February 20, 2020

Methodist hires new chief administrative officer and cardiologist

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Joseph S. Pete Methodist Hospitals has named a new chief administrative officer. The nonprofit health care system with hospitals in Gary and Merrillville hired Marla Hoyer-Lareau as senior vice president and chief administrative officer. She previously served as CEO of the ...Read More
February 19, 2020

Methodist Hospitals welcomes Dr. Jennifer Dochee, Structural Interventional Cardiologist, to Methodist Physician Group

Courtesy of NWI.Life Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jennifer Dochee, Structural Interventional Cardiologist, to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Structural and Interventional Cardiology is one of its kind, offering a comprehensive program which includes integrative treatment approaches for patients with atherosclerosis, congenital and structural heart ...Read More
February 7, 2020

Methodist Hospitals to hold Heart Month Seminars and Screenings

Courtesy of The 411 News Get to know your heart at heart health seminars A 20/20 Focus on Heart Health Wednesday, February 19, Northlake Campus, Lower Lobby, 600 Grant St. Gary. Presented at 5:30 p.m. by Dr. Andre Artis, M.D., Cardiologist. Blood pressure screenings and CPR begin at 4:00 p.m. ...Read More
February 5, 2020

Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio Today: Lake Area United Way is continuing in its mission to help low-income Lake County residents with the services and assistance they need the most --including adequate child care for working families -- with a collaboration with Methodist Hospitals to create a new child care ...Read More
February 4, 2020

Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio by Chris Nolte Today: We have two conversations on the program, ahead of the February 11th ordination and installation event for the new shepherd of the Diocese of Gary, Bishop Robert McClory. Frs. Marty Dobrzynski and Mike Yadron talk first about the planning for the ...Read More
February 1, 2020

Waging a high-tech battle with kidney disease in NWI

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • Feb 1, 2020 By Marc Chase Chronic kidney disease affects millions of people world-wide. In the U.S. alone, more than 440,000 patients have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and are surviving on hemodialysis. Methodist Hospitals has invested in new technology that makes the ...Read More
February 1, 2020

Catching the rhythm of innovative heart health

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana, Marc Chase The new Heart Rhythm Lab, also known as an electrophysiology lab, is a state-of-the art facility dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of all types of heart rhythm disorders. A complete range of non-invasive and traditional services are offered. The ...Read More
February 1, 2020

Radiation on the cutting edge of cancer care

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana, Marc Chase The introduction of our Truebeam radiotherapy system two years ago put Methodist Hospitals oncology program in line with top hospitals in Chicago for radiation therapy. In 2019, the addition of the Gamma Knife Perfexion has further improved our ability to confront ...Read More
January 24, 2020

Methodist Hospitals developing tactical plan following survey

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Steve Euvino MERRILLVILLE — “We gotta change how we do business,” Denise Dillard told the Northwest Indiana Health Disparities Council Jan. 17. Chief of advocacy for Methodist Hospitals, Dillard added that buildings are not access, and affordable healthcare options are needed. Prefacing ...Read More
January 23, 2020

EARLY LEARNING INDIANA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF $1 MILLION STATEWIDE CHILD CARE DESERTS COMPETITION

Courtesy of earlylearning.org Written by Kate Vaulter More than 900 new seats created through competition addressing insufficient child care availability across Indiana Early Learning Indiana today announced the winners of the Child Care Deserts Competition, which is focused on addressing the fact that more than four of every 10 children ...Read More
January 22, 2020

Heart of Gold Gala raises money for heart, stroke research and education

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana HOBART — The Northwest Indiana community  celebrated the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association at the 16th annual Heart of Gold Gala. The total funding raised at last April's gala will reach more than $500,000 this year. It is critically needed funding ...Read More
January 19, 2020

Northwest Indiana must do more to combat unhealthy lifestyles, doctors say

Courtesy of Indiana Economic Digest Written by Meredith Colias-Pete, (Merrillville) Post-Tribune The Calumet Region needs to do more to encourage healthy lifestyles to prevent myriad health problems, according to a recent report. Those were major findings included in the 2019 NWI Community Health Needs Assessment, a three-year local health report, ...Read More
January 18, 2020

