October 23, 2013

Deep brain stimulation: Cutting edge treatment for Parkinson’s

Courtesy of the Times   Before his deep brain stimulation procedure, Parkinson’s disease patient Frank Maver could not drive his car or get out of a chair without assistance. After the procedure he says, “my life has improved so much it’s unbelievable.” The deep brain stimulation, commonly compared to a ...Read More
October 22, 2013
October 20, 2013

Methodist Turnaround: CEO Ian McFadden on leadership and transformation

Courtesy of the Times When Ian McFadden came to Methodist Hospitals as the new President and CEO in September of 2008, the organization had been through a tough period of decline with a series of chief executives after the retirement of John Betjemann Jr. in 2003. The biggest challenge was ...Read More
October 17, 2013

Gary to host first ever marathon

Courtesy of the Times   GARY | Gary’s first female Mayor announced the city’s first ever marathon. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined other city officials, event organizers and sponsors at a press conference to share details about the “Dawn of the Dunes” Marathon at Marquette Park. The event is the first ...Read More
October 16, 2013

Methodist Hospitals opens medical stabilization unit in Gary

Courtesy of the Times Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden spoke during a grand opening ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the launch of its new Medical Stabilization Unit at the Northlake Campus in Gary. In the 14-bed unit, medical stabilization provides patients with a safe withdrawal from alcohol or opiates ...Read More
October 16, 2013

Ask the Expert: Urologist Manoj Rao

Courtesy of the Times   Dr. Manoj Rao, a leading physician at Urologic Specialists of Northwest Indiana, believes being informed about urologic health can save lives. His main office is in Merrillville at 400 West 84th drive. He also has an office in Gary at the Methodist Northlake campus. He ...Read More
October 16, 2013

Living with cancer: new treatments make it possible

Courtesy of the Times Patient A with cancer goes to a chemotherapy appointment, where a nurse gets an IV running with drugs that will kill cancer cells but also make the patient feel sick for awhile. Patient B with cancer goes to the kitchen at home, takes a pill with ...Read More
October 12, 2013

Methodist Hospitals’ community health fair focuses on healthy living

Courtesy of the Times GARY | Free health screenings and information about topics ranging from from having a healthy baby to caring for an elderly relative drew hundreds of area residents to the RailCats’ stadium Saturday for one of the largest community health fairs in the region. Sponsored by Methodist ...Read More
October 4, 2013

Medicine takes a look inside

Courtesy of the Times The Region’s hospitals and healthcare centers are tapping into new imaging technology that aids diagnostic procedures for the health and comfort of the patient. 3-D Mammography A leap in mammography technology is making diagnostic breast examinations easier and much less painful at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Anastasia ...Read More