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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/1/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
For hospitals, babies are big business | 2.1.19 |IBJ
New Community East Hospital has comfy touches, from wood accents to Apple TVs | 2.1.19 |Indy Star, IBJ
Jobs in limbo as St. Vincent buys out partner in neighborhood hospitals | 1.28.19 |IBJ, Beckers
Is a new hospital on the north side necessary? Prove it, Indiana senator says | 1.29.19 |Indy Star
Too healthy?: Influx of medical facilities in Hamilton County has side effects, experts say | 1.29.19 | Current Carmel
Hospitals Hope to Block New Construction Requirement; Senate bill would require hospitals to prove a need for new facilities |1.30.19 |WIBC
IU Health Saxony Names New Leaders: Soula Banich- COO, Dr. Larry Stevens, CMO | 1.29.19 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Major Health Partners playing major role bringing YMCA to Shelby County as wellness effort | 1.30.19 | Shelbyville News
As small hospitals ally with big ones, do patients benefit? - Community Health Network & MD Anderson| 1.28.19 |Washington Post
Health clinic for Indiana government employees opens downtown | 2.1.19 |WISH

SOUTH
Manning Children’s Hospital, Tri-State Ortho bring special care to Evansville | 1.25.19 |14 News
Highpoint Health to build $35M cancer center in Southeast Indiana; Lawrenceburg City Council pledged $5M | 1.31.19 | Local 12
Greene County General Hospital names Dr. Frederick Ridge as Chief Medical Officer | 1.31.19 |GC Daily World, My Wabash Valley

NORTH
Indiana experts: New posting rules fail to help patients understand hospital prices | 1.27.19 |SB Tribune

WEST
Alteon will assume management of emergency medicine services at IUH Frankfort on February 1 | 1.31.19 |PR News

FORT WAYNE
Lutheran Health Network CEO Looking To Hire CEO Who Won't Replace Him | 1.28.19 |Health Leaders, Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Orthopedic Hospital's new joint replacement surgery system like GPS for surgeons | 1.29.19 |FW Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Spero Health Names Medical Director | 1.30.19 |Inside In Bus, Brentwood Homepage

PAYERS
Anthem Quarterly Profit Drops | 1.30.19 |Inside IN Bus
Insurer Anthem unveils better-than-expected 2019 forecast | 1.30.19 |IBJ
Anthem moves up launch of its PBM to second quarter of 2019 | 1.30.19 | Fierce HC
Harvard study involving Anthem unit finds older insulins are both safe, cheaper | 1.29.19 |IBJ
Wellness Council of Indiana Receives Anthem Grant | 1.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
8 healthcare privacy incidents in January- includes Managed Health Services, which runs Indiana's Hoosier Healthwise and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid programs | 1.31.19 |Beckers

LIFE SCIENCES
Health Startup Launches Epilepsy Software | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus
IBRI Project Leads to Disease Discovery | 1.28.19 |Inside IN Bus , WFYI
Lilly Announces Results From OA Pain Relief Study | 1.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Adds to Board of Directors | 1.31.19 |Inside IN Bus
Life Sciences Company Makes Acquisition From Silicon Valley | 1.30.19 |Inside IN Bus
Nextremity Touts Success With New Strategy | 1.31.19 |Inside IN Bus
Zimmer Biomet Swings to Huge Loss | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus

PUBLIC HEALTH
Madison County reports 20 hepatitis A cases so far in January 2019 | 1.26.19 |Herald Bulletin
Lawmakers Hesitant On Healthy Food Financing Bill | 1.31.19 |WFYI
What Trevor’s Law May – Or May Not – Do For Franklin | 1.30.19 |WFYI
Indianapolis grappling with increase in deaths among homeless population | 1.25.19 | IBJ

MATERNAL HEALTH
Effort to reduce infant mortality working | 1.31.19 | Washington Times Herald
Plan to reduce infant mortality clears Indiana House, 99-0 | 1.27.19 |NWI Times

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Limestone Health Opioid Treatment Centers Now Accepting Medicaid | 2.1.19 |WBIW
Initiative Provides Hoosier Employers Tools to Address Addiction In Workforce | 1.30.19 |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