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Indiana Healthcare Digest 1/11/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Here’s how you can find hospital prices online, but they may not be helpful | 1.8.19 |Indy Star, WTHI, Kokomo Tribune
Mobile stroke treatment unit goes to 911 calls with mantra 'time is brain' | 1.19.19 |WISH
Child life specialists at Riley provide patients with treatment far beyond surgery | 1.8.19 |FOX 59
VA awards Community Care Network contracts to increase health care access, including Indiana in Region 2 | 12.28.18 |VA
Germ fighting light at IU Hospital | 1.10.19 |CBS 4

SOUTH
'Telehealth' brings virtual doctors to nurse's offices at southern Indiana schools | 1.9.19 |WDRB, Inside IN Bus
CRH still evaluating use of Clarion site | 1.7.19 | The Republic
Floyd County Council transfers $8 million from hospital sale to Legacy Foundation | 1.9.19 |News Tribune

EAST
Payment and Value of Care of Hospitals in Henry County and Surrounding Area | 1.8.19 |Star Press

WEST
Terre Haute Hospitals Talk About New Pricing Transparency Guidelines | 1.18.19 |WTHI, Beckers

FORT WAYNE
Parkview ER swamped; many patients could be treated elsewhere | 1.9.19 |Ag Journal
Hospital clusters draw concern of lawmakers | 1.5.19 |Journal Gazette
Community Health Systems falls short of 2018 hospital divestiture target | 1.10.19 |Modern HC
Quorum Health must pay $1.5 million to Community Health Systems | 1.8.19 |Modern HC, Nashville Post
CHS CEO Wayne Smith: We're no longer a rural hospital chain | 1.10.19 |Beckers

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Madison County dealing with hepatitis A outbreak | 1.10.19 |News and Tribune

TOBACCO
Health coalition poll: 70% support cigarette tax increase | 1.8.19 |WANE, CBS 4 Indy, FOX 59, IN Public Media

MENTAL HEALTH
State to Pay Loans to Boost Mental Health Care in Rural Counties | 1.7.19 |US News, WBIW, Batesville Herald Tribune, WSBT
New state law provides people a pathway to vote in mental health institutions | 1.8.19 | ABC 57
Jane Pauley acquires Anderson Psychiatric Clinic | 1.7.19 |Herald Bulletin
Lebanon schools to offer students added mental health care | 1.10.19 |Pharos Tribune
Autism And Mental Health Issues Make Finding Care A Challenge | 1.9.19 |WFYI

OPIOID CRISIS
Greenwood opioid clinic adds spirituality to Suboxone to treat addiction | 1.6.19 |Indy Star
Indiana Recovery Alliance aims to distribute nearly double the naloxone doses in 2019 | 1.9.19 |Herald Times

PAYERS
Gleaners, Anthem Team Up to Fight Senior Hunger | 1.9.19 |Inside IN Bus
11% drop in Hoosiers signing up for ACA- Low unemployment rate credited with decrease | 1.8.19 |Journal Gazette
Indiana Medicaid program notifies 31,876 members to PHI breach | 1.9.19 | Beckers
Decatur County Memorial Hospital joins EncoreCombined Network | 1.9.19 |Greensburg Daily News

LIFE SCIENCES
Eli Lilly to buy Loxo Oncology for $8 billion in huge bet on cancer genetics | 1.7.19 | Stat News, IBJ, Inside IN Bus, IBJ, Modern HC
Lilly to disclose more information about drug pricing |1.8.19 |IBJ, WFYI
Former Cook Group unit plans $100M expansion, 200 jobs in Indiana | 1.7.19 |IBJ
Cook partners with California firm to market anti-snoring device | 1.10.19 |Herald Times, Inside IN Bus
New algorithm from  IBM, Roche Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly and Co., the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and Indiana Bioscience Research Institute predicts risk of developing chronic kidney disease | 1.10.19 | Beckers

