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

Jul 23
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 through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only ... read more

U.S. News & World Report Names Methodist Hospitals to Annual Best Hospitals List  

Jul 16
July 17, 2013 - U.S. News & World Report named Methodist Hospitals to its annual Best Hospitals rankings. The 24th annual listings released this week showcase approximately 15 percent of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Methodist Hospitals is recognized as among the Best Hospitals in Indiana listed in the 2013-2014 rankings as 13th overall out of 175 hospitals in the state. “At Methodist Hospitals we are committed to providing the communities we serve with the best possible ... read more

B’nai B’rith Donates Buddy Bears to Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit 

Jul 15
All children admitted to Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Units will receive the comfort of a friend, a stuffed “Buddy Bear” thanks to the generosity of the America Unit #901 of B’nai B'rith in Northwest Indiana. The Buddy Bear program provides the stuffed bears to organizations that work with children who are dealing with extreme stress and upheaval in their lives in order to bring a smile to a difficult situation. B'nai B'rith, a world-wide Jewish service organization, is dedicated to... read more

Methodist Hospitals Plaque Dedication Honors Denis E. Ribordy 

Jun 27
On Monday, June 3, 2013, Methodist Hospitals held a ceremony to honor past Board President Denis E. Ribordy with the dedication of a plaque in memory of his many contributions to the hospitals. The ceremony, attended by the Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors, leadership team and family members of Mr. Ribordy, was held in the Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus’s new Emergency Department. The ceremony included remembrances by close friend and colleague Mr. Glenn Hannah, who is a... read more

Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Staff at the Valparaiso YMCA 

Jun 27
David Howe was recently promoted to Relations Manager at Methodist Hospitals is working out of the Valparaiso Family YMCA. With 30 years of healthcare, hospitality and community service experience, he is responsible for building a strong relationship with the community to promote better health and wellness in Porter County. David Howe has been a long time resident of Valparaiso Indiana. Cale Dubois, RN, was recently promoted to work for Methodist Hospitals at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.... read more

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Receives Donation from Cancer Survivor 

Jun 25
Over 10 years ago, Mark McDaniel decided to host a HORSE basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Methodist Hospitals. Formerly named Giddy Up Games and now known as Giddy Up Games Pond-A-Palooza Music Festival, the tournament has grown from just 12 participants playing in the driveway of the McDaniel’s Schererville home, to a full-blown block party around the pond of his new home. The event now attracts more than 200 participants. A cancer survivor who credits Methodist Hospitals with... read more


May 30
(Valparaiso, IN) – It wasn’t a typical Tuesday at Valparaiso’s Parkview Elementary School, at 1405 Wood St. Methodist Hospitals sponsored an American Heart Association Teaching Garden that inspired many community leaders to wear their planting gloves and dig in the enriched soil, planting tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and much more. Valparaiso Mayor Costas, Valparaiso School’s Superintendent, Mike Berta, and School Board Member Jim Jorgensen joined Ian McFadden, President and CEO of... read more

Methodist Hospitals Partners with Community Organizations to Hold Spring Community Health Fair in Gary 

May 13
What: Methodist Hospitals will host their Annual Spring Community Health Fair this year at the Gary Southshore Railcats Stadium in Gary, Indiana. Who: In previous years this event has been held at the Methodist Midlake Campus. This year’s event has been moved to the Gary Southshore Railcats, and is being co-sponsored by the Railcats, Strack & VanTil, Fuel Fitness, and the Lake County Minority Health Coalition. The following activities is a sampling of the offering at this year’s... read more

Methodist Director Lawanda Jones becomes Certified Baldrige Examiner  

May 03
Quality Service Administrator Shows Commitment to Excellence through Volunteerism Gary, IN- Lawanda Jones, director of quality services, has recently become a State Baldrige Examiner through The Partnership of Excellence, which administers the Baldrige Assessment Process throughout Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. The examiner’s role is to evaluate and analyze assessments submitted by applicants based off of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. Examiners are also... read more

3D Mammography Provides Earlier Detection, Draws New Patients to Breast Care Center 

Apr 16
Methodist Hospitals, Merrillville, Indiana By all measures the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is a success. Opened in 2011, the Breast Care Center embodies Methodist Hospitals’ commitment to provide the most advanced technologies available for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Methodist Hospitals is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system with two full-service campuses located 14 miles apart in Gary and Merrillville,... read more

