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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/8/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
A big dream collapses for St. Vincent hospital partnership | 3.8.19 |IBJ
Johnson Memorial president, CEO resigns suddenly | 3.1.19 |Daily Journal, Beckers, Inside IN Bus
IU Health provides hands-on nurse training in escape room | 3.7.19 |Beckers, FOX 59
IU Health names Erin Lewis general counsel | 3.5.19 |Beckers
Going Above and Beyond the CMS Hospital Price Transparency Rule - Indiana University Health | 3.4.19 |Rev Cycle Intelligence
Indiana University Health introduces new high tech mannequins for simulations | 3.5.19 |FOX 59
Hancock Health’s Congregational Network navigator works to keep hospital patients feeling love | 2.15.19 |Daily Reporter
 
NORTH
Beacon Health improves operating results, but ends FY 2018 with net loss | 3.4.19 | Beckers
Childhood trauma informs the way Northwest Indiana health care providers treat patients | 3.2.19 |NWI Times
University of Chicago Medicine expanding care for pregnant women, newborns in Northwest Indiana | 3.8.19 | NWI Times
COA reinstates nurse’s negligence claim against Elkhart General Hospital | 3.5.19 |IN Lawyer
Does Howard County need more ambulances? Call for return of KFD ambulance service examined | 3.5.19 |Kokomo Perspective
 
SOUTH
Southern Indiana hospitals welcome employees of closing Kentuckiana Medical Center | 3.8.19 |Lebanon Reporter
IU School of Dentistry needs patients in Evansville | 3.7.19 |TriState
Plans to expand Daviess Co. syringe program | 3.6.19 |14 News
 
WEST
Wabash Valley Health Center plans $3.4M expansion | 3.6.19 |Tribune Star, WTHI
Old St. Elizabeth Hospital demolition coming, as Lafayette presses to save buildings | 3.1.19 |Journal Courier
 
FORT WAYNE
Lutheran CEO moved to St. Joseph- New assignment part of a shakeup of LHN leadership | 3.8.19 |Journal Gazette
Lutheran Health hires CEO, chief nursing officer | 3.7.19 |Journal Gazette, Inside IN Bus
DeKalb Health to Affiliate With Parkview | 3.5.19 |Inside IN Bus, WANE, FW Bus, Journal Gazette
Cameron remains committed to staying local | 3.6.19 |Herald Republican

HOSPITAL AWARDS
Hoosier Hospitals Among Top 100 | 3.7.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBM Watson, PR Newswire
Teaching Hospitals: Parkview Regional Medical Center - Fort Wayne
Large Community Hospitals: IU Health Bloomington Hospital - Bloomington
Medium Community Hospitals: Dupont Hospital - Fort Wayne, IU Health North Hospital - Carmel, IU Health West Hospital - Avon
Small Community Hospitals: Parkview Noble Hospital - Kendallville, Parkview Whitley Hospitial - Columbia City
Everest Award: IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Whitley Hospital
Indiana hospitals with 5 stars from CMS | 3.7.19 |Beckers:
   Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis)
   Franciscan Health Carmel (Carmel)
   Indiana University Health North Hospital (Carmel)
   IU Health West Hospital (Avon)
   Franciscan Health Mooresville (Mooresville)
   Margaret Mary Health (Batesville)
   Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper)
   Physicians' Medical Center (New Albany)
   Reid Health (Richmond)
   Schneck Medical Center (Seymour)
   St. Mary Medical Center (Hobart)
   St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis)
   The Women's Hospital (Newburgh)

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Study finds striking disparities in health behaviors | 3.2.19 |Greensburg Daily News
Alzheimer's Report Highlights Screening, Disease Detection Disconnect | 3.5.19 |WFYI
How Measles Outbreak Threatens A Young Cancer Patient | 3.4.19 |WFYI
Dr. Richard Feldman: Lawmakers can do much more to stem infant mortality | 3.8.19 |IBJ

MENTAL HEALTH    
Behavioral Health Academy Aims to Address Talent Shortage | 3.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Spero Health Opens First Indianapolis Clinic | 3.4.19 |Inside IN Bus

PAYERS
Cigna CEO expressed regret about merger that later failed | 3.4.19 | IBJ
Anthem promises new type of drug plan after PBM scrutiny | 3.7.19 | IBJ

EDUCATION
Purdue, IU School of Medicine announce engineering-medicine partnership | 3.7.19 |IU News, Inside IN Bus
IU, two other colleges win $10M grant to study bone-muscle health | 3.5.19 |IBJ
Chemical Probes Could Point To New Antibiotics- new research out of Indiana University | 3.5.19 |WFYI
IU hits record high for medical research funding | 3.8.19 | FW Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana's life sciences sector growing in jobs, wages, companies | 3.5.19 |IBJ
Lilly to introduce generic version of insulin at half off Humalog's list price | 3.4.19 | IBJ, Med City, Inside IN Bus, WFYI
Lilly Granted Priority Review For Headache Treatment | 3.5.19 |Inside IN Bus
OrthoPediatrics Loss Widens, Despite Record Revenues | 3.6.19 |Inside IN Bus
Purdue startup's goal: heal broken bones faster | 3.4.19 |IBJ

OTHER
How secure are your health records? Do computers contribute to doctor burnout? | 3.2.19 |Kokomo Tribune
Nurses, pharmacists may gain right to deny women treatment for abortion-related health care | 3.7.19 | NWI Times
Early Lessons From Arkansas And Indiana’s Very Different Medicaid Work Requirement Policies And Implementations | 3.7.19 |Health Affairs
Dialysis facility’s breach of contract claims pre-empted | 3.4.19 |IN Lawyer

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