A History of Medical Breakthroughs

Each day, hundreds of patients come to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital for help in their time of need. As the state's largest hospital and busiest Level I trauma center, patients rely on our expertise and strength for everything from the most routine examinations to the most complicated neurosurgeries.

For the past 32 years, Methodist Health Foundation's mission has been to support the world-renowned critical care delivered at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Thanks to our generous donors, these are a few of the many ways we support the hospital, which has been around for more than a century:

Experience REV

In partnership with Indiana University Health, we invite you to ignite the month of May at Rev, a chic outdoor experience on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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For more information, please contact:

Kelly Alexiou

Executive Assistant


Grant Information

Methodist Health Foundation accepts grant proposals for IU Health Methodist Hospital and IU Health mission-related programs, projects, equipment, capital expenditures, services, education and research. Consideration is also given to affiliated charitable and educational healthcare entities.

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In Support of Patient Care

Gary Zarounian

Critical Care Saved Racing Fan's Life

When lifelong racing enthusiast Gary Zarounian, awoke in IU Health Methodist Hospital for the first time in five days, some of the first words he heard were "Do you believe in miracles?"

IU Health Physicians Cardiologist George Revtyak, MD, spoke them as Gary woke from a medically induced coma after collapsing outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, Gary had just attended the Brickyard 400 and was walking across the parking lot when he collapsed onto the hood of a car and fell to the ground. Fortunately, his friends spotted him and summoned help. Immediately a nurse he never met performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and compressions on his chest. Soon after, a state trooper took over and called paramedics.

Gary was rushed to IU Health Methodist Hospital where he was placed in a medical coma to help him recover from cardiac arrest. The physician expertise and level of care provided by the Level 1 Trauma Center was critical to Gary's successful recovery over the course of 13 days.

Back on his feet and ready for more racing – Gary looks forward to supporting Methodist Health Foundation and IU Health Methodist Hospital during the month of May at Rev. He's invited Dr. Revtyak, the former state trooper who was at his aid, Sargent Wix and several paramedics to be his guest at this year's event.

"I want to help them save many more lives – just as they helped save mine."

Gary Zarounian

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Indianapolis in May

  1. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway – After three decades as a motorsports enthusiast and USAC midget car team owner, my travels have taught me one thing: there's no place like the IMS.
  2. Tradition – For more than 100 years, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital and the IMS have partnered to promote safety and health for drivers, IMS patrons and Hoosiers.
  3. Rock star status for life savers – If you're one of the paramedics, state troopers, nurses or others who helped me after my heart attack following last year's Brickyard 400, you're on my automatic guest list for Rev, the Methodist Health Foundation event at the IMS on May 9. Visit revindy.org for tickets and more information.
  4. Hoosier Hospitality – Where else can you find people more eager to make you feel at home?
  5. A benevolent heart – Indianapolis has a reputation for volunteerism and giving back. What better example than an event like Rev, which raises funds for Indiana University Health statewide trauma programs?
  6. Home cooked meals – I've been watching my diet since last year's heart attack, but my doctor gave me a night off for Mama Unser's famous chili, just one of the dishes being served at this year's Rev event.
  7. Great restaurants – What's a trip to Indianapolis without a stop at St. Elmo Steak House, not to mention all the other restaurants represented at Rev?
  8. Downtown Indianapolis – I love how convenient everything is; you can walk nearly everywhere–and that's a good thing because it helps me walk off Mama Unser's chili and the 12-ounce filet I'll have at St. Elmo's.
  9. Celebrity sightings – Only your Yahoo account can give you more chance encounters with celebrities than you can get at the Speedway.
  10. The winners' circle – You don't have to be INDYCAR driver Scott Dixon to get exceptional medical care. IU Health Emergency Medical Center located on the IMS grounds provides medical care for drivers and fans alike. In fact, it's one of the busiest emergency departments in the country on the days it's open — treating more than 450 people during the three racing events last year.