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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/17/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Ascension's operating income triples as its footprint expands | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Ascension's outpatient transformation comes at a cost| 11.19.18 |Modern HC
Central Indiana Orthopedics breaks ground on new location | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus
Riley Foundation Launches $175M Campaign | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Riley Hospital for Children uses what could be revolutionary cancer therapy on first patient | 11.25.18 | Indy Star
IU Health performs liver transplant on state's oldest recipient | 11.27.18 | Beckers, Indy Star
Blake Dye names IU Health Names Senior VP | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Mary Beth Claus leaving IU Health to be Group Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at NewYork-Presbyterian | 11.29.18 | Global Newswire
New psychiatric hospital to open in Indianapolis | 11.28.18 |Statehouse File
Riverview Health chooses north Carmel site for new facility | 11.26.18 |IBJ
How 10 hospitals, health systems promote employee well-being: Tamara Smith, Director of Healthy Results program at IU Health | 11.21.18 |Beckers
How Safe are Indiana Hospitals? | 11.21.18 |WIBC, WISH
Have you scheduled surgery? Then you’d better start training.-preoperative program at IU Health | 11.20.18 | Washington Post
Indy gets a mobile stroke unit | 11.29.18 |WTTV
Developer spending $15M to build senior villas on 86th Street | 11.27.18 |IBJ

EAST
Hancock Health to take over Family Fun & Fitness in southwest Hancock County | 11.24.18 |Daily Reporter
State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus

NORTH
Marion General Hospital gets its own police department | 11.22.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Goshen City Council approves $87 million hospital expansion | 11.21.18 |Goshen News
New high-tech clinic connects Logansport Community School students with remote health care provider,  Logansport Memorial Hospital | 11.28.18 |Pharos Tribune, Inside IN Bus
Beacon Health System partnership with HealthLinc, Indiana Health Centers and the Center for the Homeless to increase the scope of services available to underserved communities | 11.29.18 |WNDU
State calls out Gary over EMS-related revenue, spending | 11.27.18 |NWI Times
Indiana Health Department Backs Rejection Of License For Proposed Abortion Clinic | 11.28.18 |Kaiser, SB Tribune
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
Vinton Elementary one of three Indiana schools selected for health program | 11.29.18 |Journal Courier

SOUTH
Telehealth Coming to Greene County School | 11.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health and Southern Indiana Physicians To Open New Bedford walk-in | 11.29.18 |WBIW
Harm reduction clinic planned for downtown Seymour | 11.17.18 |Tribune Reporter
Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke | 11.28.18 |RHI Hub

FORT WAYNE
Patients lose in Lutheran's legal battles | 11.25.18 |Journal Gazette
CHS settles lawsuit against ex-CEO of Indiana hospital | 11.19.18 |Beckers, Inside IN Bus, Modern HC. FW Bus Weekly, News Sentinel, WANE
Letter writer admits to Facebook ID- 'Sajin Young' had been harassing CEO of Lutheran Health | 11.22.18 |Journal Gazette, Beckers
Fort Wayne company approved for cartilage defects study | 11.22.18 |FW Bus
How Parkview Health is using mobile technology to fight the opioid crisis | 11.28.18 |AHA
Indiana VA hospital unveils building for sterilizing surgical tools; $14 million helps renovate 4th floor, construct addition | 11.28.18 |Beckers, Journal Gazette, WANE

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Smoking could be a hot issue for lawmakers | 11.25.18 |KPC, Inside IN Bus
Increase Cigarette Taxes For Public Health and a Productive Economy | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
High-tech e-cigarettes an attractive danger to teens | 11.19.18 |Herald Argus
Health coalition renews push for Indiana cigarette tax hike | 11.19.18 |WANE, WLWT, Eagle Country
Chamber Pushing for Healthier Indiana | 11.19.18 |Inside IN Bus, TriState
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville even | 11.22.18 |Post Tribune
Infant mortality -- a significant challenge in Indiana | 11.19.18 |Times Sentinel
Healthy kids are key to Indiana's future |11.23.18 |IN Economic Digest
Indiana seeks $10 million federal grant to find gaps in early childhood education | 11.29.18 |Chalk Beat
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event | 11.23.18 |Post Tribune
If not for interventions like these, Indiana's youth obesity rate may reach 53% by 2025 | 11.29.18 |Indy Star
Suicide Prevention Training Offered To Educators | 11.28.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid war rages on, but those on the front lines see progress | 11.22.18 |IBJ
Indiana 'building for the long haul' on how federal opioid dollars are spent | 11.18.18 |SB Tribune
Purdue, FSSA partner to bring new care models, process improvements, and technology systems to four Indiana communities to improve opioids addiction treatment | 11.27.18 |Purdue, Inside IN Bus, FW Business Weekly

LIFE SCIENCES
FDA plans overhaul of medical device approval system | 11.26.18 | IBJ
Medical electronic data firm plans presence in Electric Works | 11.19.18 |News Sentinel, Inside IN Bus
Lilly installing new labs, offices, manufacturing lines in $90M project | 11.19.18 |IBJ
Rising fear among Asians leads Eli Lilly to rethink employee groups | 11.23.18 |IBJ
Trump Medicare plan targets drugs from Eli Lilly, others | 11.27.18 |IBJ
Hoosiers Help Test Apple Watch For Joint Replacement Recovery | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Purdue Alum Creates Bandages to Save Lives in Kenya | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Indianapolis’ Relentless Pursuit of Collaborative Innovation | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus

EDUCATION
School of Nursing partners with hospitals to reach national B.S.N. goal | 11.29.18 |IUK Newsroom
IU School of Medicine adds senior leader in information technology | 11.28.18 | IUSOM
Regenstrief and IU Researchers Have Strong Presence at 2018 International Informatics Symposium | 11.26.18 |Regenstrief Institute
State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Dentistry searching for new dean | 11.26.18 |IBJ

PAYERS
Competition drops in health insurance markets; Anthem dominates- North Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Indiana and Utah lost the most competition between 2016 and 2017. | 11.28.18 |Beckers, AMA
Gary owes $3M in overdue bills to CIGNA as it switches employee health coverage to save | 11.30.18 |NWI Times

PHYSICIANS
Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict | 11.30.18 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
As Flu Season Approaches Doctor Pushes For Vaccination | 11.26.18 |WFYI

OTHER
Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants | 11.20.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment | 11.16.18 |Inside IN Bus
March of Dimes Awards Grant To The Indiana Rural Health Association | 11.21.18 |IRHA
‘Reasonable diligence’ required estate to inquire into medical malpractice | 11.28.18 | IN Lawyer

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