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
December 9, 2019

McColly Charities make realty firm’s mark on the Region

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Jane Ammeson, Times correspondent McColly Real Estate is more than a top agency in the Region. It is also a force in philanthropy, says Rhonda McColly-Fleener, the real estate firm's chief operating officer. The company, founded by her father 45 years ...Read More
December 5, 2019

Methodist Hospitals gives back this holiday with Angel Tree Drive and free holiday meals

Courtesy of NWI Life Written by Curtis Hankins With the holiday season in full gear, Methodist Hospitals set aside some time to give back to the community and their staff members with two memorable events. All through the week, Methodist Hospitals invited their employees to enjoy a free holiday meal. ...Read More
November 25, 2019

Cancer Survivor Series: Shirley Edwards

Courtesy of NWI.Life • November 25, 2019 By: Stacey Kellogg You would think that being a nurse would give you the upper hand when you learn you have cancer. Perhaps, in terms of the knowledge base, but not in terms of the fear factor. Just ask Shirley Edwards. “I found ...Read More
November 25, 2019

Access Scientific Announces Guaranteed Reduction in Infections and Central-Line Usage

Courtesy of FOX 40 WICZ TV • November 25, 2019 SOURCE Access Scientific, LLC First Vascular Access Company to Guarantee Hospitals Will See Cost Savings and Improved Overall Patient Outcomes SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Scientific, LLC, manufacturer of POWERWAND™ midline and extended dwell catheters, is now ...Read More
November 22, 2019

Methodist Hospitals invests in new technology to treat patients with chronic kidney disease

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 22, 2019 Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, 219-933-3316 Methodists Hospitals is the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to invest in a new technology that creates endovascular AV fistulas for chronic kidney disease patients who require hemodialysis. BD or Becton, Dickinson and Company, ...Read More
November 20, 2019

Methodist Hospitals diabetes prevention program works for its employees

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • November 20, 2019 Program has been performed at senior citizens and veterans residential facilities When Methodist Hospitals Diabetes Center repeated the Centers for Disease Control study of the effects of lifestyle changes on diabetes prevention using the hospitals own employees as subjects, their results ...Read More
November 13, 2019

Methodist Hospitals’ Diabetes Center completes yearlong Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 13, 2019 Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com The Methodist Hospitals’ Diabetes Center recently completed its Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program aimed to improve the health of its employees and lower their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Graduates of the yearlong course ...Read More
November 12, 2019

Robotic surgery expands in the Region with improved technology and more specialties

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 12, 2019 Written by Bob Moulesong Robotic surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000. The technique has been rapidly adopted by hospitals in the United States and Europe for treatment of ...Read More
November 11, 2019

Regular screening, immunotherapy among latest weapons against lung cancer

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • November 11, 2019 Bob Moulesong According to the statistics from the American Cancer Society, 14% of all new cancer diagnoses are lung cancer. In 2018, there were 234,030 new cases in the U.S. — 121,680 in men and 112,350 in women. Lung ...Read More
November 8, 2019

Lakeshore Update, November 8, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • November 8, 2019 Dee Dotso On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on election night coverage around the Region, U-S Representative Pete Visclosky announced he will not seek re-election in 2020, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr is making a bid for ...Read More
November 8, 2019

Students to participate in inaugural STEM event

Courtesy of Herald Argus • November 8, 2019 MERRILLVILLE – Over 100 students will participate from high schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in the American Heart Association’s inaugural STEM event on Nov. 12 at NIPSCO’s headquarters in Merrillville. The students will learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) ...Read More
November 4, 2019

‘My heart ached’: More Indiana baby boxes seen as necessary tool to fight infant mortality

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • November 4, 2019 By Meredith Colias-Pete As three babies have been left safely in baby boxes, more are coming to Northwest Indiana hospitals and firehouses — a better alternative than a busy road or freezing park, officials said. St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago unveiled ...Read More
November 1, 2019

Lakeshore Update, November 1, 2019

Courtesy of Lakeshore Public Radio • November 1, 2019 By Dee Dotson On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on another chemical spill at a U S Steel plant, an Indiana woman was found dead with an 8-foot-long python wrapped around her neck, Jill Sheridan reports on ...Read More
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