Press Releases

Methodist Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program Merits American Diabetes Association Recognition 

Jan 23
2013
Methodist Hospitals’ diabetes self-management education program has been awarded continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA Education Recognition effort, begun in the fall of 1986, and is based on the National Standards for Diabetes Education that were developed by the National Advisory Board and endorsed by the diabetes community. It is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes... read more
 

Ratings Agency Upgrades Methodist Hospitals Bonds 

Jan 11
2013
Second upgrade in 12 months Underscores Continuing Track Record of Financial Health and Stability Gary, Indiana – January 11, 2013 Fitch Ratings, one of the three major credit rating agencies, has upgraded Methodist Hospitals bond issues to BBB from BBB-. This upgrade is the second such move by the ratings agency in the past 12 months. The ratings agency cited Methodist’s sustained operating performance in making this latest upgrade, including strong profit margin, improved expense... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Mardi Gras Court Coronation 

Dec 07
2012
Methodist Hospitals Foundation’s 2012 reigning King and Queen of Mardi Gras, King Peter Melcher and Queen Fran Taylor, will crown the 2013 Prince and Princess, at this year’s Mardi Gras King and Queens Christmas Dinner. This Foundation’s Annual Mardi Gras event launches Methodist Hospitals’ employee-driven fundraising efforts at Methodist Hospitals. Although Mardi Gras Season begins at the Twelfth Night Party on January 6, 2013; the coronation is the official presentation of the court to the ... read more
 

IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter Announces Partnership with Methodist Hospitals 

Nov 29
2012
Merrillville, IN – IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter, P.C. announced they have signed a letter of intent to partner up with Methodist Hospitals in a co-management relationship. Under this agreement, Methodist Hospitals would also acquire the IMA Endoscopy SurgiCenter. The co-management arrangement will enable Methodist Hospitals to increase the number of endoscopic procedures it conducts by more than 2,500 annually. The agreement involves the group of six board certified gastroenterologist... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Auxiliary Honors Volunteers and Awards Nursing Scholarships at Annual Luncheon 

Nov 06
2012
Methodist Hospitals’ Auxiliary recognized 137 volunteers for their service of over 38,000 hours to the healthcare system. Three LPNs were honored and awarded LPN to RN scholarships to complete their Registered Nursing degrees. The LPN to RN Scholarship program was started by the Auxiliary in 2011, and the three Methodist LPNs were the first recipients of this scholarship fund. Pictured left to right are Fredricka Davidson, Auxiliary Board President, Takesha Buchanan, Candance Kapranos,... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Presents a Clinical Conference on Best Practices for Concussion, Sports Medicine, and Trauma 

Nov 05
2012
The purpose of this clinical conference is to provide Sports Medicine/Trauma education to Sports Personnel and Health Care Professionals. Physicians and clinical experts in their respective fields will conduct presentations. Who: Physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapist, emergency medical services, athletic trainers, and any students studying in these fields. The following continuing medical education credits will be offered: • 6.25 continuing nursing education... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals to Hold Fall Community Health Fair and Breast Care Center Community Open House 

Oct 24
2012
Methodist Hospitals will hold its annual Fall Community Health Fair this year in conjunction with the Community Open House for its brand new State-of-the Art Breast Care Center. Who: Community members are invited to attend both events. Although the Breast Care Center Open House is a women’s event. The following free health screenings will be offered at the Health Fair: • Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, PSA, Body Mass Index, Bone Density and Heart Attack and Stroke... read more
 

Tim Diamond joins Methodist Hospitals as Chief Information Officer 

Oct 22
2012
Tim Diamond has joined Methodist Hospitals as Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Methodist, Tim was the Chief Information Officer at La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois where he was responsible for all aspects of Information Services, Health Information Management and Telecommunications Services. Tim developed and executed IS Strategy focusing on patient safety, quality of patient care and technology advances. Previously he also served as the Director of Information... read more
 

NEW SURGICAL SOLUTION AT METHODIST HOSPITALS HELPS THE SURGEON AND STAFF SEE PROCEDURES MORE CLEARLY  

Sep 24
2012
New systems from OEC Medical Systems, Inc., a GE Healthcare business, offer the surgeon and staff precise surgical images that can be seen from almost anywhere in the OR. Better visualization during surgery increases the chance for a successful outcome. GE Healthcare is committed to providing quality products that help deliver better care to more people at lower cost. Gary, Indiana- September 24, 2012 – Surgeons and the OR staff at Methodist Hospitals now have the opportunity to... read more
 