OTHER
IU Fund Invests in Health Tech Company | 1.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana Hospital Association Names VPs | 1.10.19 |Inside IN Bus
Olio Launches Healthcare Communication Platform | 1.11.19  PR Newswire
Katz Sapper & Miller sanctioned by feds, pays $102K penalty | 1.11.19 | IBJ
Disgraced nursing-home CEO wants felony convictions tossed | 1.11.19 | IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 1/4/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Indiana lawmaker wants to bring back hospital 'certificate of need' process | 12.28.18 |IBJ, WIBC
How IU Health is attracting millennials, retaining new nurses | 1.3.19 |Beckers
HAIs, sepsis and more: 8 leaders share patient safety goals for 2019- Michele Saysana, Vice President of Safety, Quality and Performance Improvement at Indiana University Health | 12.31.18 |Beckers
IUH North Cancer center celebrates construction milestone | 1.3.19 |Current
Community Health Names  Dr. Patrick McGill First Chief Analytics Officer |Inside IN Bus | 1.4.19
2018 Year in Review: Flurry of health care construction ramps up | 12.28.18 | IBJ
143 women leaders of hospitals and health systems- Dr. Lisa Harris | 12.28.18 |Beckers
Indianapolis crime: EMS pulls out of partnership with IMPD, Eskenazi | 12.30.18 | Indy Star

EAST
IU Health LifeLine will leave Richmond airport for New Castle | 12.26.18 |Palladium Item, Inside IN Bus
Reid Health installs public kiosk for medication disposal | 12.31.18 |Palladium Item, WIBC, WISH
Doctors turn to human, AI scribes to save time at Hancock Physician Network | 12.26.18 |Daily Reporter
Hancock Regional Hospital, Purdue Extension hosting cooking classes | 1.3.19 |Daily Reporter
Comfort canines are 'mental health break' at IU Health Ball Memorial | 12.23.18 |Star Press

WEST
Optimism, uncertainly mark outlook for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes | 12.23.18 |Vincennes Sun Commercial

FORT WAYNE
Vibra Hospital to Lay Off 120 | 1.2.19 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers, Journal Gazette
Mayor may be cooling on idea of a hospital for N. River property | 12.27.18 |WPTA
Dupont adds Lutheran Children’s Hospital services | 12.31.8 |FW Bus
Year in review: IU Health expands to Fort Wayne Continued growth at Parkview | 12.31.18 | FW Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Dr. Carroll: Congratulations on the Promotion. But Did Science Get a Demotion? | 12.31.18 |NY Times

PUBLIC HEALTH
A Trump County Confronts the Administration Amid a Rash of Child Cancers- Johnson County | 1.2.19 | NY Times
Indiana maternal death rate is twice as high as the national average | 12.25.18 | Chronicle Tribune
Gov. Holcomb strongly opposes legislative proposals to legalize marijuana in Indiana | 12.24.18 | NWI Times
Indiana health officials: test your home for radon | 1.2.19 | ABC 57, Indy Channel
Health department reports ‘widespread’ flu activity across Indiana | 1.4.19 | FOX 59, WFYI
Indiana Minority Health Coalition in Partnership to Host Second Statewide Town Hall Meeting on Infant Mortality in the Black Community | 1.4.19 | Global Newswire
Indiana's Sixth Baby Box Installed In Hamilton County | 12.28.18 | WFYI
Indiana falls three spots, to No. 41, in latest national health rankings | 12.27.18 | NWI Times

TOBACCO
Indiana Chamber Supports Tobacco Tax Increase | 1.3.19 | Inside IN Bus, TriState, WFYI
Tobacco programs fight for lungs and funds in Indiana | 1.4.19 | Post Tribune
Opinion: For health’s sake, raise the tobacco tax | 12.21.18 | Daily Reporter

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Wayne County exchange takes in more needles than it hands out for first time | 12.27.18 | Palladium Item
Drug Free Wayne County Partnership names interim executive director | 1.4.19 | Palladium Item
Thousands Like Me- Wabash Mayor Endures Daughters’ Addictions | 1.2.19 | Biz Voice
An innovative approach to recovery, recognized by the American Hospital Association  | 12.31.18 |Parkview Health

MENTAL HEALTH
New program will bring more mental healthcare provider to rural Indiana | 1.4.19 | Indy Channel

EDUCATION
Nation's medical schools are getting a makeover | 12.23.18 | Journal Gazette

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana Health Industry Forum Announces New Strategic Plan  | 1.2.19 | Inside IN Bus
Cook Medical Purchases North Carolina Cigarette Factory | 1.2.19 | Inside IN Bus
Meduit to Close Greensburg Facility | 1.2.19 | Inside IN Bus

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Adopt a Family Gift Wrapping and Holiday Party

Thank you to all the generous women who donated time, money, and gifts for the EWHC Adopt-a-Family. EWHC was able to provide gifts to eleven children in four families.  In addition, because of the monetary donations, EWHC was also able to provide each family with a Walmart giftcard. 

On Tuesday, December 18th, we gathered at Peace Water Winery to wrap the gifts, share some food and drink, and celebrate the Holidays.  It was a very fun and festive evening!

