Methodist Hospitals Welcomes New Staff and Physicians 

May 23

Shane Donahoe, Director of Quality
Donahoe is responsible for patient safety, risk, infection control, and performance improvement. He has spent 10 years in healthcare operations and quality improvement. Donahoe received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management. Donahoe is originally from Tucson, Ariz.

Sarah Connelly, Supervisor Respiratory Care
Connelly is responsible for supervising the staff and assisting the manager with the internal running of the department. She has spent 11 years in her field, all at Methodist Hospitals. Connelly graduated from Indiana University Northwest, and she currently resides in Valparaiso, Ind.

Idalina Garcia, D.D.S.
Garcia is an Oral Surgeon at Methodist Hospitals. She began her practice in 1996 and joined Methodist in 2011. Garcia Boston received her degree from Boson University. Her office is located at 8691 Connecticut Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Osama Ayad, M.D.
Ayad is a Board Certified physician who specializes in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the Methodist Hospitals. Ayad graduated from Ain Dhams University and began his practice in 1999, joining Methodist Hospitals in 2011. Ayad’s office, Horizon Medical LLC, is located at 800 MacArthur Blvd Ste 4, Hammond, IN 46321.

Jerry Kuna, M.D.
Kuna is a Board Certified physician who specializes in Family Medicine at the Methodist Hospitals. He graduated from Jagiellonian University Medical College in 2002. Kuna began his practice in 2007 and joined the Methodist Hospitals in 2011. His office is located at 60 Valparaiso St, Valparaiso, IN 46383.


About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience and Oncology Institutes, Restart Center for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and Women’s Health program. Its range of services also includes Emergency services, Orthopedics and Spine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services and Home Health Services.

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