Wright Alcorn joins Methodist Hospitals as Vice President of Operations 

Sep 12
2012
Wright Alcorn has joined Methodist Hospitals as Vice President of Operations. Wright has vast experience in hospital and health system administration and operations. He has held the role of interim-Vice President Operations since February 27th, 2012 and has been effective and well received throughout the Methodist Hospitals organization over this time. Wright will have responsibilities for Centers of Excellence, clinical ancillary departments including Laboratory Radiology/Imaging... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center 

Aug 27
2012
Gary and Merrillville, Indiana (August 27, 2012) – Methodist Hospitals announces it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Launches da Vinci Robotic Surgery System with New Applications for Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Jul 18
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a VIP Open House Reception to launch the daVinci introduce the latest, most advanced diagnostic technology for lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. ENB uses GPS-like minimally-invasive technology to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) deep in the lung. EBUS is an emerging technique which offers a more precise, minimally invasive way of assessing a patient’s lymph nodes and determining if lung cancer has spread to other parts... read more
 

Leelarani Chigurupati achieves Board Certification as a Specialist in Oncology Nutrition 

Jul 17
2012
Leelarani Chigurupati has achieved Board Certification as a specialist in Oncology Nutrition and may now use the designation, RD, CSO. She is one of only 13 in the State of Indiana with this designation. In order to become board certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic (formerly the American Dietetic Association), a registered dietitian must successfully meet rigorous specialty practice requirements and ... read more
 

Gary Literacy Coalition Holds First Open House 

Jul 09
2012
On Wednesday, June 26 , 2012, the Gary Literacy Coalition held its first-ever public Open House to introduce community members to the Coalition and its mission, activities and accomplishments. Nearly 200 people turned out to enjoy refreshments, receive a free book and hear Executive Director Era Twyman and her staff talk about the many programs supported by the coalition. Said Twyman, “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the story of the Gary Literacy Coalition to so many... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals offers news Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) procedure to diagnose and plan treatment for a lesion deep in the lung 

Jul 03
2012
Merrillville, IN – July 3, 2012 Methodist Hospitals, Merrillville, now offers a new procedure call Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) that offers patients a minimally-invasive option to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (Spot) detected deep in the lung. Methodist Hospitals is the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to provide the summer Dimention i-Logic System as an option for patients who have learned they have a hard-to-reach lesion on their lung. The... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist's Spring Spa Day 

Jul 02
2012
Students in Crown Point, Merrillville and Andrean High School’s art classes participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals. “This is the second year we have worked with local high schools art classes to inspire art students to submit entries for a student-based contest”, said Jennifer Sanders, Mammography Manager at Methodist. “This idea came from wanting to get our younger female students involved in their breast health.... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Introduces Northwest Indiana’s Only Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB) procedure to diagnose and plan treatment for lesions deep in the lung as well as the most advanced Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) 

Jun 20
2012
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a Press Conference and VIP Open House to introduce the latest, most advanced diagnostic technology for lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases. ENB uses GPS-like minimally-invasive technology to locate, enable biopsy and plan treatment for a lesion (spot) deep in the lung. EBUS is an emerging technique which offers a more precise, minimally invasive way of assessing a patient’s lymph nodes and determining if lung cancer has spread to other parts of the... read more
 

American Heart Month to American Stroke Month, Methodist Hospitals brings Go Red For Women to Lake and Porter Counties 

Jun 13
2012
The American Heart Association’s 2012 Go Red For Women campaign in Northwest Indiana proved to be a success, with unprecedented support from presenting hospital sponsor Methodist Hospitals. Beginning with American Heart Month in February and concluding with American Stroke Month in May, three major Go Red events presented by Methodist engaged over 1,000 Northwest Indiana women in the fight against heart disease while raising nearly a quarter of a million dollars for cardiovascular and... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist’s Spring Spa Day 

May 20
2012
Students in the art class of Janet Anderson at Merrillville High School participated in the Spring Spa Day for cancer survivors hosted by the Oncology Institute at Methodist Hospitals. “Every year, in conjunction with Spring Spa Day, we host a traveling art exhibit called 'Oncology on Canvas.' This exhibit is sponsored Eli Lilly, and it's a contest where patients and family members submit entries, and winners are chosen. The works are then collected and sent to oncology offices,... read more
 

Methodist Hosts Free Annual Spring Community Health Fair in Gary 

May 10
2012
Gary, Indiana - May 10, 2012: Methodist is once again hosting its Free Community Health Fair at their Midlake Campus in Gary, Indiana. The health fair will offer free health screenings to the community. Free screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, prostate blood test (PSA) and Heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery (PAD) risk assessments. Free health information on many health care topics will be offered along with and Ask a DOC booth. All attendees will be entered... read more
 
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