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Methodist Hospitals First in Northwest Indiana to receive American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Silver Quality Achievement Award 

Nov 08
2011
GARY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 — Methodist Hospitals has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Methodist Hospitals has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for one year to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure... read more
 

Northwest Indiana Walks to Cure Diabetes More than 1,500 Walkers Fund Raise for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 

Oct 01
2011
Highland, IN – 10/10/11 – More than 1,500 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to join together for Northwest Indiana’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 12th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Sunday, October 16th at Wicker Memorial Park. The 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes is being chaired this year by, Ian McFadden, President and CEO of Methodist Hospitals Methodist Hospitals’ will join hundreds of other people... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Announces New Board Member 

Sep 13
2011
Gary, IN - At its last board meeting on August 8th, Methodist Hospitals announced a new officer for its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, Fran Taylor. Fran’s association with Methodist Hospital is extensive. She served in positions of increasing responsibility over a 35-year time period including Vice President of Human Resources and Nursing. Fran Taylor said, “during her tenure, I felt inspired and challenged by the local, regional and national events, which regularly impacted our ability... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Donates Supplies to the Salvation Army Gary’s Adult Rehabilitation Center  

Aug 22
2011
Gary, August 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, donated 44 boxes of supplies to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The 44 boxes contained supplies of daily necessities many of us take for granted such as razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo. “We are proud to be able to support the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary as this program is... read more
 

Dunkin Donuts Holds Community Days to Benefit Methodist Hospitals’ Foundation  

Aug 16
2011

The Merrillville Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins held a Community Day Fundraiser to benefit the Methodist Hospitals Foundation.

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Methodist Hospitals Promotes Leadership by Providing Tools for Knowledge 

Jul 29
2011
Methodist Hospitals is presenting a Certified Emergency Nurse exam review August 1 and 2 in Merrillville. This course was designed to help nurses expand their knowledge and further their careers by providing participants with the information needed to care for patients with a variety of acute illnesses and injuries. Methodist Hospitals is proud to give all nurses the opportunity to continue growing in their careers. Rhonda Sonson coordinated the program. The course will review basic... read more
 

U.S. News Ranks Methodist Hospitals #35 in the Chicago Metro Area 

Jul 22
2011
22nd annual rankings recognize hospitals in 94 metro areas Gary, Indiana – July 19, 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with campuses in Gary and Merrillville, has been ranked #35 in the Chicago Metro Area in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. Methodist Hospitals was also ranked among the top 25% of hospitals in Neurology and Neurosurgery. The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000... read more
 

Hospital Safety: Insider Tips Book released by Hospital Staff 

Jul 20
2011

As authors, we have shared experiences in the healthcare setting as professionals, as patients, and as support for our families.  Our basic knowledge of safe nursing and hospital practices has proved helpful on multiple occasions.  Our intent is to share some of the knowledge we have gained from our personal and professional experiences.

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Methodist Hospitals Is First in Northwest Indiana to receive American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Bronze Quality Achievement Award for Heart Failure 

Jul 19
2011
Gary, July 2011 – Methodist Hospitals, with locations in Gary and Merrillville, has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Methodist Hospitals has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary... read more
 

Back and Neck Pain Classes at Methodist Hospitals 

Jul 14
2011
Beginning in August, Methodist Hospitals will present Neck and Back Pain classes on the first and third Wednesday of each month. These back and neck pain seminars will assist in the understanding of disease by reviewing a variety of diseases and causes of back and neck pain. The classes will take place at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus, Center for Advanced Clinical Studies, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, Ind. from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first class will be held on Wednesday, August... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence  

Jun 21
2011
Merrillville, IN — Methodist Hospitals, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified... read more
 

Methodist Employee Receives Recognition for Patient Care 

Jun 03
2011
A Methodist Hospital employee, Latonya Lark, has recently won a Spirit Award for going beyond the call of duty to accommodate a patient. Lark is a technologist in Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Neuro EDX department. According to Laurel Valentino, Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Methodist Hospitals, Lark took it upon herself to work with the mother of a small child to schedule a test at 9 p.m. in order to accommodate the child’s needs, even though the department closes at 3... read more
 

Students Participate in Methodist’s Spring Spa Day 

May 23
2011

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.

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Methodist is Only Hospital in NWI to Receive NAPBC Accreditation 

May 23
2011

Methodist Hospitals’ Breast Cancer Program has been granted a three-year, full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program directed by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Staff and Physicians 

May 23
2011
Shane Donahoe, Director of Quality Donahoe is responsible for patient safety, risk, infection control, and performance improvement. He has spent 10 years in healthcare operations and quality improvement. Donahoe received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Professional in Healthcare... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals receives American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award 

May 20
2011

Methodist Hospitals recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment for at least 24 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

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Methodist Employees Receive Spirit Gram for Patient Service 

Apr 18
2011
Methodist employees from the health system’s Southlake Campus have received a Spirit Gram in March for their exemplary work. Spirit Grams are awarded to a team of employees who work together and exemplify the system’s Corporate Values, ICARE, and go above and beyond their job responsibilities. ICARE represents Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. The mother of a recent patient contacted Methodist’s Southlake Campus to rave about the excellent service that... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Sponsor Free Seminar at YWCA of Gary 

Apr 15
2011

On April 20, Methodist Hospitals will be holding a seminar: Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease, presented by Dr. Winifred Oniah. Dr.Oniah will be discussing general chronic disease.

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Methodist Hospitals Presents Spring Spa Day and Art Exhibition 

Apr 15
2011

On April 30, Methodist Hospitals will present Spring Spa Day, an event that provides breast cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to be educated and pampered.
 

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Methodist Hospitals is the Highest Ranking Hospital in Northwest Indiana in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Chicago Metro Area Rankings 

Apr 14
2011

Methodist Hospitals has been ranked #22 out of 121 ranked hospitals in the Chicago Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. This ranking is the highest of any hospital in Northwest Indiana. Methodist Hospitals achieved this ranking because it scored among the top 25% in 5 specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery; Kidney Disorders; Urology; Gastroenterology; and Diabetes & Endocrinology.

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