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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/14/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health People Mover train to shut down indefinitely | 12.12.18 |IBJ, Indy Star, WISH
IU Health West Plans 'Crane Christening' |12.13.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health Releases Community Health Grants | 12.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
Plans Underway for New Behavioral Hospital | 12.10.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Franciscan opens clinic in Hammond to treat hepatitis C, HIV | 12.14.18 |NWI Times, Inside IN Bus, IN Public Media

EAST
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital 10 Years after the Merger | 12.12.18 |Muncie Journal
Stellar sights ahead: Health and Heritage Region chosen as 2018 designee | 12.12.18 | Greenfield Reporter
“It takes a village": New Hancock Health therapist, stationed in school district, settling into role | 12.8.18 |Greenfield Reporter
 
WEST
Cash flow, flexibility concerns send Good Samaritan Hospital of Vincennes to junk; Moody’s downgrades bond rating impacting roughly $114 million of outstanding debt | 12.14.18 |Bond Buyer, Beckers
Franciscan Health closes Inpatient psychiatric unit after 142 years | 12.12.18 |WLFI
 
FORT WAYNE
Fort Wayne Council OKs $3.9M on health insurance | 12.13.18 |FW Business
Dupont Hospital to Showcase Renovations | 12.13.18 |Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Women make up majority of U.S. medical school enrollment—but not in Indiana | 12.10.18 | IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Brian Dixon: In-office video intervention improves HPV vaccine uptake | 12.10.18 |Healio
WFYI Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant | 12.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
With Higher Smoking Rates, Indiana Falls In Health Rankings | 12.13.18 |Eagle Country
Indiana ranks 29th in protecting kids from tobacco | 12.14.18 |WLFI
Eric Bassler: Central time would boost Hoosiers’ health, well-being | 12.14.18 |IBJ
Most common injuries in each state; Indiana- Struck by object | 12.13.18 |Beckers, CNBC
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
More drug treatment could cost less than a new jail, mental health worker suggests | 12.7.18 |Courier Times
Panel Talks Mental Health And Addiction In Indiana | 12.13.18 |WFYI
SOBER: Stories Of Recovery And Hope From Indiana | 12.14.18 |WYFI
Prevention Program Puts Mental Health First | 12.12.18 |WFYI
Chamber encourages supportive employment as one response | 12.13.18 |Herald Times
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Supply and Demand for Behavioral Health Occupations: Indiana shortage is between 630 and 700 for psychiatrists, between 780-1200 for psychologists  | 12.13.18 |HRSA
 
EDUCATION
Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs | 12.12.18 |Inside IN Bus
Business, health programs to better align with industry needs | 12.14.18 |Indiana State Newsroom
Study shows prevention, treatment of ICU acquired delirium requires personalized approach | 12.13.18 |  Eureka Alert

LIFE SCIENCES
BioCrossroads chief Johnson stepping down to lead parent group full time | 12.12.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building | 12.12.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Eli Lilly Partners with AC Immune on Tau Blockers for Alzheimer’s | 12.12.18 |Xconomy
 
OTHER
Covering Kids And Families Now Statewide | 12.10.18 |WFYI
Health care law sign-ups tumbling | 12.13.18 |Journal Gazette
Health Insurance Marketplace Closes Dec. 15 | 12.13.18 |WFYI
Nursing homes start facing pinch of penalties for hospital readmissions | 12.14.18 |IBJ
Employer-Based Health Costs Continue to Rise | 12.12.18 | WFYI
 

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