 

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/21/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
New rule will make hospitals list prices, but what patients pay could differ greatly | 12.21.18 | IBJ
Franciscan Health's proposed specialty hospital sees pushback from city councilors | 12.19.18 |IBJ
Riverview Health partners with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital for pediatric services | 12.19.18 |Current
IU Health Announces 2018 Community Grants | 12.21.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health Names Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer | 12.20.18 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers
IU Health celebrates 'topping out' ceremony for Carmel cancer center | 12.20.18 |WTHR
IU Health West Hospital celebrates expansion | 12.18.18 |Hendricks County Flyer, News Tribune
 
NORTH
Northwest Indiana hospital chaplains, psychologists tap into healing power of prayer | 12.16.18 | NWI Times
Panel explains why it denied license for proposed South Bend abortion clinic | 12.19.18 | SB Tribune, WSBT
More Northwest Indiana hospitals hone attacks on cancer; better technology improving detection and treatment | 12.21.18 |NWI Times
Nurse practitioner opens subscription-medicine clinic in Hebron | 12.14.18 |NWI Times
Franciscan Health Michigan City Prepares for Move to New Hospital | 12.19.18 |Valpo Life
 
SOUTH
Planning for800-acre parcel to begin: Columbus Regional Health compiling land-use committee | 12.16.18 | Republic, IN Public Media
Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Raising Funds For Oncology Center | 12.19.18 |WBIW

FORT WAYNE
Lutheran announces plans for new downtown Fort Wayne hospital to replace St. Joseph Hospital | 12.19.18 |FW Bus Weekly, Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Parkview gets honor for its heart institute | 12.18.18 |Journal Gazette
Legal fees debated in Bauer-CHS case | 12.18.18 |Journal Gazette
Parkview to Cut Ribbon on Field Turf, Performance Center | 12.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
IoT Lab Forming to Grow Innovative Products, Businesses, New Markets in Indiana | 12.18.18 |PR Newswire
A plan for containing hospital costs | 12.16.18 |Journal Gazette

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Indiana health officials warn ofr ise in hepatitis A cases in Marion County | 12.20.18 | FOX 59, Nuvo
Bedbugs on a visitor close an Indiana city hall | 12.19.18 |Indy Channel
Health officials investigating whooping cough outbreak in Tippecanoe County, Indiana | 12.15.18 |WSBT
City of South Bend granted $2.3 million in funding to fight against lead and home hazards | 12.19.18 | WSBT
City of Indianapolis Debuts Food Insecurity App | 12.21.18 |Inside IN Bus
The Mystery of Cancer in Firefighters: Two Indiana Researchers Uncover Clues | 12.20.18 |Inside IN Bus
Partnership targets breast cancer health disparities in African American women | 12.20.18 |IUSOM Newsroom
 
INFANT MORTALITY
Infant mortality a state concern | 12.17.18 |Journal Gazette
Governor pitches ideas to address state's infant mortality concern | 12.17.18 |WANE
'A hard road': Nearly 1 in 5 Howard County babies born exposed to drugs | 12.19.18 |Kokomo Tribune
 
SMOKING PREVENTION
JUUL E-cigarettes Are Favorites Of Teens, And That's a Problem | 12.17.18 |WFYI
Indiana Ranks 29th In Smoking Prevention Efforts By National Report | 12.17.18 |WFYI
Hancock Health surveys apartment owners in anti-smoking effort | 12.20.18 |Greenfield Reporter
Raising cigarette tax could give First Steps needed boost to help kids | 12.21.18 | Courier Journal
 
MENTAL HEALTH
A Conversation About Mental Health and School Safety | 12.18.18 |WFYI
The future of mental health: GSH residency program hopes to battle physician shortage | 12.17.18 |Vincennes Sun Commercial
Governor: Expanding mental health services won't be last in school violence solutions | 12.16.18 |Herald Bulletin

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Funding, re-entry programs, education needed to combat drug epidemic | 12.18.18 |NWI Times
Vigo County has new opioid recovery option | 12.17.18 |Tribune Star
Richard Feldman: The collateral damage of the war on opioids | 12.14.18 |IBJ
 
