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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/5/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Hospitals here have higher profit margins than elsewhere, study finds | 10.5.18 | Indy Star
Hospitals hit with fines over patient readmissions | 10.5.18 | IBJ
Hospitals deadly serious about national rankings | 9.28.18 | IBJ
St. Vincent to adopt Ascension in its name| 10.3.18 | Kokomo PerspectiveInside IN BusHerald BulletinIndy StarModern HealthcareBeckers
Wraparound services hold great promise for reducing health costs and improving outcomes- Eskenazi Health Center  |10.3.18 | IU NewsEureka Alert
Seeing pink and thinking about cancer at IU Health | 10.4.18 | Indy Star
AHRQ, PCORI allocate $40M to fund patient outcomes research at 11 learning health systems: Leveraging Infrastructure to Train Investigators in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Learning Health System — Indiana University School of Medicine | 10.1.18 | Beckers

WEST
Public shares concerns over IU Health Frankfort | 10.3.18 | The Times
Proposed new IU Health Frankfort hospital moves forward, gets plan commission approval | 10.1.18 | Frankfort Times
Terre Haute a medical hub in Wabash Valley | 10.2.18 | Tribune Star
What a difference a year makes; financial statement for Good Samaritan shows $1M turnaround | 10.2.18 | Sun Commercial

EAST
Fayette Regional hospital caught in cost squeeze, CEO says | 10.2.18 | Connersville News Examiner
Charges the same at IUH Jay, but billed separately | 9.29.18 |Commercial Review

FORT WAYNE
Construction on Parkview's New Medical Tower Already Underway | 9.29.18 | WFFT
Becker's Hospital Review
Parkview Health- How can products with purpose impact patient health? | 10.2.18 |Healthcare Design
15 health systems with strong finances: Ascension has an "Aa2"
Parkview Health System has an "Aa3" | 10.2.18 | Beckers
Kosciusko Community Hospital names Jae Dale as CEO | 10.1.18 | Beckers

SOUTH
71 critical access hospital CEOs to know: Jerry Laue. Administrator of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil | 10.3.18 | Beckers 

NORTH
New Chapter After 115 Years- Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital | 10.2.18 | Building Indiana 
Technology, screening improve breast cancer survival rates in Northwest Indiana | 9.30.18 | NWI Times

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly might market diabetes drug for obesity after research results | 10.4.18 | IBJ
Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco could be a comer but faces hurdles | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Eli Lilly Migraine Drug Approved, the Third in New Class of Medicines | 9.28.18| Exome
First 16 Tech Building Fully Leased | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus

PUBLIC HEALTH
Rep. Susan Brooks: Bill would boost public health preparedness | 9.30.18 |Indy Star
State Health Department Awarded Grant To Help Prevents Sudden Unexpected Infant And Child Death | 10.5.18 |WBIW
New National City Data Tool Explores Life Expectancy Factors | 10.5.18 | WBOIWFYI

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center could move to Evansville State Hospital, Psychiatric center aims to be last stop for children who need mental health care | 10.2.18 | WFIECourier & Press
2 southern Indiana behavioral health centers announce merger-  LifeSpring Health Systems and Southern Hills Counseling Center | 10.2.18 | WDRBDubois HeraldEvening News and Tribune
Indiana University Southeast works to change dialogue around mental health | 10.2.18 |News Tribune

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Takes On the Opioid Crisis | 10.1.18 | Pew Charitable Trusts
IU Health holds overdose antidote training, distributes 1000 Naloxone kits at Indy libraries | 9.28.18 | WRTVWISH
Hancock County Drug court faces changes due to opioid crisis | 9.30.18 | Daily Reporter
Nurse Practitioners Included In Bill To Increase Opioid Treatments | 10.3.18 | WFYI

EMPLOYER HEALTH
Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces': Beacon Health System # 34, Indiana University Health #95 | 10.4.18|Inside IN Bus
Some Indiana employers jump into providing care as health costs rise | 10.1.18 | WRTV,IBJAxios

EDUCATION
IU researcher wins $44.7M to study rare form of Alzheimer's disease | 10.4.18 | IBJWBIW
Franklin College adding physician assistant program, off-campus graduate health science center | 10.1.18 | IBJ
Regenstrief Institute Names Dr. Aaron Carroll Inaugural Faculty Development VP | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue Team Taps into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus
AMA pushes ahead on med schools of future- EHR system has been pioneered by the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University | 10.3.18 | Politico
Why Your Sense Of Smell Could Be A Clue To Alzheimer's Disease | 10.1.18 |WFYI
Purdue Researchers Using MRI To Improve Breast Cancer Screening | 10.1.18 | WFYI

PAYERS
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | NWI Times

OTHER
Lilly Endowment Awards $70M to Religious Organizations | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Medical Lab Owner Indicted For Medicaid Fraud | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Hospital Can't Escape Suit Over Benefits Rollback  10.1.18 | Law 360
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Thousands of insurance appeals went to doctor feds say is fraud | 10.2.18 | IBJ

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