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Indiana Healthcare Digest 1/4/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital 'certificate of need' process | 12.28.18 |IBJ, WIBC
How IU Health is attracting millennials, retaining new nurses | 1.3.19 |Beckers
HAIs, sepsis and more: 8 leaders share patient safety goals for 2019- Michele Saysana, Vice President of Safety, Quality and Performance Improvement at Indiana University Health | 12.31.18 |Beckers
IUH North Cancer center celebrates construction milestone | 1.3.19 |Current
Community Health Names  Dr. Patrick McGill First Chief Analytics Officer |Inside IN Bus | 1.4.19
2018 Year in Review: Flurry of health care construction ramps up | 12.28.18 | IBJ
143 women leaders of hospitals and health systems- Dr. Lisa Harris | 12.28.18 |Beckers
Indianapolis crime: EMS pulls out of partnership with IMPD, Eskenazi | 12.30.18 | Indy Star

EAST
IU Health LifeLine will leave Richmond airport for New Castle | 12.26.18 |Palladium Item, Inside IN Bus
Reid Health installs public kiosk for medication disposal | 12.31.18 |Palladium Item, WIBC, WISH
Doctors turn to human, AI scribes to save time at Hancock Physician Network | 12.26.18 |Daily Reporter
Hancock Regional Hospital, Purdue Extension hosting cooking classes | 1.3.19 |Daily Reporter
Comfort canines are 'mental health break' at IU Health Ball Memorial | 12.23.18 |Star Press

WEST
Optimism, uncertainly mark outlook for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes | 12.23.18 |Vincennes Sun Commercial

FORT WAYNE
Vibra Hospital to Lay Off 120 | 1.2.19 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers, Journal Gazette
Mayor may be cooling on idea of a hospital for N. River property | 12.27.18 |WPTA
Dupont adds Lutheran Children’s Hospital services | 12.31.8 |FW Bus
Year in review: IU Health expands to Fort Wayne Continued growth at Parkview | 12.31.18 | FW Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Dr. Carroll: Congratulations on the Promotion. But Did Science Get a Demotion? | 12.31.18 |NY Times

PUBLIC HEALTH
A Trump County Confronts the Administration Amid a Rash of Child Cancers- Johnson County | 1.2.19 | NY Times
Indiana maternal death rate is twice as high as the national average | 12.25.18 | Chronicle Tribune
Gov. Holcomb strongly opposes legislative proposals to legalize marijuana in Indiana | 12.24.18 | NWI Times
Indiana health officials: test your home for radon | 1.2.19 | ABC 57, Indy Channel
Health department reports ‘widespread’ flu activity across Indiana | 1.4.19 | FOX 59, WFYI
Indiana Minority Health Coalition in Partnership to Host Second Statewide Town Hall Meeting on Infant Mortality in the Black Community | 1.4.19 | Global Newswire
Indiana's Sixth Baby Box Installed In Hamilton County | 12.28.18 | WFYI
Indiana falls three spots, to No. 41, in latest national health rankings | 12.27.18 | NWI Times

TOBACCO
Indiana Chamber Supports Tobacco Tax Increase | 1.3.19 | Inside IN Bus, TriState, WFYI
Tobacco programs fight for lungs and funds in Indiana | 1.4.19 | Post Tribune
Opinion: For health’s sake, raise the tobacco tax | 12.21.18 | Daily Reporter

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Wayne County exchange takes in more needles than it hands out for first time | 12.27.18 | Palladium Item
Drug Free Wayne County Partnership names interim executive director | 1.4.19 | Palladium Item
Thousands Like Me- Wabash Mayor Endures Daughters’ Addictions | 1.2.19 | Biz Voice
An innovative approach to recovery, recognized by the American Hospital Association  | 12.31.18 |Parkview Health

MENTAL HEALTH
New program will bring more mental healthcare provider to rural Indiana | 1.4.19 | Indy Channel

EDUCATION
Nation's medical schools are getting a makeover | 12.23.18 | Journal Gazette

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana Health Industry Forum Announces New Strategic Plan  | 1.2.19 | Inside IN Bus
Cook Medical Purchases North Carolina Cigarette Factory | 1.2.19 | Inside IN Bus
Meduit to Close Greensburg Facility | 1.2.19 | 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