December 31, 2018

Empowering people to make healthy choices

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune • December 31, 2018 Written by Sue Ellen Ross • Post-Tribune Renee Patikas believes that everyone is entitled to up-to-date medical information, presented by professionals, and knowledge of neighborhood businesses and organizations that can enhance their community experience. To that end, the local businesswoman recently hosted ...Read More
December 28, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation donates supplies to Salvation Army

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • December 28, 2018 Contributed By:The 411 News Gary's Adult Rehabilitation Center receives year of supplies -- 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 ...Read More
December 26, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates Supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the New Year

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • December 26, 2018 05:23 am Written by: Methodist Hospitals 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, ...Read More
December 23, 2018

Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership Lake County celebrates their first client graduation

Courtesy of Newsbug.info • December 23, 2018 12:00 am On Nov. 14, Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership Lake County celebrated their first client graduation. Nurse-Family Partnership partners first time pregnant mothers with registered nurses to guide them throughout their pregnancy and until the child turns two years old and graduates from the ...Read More
December 21, 2018

More Northwest Indiana hospitals hone attacks on cancer; better technology improving detection and treatment

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • December 21, 2018 Written by Giles Bruce More local hospitals are investing in a technology they say helps better detect and treat cancer. Franciscan Alliance and Porter Health Care System are the latest Northwest Indiana hospital groups to get new PET/CT scanners, ...Read More
December 20, 2018

Free breakfast not enough

Courtesy of The News Dispatch • December 20, 2018 06:42 pm Written by JEFF MAYES - Staff Writer New community center next step in nurse's 'idea' MICHIGAN CITY – Alisa Simmons, nurse and minister, saw a problem in 2014, and had "an idea" for how to help. On Saturday, her ...Read More
December 19, 2018

Methodist Hospitals names new Daisy Award winners

Courtesy of The Chronicle • December 19, 2018 01:25 pm Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by ...Read More
December 18, 2018

Top 10 Health Articles from NWIndianaLife in 2018

Courtesy of NWIndianaLife.com • Dec 18, 2018 12:26 pm Written by Allison Tunstall We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife 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 ...Read More
December 16, 2018

Northwest Indiana hospital chaplains, psychologists tap into healing power of prayer

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana • December 16, 2018 Written by Karyn Brodsky When someone is diagnosed with an illness, well-wishers often say, “I’ll pray for you.” But what about the person who is stricken? Can religion and belief in a higher power affect their health and healing? ...Read More
December 15, 2018

Region roundup

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Times Written by Annette Arnold Sock and pajama drive The Gary Police Department is collecting new socks and pajamas, sizes infant to adult, in support of local shelters. The drive continues through Dec. 21. Donation boxes are located at Gary Police Department lobby, 555 Polk St., ...Read More
December 13, 2018

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

Courtesy of Black News Portal 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 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child. This ...Read More
December 13, 2018

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

Courtesy of The Chicago Crusader 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 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child. This ...Read More
December 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient units. Each Daisy Award Honoree is ...Read More
December 12, 2018

Methodist Hospitals names new DAISY Award Winners

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Patients and visitors say 'Thank You' to nurses for compassionate care Methodist Hospitals is a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Nurses are honored with ...Read More
December 12, 2018

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

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Employees team up to provide gifts for 179 children 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 179 Angels for their ...Read More
December 12, 2018

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

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana 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 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program. Each angel represents one child. This ...Read More
December 6, 2018

Our Partners of Life: The New and Upcoming

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Life Written by Candace Arvin Heading into our tenth year, the Life Sites continue to experience tremendous growth with an audience of over 65,000 readers and good news flowing from over 150 entities that we partner with. There is definitely no shortage of great and fantastic ...Read More
December 3, 2018

Holiday season is the most difficult time for grieving lost loved ones: ‘Now what do I do?’

