Press Releases

Methodist Hospitals Awarded HFAP Primary Stroke Certification 

Jun 25
2010

Methodist Hospitals has been awarded Primary Stroke Certification by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, nationally recognized accreditation authority. It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital’s stroke program.

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Methodist Hospitals' Laboratory Services Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission 

Jun 25
2010

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Methodist Hospitals’ laboratory services have earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™.

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Methodist Hospitals Launches Innovative Spine Care Center 

Jun 18
2010

Methodist Hospitals and its physicians have established a Spine Care Center dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of spine-related issues. The Spine Care Center, located at Methodist's Southlake campus, is an innovative, multi-disciplinary collaboration of physicians and other clinicians specializing in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and physical therapy.

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Top 5% 

Apr 21
2010

Independent Analysis by the Leading Healthcare Ratings Organization of 5,000 Hospitals.

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Healthcare Workers Head Back to Haiti 

Apr 21
2010

Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Program Medical Director and Mobile Intensive Care System Associate Medical Director, Nicholas Johnson, MD, is heading back to Haiti for a second trip with a team of volunteers to try and aleviate some of the suffering that continues after the devastating earthquake.

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Pampering Breast Cancer Survivors 

Apr 14
2010

Spring Spa Day, an event made possible through the efforts of the Methodist Hospitals Oncology Department and a grant through the Pink Ribbon Society, provides breast cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to be educated and pampered.

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Ron Harris Receives Recognition for 20 Years of Outstanding Service 

Mar 26
2010

His fellow coworkers call him the nighthawk.

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A Second Chance 

Mar 25
2010

Jonathon Moore had a desire to be on stage his entire life. Acting and music have always been a passion.

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Methodist Hospitals awarded three year accreditation 

Mar 23
2010

Methodist Hospitals has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in Mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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Photo attached of award presentation 

Mar 16
2010

Methodist Hospitals has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Methodist Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

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New Physicians 

Mar 16
2010

Methodist Hospitals welcomes Pamela Goodwin-Cole, Winifred O. Oniah, and Judson Wood to the Methodist Physician Group.

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Nurse Museum One Year Anniversary 

Feb 25
2010

Methodist Hospitals School of Nursing welcomed its first class in 1923 and graduated its last group of nurses in 1967. Made possible by alumni and supported by the Methodist Hospitals, the Nursing Museum helps showcase the evolution of healthcare and the nursing profession during the past eight decades. The nurse alumni are proud over 150 people have enjoyed the museum in its first year of operation. The nurse museum continues to grow and evolve, it is housed in the administration building that once served as the dormitories for the nursing students.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! 

Feb 22
2010

Colorectal cancer affects approximately 150,000 Americans each year, and is the nation's second leading cancer killer. However, it's 90% preventable and 90% treatable if detected early. Dr. Kumar Venkat will be speaking on how a colonoscopy can save your life.

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Methodist Hospitals completes $76 million financial turnaround in one year 

Feb 15
2010

In just one year, Methodist Hospitals has reversed 6 years of operating losses and posted a surplus of approximately $3.4 million in 2009. While an operating surplus is always good news, it is a remarkable achievement after experiencing approximately $73 million in losses in 2008.

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Healthcare Workers Head to Haiti 

Jan 18
2010

Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Program Medical Director and Mobile Intensive Care System Associate Medical Director, Nicholas Johnson, MD, is heading to Haiti with a team of volunteers to try and aleviate some of the suffering after the devastating earthquake. The Red Cross estimates nearly a third of the population of Haiti is in need of medical attention.

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395th Combat Hospital Recognize Methodist Hospitals Partnership 

Jan 14
2010

Judy Strycek, RN, had no idea she would be spearheading an army training program when she joined the 395th combat support hospital as a major in 1976. “When I joined the unit, I soon learned that one of biggest concerns was how to provide medical training for these individuals that one day may have to treat patients in a combat zone. Basic skills like dressing a wound, taking vitals and how to interact with patients needed to be practiced and mastered.” Judy had been working as a House Supervisor at Methodist Hospitals since 1975. She approached the hospital administration about starting a relationship with the army and allowing the members of the 395th combat hospital unit to train at the hospital.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcome Field Surgical Associates 

Jan 13
2010

We are pleased to welcome Field Surgical Associates to our Medical Staff. Field Surgical Associates offer a full range of surgical care to our Northlake patients including the latest minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic procedures, cancer surgery, general surgery, thoracic and vascular surgical procedures.Their practice is located at 650 Grant Street, Suite# 4, Gary, IN 46402 phone: 219.886.4356 fax: 219.881.2836.

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Methodist Hospital Employees Fulfil Holiday Wishes 

Dec 30
2009

Methodist Hospitals employees made Christmas morning a little brighter for nearly 200 children. A parade of bicycles, dolls, trucks, games, bedding and clothes were loaded into five trucks to be delivered to the Salvation Army as part of the Angel Tree Program. The Angel Tree program provides underprivileged children with holiday gifts and proof that someone cares. Methodist Hospitals has participated in the program for several years and employees are enthusiastic to take part in it every year! "It is a blessing to be fortunate enough to give back to others. The angel tree program gives us the opportunity to make sure these kids wake up on Christmas day a little happier and with something to look forward to. We are a community, we take care of each other. That is what Christmas is all about," stated Shirley Roberson, Human Resources, Methodist Hospitals.

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Bundles of Joy 

Dec 30
2009

Mothers who delivered at Methodist Hospitals during this holiday season were surprised to see their new born baby wrapped in a special red holiday stocking! "Right after the babies are born we bring them to the nursery to bathe them and dress them before bringing them out to their mothers. During the holidays we bring them out in a red stocking. The reaction is always great; lots and lots of photographs," exclaimed Jill Biggs, RN, Nursery, Methodist Hospitals. The program started several years ago when the hospital volunteers would donate stockings for all the babies born on Christmas day. This year the program was expanded to all babies born in the month of December.

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Emergency Medical Technician Training Programs 

Dec 09
2009

The Methodist Hospitals, REGIONAL COORDINATION CENTER has begun accepting applications for enrollment in the next Emergency Medical Technician Training Programs to be held at our hospital in Gary (Midlake Campus), Portage Fire Department, and Prompt Ambulance in Highland beginning on Feb 8 and 9.

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