LIFE SCIENCE
Riley Foundation Announces Tyler Trent Endowment | 12.19.18 |IBJ
4medica joins WTC Indianapolis in bid to deploy worldwide accurate patient matching | 12.18.18 | PR Newswire
IU Venture Funds Invest in Tech Company | 12.19.18 |Inside IN Bus
Lilly asserts bragging rights over Humira for hot-selling drug Taltz | 12.17.18 |IBJ, Reuters
Lilly Acquires Pre-Clinical Program | 12.14.18 |Inside IN Bus
Nora Doherty, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, BioCrossroads: Indiana’s major research institutions impact our economy, talent, innovation and communities | 12.20.18 | Inside IN Bus
Hoosiers Help Test Apple Watch For Joint Replacement Recovery | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
PAYERS
Anthem among health care stocks suffering after Obamacare ruling | 12.17.18 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
Community Healthcare Offers Clinical Assistant Program | 12.20.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
OTHER
ACA Decision Won't Impact Hoosiers, For Now | 12.17.18 |WFYI
Indiana attorney general cheers court ruling invalidating Affordable Care Act | 12.19.18 |Kokomo Perspective
2019 Indiana General Assembly: State spending increases for abused children, health care set to gobble up nearly all of Indiana's projected new revenue | 12.17.18 |NWI Times
Jim Banks: A plan for containing hospital costs | 12.16.18 |Journal Gazette
The Indiana Health Industry Forum names Trey Hollingsworth 2018 Legislator of the Year | 12.17.18 |Biospace
Indiana's 2019 budget must attack smoking and invest in Hoosier health | 12.14.18 |Courier Journal
Health law sign-ups in state drop 11% | 12.21.18 |Journal Gazette
Regenstrief partners with MDClone to speed up access to data for medical research | 12.21.18 |News Medical

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

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/14/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health People Mover train to shut down indefinitely | 12.12.18 |IBJ, Indy Star, WISH
IU Health West Plans 'Crane Christening' |12.13.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health Releases Community Health Grants | 12.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
Plans Underway for New Behavioral Hospital | 12.10.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Franciscan opens clinic in Hammond to treat hepatitis C, HIV | 12.14.18 |NWI Times, Inside IN Bus, IN Public Media

EAST
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital 10 Years after the Merger | 12.12.18 |Muncie Journal
Stellar sights ahead: Health and Heritage Region chosen as 2018 designee | 12.12.18 | Greenfield Reporter
“It takes a village": New Hancock Health therapist, stationed in school district, settling into role | 12.8.18 |Greenfield Reporter
 
WEST
Cash flow, flexibility concerns send Good Samaritan Hospital of Vincennes to junk; Moody’s downgrades bond rating impacting roughly $114 million of outstanding debt | 12.14.18 |Bond Buyer, Beckers
Franciscan Health closes Inpatient psychiatric unit after 142 years | 12.12.18 |WLFI
 
FORT WAYNE
Fort Wayne Council OKs $3.9M on health insurance | 12.13.18 |FW Business
Dupont Hospital to Showcase Renovations | 12.13.18 |Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Women make up majority of U.S. medical school enrollment—but not in Indiana | 12.10.18 | IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Brian Dixon: In-office video intervention improves HPV vaccine uptake | 12.10.18 |Healio
WFYI Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant | 12.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
With Higher Smoking Rates, Indiana Falls In Health Rankings | 12.13.18 |Eagle Country
Indiana ranks 29th in protecting kids from tobacco | 12.14.18 |WLFI
Eric Bassler: Central time would boost Hoosiers’ health, well-being | 12.14.18 |IBJ
Most common injuries in each state; Indiana- Struck by object | 12.13.18 |Beckers, CNBC
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
More drug treatment could cost less than a new jail, mental health worker suggests | 12.7.18 |Courier Times
Panel Talks Mental Health And Addiction In Indiana | 12.13.18 |WFYI
SOBER: Stories Of Recovery And Hope From Indiana | 12.14.18 |WYFI
Prevention Program Puts Mental Health First | 12.12.18 |WFYI
Chamber encourages supportive employment as one response | 12.13.18 |Herald Times
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Supply and Demand for Behavioral Health Occupations: Indiana shortage is between 630 and 700 for psychiatrists, between 780-1200 for psychologists  | 12.13.18 |HRSA
 
EDUCATION
Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs | 12.12.18 |Inside IN Bus
Business, health programs to better align with industry needs | 12.14.18 |Indiana State Newsroom
Study shows prevention, treatment of ICU acquired delirium requires personalized approach | 12.13.18 |  Eureka Alert

LIFE SCIENCES
BioCrossroads chief Johnson stepping down to lead parent group full time | 12.12.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building | 12.12.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Eli Lilly Partners with AC Immune on Tau Blockers for Alzheimer’s | 12.12.18 |Xconomy
 
OTHER
Covering Kids And Families Now Statewide | 12.10.18 |WFYI
Health care law sign-ups tumbling | 12.13.18 |Journal Gazette
Health Insurance Marketplace Closes Dec. 15 | 12.13.18 |WFYI
Nursing homes start facing pinch of penalties for hospital readmissions | 12.14.18 |IBJ
Employer-Based Health Costs Continue to Rise | 12.12.18 | WFYI
 

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Community East Hardhat Tour

Community East hosted a hardhat tour of their new facility currently being built and scheduled to open February 2019.  The tour was led by Suzanne Koehler, VP and COO and was interesting and informative.

