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Trauma Center

Report explores feasibility of trauma care, academic medical center

A more than 200-page report released Thursday supports a consultant's findings that existing local hospitals can provide trauma care and that existing facilities should be used for academic medical purposes.

September 18, 2014 5:30 pm

Chamber meeting to focus on hospital's trauma status

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals' Northlake campus recent designation as an in-process Level III trauma center is the topic of the October general membership luncheon for the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

GARY | Hospital officials and community leaders on Monday celebrated Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus' designation as an in-process Level III trauma center, with some calling for the hospital to pursue an even higher level of care.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary hospital tapped to take on most critical patients

GARY | The sickest, most injured patients in Northwest Indiana no longer will be transported out of state or the area for immediate care.

August 22, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Chesterton woman overcomes traumatic accident to help others

CHESTERTON | Sara Franiak has heard every cliche in the book.

July 06, 2014 10:00 pm
New mobile hospital to take off at air show

New mobile hospital to take off at air show

GARY | Northwest Indiana has expanded its emergency response capabilities by bringing on a fully equipped trailer dubbed a mobile hospital.

June 20, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lowell woman, 48, dies from injuries in Crown Point crash

CROWN POINT | A Lowell woman died at a Chicago-area trauma center Sunday afternoon following a head-on-collision in Crown Point, officials said.

June 16, 2014 6:17 pm

EDITORIAL: Plan for future health care needs

We have been saying for some time now that the nation has a looming doctor shortage and that the Affordable Care Act will mean more patients.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

HEBRON | The driver of a vehicle reported stolen out of DeMotte was transported by medical helicopter to an area trauma center early Wednesday after crashing the vehicle near Hebron.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Two employees shot at E.C. store

EAST CHICAGO | Two employees of a small East Chicago grocery store were shot Tuesday night after an altercation at the business, police said.

April 30, 2014 6:35 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: SSMMA announces '14 priorities

Each year the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association develops its legislative priorities for the federal, state and county levels.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
Trauma center efforts advance

Trauma center efforts advance

At least three local hospitals are playing a role in the state's effort to make trauma care accessible for all Hoosiers.

January 15, 2014 11:37 pm Related
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

As we begin 2014, we will all experience changes in our health care due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. All areas of health care will strive for an increased focus on preventative care as well as outcome based medicine. EMS and pre-hospital care will be experiencing some dr…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

It shouldn't take so long to develop trauma centers

Almost 10 months after the proposal for trauma centers to be located within a 15-minute transport time, there is a six-month wait to implement an Indiana legislative directive to determine the need for such facilities in Northwest Indiana.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

RDA to determine need for trauma center, academic medical

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has started to accept proposals from contractors who want to prepare feasibility studies gauging the need for a trauma center and academic medical center in Northwest Indiana. 

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Officials prepare to discuss trauma center in Gary

Officials from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority are preparing to address a legislative directive to study the feasibility of a trauma center and an academic medical center in Northwest Indiana.

June 12, 2013 6:30 pm
East Chicago man airlifted after crash on Cline Avenue

East Chicago man airlifted after crash on Cline Avenue

LAKE COUNTY | An East Chicago man was airlifted to a Chicago-area trauma center after crashing into the back of a semitrailer early Saturday on Cline Avenue near the Borman Expressway.

June 08, 2013 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake County legislation does much, but not all

Senate Bill 585 brings some necessary reforms to Lake County -- changing the makeup of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; requiring studies of the need for a trauma center, an academic medical center and a new port in Gary; and more. Left undone is the income tax necessary to …

April 30, 2013 12:00 am
Methodist Hospitals to unveil 2013 plans

Methodist Hospitals to unveil 2013 plans

Methodist Hospitals will host its 2013 state of the organization address on Friday. Hospital officials are expected to review the company's 2012 accomplishments and announce plans for 2013. 

April 03, 2013 2:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Northwest Indiana needs Senate Bill 585

Senate Bill 585 has many valuable provisions for Lake County and Northwest Indiana. It must become law.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am
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