Methodist Hospitals Employees Encouraged to Give the Gift of Hope During National Donate Life Month 

Apr 10
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a Flag Raising Ceremony to raise awareness among their employees in an effort to promote organ, eye and tissue donation since April is National Donate Life Month. The event will be held at the Northlake Campus in Gary, Indiana. Who: Employees, medical staff, and leadership in addition to Gift of Hope and Indiana Lions Eye Bank staff will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • ... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Hold 2013 State of the Organization Address 

Apr 01
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold its 2013 State of the Organization Address to review 2012 accomplishments and announce plans for 2013 at the Genesis Center in Gary, Indiana. Who: Community leaders, chamber of commerce members, hospital partners, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • Ian E. McFadden, President & CEO, Methodist Hospitals • William... read more

Expanding Health Care Coverage is Good for Our Community 

Mar 26
It’s clear that low-income, working Hoosiers without health insurance and Indiana’s economy as a whole would benefit from expanding coverage. Whether it is through the Healthy Indiana Plan or under the Medicaid provisions under health reform, we cannot wait to act. A recent report from the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) states that Indiana has the opportunity to cover more than 400,000 uninsured by leveraging more than $10 billion in federal... read more

Methodist Hospitals Helps Bridge Digital Divide with Donation  

Mar 22
Hospital donates used technology to Computers For School Program Gary, IN- This past January, Methodist Hospitals donated used personal computers and monitors to the Computers For Schools Program, an initiative through PC Rebuilders and Recyclers. This Illinois based company provides national underserved schools and organizations with refurbished computers who otherwise would not be able to attain them. Timothy Diamond, chief information officer for Methodist Hospitals says, “We donated ... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Host VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Southlake Campus Emergency Department 

Mar 05
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a VIP Reception and Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Emergency Department at the Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana. Who: Community leaders, medical staff, hospital leadership and employees will be in attendance. The following individuals will be attending and will be available for interviews and photos: • Ian E. McFadden, President & CEO, Methodist Hospitals • Michael McGee, M.D., Medical Director, Methodist ... read more

Methodist Hospital's Neuroscience Institute Recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 

Feb 19
Providing Leadership in MS Care MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute, a leading care provider for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in northwest Indiana has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient care; providing coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing... read more

Methodist Hospitals Recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month by Studer Group  

Feb 05
Gary, IN – Methodist Hospitals was recognized as Health Care Organization of the Month in January 2013 by the Studer Group, one of the nation’s most respected health care consultancies, for the hospitals’ accomplishments and improvements in patient experience. “The strides made by Methodist Hospitals in creating positive patient experience over the past three years have been truly remarkable, and we wanted to recognize them for the hard work and commitment it takes to achieve this kind of... read more

March of Dimes Issues Grant to Methodist Hospitals 

Feb 04
The March of Dimes issued a $400 grant and a rocking chair to Methodist Hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units. “We’re very excited to award Methodist Hospitals with this grant,” said Victor Garcia, Division Director for the March of Dimes. “These funds are going to be used to purchase educational materials for expecting and new moms. Methodist Hospitals has been very committed to the March of Dimes mission of reducing preterm birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. The staff at... read more

Methodist Hospitals Offers HIV Screenings 

Jan 30
Methodist Hospitals’ emergency department offers HIV screenings through a partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health. Methodist is the only site that offers these screenings 24/7 to all emergency patients aged 13 to 70. Screenings are offered during the triage process to patients that live in Indiana and have a legitimate emergency room complaint. The OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Antibody test produces results in 20 minutes. The program has led to earlier detection of... read more

Methodist Hospitals Expands into St. John Indiana 

Jan 28
Methodist Hospitals celebrated their expansion of their Methodist Physician Group into St. John Indiana by celebrating a ribbon cutting and grand opening. Anemarie Lutas, M.D, Internal Medicine, was introduced along with her medical Assistant Davina Felton. "We are proud to be opening this facility and bringing Methodist Physician Group to the St. John community. We welcome Dr. Lutas into the Methodist Physician Group practice and we are proud to give the members of the St. John... read more
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