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Methodist Hospitals CEO to speak at Gary Chamber lunch 

Oct 29
2010

Ian E. McFadden, president and CEO of The Methodist Hospitals of Northwest Indiana, will speak at the Gary Chamber of Commerce monthly lunch meeting at noon Nov. 8 at the Diamond Club Banquet Facility, 500 East 5th Ave.

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Electronic medical records make local appearance 

Oct 20
2010

Messy handwriting in patient records is a thing of the past at Methodist Hospitals. In late August, the hospital system launched EPIC, an electronic medical records system implemented to improve efficiency and patient safety. The first few months on the system have run smoothly thanks to extensive training, said Loren Chandler, vice president and chief financial officer of Methodist Hospitals.

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Former Methodist president served community 

Oct 14
2010

John Betjemann dedicated himself to bringing excellent health care to the Northwest Indiana community, his daughter said.

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The 12th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk  

Oct 11
2010

They walked to honor their relatives and friends who have dealt with a breast cancer diagnosis and to keep future generations from experiencing cancer in all of its forms.

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Effects of health care on the upcoming elections 

Oct 10
2010

In the just more than six months since the signing of the Affordable Care Act, millions of dollars have been spent and new policies implemented with the idea of giving all Americans better access to health care. The full impact of the legislation won't be fully known until at least 2014, when the implementation timeline of the bill is completed, but in weeks the impact of the bill so far will have a very real measure in the form of November midterm election. The success of the health care reform act so far, and on the upcoming election, depends on whom you ask.

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Nurse specialist at Methodist involved in spinal care 

Oct 01
2010

Kristy Darnell is an advanced practice nurse in the Spine Care Center at Methodist Hospitals.

The center aims to provide prompt, superior care to patients with diseases and disorders of the spine. Darnell worked with her director, Laurel Valentino, and intake coordinator Megan Bradburn to put together the comprehensive program to expedite care of spine patients, medical and surgical.
 

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Hospital CEO named honoree for Signature Chefs auction 

Sep 16
2010

Ian E. McFadden, president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals, will be honored at the ninth annual Signature Chefs Auction on Nov. 1 at the Avalon Manor in Hobart, the March of Dimes announced.

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Nurses complete graduate program 

Sep 15
2010

Twenty-three nurses recently completed the Nurse Graduate Program at Methodist Hospitals, Gary and Merrillville. 

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Methodist innovations fighting cancer 

Aug 29
2010

Don't ask the physicians and employees at Methodist Hospitals how good they are because they won't tell you. Instead, they'll point to independent research that shows it.

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NWI's only Gamma Knife and BiPlane Technology located at Methodist Hospitals 

Aug 29
2010

The physicians at Methodist Hospitals realize that the nervous system is one of the body's most important components, and have set up a team dedicated to neurology that uses technology unique to Northwest Indiana.

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Harrowing tales from Haiti 

Aug 27
2010
By Sarah Tompkins - sarah.tompkins@nwi.com, (219) 836-3780 The Haitian man's jugular vein was pulsing out of the wound in his neck, blood running down his chest. Methodist Hospitals' Dr. Nicholas Johnson and physician assistant Johanne Theodule had just finished setting up basic medical supplies at an open-air church in Carrefour, Haiti, when the man was carried to them. He had been stabbed in the neck with a sharp stick. Johnson and Theodule laid him on the concrete floor ... read more
 

Stroke care coordinator is passionate about prevention efforts 

Aug 12
2010

Sherry Mosier, stroke care coordinator at Methodist Hospitals, is passionate about her work - educating patients about strokes and stroke prevention.

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Methodist gets stroke care approval 

Jun 25
2010

The Methodist Hospitals has received Primary Stroke Certification by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent, nationally recognized accreditation authority.

Hospital officials said the facility earned the distinction after HFAP conducted an "extensive and objective review" of the hospital's stroke program.

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Fighting Cancer 

Jun 11
2010

CROWN POINT | More than 3,300 people are diagnosed annually with cancer in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties.

"Those four counties represent one-tenth of the cancer diagnoses in the entire state of Indiana," said Bradley M. Stevenson, ACS NWI community representative.

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Spring Spa Day support 

May 11
2010

Janet Ward truly believes that a person should "listen" to her body if something doesn't feel normal.

Her journey from bewilderment to an ensuing lumpectomy proved this to be true, Ward told a crowd at the recent Spring Spa Day at Methodist Hospitals' Southlake campus in Merrillville.

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Community tries to steer teens from life of crime 

May 09
2010

GARY -- When Michael McGee, head of trauma for The Methodist Hospitals, showed the 100 teens in his charge the picture of what a man looks like with a sexually transmitted infection, they were naturally horrified.

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Meet a true survivor 

May 07
2010

MERRILLVILLE | Donna Hartley's story is one of survival.

Hartley shared that story Thursday as keynote speaker at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women luncheon held at the Radisson Star Plaza.

"As I take you on my journey, let it be your journey," Hartley said.

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Take care of yourself 

May 07
2010

MERRILLVILLE -- Heather Sienkiewicz, of Alsip, Ill., doesn't invite people over for pizza anymore because she is certain they would find her own homemade version gross.

 After living through congestive heart failure at 24, however, the fact that her version consists of no more than crescent roll dough, no-sodium spaghetti sauce and the smallest amount of no-fat cheese suits her just fine. It doesn't even taste remotely like the original, but she'll sacrifice taste for her life any day of the week.

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Weight loss gives Gary man a second chance at life 

May 02
2010

Life was passing by Jonathan Moore.

He was happy, was surrounded by friends and family and had dreams of making it to Hollywood as a performer. But looking in the mirror, the Gary resident knew there was one obstacle that stood in his way -- his weight.

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When to Go Surgical for Weight Loss 

Apr 26
2010

For many very overweight people, there just doesn’t seem to be a future in cutting calories or upping their exercise. They’ve tried and failed with that conservative route, and they may have also failed with drugs such as appetite suppressants and metabolism boosters. But they still have a sincere desire to take off the pounds.

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