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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/15/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
$18M wellness center to be built by Major Health Partners and the YMCA in Shelbyville | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Developer of proposed Franciscan hospital in Carmel agrees to use tax covenant | 2.12.19 | IBJ
New Security Measures for Franciscan Health East | 2.12.19 | WLFI
IU Health Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal with $19.1M | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ, WBIW
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis Names Budden as Program Manager 2.11.19 | Inside IN Bus
100 hospital and health system CIOs to know - Mark Lantzy, Senior Vice President and CIO of Indiana University Health and President of IU Health Plans | 2.11.19 | Beckers
Blockchain in Healthcare: The Potential Benefits, Risks- Mitch Parker, Indiana University Health's CISO, Describes Tests of the Technology | 2.14.19 | Bank Info Security

NORTH
House unanimously OKs plan to ensure Chicago hospital access for sick Region children | 2.13.19 | Newsbug, Chicago Crusader
Community Hospital in Munster overbilled Medicare by $22M, OIG says | 2.14.19 | Beckers, NWI TImes, Post Tribune
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million | 2.12.19 | Herald Argus
Porter Starke Services: CEO Matt Burden strives for a healthier region | 2.11.19 | Valpo LIfe

SOUTH
Second Ronald McDonald House planned for Evansville area | 2.14.19 | Courier Press
Nonprofit hopes CuddleCots help families on parents' worst day | 2.12.19 | Courier Press

OTHER
Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists | 2.12.19 | Inside IN Bus, Tristate, iVantage

Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals:

  • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital - Angola (Steuben County)
  • Margaret Mary Health - Batesville (Ripley County)
  • Putnam County Hospital - Greencastle

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals:

  • Henry County Memorial Hospital - New Castle
  • King's Daughters' Health - Madison (Jefferson County)
  • Major Hospital - Shelbyville (Shelby County)
  • Marion General Hospital - Marion (Grant County)
  • Memorial Hospital - South Bend (St. Joseph County)
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper (Dubois County)
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital - Huntington (Huntington County)
  • Parkview Noble Hospital - Kendallville (Noble County)
  • Schneck Medical Center - Seymour (Jackson County)

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Project Swaddle tackles infant mortality by serving rural | 2.15.19 |Journal Courier
Indiana joins list of lawmakers pushing for diaper sales tax exemption | 2.12.19 | WANE
Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange | 2.11.19 |Science Daily
Statewide hepatitis: A outbreak reaches the Delaware County jail | 2.14.19 |Star Press
Hepatitis A outbreak hits hard in Jennings County | 2.9.19 |North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
Vape juice used in electronic cigarettes may be subject to new Indiana tax | 2.13.19 |NWI Times
Dr. R. Andrew Chambers: More study needed for THC to be treatment option | 2.8.19 |IBJ
Dr. Richard Feldman: Marijuana could be part of answer to opioid abuse | 2.8.19 | IBJ
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Will Kill 23,000 Americans This Year - Here's How to Help | 2.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
Legislators, do the right thing for Indiana's health, economy | 2.8.19 |Seymour Tribune
Disparities in health behaviors noted in statewide study | 2.11.19 |Banner Graphic
Dr. Louis Profeta, St. Vincent ER doctor, calls potholes a ‘public health issue,’ cites dangerous ambulance rides | 2.13.19 |FOX 59

MENTAL HEALTH
New program will increase the number of licensed clinical social workers to meet the growing need for treatment as Indiana’s opioid epidemic persists | 2.13.19 | CICP, Inside IN Bus, IUPUI Newsroom
Indiana schools should have mental health professionals, lawmakers say | 2.14.19 |WISHTV

LIFE SCIENCES
Indy startup Outpost Medicine draws in big money to develop drug therapies | 2.15.19 |IBJ
Seniorlink health services company drops hospitalizations and ER visits at Caregiver Homes | 2.8.19 |Healthcare IT News
Eli Lilly negotiated its $8B acquisition at breakneck speed| 2.15.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
BASi Profit Falls Despite Revenue Jump | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus
Catalent Biologics gets $2.5 million in tax relief from Bloomington, creates 200 jobs | 2.14.19 |Herald Times

EDUCATION
IU School of Medicine makes breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain | 2.12.19 | IU Newsroom

OTHER
Indiana Included in Walgreens Settlement | 2.15.19 |Inside IN Bus
Residents of Carmel senior community owed $52M in development's bankruptcy | 2.15.19 |IBJ
50 states ranked by amount of NPs- Indiana #15 with 3,466 | 2.12.19 |Beckers
Congestive heart failure linked to protein | 2.14.19 |WTTV
As serious as a heart attack: App could help save victims of sudden cardiac arrest | 2.14.19 |Goshen News, Eureka Alerts

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