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


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