 

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/7/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
12 health systems with strong finances- Ascension has an "Aa2" senior debt rating and stable outlook with Moody's | 12.6.18 |Beckers
Hancock Health enrolls staff in population health pilot program | 12.6.18 |Daily Reporter
New YMCA on Indy’s northwest side first to host a VA facility | 12.2.18 | FOX59
Moody's downgrades Marion County Health and Hospital to 'Aa2' | 12.3.18 |Beckers

NORTH
Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
Northwest Indiana health care organizations form partnerships, build in 2018 | 12.5.18 |NWI TImes
Gary owes $3 million to CIGNA as it switches health coverage to save | 12.1.18 |NWI Times

SOUTH
Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic | 12.3.18 |Inside IN Bus
St. Vincent Evansville YMCA reaches construction milestone | 12.6.18 |Courier Press
Infant mortality in Daviess County lowering rates | 12.5.18 |Times Herald

EAST
Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health to expandstatewide network of on-site employer clinics to Progress | 12.5.18 | Star Press

FORT WAYNE
Mike Packnett and Mike Poor: Reports address Indiana’s poor health rankings | 12.7.18 |FW Bus Weekly

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
New risk assessment tool helps clinicians develop outpatient joint arthroplasty pathways: R. Michael Meneghini, MD, director of orthopedics and joint replacement, and Peter Caccavallo, MD at IU Health Saxony Hospital | 12.30.18 | Beckers
Movie technology helps knee replacement patients | 12.6.18 |CBS4
Neurosurgeon Tells NRA Gun Violence Is His 'Lane' | 12.5.18 | WFYI

PUBLIC HEALTH
Dennis Murphy: Discourage smoking, save lives with smart public policy | 12.30.18 |IBJ
Hepatitis A outbreak in Indiana hits 700 cases in past year | 12.5.18 |WTHR, WAVE
Holcomb Outlines Public Health Priorities | 12.7.18 |WFYI, IBJ
Indiana Firefighters At Higher Risk Of Cancer Death | 12.3.18 |WFYI
Life expectancy rates drops due to drug overdose deaths and suicides | 12.5.18 | WTHI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Indiana sees progress with opioid abuse epidemic | 12.1.18 |Bradenton Herald
Wabash County law enforcement officials say meth is a growing local problem | 12.2.18 |Plain Dealer
7 experts and Delaware County leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis | 12.1.18 |Star Press
Survey: Drug Abuse a Critical Challenge For Local Leaders | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
After years of effort, 16 Tech innovation district finally starting construction | 12.7.18 | IBJ
Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance' | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, Health IT Security
Catalent Expanding in Bloomington | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus
Entrepreneur finds financial success with deep-tissue therapy | 12.7.18 |IBJ
Cook Group gets ready for more growth around Indiana | 12.3.18 |IBJ
OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
Elevate Ventures makes 3-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus | 12.7.18 |IBJ

EDUCATION
Pathway to prevention? Researchers make strides with leukemia, cardiovascular disease | 12.6.18 |IUSOM
New $75 per semester fee for increased mental health services proposed at Indiana State University | 12.4.18 |Tribune Star
Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Health Professions to offer more degree programs in summer 2019 | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

OTHER
Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ, Beckers, FW Bus Weekly
Out-of-pocket health costs jump in Indiana- Growth in employee portion of coverage bill outpaces nation | 12.7.18 | Journal Gazette
5 Things Consumers Should Know About Marketplace Health Insurance | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
2018 CFO of the Year | 12.7.18 | IBJ John Gallina, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Anthem Inc.

