Methodist Hospitals Community Health Calendar - September 10, 2018

The following programs are being offered by Methodist Hospitals to members of the Northwest Indiana Community in September, October, November and December.

Prepared Childbirth Classes – This is a four-week course designed to assist pregnant mothers and their partner to learn about labor, delivery and the immediate post-partum period. The first three weeks focus on labor: relaxation, breathing, and breast-feeding. Week four discusses parenting topics. On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on September 11 through October 2, and October 9 through October 30 and November 6 to November 27 at the Southlake Campus, 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference Room. On Mondays at 6:00 p.m. September 10 to October 1, October 8 to October 29 and November 5 to 26 at the Northlake Campus, 600 Grant Street, Gary, in the Slick Conference room on the first floor.

Lactation (Breastfeeding) Walk-in Clinic
Free clinic for pre-natal and post-natal breastfeeding mothers. Share stories, make connection and learn about support resources that are available. Beverages will be served.

Northlake Campus • Fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Hosted by Kim Sausman, RN, IBCLC
Third Floor Conference Room
600 Grant St., Gary
For more information, call 219-886-4734.

Southlake Campus • Second Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Michele Lobo, RN, IBCLC
Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic Conference Room
8701 Broadway, Merrillville
For more information, call 219-757-7590.

Smoking Cessation Classes – Methodist Hospitals’ Smoking Cessation Classes are based on the highly successful American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program, which has helped people across the U.S. take control of their health by quitting smoking.  Classes consist of seven (7) 90-minute to two-hour sessions over seven weeks for $60. Mondays, October 1 to November 12, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Southlake Campus, Hospitality Room (Lower Level) 8701 Broadway, Merrillville.
To register call 1-888-909-3627.

Community Memorial Service Join us for a free community memorial service to honor and celebrate loved ones lost in the past year. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Monday, October 15, 5:00 pm
Southlake Campus,
Auditorium (lower level)
8701 Broadway, Merrillville

Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 pm
Northlake Campus, Corporate Services Building.
Seyl Auditorium
550 Grant Street, Gary

RSVP’s are encouraged. RSVP by October 3 to Alesia Terrell at or 219.886.4522. 

FREE Weight Loss Surgery Seminar – An informational seminar about weight loss and surgery options. The session is open to all interested persons and their families or friends.

To register call 1-888-909-3627.
Seminars are held at two locations:

Southlake Campus, Pavilion A, Thursdays – , 4th Floor, Suite 430, 101 East 87th Ave., Merrillville.

Seminars are held on September 20, October 3, 18, and 30, November 15,29, and Dec.13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Southlake Campus, Pavilion A, Thursdays – , 4th Floor, Suite 430, 101 East 87th Ave.,  Merrillville.

Weight Loss Clinic, 8733 West 400 North, Michigan City

Seminars are held on September 17 and 24, October 8 and 22, November 5 and 19, December 3 and 17

About Methodist Hospitals:

Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, an Orthopedic & Spine Care Center, Sports medicine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.  It has earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation.  Methodist’s Northlake Campus is a Verified Level III Trauma Center.


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