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Indiana Healthcare Digest 5/3/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Two more medical facilities planned for Carmel- Indianapolis Rehabilitation Institute and Riverview Health’s 3rd free-standing emergency room and urgent care in the county | 5.1.19 | IBJ
Indiana University Health names Dr. Michelle Janney COO | 5.1.19| Beckers, Inside IN Bus
Hancock Regional Hospital CEO details ransomware attack | 5.1.19 | Beckers
Franciscan Health earns Anthem distinction award | 5.2.19 | Southside Times
Hope Healthcare expands services | 5.1.19 | Flyer Group
Mother of Riley Hospital patient warns parents about side effects of medication | 5.2.19 | FOX 59
 
FORT WAYNE
Wife's persistence, doctor's skill put Fort Wayne at medical forefront — this time | 4.30.19 | News Sentinel
Exterior Look of Lutheran Downtown Finalized | 5.2.19 | Inside IN Bus, FW NBC
Lutheran Health Network Announces Mike Poore stepping down as regional president | 5.3.19| Inside IN Bus, Journal Gazette, WANE
 
EAST
Bankruptcy auction this week for Fayette Regional Health | 4.29.19 | News Examiner
 
WEST
Investments carry Vincennes Good Samaritan Hospital to best 1st quarter since 2016 | 5.2.19 | Sun Commercial

SOUTH
Cathy Wichman named Chief Nursing Officer of Decatur County Memorial Hospital | 4.30.19 | WRBI, Beckers
Schneck Medical Center named top 20 hospital | 5.1.19 | Tribune Town
Abuse allegations reported at Evansville nursing home |  5.2.19 | 14 News, Tristate
 
NORTH
Logansport Memorial Hospital to implement Cerner Millennium EHR | 4.29.19 | Beckers, Pharos Tribune 

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
State health order allows all Indiana pharmacies to give measles vaccine | 4.30.19 | Indianapolis Star, WNDU, Fox 59, WFYI
$33M Drives Notre Dame Mission to Eradicate Malaria | 5.1.9 | Inside IN Bus
Efforts To Reduce Smoking Sidelined During Legislative Session | 4.30.19 | WFYI
Vaping by high school students worries parents. What they're vaping should worry them more. |  5.2.19 | Indy Star
A dose of data: Doctor's orders for vaccine misinformation | 5.1.19 | FW Bus Weekly
 
INFANT MORTALITY
IRHA Secures Grant to Fight Infant Mortality | 4.28.19 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana moms face rural maternity deserts; IN 3rd for maternal mortality | 5.2.19 | FOX 59
Floyd County Head Start Receives $1.7M "Birth to Five” Grant | 5.3.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
IU Joins National Opioid Collaborative | 5.1.19 | Inside IN Bus
Former Pharmakon exec sentenced to 5 months for adulterating drugs, conspiracy | 5.1.19 | IBJ
Event Held to Discuss Effect of Opioids In Workplace | 5.1.19 | WFYI
New App Helps Providers Fulfill Continuing Education on Opioids | 4.29.19 | WFYI
An afternoon in Hancock County court illustrates a cause of the jail crisis in many Hoosier counties | 5.27.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
 
MENTAL HEALTH
QPR training can help prevent suicide; professional health officials say it is as important as CPR | 5.1.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
 
LIFE SCIENCE
Eli Lilly shares droop after drugmaker lowers full-year outlook | 4.30.10 | IBJ
Acacia Pharma, Outpost Medicine Shaping Startup Scene | 4.29.19 | Inside IN Bus
New Data Puts FAST BioMedical ‘On the 15-Yard Line’ | 4.29.19 | Inside IN Bus
National Launch, $2.5M Boost Olio | 4.29.19 | Inside IN Bus
LifeOmic Develops New App | 5.1.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly Wins Appeal Ruling on Alimta | 4.29.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly Reports Higher Profit, Cuts Guidance | 4.30.19 | Inside IN Bus
Cancer-Drug Giant Roche Loses Edge as Rivals Grow | 4.28.19 | Wall Street Journal
Life science companies can learn from failure if they stay flexible | 5.3.19 | IBJ
BASi Acquires Smithers Avanza Toxicology Services | 5.2.19 | Inside IN Bus
Grant Funds Advanced Hypoglycemia Kits | 5.2.19 | Inside IN Bus

EDUCATION
Reid Health Announces Partnership with Earlham College | 5.1.19 | Inside IN Bus
IU School of Nursing Fort Wayne forms board of advisors | 5.1.19 | IU Newsroom
 
HEALTHCARE AFFORDABILITY
'
Anywhere but Indiana' — Why employers are avoiding hospitals in the Hoosier State | 4.30.19 | Beckers, Indy Star

How can employers find better value for their healthcare dollar? | 5.1.19 | Employee Benefit News
Young girl’s snakebite leaves family with $142,938 medical bill | 5.1.19 | Beckers, NY Post, NY Daily News, Kaiser
 
OTHER
Lawmakers end unused tax credit - Approved in 2015 to ease for-profit hospitals' burden | 5.1.19 | Journal Gazette
Q&A with Todd Saxton, IU entrepreneurship professor and vice president for business development at Regenstrief Institute | 4.26.19 | IBJ
Regenstrief, IU Health study helps chaplains provide proactive care to families in crises | 4.30.19 | Eureka Alert

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