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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/1/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health says operations strong, but investment losses pull down earnings | 3.1.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus, IU Newsroom
Reliq Health Technologies Announces New Trial with Community HealthNet Health Centers | 2.26.19 |PR Newswire
 
EAST
IUH Ball Continues North Tower Remodel With NICU and Pediatric Cardboard City | 2.25.19 |Muncie Journal

Jay hospital to celebrate1-year anniversary as part of IU Health | 2.26.19 | Star Press
 
SOUTH
Kentuckiana Medical Center to Close In April After 10 Years, 200 people to lose jobs | 2.28.19 |WFYI, News Tribune , Associated Press, Times Union, Courier Journal , Beckers
Deaconess to Break Ground on Downtown Clinic | 2.26.19 |Inside IN Bus, WFIE, Building Indiana, Courier Press
Geriatric health facility ‘coming along pretty well’ | 2.27.19 |Dubois County Herald
 
FORT WAYNE
Lutheran ordered to pay legal fees | 3.1.19 |Journal Gazette

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Patients Have Options For Colon Cancer Screenings | 2.27.19 |WFYI
Bill Encouraging Radon Testing In Schools Passes State Senate | 2.27.19 |WFYI
Declining funds for protecting drinking water concerns state environmental group | 2.28.19 |Herald Times
Prospects for $2 per pack cigarette tax hike all but snuffed out at the Statehouse | 3.1.19 |NWI Times
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Breaking the link between mental health and poverty | 2.24.19 |NWI Times
Preventing suicides: Survivor shares experience, advice to hundreds at program | 2.28.19 |Herald Bulletin
Mental health, school safetybilll off to House for review | 2.28.19 | Washington Times Herald
School Mental Health Bill Clears Senate | 2.27.19 |WFYI
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Drug overdoses still onrise in Grant County, but some wins are recorded, officials say | 2.23.19 | Chronicle Tribune
Local officials see naloxone saving lives; Muncie community wants to help save more | 2.24.19 |Star Press
More Workers to Wage War Against Opioid Epidemic | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Specializing in Addiction Treatment, Spero Health Opens in Indianapolis | 3.1.19 |Kentucky New Era
 
PAYERS
Anthem, Cigna joust for billions in court clash over failed deal | 2.25.19 |IBJ, Beckers, IBJ
Ex-Anthem CEO Swedish says leadership dispute led to war with Cigna | 2.28.19 |IBJ
 
LIFE SCIENCES
IBRI collaboration helps discover a new genetic disease | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Roche makes $4.8 billion acquisition bid for gene-therapy company | 2.25.19 |IBJ
Lilly shareholders to vote on 'near-drowning test' in animals, other proposals in May | 2.25.19 |IBJ
Roche makes $4.8 billion acquisition bid for gene-therapy company | 2.25.19 |Bloomberg
300 Vials Per Minute: The Pace of Progress for Catalent | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Springbuk Announces Promotion, Hires | 3.1.19 | Inside IN Bus
EDUCATION
Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch named First Female Dean of the IU School of Dentistry | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus, IUPUI Newsroom
Kosali Simon named IU Bloomington's first associate vice provost for health sciences | 2.25.19 |IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus
IU's Indiana School Mental Health Initiative to host state's first Educating the Whole Child Summit, putsspotlight on students' social, emotional needs | 3.1.19 | Herald Times, IU Newsroom
Indiana University research advancessearch for new antibiotics | 3.1.19 | IU Newsroom
USI Tiny House To Develop ‘Aging in Place’ Technology | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
 
OTHER
Felony provision added to proposed Indiana fertility fraud bill | 2.25.19 |Herald Bulletin
New Study Shows Epidemic of Non-Medical Switching Practice in Indiana | 2.25.19 |PR Newswire
Indiana lawmaker introducesbill to create a public safety research fund | 2.26.19 | Safety and Health Magazine
Indiana nurse practitioner bill draws ire from doctors | 2.25.19 |Wabash Valley
Nurse practitioners respond to Indiana House proposal | 2.26.19 |WISH TV, Wabash Valley
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers Continues Expansion | 2.27.19 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana’s First Telepharmacy Opens in Albion | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
7th Circuit affirms $15M med-mal judgment over missed tumor | 2.27.19 |IN Lawyer
Medicare enrollment percentages by state: Indiana at 18.1% |Beckers
Medicare Advantage enrollment percentage by state: Indiana at 26.7% | 2.27.19 |Beckers
How secure are your health records? | 3.1.19 |Hendricks County Flyer
Health Care Heroes | 3.1.19 |IBJ

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