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Methodist Hospitals Names New Director of Women's & Children's Services


NORTHWEST INDIANA -  There's some new leadership in place at one of the Region's hospitals.

Methodist Hospitals, that has campuses in Gary and Merrillville now has its new Director for Women’s & Children’s Services.

According to a company news release, the organization has appointed Tracie Shelton, who is a Registered Nurse to the position.  Shelton holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing Administration from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.

She brings over 13 years of management experience and most recently served as Director of Nursing Services at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

Her career has also included positions as Hospital Incident Command System Chief of Operations during the initial COVID-19 crisis, Associate Manager, Post-Partum Nurse Manager, NICU Nurse Manager and Patient Educator.

Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.