August 2, 2016

Methodist Hospitals receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

American Heart Association Award recognizes Methodist Hospitals commitment to stroke care Methodist Hospitals has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally ...Read More
July 11, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Earns National Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons

Merrillville, IN - The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Methodist Hospitals. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years ...Read More
June 27, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Drs. Raphael Albert and Isidora Nantes To Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce that Drs. Raphael Albert and Isidora Nantes, Family Practice Physicians, have joined the Methodist Physician Group (MPG) Network effective June 20, 2016. Both physicians were formerly part of Porter Physician Group, a division of Porter Health Care System, and the United States Steel (USS) ...Read More
June 9, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Celebrated National Cancer Survivor Day with a Sunday Sundae

Methodist Hospitals celebrated National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by hosting a Sunday Sundae for cancer survivors and their families. Cancer survivors and their guests came together for a day of fellowship and were treated to ice cream sundaes and music at Methodist Hospitals Oncology Institute. The ...Read More
June 8, 2016

Methodist Hospitals to Offer Farmer’s Market Third Year in a Row

After Methodist Hospitals conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment in 2013 one of the issues identified was the lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices in the Gary community. As a result Methodist Hospitals Food Services Department is offering a series of Farmer’s Market and Food ...Read More
May 27, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Employees Join Forces to Support the Veterans Village

Methodist Hospitals donated two large bins of personal items to the recently opened Veterans Village in Gary just in time for Memorial Day. Every year during Hospital Week in May Methodist Hospitals employees select a community service project. This year employees selected the Veterans Village in Gary. Working with the ...Read More
May 26, 2016

Dr. Vincent Sevier joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Dr. Sevier joined Methodist Hospitals in May of 2016 as Vice President and Chief Quality Officer. He comes to Methodist from OSF St Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois, where he served as Vice Chief and Associate Medical Director where he was charged with improving the patient experience and quality ...Read More
March 28, 2016

Methodist Holds Annual Service Award Banquet to Recognize Employees

Methodist Hospitals honored 286 employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at their annual Service Awards Banquet. The 2016 Service Award Banquet, honoring employees who have reached five-year service milestones of five years or longer. More than 400 people were on hand to celebrate ...Read More
March 24, 2016


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs “Methodist Hospitals is proud of our recent accreditation by CAP. Our staff worked very ...Read More
February 4, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Renews Agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Methodist Hospitals announced today they have renewed their agreement with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. As a result Methodist Hospitals will continue to provide in network services to members of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The term of the renewal is for a multi-year period. “We are pleased to ...Read More
February 3, 2016

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Receives $10,000 Donation from the Pink Ribbon Society for the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center

The Pink Ribbon Society donated $10,000 to the Methodist Hospitals Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center. Ann Peters, President and Founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, and Chris Cain, Vice President of the Board of Directors, proudly presented Jennifer Sanders, Manager of the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center with the $10,000 ...Read More
December 16, 2015

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

December 16, 2015 - Methodist Hospitals Foundation donated 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 all ...Read More
December 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals’ Employees Share Warmth This Holiday Season

Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 150 Angels for their Angel Tree Gifts. Each angel represents one child. This program collects and donates gifts ...Read More
December 8, 2015


It’s been three years since the area’s not-for-profit hospitals took the pulse of the community with a survey on health needs. It is time for a check-up. The three major health systems – Community Healthcare System, Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance – are working together once again to conduct a ...Read More
December 4, 2015


Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville Indiana is the first hospital in NWI offering patients the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system approved for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Many patients rely on ICDs to detect irregular heartbeats and deliver life-saving therapy to restore a normal heartbeat. However, ...Read More
December 3, 2015


The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Methodist Hospital’s Endoscopy Center at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) in Merrillville, Indiana as part of its program dedicated to promoting quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. The Methodist ...Read More
November 18, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in November

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. One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a ...Read More
November 17, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Directors

James Concato has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Oncology Services. James previously served as Director of multiple services at Memorial Healthcare in Michigan where he was responsible for Cancer Care, Long Term Care/Skilled Care Home Health and Hospice, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Diabetes Education. He hold a Masters ...Read More
October 29, 2015

Methodist Hospitals joins Veterans Choice to improve healthcare access

Methodist Hospitals is now part of the Veterans Choice Program (VCP), which enables military veterans to go to the Methodist Hospitals Gary Northlake and Merrillville Southlake healthcare facilities when the nearest Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center has a lack of available specialists, a long waiting period, or an extraordinarily long ...Read More
October 12, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Valentin F. Drezaliu to Methodist Physician Group

Methodist Hospitals welcomes Dr. Valentin F. Drezaliu to its Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Dr. Drezaliu’s areas of expertise include all areas of women’s health including well woman care, minimally invasive gynecology, menopause and associated issues, endometriosis, uterine pathology, high-risk obstetrics, urinary stress and incontinence management. His professional certifications include Fellow, ...Read More
October 7, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Holds Service Awards Luncheon to Honor Volunteers

Methodist Hospitals honored 134 Volunteers at their 2015 Annual Service Awards Luncheon. All Volunteers were recognized with special recognition given to 42 Volunteers with over 10 years of service, 15 with over 20 years of service, 3 with over 30 years of service, 1 with over 40 years of service ...Read More
September 21, 2015

Skanska Hosting Subcontractor Bidding Event for Methodist Hospitals Northlake Project

GARY, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Methodist Hospitals will be renovating both its Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as part of its master site facilities modernization plan. Facility improvements are continuing at both the Methodist Northlake and Southlake campuses to enhance patient’s experience, care and comfort. Skanska and ...Read More
September 16, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Public Safety & Security

Rodney Morris has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Public Safety & Security. Rodney previously served as Senior Director for Public Safety & Security, Parking & Transportation at the University of Chicago. He holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Psychology from Trenton State College ...Read More
September 14, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Methodist Hospitals received full Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). “People tend to wait then they think they might by having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” states Dr. Michael McGee, Medical Director of Emergency Services at Methodist Hospitals. “The average person arrives ...Read More
August 26, 2015

Methodist Hospitals a Host Site for AARP Smart Driver Program

When Methodist Hospital was approached by AARP Smart Driver Instructor, Jeanette Pike, to be a host site for their Smart Driver Course the answer was obvious since the majority of trauma cases seen at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Trauma Center are motor vehicle accidents. The program offers: Defensive driving techniques ...Read More
August 14, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners in August

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. One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a ...Read More
July 7, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Director of Facilities

Larry Moser has joined Methodist Hospitals as Director of Facilities. Larry previously served as a contractor in this position and most recently with ABM as a contract Director of Facilities at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, NY. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA and ...Read More
April 25, 2015

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Spring Spa Day A Free Day of Pampering for Women who are Cancer Survivors

What: Methodist Hospitals will host their Annual Spring Spa Day to provide women who are being treated for cancer or who have survived cancer a day of pampering, empowerment and health education. The event will be held at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana. Who: This event includes all women ...Read More
March 30, 2015

Methodist Hospitals First in NWI Region to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution

Seminar Scheduled to Educate Members of the Community Who: Methodist Hospitals is the first facility in the Northwest Indiana Region and the Chicagoland area to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring ...Read More
March 19, 2015

Methodist Hospitals Provides Local High School Students Information About Making Healthy Life Choices

What: Gary School Corporation, Workforce Development Services (WDS) Group, and Methodist Hospitals have partnered to bring a healthy living discussion to high school students at Roosevelt High School.  For five weeks students have been participating in sessions with clinical staff to address high profile health issues in the teenage population.  Making Healthy Life Choices ...Read More