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/17/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Ascension's operating income triples as its footprint expands | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Ascension's outpatient transformation comes at a cost| 11.19.18 |Modern HC
Central Indiana Orthopedics breaks ground on new location | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus
Riley Foundation Launches $175M Campaign | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Riley Hospital for Children uses what could be revolutionary cancer therapy on first patient | 11.25.18 | Indy Star
IU Health performs liver transplant on state's oldest recipient | 11.27.18 | Beckers, Indy Star
Blake Dye names IU Health Names Senior VP | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Mary Beth Claus leaving IU Health to be Group Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at NewYork-Presbyterian | 11.29.18 | Global Newswire
New psychiatric hospital to open in Indianapolis | 11.28.18 |Statehouse File
Riverview Health chooses north Carmel site for new facility | 11.26.18 |IBJ
How 10 hospitals, health systems promote employee well-being: Tamara Smith, Director of Healthy Results program at IU Health | 11.21.18 |Beckers
How Safe are Indiana Hospitals? | 11.21.18 |WIBC, WISH
Have you scheduled surgery? Then you’d better start training.-preoperative program at IU Health | 11.20.18 | Washington Post
Indy gets a mobile stroke unit | 11.29.18 |WTTV
Developer spending $15M to build senior villas on 86th Street | 11.27.18 |IBJ

EAST
Hancock Health to take over Family Fun & Fitness in southwest Hancock County | 11.24.18 |Daily Reporter
State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus

NORTH
Marion General Hospital gets its own police department | 11.22.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Goshen City Council approves $87 million hospital expansion | 11.21.18 |Goshen News
New high-tech clinic connects Logansport Community School students with remote health care provider,  Logansport Memorial Hospital | 11.28.18 |Pharos Tribune, Inside IN Bus
Beacon Health System partnership with HealthLinc, Indiana Health Centers and the Center for the Homeless to increase the scope of services available to underserved communities | 11.29.18 |WNDU
State calls out Gary over EMS-related revenue, spending | 11.27.18 |NWI Times
Indiana Health Department Backs Rejection Of License For Proposed Abortion Clinic | 11.28.18 |Kaiser, SB Tribune
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
Vinton Elementary one of three Indiana schools selected for health program | 11.29.18 |Journal Courier

SOUTH
Telehealth Coming to Greene County School | 11.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health and Southern Indiana Physicians To Open New Bedford walk-in | 11.29.18 |WBIW
Harm reduction clinic planned for downtown Seymour | 11.17.18 |Tribune Reporter
Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke | 11.28.18 |RHI Hub

FORT WAYNE
Patients lose in Lutheran's legal battles | 11.25.18 |Journal Gazette
CHS settles lawsuit against ex-CEO of Indiana hospital | 11.19.18 |Beckers, Inside IN Bus, Modern HC. FW Bus Weekly, News Sentinel, WANE
Letter writer admits to Facebook ID- 'Sajin Young' had been harassing CEO of Lutheran Health | 11.22.18 |Journal Gazette, Beckers
Fort Wayne company approved for cartilage defects study | 11.22.18 |FW Bus
How Parkview Health is using mobile technology to fight the opioid crisis | 11.28.18 |AHA
Indiana VA hospital unveils building for sterilizing surgical tools; $14 million helps renovate 4th floor, construct addition | 11.28.18 |Beckers, Journal Gazette, WANE

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Smoking could be a hot issue for lawmakers | 11.25.18 |KPC, Inside IN Bus
Increase Cigarette Taxes For Public Health and a Productive Economy | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
High-tech e-cigarettes an attractive danger to teens | 11.19.18 |Herald Argus
Health coalition renews push for Indiana cigarette tax hike | 11.19.18 |WANE, WLWT, Eagle Country
Chamber Pushing for Healthier Indiana | 11.19.18 |Inside IN Bus, TriState
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville even | 11.22.18 |Post Tribune
Infant mortality -- a significant challenge in Indiana | 11.19.18 |Times Sentinel
Healthy kids are key to Indiana's future |11.23.18 |IN Economic Digest
Indiana seeks $10 million federal grant to find gaps in early childhood education | 11.29.18 |Chalk Beat
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event | 11.23.18 |Post Tribune
If not for interventions like these, Indiana's youth obesity rate may reach 53% by 2025 | 11.29.18 |Indy Star
Suicide Prevention Training Offered To Educators | 11.28.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid war rages on, but those on the front lines see progress | 11.22.18 |IBJ
Indiana 'building for the long haul' on how federal opioid dollars are spent | 11.18.18 |SB Tribune
Purdue, FSSA partner to bring new care models, process improvements, and technology systems to four Indiana communities to improve opioids addiction treatment | 11.27.18 |Purdue, Inside IN Bus, FW Business Weekly

