- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Officials say a new emergency department and intensive care unit at a Gary hospital will have larger rooms, more technology and shorter wait times.

Methodist Hospitals CEO Ray Grady said the $10 million upgrade at its Northlake Campus comes at a time when demand for emergency care at the Gary facility is growing because of its proximity to major highways, heavy industry and inner-cities. Demand grew by 5,000 visits between 2013 and 2015.

The (Munster) Times reports (https://bit.ly/1SBLpb6 ) the improvements needed approval from the government under a 1979 consent decree to keep Methodist from relocating outside of Gary. They’re due to be completed in October.

The improvements follow the construction of a new emergency room at Methodist’s Southlake campus in Merrillville in 2013.

Groundbreaking for the upgrades was held Wednesday.


Information from: The Times, https://www.thetimesonline.com

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