha Smith

Courtesy of NWI.Life • October 25, 2020 By: Aubrey Thomson As a nurse at Methodist Hospitals, Marsha Smith encounters illness and disease on a regular basis. This in no way prepared her for her own breast cancer diagnosis. Smith discovered a lump in her breast while she was taking a ...Read More
October 20, 2020

‘From blight to light’

Courtesy of Indiana Environment • October 20, 2020 By Beth Edwards For the past seven years, Faith Farms in downtown Gary, Indiana, has been on a mission. Led by Progressive Community Church senior pastor Curtis Whittaker, his wife, LaShawn, and a team of volunteers, the garden produces up to 15,000 ...Read More
September 26, 2020

New 5th Avenue Food Stop food truck park betting downtown Gary, steel mill underserved, bringing Parmesan truffle tots and other fare

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • September 26, 2020 By Joseph S. Pete Gary natives Scott Yonover and Paul Yonover, brothers who are now a lawyer and doctor, respectively, got a chance to tour the Gary Works steel mill last year and were wondering where all the steelworkers ...Read More
September 16, 2020

Gary SouthShore Railcats and Gary Community Partnership hits a home run with Rees Park Renovation

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader • September 15, 2020 Members of the Gary SouthShore Railcats provided Gary Community Partnership (GCP) with hefty manpower to complete a major portion of the Rees Park Rejuvenation on Friday, September 4, 2020. The effort, championed by GCP, was underwritten by the Legacy Foundation. The ...Read More
September 15, 2020

A Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Employee Spotlight: Dr. Anastasia Siatras

Courtesy of NWI.Life • September 15, 2020 By Kellyn Vale Dr. Anastasia K. Siatras, D.O., radiologist and Lead Interpreting Physician at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals, knew early on in her medical career that breast radiology was a fit for her. Siatras was immediately drawn to ...Read More
September 4, 2020

Methodist recognizes employee milestones

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • September 4, 2020 By Times Staff Methodist Hospitals recently honored 244 employees with awards recognizing years of service in five-year increments, ranging from five to 40 years. The awards recognized milestones reached in 2019. Normally, they would be presented at a March ...Read More
September 2, 2020

Methodist Hospitals announces annual employee awards

Courtesy of NWI.Life • September 2, 2020 By Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospitals has a tradition of honoring its employees with annual service awards that recognize years of service in 5 year increments ranging from 5 to 40 years. This year, 244 employees were recognized for milestones reached in 2019. While ...Read More
August 27, 2020

Food, paper goods donated to first responders

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • August 27, 2020 • 07:00 am By Steve Euvino GARY — In wartime, the enemy can be obvious and visible. But with COVID-19, “it’s an invisible war we’re battling," the Rev. W. Maurice White Jr. said Wednesday. "We don’t know who we’re ...Read More
August 25, 2020

Tuskegee aviation cadets help deliver COVID-19 PPE supplies

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader • August 25, 2020 By Crusader Staff Report The special delivery had arrived at the Gary/Chicago International Airport in a single engine plane. After the small plane taxied off the runway, it passed under two big water cannons before arriving at a hanger. Inside were ...Read More
August 21, 2020

Methodist Hospitals supply chain director enshrined in Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • August 21,2020 By Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals Supply Chain Director Jack Anderson is now a hall of famer. Anderson was one of eight supply chain professionals nationally in 2020 to be enshrined in the Bellwether League’s Health Care Supply Chain Hall ...Read More
August 21, 2020

Methodist Hospitals offers affordable, accessible care to women with the No Woman Left Behind program

Courtesy of NWI.Life • August 21, 2020 By Kellyn Vale Established in 2013 with the help of a $25,000 grant from Bears Care, Methodist Hospitals’ No Woman Left Behind program allows Methodist Hospitals to offer services such as mammograms, ultrasounds, MRIs and biopsies for free to anyone who meets their ...Read More
August 19, 2020

New generation of Tuskegee aviators delivers med supplies

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • August 19, 2020 By Steve Euvino GARY — One organization grounded in helping young people has assisted two groups whose public service has been heightened due to the pandemic. Cadets from the Tuskegee NEXT youth aviation program delivered supplies of personal protective ...Read More
August 7, 2020

Bone-afide advice from experts, patient on osteoporosis

Courtesy of NWI.Life • August 7, 2020 By: Stacey Kellogg Our body’s framework – a strong, healthy skeleton – is easy to take for granted, until you have a break that could change your life forever. Preventing bone mass loss starts with a healthy relationship with your primary care provider, ...Read More
July 28, 2020

Methodist Hospitals supply chain director named to Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame

Courtesy of NWI.Life • July 28, 2020 Jack Anderson, Supply Chain Director at Methodist Hospitals, has been named to the Bellwether League’s Health Care Supply Chain Hall of Fame. He is one of just eight supply chain professionals nationally to receive this honor in 2020. The Bellwether League confers this ...Read More
July 20, 2020

Methodist Hospitals names Matt Doyle President & CEO

Courtesy of NWI.Life • July 20, 2020 By Methodist Hospitals The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors has named Matt Doyle the hospital system’s President and CEO after the retirement of previous CEO, Ray Grady. Matt Doyle rejoined Methodist Hospitals on October 1, 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial ...Read More
July 18, 2020

