Back to All News


August 3rd, 2020

Methodist Hospitals Names Two New Directors

Methodist Hospitals has appointed two new directors to its leadership team:

Claire B. O’Neill, Director of System Transformation

Claire Joined Methodist Hospitals in June, 2020 as Director of System Transformation.  In this role she will guide operational and organizational improvement by identifying underperforming areas and processes and managing the implementation and evaluation of efforts to achieve the hospitals’ strategic goals.  Claire came to Methodist from the Sinai Health System in Chicago, where she was Director of Financial Operations for its acute care hospitals.  Claire earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business administration from Fordham University.

Duane R. Seaborne, MSN, BSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services

Duane joined Methodist Hospitals in March 2020 as Director of Surgical Perioperative Services.  Duane brings to Methodist more than 10 years of operating room experience in a wide range of specialties. Duane came to Methodist from the NeuroDiagnostic Institute in Indianapolis and has managed surgical services at Franciscan Alliance hospitals, Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis (now Sidney & Louis Eskenazi Hospital), and IU Health.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Indiana State University.

About Methodist Hospitals

Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, 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, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery Services, Emergency & Trauma Services, Immediate Care Centers, an Orthopedic & Spine Care Center, Sports Medicine, comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.  It has earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation.


Media Contact
Linda Hadley
Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications

Related Posts

Northwest Indiana Center for Bariatric Surgery at Methodist Hospitals Achieves Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program®

Gary, Indiana April 20, 2022 – Patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving care at a nationally accredited program that meets […]

Methodist Hospitals Earns Recognition for Wound Care

Award acknowledges exceptional success in wound healing rates, safety goals, and patient satisfaction Gary, IN, March 28, 2022 – Methodist Hospitals is pleased to announce that its Southlake Campus Wound […]

Methodist Hospitals Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Gary, Indiana — CARF International announced Methodist Hospitals has been accredited for a period of three years for its Certified Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Methodist has held CARF accreditation since […]

Methodist Hospitals Recognized with ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Methodist provides expert care, resources to patients with heart attack symptoms February 16, 2022 — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake and Southlake campuses for their […]

Need Further Assistance?

Refer to our Contact page for location specific contact information and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Contact Us


Manage appointments, get test results and more with MyChart.

Learn More

Find a Doctor

Let us connect you with the doctors you are looking for.

Find a Doctor

Pay My Bill

View and pay your bill; get help understanding insurance and obtaining financial assistance.

Insurance & Financial Info