LIFE SCIENCES
FDA plans overhaul of medical device approval system | 11.26.18 | IBJ
Medical electronic data firm plans presence in Electric Works | 11.19.18 |News Sentinel, Inside IN Bus
Lilly installing new labs, offices, manufacturing lines in $90M project | 11.19.18 |IBJ
Rising fear among Asians leads Eli Lilly to rethink employee groups | 11.23.18 |IBJ
Trump Medicare plan targets drugs from Eli Lilly, others | 11.27.18 |IBJ
Hoosiers Help Test Apple Watch For Joint Replacement Recovery | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Purdue Alum Creates Bandages to Save Lives in Kenya | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Indianapolis’ Relentless Pursuit of Collaborative Innovation | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus

EDUCATION
School of Nursing partners with hospitals to reach national B.S.N. goal | 11.29.18 |IUK Newsroom
IU School of Medicine adds senior leader in information technology | 11.28.18 | IUSOM
Regenstrief and IU Researchers Have Strong Presence at 2018 International Informatics Symposium | 11.26.18 |Regenstrief Institute
State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Dentistry searching for new dean | 11.26.18 |IBJ

PAYERS
Competition drops in health insurance markets; Anthem dominates- North Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Indiana and Utah lost the most competition between 2016 and 2017. | 11.28.18 |Beckers, AMA
Gary owes $3M in overdue bills to CIGNA as it switches employee health coverage to save | 11.30.18 |NWI Times

PHYSICIANS
Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict | 11.30.18 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
As Flu Season Approaches Doctor Pushes For Vaccination | 11.26.18 |WFYI

OTHER
Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants | 11.20.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment | 11.16.18 |Inside IN Bus
March of Dimes Awards Grant To The Indiana Rural Health Association | 11.21.18 |IRHA
‘Reasonable diligence’ required estate to inquire into medical malpractice | 11.28.18 | IN Lawyer

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/10/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Public Safety Medical Joins St. Vincent Health | 11.13.18 | Inside IN Bus
100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature: Henry Community Health and Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology | 11.12.18 | Beckers
11 latest hospital credit downgrades:  Major Health Partners from "Baa2" to "Baa3" (Moody's) | 11.15.18 | Beckers
What you can learn from IU Health — Ron Stiver shares insights on patient-centered care & ASCs | 11.14.18 | Beckers
New Franciscan facility ready for Center Grove area patients | 11.14.18 | Daily Journal
 
EAST
Reid Health Transforming Vacant Building Into PACE Center| 11.16.18 | Inside IN Bus, Palladium Item
 
NORTH
Work Begins on $21M LaPorte Hospital | 11.13.18 | Inside IN Bus, Valpo LIfe
 
SOUTH
Indiana's Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Wins Baldrige Award | 11.15.18 | Health Leaders

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Eli Lilly considering sale of China assets to raise cash | 11.16.18 | IBJ
GenomOncology announces partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine | 11.14.18 | Bio Space
Eli Lilly files for FDA approval of migraine drug lasmiditan | 11.15.18 |Fierce Biotech, Inside IN Bus
Fresh from Eli Lilly deal, NextCure bags $93M for clinical push | 11.14.18 |Fierce Biotech
Endocyte Loss Narrows Amid Pending Acquisition | 11.12.18 |Inside IN Bus
IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration | 11.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
PHYSICIANS
6 things medical students should know about physician compensation- Indiana physicians earned the most on average with a mean salary of $334,000 | 11.12.18 |AMA Wire
Indianapolis Medical Society to move out of headquarters, hold online auction of artifacts | 11.12.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
State officials: Indiana healthy economically, physically not so much | 11.10.18 |NWI Times
Gallup-Sharecare Report Shows How Diabetes Ranks Grew Across the US- Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana | 11.14.18 |AJMC
 Health Coalition Plans Another Push To Raise Indiana Cigarette Tax $2 | 11.15.18 |WFYI, NWI Times, Tribune Star
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
State Files Suit Against Pharmaceutical Company | 11.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana Attorney General files suit against opioid manufacturer | 11.15.18 |News Tribune
Partnership Wins between the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration,city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Reentry Coalition will use a $1.2 million grant To Fight Opioid Use | 11.15.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana sues Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid crisis | 11.14.18 |IN Lawyer, Inside IN Bus
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Vets helping vets: Tackling mental health issues | 11.11.18 |Kokomo Tribune
 
EDUCATION
Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's Disease | 11.15.18 | Regenstrief News
 
OTHER
Tyler Trent Bobbleheads to Aid Fight Against Cancer | 11.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
AI diagnoses fall short when used across health systems,study of Indiana University Hospital reveals | 11.15.18 | Internet of Business
2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE | 11.8.18 | IBJ

Dr. Kristina McKee Box- Indiana Health Commissioner

Christi Shaw- President, Lilly Bio-Medicines; Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Co.

