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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/8/2019


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
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
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
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
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

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)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Harnessing the Power of a Multigenerational Workplace with Sara Johnson

Thank you to EWHC member Sara Johnson, Director of IU Executive Education School of Public and Environmental Affairs, for speaking at EWHC's event, "Harnessing the Power of a Multi-Generational Workforce", our second event in our 2019 Empowering Women Leader's series.

Sara's passion, sincere enthusiasm, and experiences make her an excellent example of what an empowered woman leader is and EWHC is lucky to have her continuing support!

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Empowering Women Leaders with Marissa Kiefer

Thank you to Marissa Kiefer for sharing her personal story of her leadership journey for our first Empowering Women Leaders Event of 2019!

Marissa Kiefer of Riley Hospital

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/1/2019


IU Health says operations strong, but investment losses pull down earnings | 3.1.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus, IU Newsroom
Reliq Health Technologies Announces New Trial with Community HealthNet Health Centers | 2.26.19 |PR Newswire
IUH Ball Continues North Tower Remodel With NICU and Pediatric Cardboard City | 2.25.19 |Muncie Journal

Jay hospital to celebrate1-year anniversary as part of IU Health | 2.26.19 | Star Press
Kentuckiana Medical Center to Close In April After 10 Years, 200 people to lose jobs | 2.28.19 |WFYI, News Tribune , Associated Press, Times Union, Courier Journal , Beckers
Deaconess to Break Ground on Downtown Clinic | 2.26.19 |Inside IN Bus, WFIE, Building Indiana, Courier Press
Geriatric health facility ‘coming along pretty well’ | 2.27.19 |Dubois County Herald
Lutheran ordered to pay legal fees | 3.1.19 |Journal Gazette



Patients Have Options For Colon Cancer Screenings | 2.27.19 |WFYI
Bill Encouraging Radon Testing In Schools Passes State Senate | 2.27.19 |WFYI
Declining funds for protecting drinking water concerns state environmental group | 2.28.19 |Herald Times
Prospects for $2 per pack cigarette tax hike all but snuffed out at the Statehouse | 3.1.19 |NWI Times
Breaking the link between mental health and poverty | 2.24.19 |NWI Times
Preventing suicides: Survivor shares experience, advice to hundreds at program | 2.28.19 |Herald Bulletin
Mental health, school safetybilll off to House for review | 2.28.19 | Washington Times Herald
School Mental Health Bill Clears Senate | 2.27.19 |WFYI
Drug overdoses still onrise in Grant County, but some wins are recorded, officials say | 2.23.19 | Chronicle Tribune
Local officials see naloxone saving lives; Muncie community wants to help save more | 2.24.19 |Star Press
More Workers to Wage War Against Opioid Epidemic | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Specializing in Addiction Treatment, Spero Health Opens in Indianapolis | 3.1.19 |Kentucky New Era
Anthem, Cigna joust for billions in court clash over failed deal | 2.25.19 |IBJ, Beckers, IBJ
Ex-Anthem CEO Swedish says leadership dispute led to war with Cigna | 2.28.19 |IBJ
IBRI collaboration helps discover a new genetic disease | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Roche makes $4.8 billion acquisition bid for gene-therapy company | 2.25.19 |IBJ
Lilly shareholders to vote on 'near-drowning test' in animals, other proposals in May | 2.25.19 |IBJ
Roche makes $4.8 billion acquisition bid for gene-therapy company | 2.25.19 |Bloomberg
300 Vials Per Minute: The Pace of Progress for Catalent | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Springbuk Announces Promotion, Hires | 3.1.19 | Inside IN Bus
Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch named First Female Dean of the IU School of Dentistry | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus, IUPUI Newsroom
Kosali Simon named IU Bloomington's first associate vice provost for health sciences | 2.25.19 |IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus
IU's Indiana School Mental Health Initiative to host state's first Educating the Whole Child Summit, putsspotlight on students' social, emotional needs | 3.1.19 | Herald Times, IU Newsroom
Indiana University research advancessearch for new antibiotics | 3.1.19 | IU Newsroom
USI Tiny House To Develop ‘Aging in Place’ Technology | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Felony provision added to proposed Indiana fertility fraud bill | 2.25.19 |Herald Bulletin
New Study Shows Epidemic of Non-Medical Switching Practice in Indiana | 2.25.19 |PR Newswire
Indiana lawmaker introducesbill to create a public safety research fund | 2.26.19 | Safety and Health Magazine
Indiana nurse practitioner bill draws ire from doctors | 2.25.19 |Wabash Valley
Nurse practitioners respond to Indiana House proposal | 2.26.19 |WISH TV, Wabash Valley
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers Continues Expansion | 2.27.19 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana’s First Telepharmacy Opens in Albion | 2.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
7th Circuit affirms $15M med-mal judgment over missed tumor | 2.27.19 |IN Lawyer
Medicare enrollment percentages by state: Indiana at 18.1% |Beckers
Medicare Advantage enrollment percentage by state: Indiana at 26.7% | 2.27.19 |Beckers
How secure are your health records? | 3.1.19 |Hendricks County Flyer
Health Care Heroes | 3.1.19 |IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/22/2019


