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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/5/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Community Health proposes $19.6M Broad Ripple Park center | 4.3.19 | IBJ
St. Vincent looks to hire nearly 500 nurses in central Indiana | 4.3.19 | Indy Channel, Becker’s
Affordable health care center brings new life to an old Marsh | 4.2.19 | WRTV
Witham offers counseling to doctor’s alleged victims | 4.5.19 | Lebanon Reporter
Healthcare Realty Trust Spends $121M on Medical Office Buys in Virginia, Indiana and Georgia | 4.4.19 | Globe St
 
EAST
New Virtual Services to be offered at IU Health Jay and Blackford | 4.3.19 | Hartford City News Times
Fayette Regional Hospital borrows $1.6 million more; employees getting 10% pay cut | 3.31.19 | Connersville News Examiner
 
WEST
Indiana Seeks Injunction Against Center Where Woman Died | 4.4.19 | WFYI
 
SOUTH
Gibson General Hospital closing 5th-floor, 45-bed long-term care unit | 4.1.19 | Princeton Daily Clarion
 
NORTH
Fate of some Region children hangs in the balance as Senate panel delays action on hospital payment plan | 4.4.19 | NWI Times, The Neighbor
Fitch affirms ‘AA-‘ rating for Beacon Health System | 4.5.19 | Beckers

FORT WAYNE
Budget to help local VA system- $12 million in projects part of 2020 proposal | 4.5.19 | Journal Gazette

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYER
Battered insurer MDwise readies for turnaround | 4.5.19 | IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Indiana has second-highest child abuse rate nationwide report shows | 4.1.19 | WTTV, Fox 59, WSBT-TV
Holcomb lauds improvements at DCS | 4.3.19 | The Statehouse File
Initiative aims to reduce Indiana’s worst-in-the-Midwest infant mortality rate | 4.5.19 | Newsbug
Mumps outbreak grows to 6 at IU’s Bloomington campus | 4.3.19 | WLKY, WTHR
Cigarette tax hike advocates not giving up in 2019 Indiana legislative session | 4.2.19 | Tristate, Kokomo Tribune
Indiana’s high obesity rate is costing the state | 4.2.19 | WRTV Indianapolis, Courier Journal
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Madison County gets 415 naloxone kits from state to help reverse overdoses | 4.2.19 | Herald Bulletin
Monroe County Drug Treatment Court is paying dividends, remaking lives | 4.3.19 | Herald Times
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly opens the checkbook for another big biotech deal | 4.1.19 | IBJ
IBRI Releases 2018 Annual Report | 4.5.19 | Inside IN Bus
Catalent Bullish on ‘Red Hot’ Sector | 4.1.9 | Inside IN Bus
 
EDUCATION
IU School of Medicine Report Targets Breast Cancer | 4.3.19 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana University Northwest nursing professor’s calling is to empower women | 4.5.19 | Chicago Tribune
Purdue Fort Wayne takes lead for mental health awareness | 4.5.19 | FW Bus Weekly

OTHER
Second-trimester abortion bill heads to Gov. Holcomb’s desk. ACLU has threatened to sue. – Indianapolis Star, Eagle WSCH, The State
Senate Approves Bill To Allow Minors To Consent To Pregnancy Care | 4.3.19 | WFYI, Indy Channel
Ruling creates uncertainty for states’ Medicaid work rules | 3.28.19 | Associated Press
Data standardization can improve EHR matching, according to  Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute study  | 4.5.19 | Beckers

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