Family doctor addresses link between nutrition, preventive health

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana MERRILLVILLE — Dr. Mustafa Nakawa has a saying: “What we eat defines us.” The problem today, he noted, is that definition is at critical condition. “Food is more than an action. It affects our behavior,” Nakawa told the Northwest Indiana Health Disparities Council Friday ...Read More
January 16, 2020

Regionally Speaking, Thursday, January 16, 2020

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio Written by Chris Nolte Today: Reporters Sharon Jackson with Lakeshore Public Radio, Michael Puente with WBEZ (in his role as "Off Mic" Friday program host) and "Times of Northwest Indiana" business reporter Joseph Pete are on the program. Sharon's offered to us her discussion of ...Read More
January 15, 2020

Methodist Hospitals First in NWI to Invest in New Technology to Treat Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Courtesy of NWI.Life Written by Kayla Belec Chronic kidney disease affects millions of people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 440,000 patients have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and are surviving on hemodialysis. Methodist Hospitals has invested in new technology that makes the lives of ESRD patients a little easier. ...Read More
January 14, 2020

See, feel, chant your way to a better you physically, emotionally

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Julie Potiker’s stress level was so high she began having symptoms of a brain tumor. After ruling the tumor out, her neurologist suggested an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. It was a game changer for Potiker, a practicing attorney. She became proficient ...Read More
January 13, 2020

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach

Courtesy of WISH-TV 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 the steps they can take to ...Read More
January 10, 2020

Methodist Hospitals Blesses new Heart Rhythm Lab at Southlake Campus

Courtesy of NWI.Life Written by Curtis Hankins On Thursday morning, Methodist Hospitals blessed and held an open house for their new Heart Rhythm Lab (electrophysiology lab). The state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to diagnosing and treating various heart rhythm disorders. The lab is not entirely new—it used to be called the ...Read More
January 1, 2020

Foundation’s annual donation is just in time for the New Year

Methodist Hospitals Foundation continued its holiday tradition of donating 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 ...Read More
December 31, 2019

NW Indiana Community Hospitals latest to set up visitor flu restrictions

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete Community Hospitals is the latest health care chain to announce flu restrictions for visitors, joining Franciscan Health and Porter Regional Hospital. Children under 12, and anyone with flu-like symptoms are not allowed to visit patients, the rules state. No more than two ...Read More
December 27, 2019

New year, new you

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Bob Moulesong, Times Correspondent With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, many of us look at the beginning of a new year as a time of analyzing what went well and what we want to change. For many, changes include a better ...Read More
December 27, 2019

Making a Difference: Methodist Hospitals Foundation donates living necessities to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine Written by Larry Avila Methodist Hospitals Foundation continued its holiday tradition of donating a one-year supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary. The donation included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, ...Read More
December 24, 2019

Giving the gift of life is best Christmas ever

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Takisha Ross's son saved the lives of 4 people in need of organ transplants Takisha Ross and Shelecta 'Shay' Weldy bonded more than 2 years ago but had their first meeting Monday at Methodist Hospitals' Northlake Campus Honor Walk and Gift of Hope recognition ceremony. ...Read More
December 23, 2019

Heart recipient, donor family, reunited during Gift of Hope Honor Walk at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus

Courtesy of NWI Life Written by Sergio Valdes “This is an opportunity to rewrite tragic stories.” These words continuously rang out during the Gift of Hope Honor Walk at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus. Honor Walks are typically held on the day the organ donation takes place, before a donor’s organ ...Read More
December 23, 2019

Methodist Hospitals Foundation donates supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center just in time for the New Year

Methodist Hospitals Foundation continued its holiday tradition of donating 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 ...Read More
December 23, 2019

Top 10 Health Articles on NWI.Life in 2019

Courtesy of NWI Life We published hundreds of articles on the NWI.Life Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose ...Read More
December 18, 2019

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program a Holiday Tradition at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of The Chronicle Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 177 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child. This program ...Read More
December 18, 2019

Methodist Hospitals’ employees donate to 177 angels

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Methodist Hospitals’ employees from the Merrillville and Gary campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 177 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each ...Read More
December 17, 2019

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center introduces new high-risk assessment program

Courtesy of NWI Life Written by Julia Demma So many variables, including family history, are part of determining the risk of having breast cancer, and trying to navigate them all on your own can be complicated. Thanks to a program at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals, ...Read More
December 13, 2019

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program a holiday tradition at Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of NWI Life Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need.  Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 177 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child.  This program ...Read More