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New unit to aid alcohol, opiate addicts 

Sep 24
2013
GARY | People who need a safe place to withdraw from alcohol and opiate addiction have a new resource in the Region. Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus unveiled a medical stabilization unit the first week in September. A closed part of the hospital was renovated and opened as the new 13-bed unit with 24-hour care, said Jennifer Williams, supervisor of the unit. It averages five to six patients a day so far, she said. The intake staff are certified addiction counselors, and... read more
 

Cancer Update: Advancements in imaging technology make it easier to detect cancers earlier 

Sep 08
2013
Detecting lung and breast cancer in their early stages can mean significant change for a patient’s treatment plan and outcome. Thanks to emerging technologies, new diagnostic methods are available that allow doctors to do just that. Methodist Hospitals began using Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, ENB and Endobronchial Ultrasound, ENUS, technologies to screen for lung cancer in June 2012 and the results have been positive. Bharat Barai, the medical director of oncology at... read more
 

Medicine takes a look inside 

Sep 08
2013
The Region’s hospitals and healthcare centers are tapping into new imaging technology that aids diagnostic procedures for the health and comfort of the patient. 3-D Mammography A leap in mammography technology is making diagnostic breast examinations easier and much less painful at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Anastasia Siatras, radiologist and fellowship breast imager, uses 3-D mammography, a procedure that detects cancers earlier and can eliminate the need for further testing and... read more
 

The Art of robotics:Technology advancements help surgeons be more precise and patients to heal quicker 

Sep 08
2013
Is it a science fiction movie? It looks like the future, a robot operating on a human being with movements so precise they rival a surgeon’s. The future is now, it’s not science fiction, and the robot has a name. But despite appearances, a robot isn’t actually doing the surgery. “There’s a misconception about that," says Dr. John Taylor, obstetrician and gynecologist at IU Health La Porte. “The da Vinci robot is not doing the surgery -- it’s just a tool, like any other instrument.... read more
 

Bears Grant funds Mammograms 

Sep 02
2013

New treatments reduce osteoporosis risk 

Aug 21
2013
August 21, 2013 11:00 am • Courtesy of The Times Osteoporosis can effect anyone, but it is never so common as in women and the elderly. According to Dr. Maria Stamp, Professional Physicians Services, an affiliate of Porter Regional Hospital, “Women have a drastic change in hormones in menopause; that’s why we see more osteoporosis in women.” Similar hormone changes, as well as decreased mobility, also effect the osteoporosis risk in elderly patients. According to Kristy Darnell,... read more
 

Methodist receives 25K grant from Bears Charity 

Aug 13
2013

Staley Da Bear poses for a photograph with Methodist Hospitals mammography manager Jennifer Sanders and 3-D mammography equipment while promoting a $25,000 grant awarded by Bears Care to the hospital group. The grant will allow Methodist Hospitals to provide free 3-D mammograms to 500 women. 

 

 

Courtesy of The Times newspaper

How does Methodist Hospitals inspire a culture of creativity and innovation? 

Jun 29
2013
March 29, 2013 7:39 am • By Ian McFadden, President Methodist HospitalsThis is an extremely challenging time for health care, perhaps the most challenging this industry has ever faced. It is filled with uncertainties about the national, regional and local economies in which we operate, as well as what basic business models for our industry will need to look like a decade or even a few years from now. All hospitals, including Methodist Hosptals, are also under great pressure to improve... read more
 

Some hospitals turning to transfusions less often 

Jun 09
2013
June 09, 2013 12:00 am • By Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244The lazy days of summer bring extra pleas from blood centers, as regular donors go on vacation and school lets out. But some local hospitals are being more judicious in deciding when a patient needs a transfusion. Dr. Judy Lyzak, vice president of medical affairs with Alverno Clinical Laboratories in Hammond, said there's a push in Franciscan Alliance hospitals to use blood products more safely --... read more
 

Changing the way emergency medicine is practiced 

Jun 02
2013
June 02, 2013 12:00 amCentrally located in northwest Indiana - in close proximity to heavy industry, mass transit and urban areas – the nonprofit Methodist Hospitals has been serving the populations of Lake and Porter counties, as well as the communities extending west to the Illinois border, east to LaPorte and Valparaiso, and south to Lowell, since 1911. Now, as a result of an extensive $8 million dollar renovation at the Southlake Campus Emergency Department, Methodist’s dedicated... read more
 

Implanted device curbs Valpo man's seizures 

May 15
2013
A car crash nearly 13 years ago put Valparaiso resident John Camacho in a coma for two weeks. Regular seizures interrupted his progress toward recovery. That changed 14 months ago. After undergoing an hour-long procedure at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville, Camacho now has a regular stream of electricity pulsing into his brain via a wire device implanted in his chest. It dispenses Vagus nerve stimulation, or VNS, therapy. May 15, 2013 11:43 am • Dan Shelton, The... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals reflects on 2012, looks to 2013 and beyond 

Apr 05
2013
April 05, 2013 3:15 pm • By Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244GARY | The next decade is expected to bring expansion and updates to Methodist Hospitals' campuses and the continued push to achieve a Level III trauma center designation, hospital officials announced Friday. In his annual state of the organization address, Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden reflected on 2012 accomplishments and hospital finances before discussing plans for expanded... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals lauded as Partner in MS Care 

Mar 18
2013
March 18, 2013 12:00 am • By Times StaffMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient care; providing coordinated, comprehensive MS care; and a continuing partnership with the Society to address the challenges of people affected by... read more
 

New Methodist ER to debut March 20 

Mar 05
2013
March 05, 2013 12:00 pm • By Vanessa Renderman vanessa.renderman@nwi.com, (219) 933-3244MERRILLVILLE | There's a three-letter word that Cindy Mirabella expects to hear a lot this month: wow. Mirabella, nurse manager at the Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus emergency department, is eager for the community to tour the hospital's new emergency department. An open house is scheduled for March 16, and patients will be accepted in the new area starting March 20. The "wow" factor... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute recognized as center for comprehensive MS care 

Feb 20
2013
February 20, 2013 1:33 pm • Linda Hadley | Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Methodist HospitalsMERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals Neuroscience Institute, a leading provider of care for people living with multiple sclerosis in northwest Indiana has been officially recognized as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care through the National MS Society’s Partners in MS Care program. This formal recognition honors Methodist Neuroscience Institute’s commitment to exceptional patient... read more
 

Methodist Hospitals: Changing the Way Healthcare is Delivered in Northwest Indiana 

Feb 17
2013
Methodist Hospitals is changing the way healthcare is delivered in Northwest Indiana. To accomplish that, the hospital’s goal is to create the most advanced healthcare environment in Northwest Indiana so local families will never have to leave the region to get the very best care. Methodist Hospitals is pursuing its goal through a number of initiatives. First, Methodist is building a multi-specialty program of minimally invasive options using three-dimensional and navigation... read more
 
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