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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/29/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Franciscan Alliance Names Randall Moore as Senior VP and COO |Inside IN Bus
Franciscan Health Central Indiana Appoints Legal Counsel | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Hospital Network Can't Escape ERISA Church Plan Suit | 3.27.19 |Law 360
Bid for controversial health, family center in Broad Ripple Park up for city approval | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Virginia Caine didn’t see space for people like her in health care, so she created it | 3.28.19 |Indy Recorder
 
FORT WAYNE
An investor's primer on corporate losses- CHS | 3.24.19 |Journal Gazette
Lutheran Hospital CEO changes course, takes on new role at CHS  | 3.25.19 | Beckers
St. Joe CEO Paula Autry leaves before taking helm- was to take over April 1 after leading Lutheran Hospital | 3.24.19 | Journal Gazette
 
WEST
10 hospitals seeking CFOs- Terre Haute Regional | 3.29.1`9 |Beckers
 
NORTH
Part-time Kokomo Veterans Administration clinic closes less than a year after opening | Kokomo Tribune, IBJ
Whole Woman's Health Alliance Sues Indiana Over South Bend Clinic | 3.29.19 |WBAA
 
SOUTH
Huntingburg approves tax abatement for health facility in former hospital | 3.27.19 |Herald Staff
Gibson General Hospital ending operations of long term care facility | 3.28.19 | WFIE
Don't have dental insurance? Here's where you can go in Evansville | 3.28.19 | Evansville Courier Press

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
AG wants accused doctor's license to be suspended | 3.28.19 | Washington Times Herald
 
PAYERS
Judges Strike Down Association Health Plans, Medicaid Work Requirements | 3.29.19 | Health Payer Intelligence, IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Hoosier Counties Among 'Healthiest Communities | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Lawmakers weigh how to best tax e-cigarettes | 3.29.19 |Journal Gazette
Health department warns of possible measles exposures at 2 Indianapolis businesses | 3.28.19 |FOX 59, WTHR
Increase in Indiana Tick Activity Prompts Warning | 3.28.19 |WFYI
Indiana health department offering free anti-smoking medication | 3.23.19 |ABC 57
 
INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY
ISDH Commissioner Box Supports Bill To Address Infant Mortality | 3.28.19 |WFYI
Governor Signs First Bill, Adds Krabbe Disease to Newborn Screenings | 3.25.19 |WFYI
Indiana child fatality reporting bill sent to governor | 3.26.19 |Kokomo Tribune
Viewpoint: Indiana's infant mortality rate is unacceptable | 3.28.19 |Evansville Courier Press
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Group to convene on mental health | 3.24.19 |Journal Review
Hoosier schools work to address mental health needs, social and emotional learning | 3.25.19 |Tribune Star
IU business school initiative prioritizes mental health | 3.26.19 |Herald Times
Purdue Fort Wayne Receives $130K for Suicide Prevention | 3.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
A new hope, a new approach to drug addiction in Lawrence County | 3.29.19 |Times Mail
Claire Fiddian-Green: We need addictions counselors. Here’s how to get them. | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Proposal Would Identify Prescriptions with Opioids | 3.28.19 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Ex-employees to testify exec knew drugs were dangerous | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Zimmer Biomet System Lands FDA Clearance | 3.25.19 |Inside IN Bus
Lilly and ImmuNext Announce Research Collaboration | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Under growing pressure, Lilly reveals insulin price data for first time | 3.25.19 |IBJ, NY TImes
Fast BioMedical achieves clinical endpoints with plasma technology | 3.29.19 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
IU Grand Challenge Initiative Hires Informatics Officer | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Medicine publishes research breakthroughs in two priority areas | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Manchester Pharmacy Claims Another Research | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
IUPUI Names Dean of School of Health & Human Sciences | 3.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
National and State Health Leaders Visit University Of Indianapolis For Public Health Day Event | 3.27.19 | UIndy 360
 
OTHER
Hopebridge Growing Again in Georgia | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Sen’s Research, Vision Position Indiana to Lead Regenerative Medicine | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Senate bill to ban dismemberment abortion advances, plus other updates | 3.29.19 |News Sentinel
Lyft, Oak Street Health Launch Indianapolis Initiative | 3.26.19 |Health Leaders
Regenstrief Institute Names VP for Research Development | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
COA: Med-mal dismissal affirmed for counsel’s untimely filings | 3.27.19 |IN Lawyer
Medicaid work mandate may lead to added hospital costs, study says | 3.27.19 |Indy Star
What percentage of knee, hip surgeries are outpatient in Indiana? knee: 20-30+%, hip: 10-19.9% | 3.28.19 | Beckers
Nonprofit denied abortion clinic challenging licensing rules | 3.28.19 |IN Lawyer
Paramedic programs say shortage caused by more jobs, not less students | 3.29.19 | FOX 59

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