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/3/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Riverview Breaks Ground on Fishers Facility | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus, PR News Wire
Health systems ranked among healthiest workplaces in 2018: Witham Health Services #22,
IU Health #95 | 11.1.18 |Beckers, Healthiest Employers
 
EAST
Changes in corporate structure lead to top-level appointment of Carla Fouse at St Vincent Randolph Hospital | 10.25.18 | Kokomo Perspective
 
WEST
High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County | 11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Replay celebrates 30 years of improving patients’ lives | 10.30.18 |Kokomo Perspective
 
FORT WAYNE
Partnership between Cameron Hospital, Radiation Oncology Associates and Parkview Health benefits Steuben County cancer patients | 10.28.18 | KPC News
Noble, LaGrange hospitals benefit from connectivity | 10.28.18 |KPC News
Mend Medical Investment Firm Aims to ‘Mend’ Healthcare Industry | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
CHS nearly triples 3rd Q loss | 10.31.18 |FW Business Weekly
Byron Health Center breaks ground for new facility | 10.26.18 |FW Business Weekly

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Anthem Profit Jumps in Q3 | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Ambetter from MHS Health Coverage expanding Indiana coverage | 11.1.18 |Business Insider
MDwise Works To Decrease The Number Of Uninsured | 11.2.18 |WBIW
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
New flu strains bring new complications for October-May 2018-19 season | 10.27.18 |Kokomo Tribune
First Indiana flu-related death of the season reported by health department | 11.2.18 |FOX 59, WANE, The Republic
Reducing tobacco use leads public health school's dean to-do list | 10.26.18 |IU Newsroom
Miami County Health Department Health not renewing Narcan grant | 10.29.18 |Peru Tribune
Tobacco, opioid epidemics claimed 14,200 Hoosier lives in 2017, studies say | 10.30.18 |IBJ
NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More for Concussion Research | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ, WFYI, IUSM News
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Pilot drug abuse program expands into 18 Indiana counties | 10.29.18 |Herald Bulletin
Talking about treatment, community partnerships in Henry County | 11.1.18 |Courier Times
Opioids, tobacco damage Hoosiers-14,200 dead, $12.6 billion cost in 2017 | 10.31.18 |Journal Gazette
New Reports Calculate Lives Lost To Tobacco, Opioids | 10.30.18 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly Details Collaboration That Could Grow Exponentially | 10.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Cook Group transforms Indy beer warehouse into modern research site | 10.29.18 |IBJ
Elanco Partners With Danish Company |11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Fund Invests in Drug Company NERx Bioscience | 10.30.18 |Inside IN Bus
Anderson 'Perfect Environment' For Italpollina Operation | 11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
Mira Vista Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Venture Winners Take Aim at Diabetes, Disease Outbreaks | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus
First ‘Inject Tech Challenge’ Crowns Winners | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus
Researcher Tweaks T-Cells for Tumors | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
16 Tech Hires New Director, Announces Investment Fund | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
Eli Lilly partner urges investors to look beyond biotech turmoil | 11.1.18 |IBJ
MICKEY MAURER: Endocyte believers finally have their day | 10.26.18 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
DePauw graduates work to create school for global health in central Indiana | 10.29.18 | DePauw News, Inside IN Bus
South Bend Medical school focuses on community health | 10.29.18 |SB Tribune
 
OTHER
Bill Of The Month: A $48,329 Allergy Test Is A Lot Of Scratch- Margaret Skurka, a retired professor of health informatics at IU  | 10.29.18 |NPR
Health Leaders Highlight Medicaid Programs, Benefits at Roundtable | 10.29.18 |WBAA
Healthcare leaders on handling political talk at work - Mike Yost, VP of Marketing, Outreach and Experience at IU Health | 10.26.18 |Beckers
Lilly Endowment Elects Lechleiter to Board | 10.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Election 2018: Health Care Is Huge Issue In Midwest | 11.2.18 |WFYI
ACA Marketplace Enrollment Opens in Indiana | 11.1.18 |WFYI
Indiana Center Helped Bring New Hemophilia Treatment to Light | 10.30.18 |WFYI
Doctors, Patients Sing Art Therapy’s Praises. So Why Isn’t There More Support? | 11.2.18 |WFYI

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