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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/28/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Light on Details of Carmel Property Purchase | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusInside IN BusIndy Star
Community Health Network uses state training grant to help save lives | 9.20.18 |WIMS
Children's hospital celebrates $50M dance marathon milestone | 9.26.18 |IBJ
Retired Indiana grandpa rocks babies to health in NICU at Riley's | 9.24.18 |Fox 59
Rankinghospitals serious business, but do patients pay attention? | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Hancock Regional Hospital hires Inspiring Transformations for mental health planning | 9.28.18 | Greenfield Reporter
 
NORTH
IU Health might build a replacement hospital in Frankfort | 9.25.18| IBJ
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Trinity Health Integrated Care to receive more than $12.5 M from CMS for Quality and Care Coordination Efforts, includes St. Joseph Health System in Mishawaka | 9.24.18 | Trinity Health News Release
Franciscan Alliance, Beacon Health to Build $21M LaPorte Hospital | 9.28.18 | US News
 
SOUTH
Indiana Rural Health Association In Linton Receives $200,000 Planning Grant | 9.24.18 | WBIW
Clark Memorial Hospital and Scott Memorial Hospital unveil new brands | 9.26.18 | Lane ReportNews Tribune
A hospital-operated daycare facility in Johnson County previously planned for closure will now remain open | 9.27.18 | Inside IN BusDaily Journal
 
EAST
Reid Health just relaxed its tattoo policy. Is this happening at other workplaces? 9.21.18 | Palladium Item
 
FORT WAYNE
Parkview Health funds hospital expansion with $22M bonds | 9.28.18 | Bond Buyer
Moody's assigns Aa3 to Parkview Health System, Ser. 2018Ais,B&C and Ser. 2019A; outlook stable | 9.24.18 | Markets InsiderBeckers
Vizient Receives Strategic Alliance Award from Parkview Regional Medical Center | 9.26.18 | Oaoa
Health care column: Parkview partners with Cincinnati Children's | 9.20.18 | FW Business
Lutheran Children’s Hospital Continues Emphasis On Adding Specialists Who Practice In Fort Wayne | 9.27.18 | West Bend News

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Bryan Mills: Higher tobacco tax equals lower health care costs | 9.21.18 |IBJ
Groupofsouthern Indiana teenagers want smoking age raised to 21 | 9.22.18 | News Tribune
Indiana Gets $10.9M to Help Pregnant Women, Parents | 9.27.18 | US NewsWTHR
Many metrics still show women behind | 9.24.28 | Herald Times
Maternal deaths rising nationwide, Indiana at top of list | 9.24.28 | ABC 57 News
Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana's HIV Outbreak | 9.27.18 | MD MagazineHealio
South Bend gets $670,000 to fight lead paint in old houses | 9.26.18 | SB Tribune
Indiana township trustees urged to connect with social services | 9.25.18 | Herald Bulletin
Anne Hathaway: Indiana must turn its food deserts into food oases | 9.28.18 | IBJ
U.S. flu season last winter was worst in four decades, claims 80,000 lives | 9.28.18 | IBJJournal Gazette
Vaccinations in a snap: Drive-thru flu clinic offered | 9.28.18 | The Republic
Indiana Records First West Nile Virus Deaths | 9.25.18 | WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid epidemic showing signs of turning corner, state drug czar says | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Public Health Committee Focuses on Access To Treatment | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media
Indiana needs more resources to treat opioid addiction, panel told | 9.27.18 | Statehouse Files
FSSA, ISDH receive federal funding to help combat the drug epidemic | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Substance abuse leading cause of having too many inmates, says Grant County Jail commander | 9.27.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Overdose Antidote Training Set for 4 Indianapolis Libraries | 9.25.18 | US NewsIndy Channel
Parents Charged With Neglect After Baby's Meth-Related Death | 9.27.18 | US News
Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training | 9.28.18 | WFYI
Officials say opioid centers don't raise crime in their neighborhoods, but offer no statistics | 9.28.18 | Herald Bulletin

MENTAL HEALTH
When Insurers Deny Mental Health Coverage, Families In Crisis StruggleEven More | 9.26.18 | WFYI
Bartholomew Co. Program Seeks To Provide Students With Mental Health Resources | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media

EDUCATION
Precision Health Initiative effortsleads to new cancer treatment for state | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Grand Challenges initiatives providing useful tools for Hoosier communities | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Kelley School Physician MBA Program has been transforming health care since 2013 | 9.26.18 | IU Newsroom
Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
First NIH Grant Boosts Marian’s Medical School | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana University study: Can Yelp help you find a hospital — a good one? | 9.26.18 | Philly Inquirer
Student leaders work onplan to boost mental health at ISU | 9.25.18 | Pharos TribuneTribune Star
Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

PHYSICIANS
12.6% of Indiana patients skip a physician visit due to cost | 9.26.18 | BeckersKaiser

PAYERS
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Rated Top in Indiana by NCQA | 9.24.18 | Insurance News Net
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | IBJ

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Shine in Silicon Valley | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Names Competition Finalists | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue-affiliated Startup Novosteo Awarded $1.7M Grant For New Drug | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Investors Lead $5.5 Million Boost to Nanovis | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco Rings Opening Bell at NYSE, shares rise 50 percent in first day after $1.5B animal-health IPO | 9.24.18 | Inside IN BusIBJ
Researchers Set For Inaugural Technology Showcase, The Indiana Technology Showcase at the WestGate Academy | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
When technology and life sciences meet in Indiana, innovation can find a home | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
OrthoWorx presents DiscoverME: A future of possibilities for Kosciusko County 8th graders | 9.27.18 | Times Union
The case for (and against) investing in Elanco Animal Health | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Lilly Migraine Treatment to Hit U.S. Market | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusIBJ
Eli Lilly Strikes Deal for Diabetes Pill to Gain on Novo Nordisk | 9.27.18 | Xconomy

HEALTH REFORM
Medicaid guidelines limit mother's ability to get heart, liver transplants | 9.24.18 | Indy Channel
Midterm elections: What the debate over Obamacare means for Hoosiers | 9.27.18 | Indy Star
The insurance coverage gap and how to address it- policy impacts Indiana | 9.25.18 | Beckers
Trump health chief Alex Azar: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan | 9.27.18 | IBJ
Indiana Senate race: Braun, Donnelly spar over Obamacare, pre-existing conditions | 9.27.18 | Indy Star

HEALTH IT
Data cleansing, enrichment, NLP boost patient care, payer usage for Indiana HIE members | 9.26.18 | Healthcare IT News
IU-Regenstrief 1 of 11 awards for next generation of learning health system researchers- Collaboration to receive $3.4 million over 5 years from AHRQ and PCORI | 9.26.18 | Eureka AlertHC InformaticsNews Medical

OTHER
Invesque to add 39 jobs as part of expansion, headquarters move | 9.24.18 | IBJ
Activate Healthcare Top Performing Worksite Health Firm in Overall Performance | 9.24.18 | Virginian Pilot
'Torchbearers' Receive Recognition: Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, Melinda Clark, St. Vincent Medical Group, and Sarah Demmon, Eli Lilly and Co. | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Governor Holcomb made one reappointment and two new appointments to the Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board: Stephan Viehweg, associate director of the Riley Child Development Center, Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham, psychiatrist with Community Health Network and Kelley Gardner, clinical manager at Eskenazi Health Midtown | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE