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Methodist, IUN officials share vision of teaching hospital 

Feb 28
2009

A teaching hospital in Gary couldn't become a reality for at least a few more years and faces a few hurdles, namely funding, region health officials said Friday.

The good news is that years of wishing and hoping for the hospital will gain focus through a partnership between The Methodist Hospitals and Indiana University Northwest, and a research group at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has agreed to study the project's feasibility, officials said Friday.

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Methodist, IUN to announce partnership 

Feb 27
2009

Methodist Hospitals plans to announce a partnership today with Indiana University Northwest that could assist in creating a long-discussed teaching hospital near the university's Gary campus.

In the partnership, a task force led by Methodist Hospitals, the university and city and state leaders will explore the concept of building a teaching hospital, including a study of the feasibility of such a project, hospital officials said.

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House OKs trauma center funding 

Feb 24
2009

Heftier traffic fines would be the ticket to bringing a trauma care hospital to Northwest Indiana under a measure that cleared the House on a 53-42 vote Tuesday.

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1940s nursing graduate recalls struggles, rewards of era 

Feb 01
2009

Crisp white dresses and starched caps were required wear for nurses during much of Hazel Witte's 43-year career.

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Museum commemorates former Methodist hospitals program 

Jan 28
2009

Carolee Kaufman Epperson laughed, recalling the years leading up to her 1947 graduation from the nursing college at Methodist Hospitals.

The students, all women, roomed and studied in the two-story red brick building at Fifth Avenue and Grant Street that now houses Methodist Hospitals administrative offices.

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Editorial: Support plan for trauma center in Gary 

Jan 14
2009

The Indiana General Assembly has been told by Gov. Mitch Daniels that money isn't available for spending on new projects. His position is commendable, but the exception must be creation of a trauma center in Northwest Indiana.

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NWI hospitals, churches partner to get out health care message 

Jan 14
2009

A member of Mission of Jesus Christ church in East Chicago, Erika Watkins might have passed up a church-sponsored health clinic except that her husband had just been diagnosed with diabetes.

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Methodist equipment donation beefs up Career Center program 

Jan 14
2009

High school senior Tiffany Johns typed commands on one laptop computer while, nearby, classmate Jolena Evans responded.

The Gary Area Career Center students were setting up a program for switching and routing telephone calls over a computer network as part of their second-year class at the career center.

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Kids helping kids 

Jan 04
2009

Kids4Kids, a Merrillville High School student group, and the Merrillville Rotary Club have partnered to provide electronic games and laptop computers to the pediatrics units at The Methodist Hospitals, Northlake Campus in Gary and Southlake Campus in Merrillville.

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