Press Releases

City of Gary, Ivy Tech Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO Announce Fitness Partnership 

Jun 27
2014
In an unprecedented display of collaboration to inspire personal growth among employees and greater community wellbeing, the City of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals, and NIPSCO are holding “Fitness Fridays.” These diverse partners offer employees an eclectic range of activities, ranging from line dancing to a “Biggest Loser” contest, and from volunteer activities to even financial counseling. For example, Ivy Tech Northwest is holding Fitness Fridays from 3:30 ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography 

Jun 25
2014
Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication Methodist Hospitals recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients to self-administer small doses of pain medication intravenously, but the technology poses unique risks because the opioid medications used can also... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Spring Community Health Fair at the Gary Southshore Railcats Stadium 

May 12
2014
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold their Spring Community Health Fair offering free health screenings, free health information, and a Railcats Concourse Challenge featuring a Walk or Run around the stadium to promote good health and exercise to members in the community. All participants will receive a free pedometer. Also offered will be Zumba and Line Dancing demonstrations, activities for children, free food, gifts and raffles. Who: The Health Fair is open to members of the Community, ... read more
 

Methodist Holds Annual Service Award Banquet to Recognize Employees 

Apr 28
2014
Methodist Hospitals honored employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at their annual Service Awards Banquet. The 2014 Service Award Banquet, honoring employees who have reached five-year service milestones honored a total of 303 people who had reached service milestones of five years or longer, including 45 whose careers at Methodist have spanned 25 years or more. More than 400 people were on hand to celebrate the contributions these... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Honored with Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care 

Apr 07
2014
Methodist Hospitals has once again received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Methodist was the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to receive this award. Get With The Guidelines Stroke helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding... read more
 

Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Receives Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Breast Centers 

Apr 02
2014
Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals honored for providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, acknowledging its dedication to providing exceptional patient care and treatment. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women according to the American Cancer Society, and one in eight ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Partners with Valparaiso Family YMCA to Hold Second Annual Health Fair  

Feb 11
2014
Methodist Hospitals will hold their second annual community health fair in partnership with the Valparaiso Family YMCA. Community Health Fair offerings will include sampler classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp and Pilates, free health screenings, free health information, raffles, free gifts and much more. Who: The Health Fair is open to members of the Community. Membership at the Valparaiso Family YMCA is not a requirement for attendance. What: The Health Fair will offer numerous... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Free Affordable Care Act Information Sessions 

Jan 02
2014
Methodist Hospital’s Affordable Care Act Navigators and Certified Application Counselors will host free Affordable Care Act information Sessions in the first quarter of 2014. Dates are as follows: Thursday, January 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. - Northlake Campus, Seyl Auditorium Sat. Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon - Southlake Campus, Pav. B Wed. Feb 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. - Midlake Campus, Room 164 Thurs. March 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. - Southlake Campus, Pav. B Sat. March 22 from ... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals’ Employees Share Warmth This Holiday Season 

Dec 23
2013
Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together in the spirit of the holidays to hold a holiday food drive and provide gifts to children in need. Perishable food items were donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Employees once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate Angel Tree Gifts. This program collects and donates gifts to families with children who would be unable to receive presents on Christmas morning. Hospital staff members received an “Angel... read more
 

Cr Works, Inc. Donates Stuffed Animals to Methodist Pediatric Units 

Dec 23
2013

Cr Works, Inc. donated stuffed animals to the Methodist Hospital’s pediatric units just in time for the holidays. Stuffed animals were donated to CR Works by Pet Smart. CR Works is a non-profit organization located at 4950 Broadway in Gary, Indiana. 

Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary Awards Nursing Scholarships at Annual Luncheon 

Dec 18
2013

Two Methodist Hospitals LPNs were honored and awarded LPN to RN scholarships to complete their Registered Nursing degrees at Methodist Hospital’s Annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. The LPN to RN Scholarship program was started by the Auxiliary in 2011. This year’s scholarship recipients were Keith Leigh and Latoya Haggard.

Methodist Hospitals Donates Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the Holidays 

Dec 17
2013
Methodist Hospitals donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the 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 take for granted. “We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is essential to the community,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and... read more
 

Methodist Welcomes new Management staff 

Dec 16
2013
RAYMOND MARTINEZ – DIRECTOR OF SECURITY Raymond holds a B.S. from Indiana University. He is NIMS (National Incident Management System) and IAHSS certified and maintains memberships with American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). RAYFEAEL GULLATT – DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SERVICES Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from David N. Myers University, Cleveland, Ohio and... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Wins Studer Group’s Excellence in Patient Care Award 

Dec 06
2013
Methodist Hospitals has been chosen to receive an Excellence in Patient Care award given by outcomes firm Studer Group®. The hospital received the award—which was presented at the 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference—for their exemplary “most improved” results on the HCAHPS patient survey. Studer Group® gives its Excellence in Patient Care awards to select partners based on very high scores in a variety of categories. Methodist Hospitals was selected based on the amount... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Opens GERD Center 

Dec 06
2013
Methodist Hospitals announces the opening of a GERD Center at their Southlake Campus in Merrillville for the treatment and management of patients with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) and other related conditions. The GERD Center provides patients access to a full array of diagnostics, treatments, and technologies that accurately diagnose and provide a more permanent solution to this condition. GERD is a chronic digestive disease that is caused by gastric acid flowing from the stomach... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Honored by HIMSS Analytics with Stage 6 Recognition 

Nov 22
2013
Methodist Hospitals Honored by HIMSS Analytics with Stage 6 Recognition As of August 2013, 10.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics had reached Stage 6 on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). As of August 2013, there were 556 US hospitals that have achieved Stage 6. Methodist Hospitals are 2 of 15 in the state of Indiana and the only hospitals in Lake or Porter County to be recognized as HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6. Gary, IN (October,... read more
 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY HONORS LOCAL NURSE 

Nov 20
2013

Billie Childress named Nurse of the Year by Indiana State Chapter

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After 5 years at the helm as Methodist Hospitals’ CEO and President, Ian McFadden is tendering his resignation, effective November 30, 2013 

Nov 11
2013
After 5 years at the helm as Methodist Hospitals' CEO and President, Ian McFadden is tendering his resignation, effective November 30, 2013. Michael Davenport, M.D., currently Vice President of Medical Affairs, has assumed the role of President and Interim CEO of the hospital system. During that time, Mr. McFadden engineered a major financial turnaround of Methodist Hospitals, taking the organization from a $73 million deficit in 2008 to an operating surplus of $3.4 million at the... read more
 

Margaret Detert Honored for 50 years of Continuous Volunteer Service 

Nov 01
2013
Merrillville, IN – Margaret Detert was honored for achieving 50 years of continuous volunteer service at Methodist Hospitals’ Annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. This year was exceptionally special because of Margaret’s achievement. Margaret Detert is on her 50th year of consecutive volunteer service with Methodist Hospitals. Detert is a proud member of the Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary as well as a dedicated and exceptional volunteer. Detert serves as a chairwoman for the volunteers as... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Receives Excellence in Patient Care Award from Studer Group 

Oct 28
2013
Studer Group® has selected the winning organizations of this year’s “Excellence in Patient Care” awards based on various categories and the top organizations in each HCAHPS Composite. It’s my honor to share with you that Methodist Hospitals has won in CMS MOST IMPROVED HCAHPS and will be receiving a 2013 Excellence in Patient Care Award at this year’s 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference. Our team has reviewed all of the results from the hospitals that we work with and have... read more
 
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