Press Releases

New President appointed to serve on the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition 

Apr 23
Gary, Indiana – April 23, 2012 Merievelyn Stuber, Patient Safety Officer at Methodist Hospitals, was appointed to serve as the new president of the Northwest Indiana Patient Safety Coalition (NWINPSC) on January 2012. Ms. Stuber is a 23 year employee of Methodist Hospitals and has held various positions at Methodist including her currently position as Patient Safety Officer. The coalition consists of representatives from area healthcare systems and academic institutions and provides a forum... read more

Methodist Hospitals Offers Cutting Edge Treatment to Help Dissolve Deadly Blood Clots Associated with Deep Venous Thrombosis 

Apr 02
Merrillville, Indiana – April 2, 2012: There are an estimated 600,000 new cases of Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) every year in the U.S. DVT is a serious and potentially life threatening condition. It occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in your body, limiting blood flow. It usually occurs in your leg or pelvis, but it can also occur in your arm or chest. 60-70% of patients with DVT develop Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS), resulting in permanent debilitating damage in the... read more

AHA Better U Get Moving Event 

Apr 02
Methodist Hospitals is holding its Second Free Go Red for Women BetterU Event to Support Women in their Efforts to Enhance their Heart Health What: Methodist Hospitals is hosting the Second in a series of Three Free Go Red for Women Better U events. This event, BetterU Get Moving, will focus on exercise and activities that will complement therapeutic lifestyle changes. Go Red Better U is a Free 12 week online nutrition and fitness program designed to enhance women’s heart health by... read more

Methodist Hospitals, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Managed Health Services Partner with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition to host a Free Diabetes Conference 

Mar 21
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a free Diabetes Conference, Too Sweet for your own Good, In partnership with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition. Who: The general public is invited to attend. The Diabetes Conference will offer the following: • Diabetes Education • Physician Panel Discussion • Free Glucometers • Free Diabetes Testing (12 hour fast required) • Vendors with Patient Care Information • Raffles and Free Lunch When: The event will be held on... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Hold 2012 State of the Organization Address 

Mar 13
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold its 2012 State of the Organization Address to review 2011 accomplishments and announce plans for 2012 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

Methodist Hospitals Opens New Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit 

Mar 05
Gary, Indiana – March 6, 2012 Methodist Hospitals today announced that it has opened an inpatient Geriatric Behavioral Health Services program at its Northlake campus in Gary, Indiana. “We believe it is important for Methodist Hospitals to demonstrate its commitment to the mental and emotional health of the communities we serve by providing top quality behavioral health care to patients of all ages,” said Marcus Wigutow, M.D, Medical Director of Geriatric Behavioral Health Services at... read more

Methodist Hospitals To Break Ground for New Southlake Campus Emergency Department 

Feb 23
What: Methodist Hospitals will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction 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,... read more

Ratings Agency Upgrades Methodist Hospitals Bonds 

Feb 20
Gary, Indiana – FEBRUARY 20, 2012 Fitch Ratings, one of the three major credit rating agencies, has upgraded Methodist Hospitals bond issues to BBB- from BB+. The ratings agency cited several factors in making the upgrade, including Methodist’s consecutive years of improving profitability, consistent and healthy liquidity, effective expense control and improving medical staff stability. In 2010, Methodist Hospitals posted a 1.9% operating margin and 10% operating EBITDA, which compare... read more

Methodist Hospitals Foundation Hosts Second Annual Mardi Gras Ball 

Feb 09
What: The culmination of a six-month long employee fundraising effort on behalf of the Foundation, the Methodist Hospitals Foundation Mardi Gras Ball celebrates the commitment of Methodist Hospitals employees to supporting the mission of the hospital as well as the history and traditions of Mardi Gras. Who: The event will be attended by more than 150 Methodist Hospitals leaders, staff, physicians and Foundation Board members. The following individuals will be attending and will be... read more

Methodist Hospitals unveils the Northwest Indiana Region’s Only Multi-Specialty Computer Assisted technology for Spinal, Orthopedic, Neuro Surgery 

Jan 26
Merrillville, Indiana (January 26, 2012) – Methodist Hospitals will unveil a multi-specialty computer assisted surgery suite to help surgeons in performing more effective spinal, neuro and orthopedic surgeries. This technology uses an infrared Surgical Navigation Camera and Smart Instruments along with unique tracking software to assist in guiding surgeons and their instruments through the patient’s anatomy. “It is one of the most advanced multi-specialty computer assisted surgery... read more

Ian McFadden will be recognized as Outstanding Chair by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  

Jan 11
Merrillville, IN – 1/11/12 – Ian McFadden, President & CEO of Methodist Hospitals, will be recognized as Outstanding Chair by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Chairing the 2011 Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes. Ian McFadden, along with other top captains in Northwest Indiana, will be recognized during the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Awards Banquet on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Indiana. More than 1,500... read more

Methodist Hospitals Shares Warmth This Holiday Season 

Dec 13
Methodist Hospitals is celebrating the holidays with Angel Tree donations, patient visits from the Railcats and Methodist Max mascots, and special holiday meals for employees, Methodist choir performances, employee Christmas Book-Give-Away by the Gary Literacy Coalition and hospital staff confessions given by the Spiritual Care Department to prepare for the Christmas holiday. Methodist Hospitals has once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate Angel Tree Gifts. This program... read more

Gary Literacy Coalition Hosting Christmas Book-Give-Away 

Dec 06
“Reading is the Best Medicine!” The Gary Literacy Coalition will be hosting a Christmas Book-Give-Away to all employees. The purpose of this initiative is to give a book to a child as a Christmas gift and encourage reading all year long. The Christmas Book-Give-Away is scheduled for the following date and location: Date: Time: Location: Monday, December 12th 8:00 AM – 5:00PM. S.P. Auditorium/Northlake Wednesday, December 14th 8:00 AM – 5:00PM Auditorium/Southlake We hope that ... read more

Methodist Hospitals Leadership Donates Food to the Northwest Indiana Food Bank  

Nov 22

Gary, November 2011 –In the spirit of Thanksgiving members of the Methodist Hospitals’ management team, who attended a team building workshop, dressed like Pilgrims and Indians, and donated non-perishable food items for the Northwest Indiana Food Bank.

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

Nov 08
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
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
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
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

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
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
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