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Jerry Davich Through heavy sobs, Marva Westley reached her hand toward Susana Otte’s hand. She clutched it tightly and didn’t let go for several minutes. “On Feb. 19 of this year, I lost my mother. She was 91,” Westley told a gathering of ...Read More
December 3, 2018

Northwest Indiana health care organizations form partnerships, build in 2018

Courtesy of Northwest Indiana Times Written by Giles Bruce Health care organizations in Northwest Indiana continued forming and seeking partnerships this year, continuing a trend from 2017, as Region hospital systems kept building new facilities. As one of the partnerships, Franciscan Alliance teamed up with Northwest Memorial Hospital to bring ...Read More
December 3, 2018

Holiday season is the most difficult time for grieving lost loved ones: ‘Now what do I do?’

Courtesy of the Post Tribune Written by Jerry Davich Through heavy sobs, Marva Westley reached her hand toward Susana Otte’s hand. She clutched it tightly and didn’t let go for several minutes. “On Feb. 19 of this year, I lost my mother. She was 91,” Westley told a gathering of ...Read More
November 28, 2018

News briefs: Christmas bazaar and winter concerts

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Christmas Bazaar KOUTS — Kouts First Presbyterian Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at 195 E. 700 South. There will be handmade Christmas gifts and Boy Scout cookie sale. Winter concert The Hobart Community Band ...Read More
November 23, 2018

Living After Loss Support Groups

Courtesy of The 411 News Support is Needed Most During the Holidays Methodist Hospitals offers Living after Loss Support Groups weekly throughout the year. The holidays are usually the most challenging times and magnify the loss if you have lost a loved one. Living after Loss Support groups are offered ...Read More
November 21, 2018

Infant deaths called ‘window to the soul of what we care about’ at Merrillville event

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune Written by Meredith Colias-Pete When Jennifer Walthall was 19, she came face-to-face with a young mom living a nightmare. As a University of Houston student, Walthall had ambitions to be a doctor and spent time helping in a local hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. One ...Read More
November 17, 2018

Officials probe problem of alarming infant death rate in NWI

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce HOBART — In 2016, 623 Indiana babies died before their first birthdays. Sixty-nine of those deaths happened in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Representatives of local hospitals, health clinics and social service agencies met with state officials Friday to ...Read More
November 17, 2018

Officials probe problem of alarming infant death rate in NWI

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana HOBART — In 2016, 623 Indiana babies died before their first birthdays. Sixty-nine of those deaths happened in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Representatives of local hospitals, health clinics and social service agencies met with state officials Friday to discuss how to solve ...Read More
November 16, 2018

The nurse is in: Nurse practitioners a growing career field in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — "Stick out your tongue." "Ahhh." "Any sore throat? Difficulty swallowing?" "A little." "Any chest pain? Coughing." "Little bit. Coughing a little." This doctor-patient interaction at the Methodist Physician Group in the Miller neighborhood here the other day seemed ...Read More
November 16, 2018

The nurse is in: Nurse practitioners a growing career field in Northwest Indiana

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Written by Giles Bruce GARY — "Stick out your tongue." "Ahhh." "Any sore throat? Difficulty swallowing?" "A little." "Any chest pain? Coughing." "Little bit. Coughing a little." This doctor-patient interaction at the Methodist Physician Group in the Miller neighborhood here the other day ...Read More
November 13, 2018

Health fair focuses on the heart of the matter

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune Written by Sue Ellen Ross Gary sisters Genevieve Singleton and Gina Parker each work 50-plus hours per week, so they always plan fun activities for the weekend. They both will retire within the next year and want to enjoy their future years by keeping a healthy ...Read More
November 13, 2018

Heart health education for the healed and the healers

Courtesy of The Gary 411 Association of Black Cardiologists talks heart disease to group with highest rates A two-day health fair is unusual and one that is directed at the healer as well as the healed is even more so. Methodist Hospitals and the Association of Black Cardiologists brought the ...Read More
November 11, 2018

Blood donors needed for American Red Cross blood drives

Courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall. Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities through Nov. 15. 8 a.m. ...Read More