Methodist Hospitals names Matt Doyle President & CEO

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • July 18, 2020 Contributed By:The 411 News Replaces previous CEO Ray Grady The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors has named Matt Doyle the hospital system’s President and CEO after the retirement of previous CEO, Ray Grady. Matt Doyle rejoined Methodist Hospitals on October 1, ...Read More
July 5, 2020

Methodist Hospitals nurse dedicated to patient care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • July 5, 2020 By Mark Loehrke, Times Correspondent Like many in the profession, Debra VanWoerden grew up in a family of nurses. And though neither her mother nor aunt necessarily encouraged her to follow them into the field, her early fascination with ...Read More
June 29, 2020

Once considered a food desert, Gary offering veggie lovers fresh produce through Faith Farms

Courtesy of Indiana Economic Digest Written by Carrie Napoleon, Correspondent, (Merrillville) Post-Tribune Renzell Hindmon of Merrillville stopped by Faith Farms CDC at 656 Carolina St., in Gary Thursday to pick up her first box of organic vegetables from the urban farm’s community supported agriculture program. She admired the bright red ...Read More
June 21, 2020

Symphony Chesterton nurse Jamie Pritchard a ‘blessing in her patients’ lives’

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • June 21, 2020 By Chas Reilly Sometimes you just have a calling. For Jamie Pritchard, that calling was to health care. “I always said, since I was little, I wanted to be a nurse,” said Pritchard, director of wound care at Symphony ...Read More
June 9, 2020

Northwest Indiana hospitals, Merrillville plasma donation center participating in studies for treating COVID-19

Courtesy of Post-Tribune Written by Karen Caffarini Two Northwest Indiana hospital systems and a Merrillville plasma donation center are involved in studies using plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat those newly infected in hopes of helping them recover more quickly, as the number of cases nationwide continues to rise. ...Read More
May 29, 2020

Healthy dose of growth

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine Written by Carrie Napoleon More jobs, increased demand for services behind health care sector building boom Consistent growth in the health care industry remains a bright spot in Northwest Indiana’s economy. Since the Great Recession, health care is one of two sectors of industry ...Read More
May 21, 2020

Methodist Hospitals offers reassurance as additional services open to public

Courtesy of NWI Life Written by Stacey Kellogg Over the last couple of months, many people have had to put off routine health exams or procedures so hospitals and outpatient centers could focus on providing care during the pandemic. Methodist Hospitals has successfully secured and adapted the necessary equipment, processes, ...Read More
May 21, 2020

Help us…help many more

Dear Neighbor, We are casting a wide net and reaching out to as many of our Northwest Indiana neighbors as possible with the following message. Please feel free to share this message with your family, friends and associates. These are unimaginable times for our region and our nation, and for ...Read More
May 18, 2020

Methodist Hospitals Stroke Program Awarded HFAP Thrombectomy Certification

Courtesy of NWI Life Methodist Hospitals has been awarded Thrombectomy Certification by HFAP, the nation’s original independent accreditation program.  This recognizes Methodist Hospitals’ expertise and experience in providing high quality, high level stroke care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. “Methodist Hospitals clearly demonstrates a commitment to ...Read More
May 17, 2020

Methodist Northlake nurse known for care in hospital, continuing care for former patients

Courtesy of nwi.com Written by Karyn Brodsky, Times Correspondent Working as a nurse on the front lines of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic requires determination, fortitude, stamina, dedication, bravery and resilience, but underneath that tough exterior is a living, breathing human being full of compassion, caring, commitment and a heart of ...Read More
May 13, 2020

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center embraces new normal, works to assure patient safety

Courtesy of NWI Life Written by Julia Demma At the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals, most patients rely heavily on receiving their results quickly, as this could be a defining factor in a patients’ journey. With COVID-19 working against the center’s usual operations, the dedicated staff members ...Read More
May 6, 2020

COVID-19 deaths, confirmed cases continue to rise across NWI

Courtesy of nwi.com Written by Sarah Reese Six additional COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday across Northwest Indiana, including three in Lake County, two in Porter County and one in LaPorte County. The deaths bring the total number of deaths to 106 in Lake County, 10 in Porter County, nine in ...Read More
May 5, 2020

Lake County opens drive-thru testing site in Hammond

Courtesy of nwi.com A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be available through Saturday in Hammond, according to the Lake County Health Department. The county partnered with Methodist Hospitals and Opus Inspection Inc. to offer the testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the emissions testing facility ...Read More
May 4, 2020

Some NWI vehicle emissions testing sites to reopen Tuesday

Courtesy of nwi.com Written by Dan Carden Three Northwest Indiana vehicle emissions testing sites are reopening Tuesday, with the remainder expected to resume operations in the weeks ahead. The Clean Air Car Check stations in Griffith, Crown Point and Valparaiso will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays ...Read More
April 28, 2020

Albert’s Diamond Jewelers family furnishes meals for front-line medical workers

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • April 28, 2020 By Joseph S. Pete Region friends Katie Garza, Victoria Kemp and Ashley Halpern organized an effort providing restaurant meals for front-line health care workers across Northwest Indiana every night for a week. Their Community Hospital ICU Meal Train furnished ...Read More