November 29, 2013

Holiday spirits ‘float’ through Lowell

Courtesy of the Times   LOWELL | Jumping up and down in anticipation, 7-year-old Kendall Powers, of Lowell, called out "Merry Christmas" to those on brightly lit floats passing by, then broke into a dance as Christmas songs filled the air. It was all part of Friday's Lowell Parade of ...Read More
November 27, 2013

Hospitals strive to provide streamlined care

Courtesy of the Times   This year has been a year of change for the health care industry, as hospital officials strive to implement technology designed to streamline patient care and keep costs down while they build new brick-and-mortar outpatient facilities closer to where their patients live. Hospitals are opening ...Read More
November 22, 2013

Health summit urges education, collaboration

Courtesy of the Times One year after the health of region residents was diagnosed as bad and getting worse, the One Region initiative has made a start to finding the cure. More than 150 community leaders convened Friday at a One Region health summit at Avalon Manor to discuss why ...Read More
November 17, 2013

Intro: An artist creator of gigantic mosaics brings Bead Town to NWI in winter

Courtesy of the Times   Stephan Wanger was lately in Natchitoches, Louisiana discussing a Bead Town promotion in honor of the city’s status as the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, who diplomatically named the town after a local ...Read More
November 5, 2013

Methodist CEO announces resignation

Courtesy of the Times GARY | Methodist Hospitals announced Tuesday that President/CEO Ian McFadden will resign, effective Nov. 30. McFadden served as the system's top executive for five years. The health care system includes hospital campuses in Gary and Merrillville. Dr. Michael Davenport, vice president of medical affairs, has assumed ...Read More
November 4, 2013

Annual Shades of Pink lunch benefits Methodist Hospitals

Courtesy of the Times MERRILLVILLE | The second annual Shades of Pink luncheon/wine tasting is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft St. The theme is "wines, women and shoes." Money raised goes to the foundation to support Methodist Hospitals' strategic plan. Tickets are $45. ...Read More
November 3, 2013

Methodist’s total joint replacement program improves quality of life

Methodist Hospitals has established a center of excellence for joint replacement in Northwest Indiana. For patients like Mike Scamihorn, who suffers from a severe form of osteoarthritis affecting all of his joints, that translates to improved quality of life. Over a period of about five years, Mike’s knees worsened to ...Read More
November 3, 2013

Lowering your BMI and improving your health have many benefits

Courtesy of the Times   With the cold weather and the holidays approaching, local health experts suggest now is the time to start lowering your body mass index and improving your health. Doing so will not only make you healthier, it might also affect the insurance premiums you pay. Edward ...Read More