Time's running out on bill to restore 'certificate of need' process for hospitals | 2.18.19 |IBJ
Carmel gives green light for Franciscan specialty hospital | 2.22.19 | IBJ
4 Strategies for Keeping Your Millennial Healthcare Workers- IU Health | 2.20.19 |Health Leaders
Hancock Health receives $75000 substance abuse grant | 2.20.19 |Greenfield Daily Reporter
Meagen Windler, director of revenue cycle at Eskenazi Health, on hospital's biggest concern now that standard charges are public | 2.18.19 | Beckers
1 in 5 rural hospitals at high risk of closing, including 9 in Indiana | 2.20.19 |Beckers, Modern HC
Lutheran Health's parent reports $788 million loss | 2.20.19 |Journal Gazette, Beckers
Parkview Randallia to close Continuing Care unit | 2.18.19 |Journal Gazette
Saving energy pays off for Franciscan | 2.20.19 |News Dispatch
Porter Health Care System patients could get up to $5K from cyberattack settlement | 2.18.19 |NWI Times
CBD oil: Northwest Indiana medical professionals, residents tout health benefits | 2.21.19 |NWI Times
Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign | 2.19.19 |Inside IN Bus
DCH dispels rumors over ambulance service | 2.18.19 |Washington Times
Columbus Regional Hospital to offer health services at proposed sports tourism complex | 2.20.19 | Beckers

Hospital price rule causes confusion | 2.19.19 |Rushville Republican
New Caravan Health Analysis Evaluates Effect of Payment Law on Community Hospitals, including Margaret Mary Health | 2.22.19 |PR Web
Valley Professionals break ground on $4.5M expansion | 2.22.19 |Tribune Star



Why Tackling Obesity Is Harder Than You Think | 2.21.19 |WFYI
Indiana agrees to provide Hepatitis C drugs to more Medicaid recipients | 2.19.19 |IN Lawyer
State ranks low for emergency readiness | 2.18.19 | Journal Gazette
Health officials confirm 2 cases of mumps at Indiana University | 2.22.19 |FOX 59
Annual Data Book Outlines Hoosier Youth Wellbeing | 2.19.19 |WFYI
ECHO Center at IUPUI launches first HIV program to improve access to treatment | 2.21.19 |IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus
Indiana bill to raise smoking age to 21 put on hold | 2.22.19 |WNDU
Health Groups Try to Reignite Cigarette Tax Debate With Statehouse Rally | 2.20.19 |WIBC
Group lobbies at Indiana Statehouse for $2 cigarette tax | 2.19.19 |WISH-TV
FDA Says Teen Boys Most At Risk Of Using E-Cigarettes | 2.20.19 |WFYI
State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions | 2.18.19 |Inside IN Bus
Grants Awarded to Analyze Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams | 2.20.19 |Inside IN Bus
New program addresses shortage of addiction specialists | 2.18.19 |Daily Journal
Indiana Senate Bill 162 seeks to manage pain without opioids | 2.19.19 |Herald Staff
Meridian Health Services has announced a merger with Madison County Community Health | 2.19.19 |Inside IN Bus
Aspire Indiana Names Vanessa Pataky Youth and Family Services Director | 2.18.19 |Inside IN Bus
Collaborative effort underway to groom behavioral health specialists | 2.18.19 |Indy Channel
Illinois Hospital, Docs to Settle Malpractice Suit For $20.6M | 2.19.19 |Law360
Lebanon pediatrician charged with molesting 12-year-old patient | 2.22.19 |WTHR
Lilly, other insulin makers must face price-gouging lawsuit, judge rules | 2.18.19 | IBJ
Bayer to cut 194 jobs in Indiana |Beckers | 2.22.19

Ivy Tech Community College offers online MRI training | 2.20.19 |WIBQ
Marian University promotes and extends contract of Donald Sefcik, DO | 2.21.19 | Marian Newsroom
Ontario Systems and Anderson University have partnered to create an immersive career-prep program for tech students | 2.22.19 |Beckers
Amazon’s latest target is pharmacy disruption | 2.21.19 |IBJ
ISBA preparing to roll out health insurance for members, ‘Last major hurdles’ cleared | 2.20.19 |IN Lawyer, IN Lawyer
The Indiana Medical History Museum is unlike anything in the US | 2.20.19 |WISH-TV
Indiana Rural School Clinic Network Expands to Pekin | 2.21.19|Inside IN Bus
OurHealth Celebrates Cincinnati Grand Opening | 2.21.19 |Inside IN Bus
COA: Medical expert failed to establish knowledge of standard of care |2.21.19 | IN Lawyer
Could Better Post-Acute-Care Communication Impact Medtech?- Olio | 2.21.19 |MD+DI
Dems win on health provision- Pre-existing coverage to stay | 2.22.19 |Journal Gazette
IT leaders looking for meaningful data-exchange regs- Indiana Health Information Exchange | 2.16.19 |Modern HC
Firm announces $232M contract with Indiana, just two days after settling huge Medicaid fraud case in Texas | 2.21.19 | IBJ
House Easily Passes Second Trimester Abortion Ban | 2.22.19 |WFYI, NWI Times
Proposal would let Indiana pharmacists refuse to give abortion drugs | 2.11.19 | WHAS 11
Indiana seeks injunction against assisted living center where woman died | 2.22.19 | IN Lawyer
Felony provision added to fertility fraud bill | 2.22.19 |Tribune Star
Davisson's Legislation Allows For Emergency Prescription Refills | 2.22.19 |WBIW

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/15/2019


$18M wellness center to be built by Major Health Partners and the YMCA in Shelbyville | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Developer of proposed Franciscan hospital in Carmel agrees to use tax covenant | 2.12.19 | IBJ
New Security Measures for Franciscan Health East | 2.12.19 | WLFI
IU Health Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal with $19.1M | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ, WBIW
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis Names Budden as Program Manager 2.11.19 | Inside IN Bus
100 hospital and health system CIOs to know - Mark Lantzy, Senior Vice President and CIO of Indiana University Health and President of IU Health Plans | 2.11.19 | Beckers
Blockchain in Healthcare: The Potential Benefits, Risks- Mitch Parker, Indiana University Health's CISO, Describes Tests of the Technology | 2.14.19 | Bank Info Security

House unanimously OKs plan to ensure Chicago hospital access for sick Region children | 2.13.19 | Newsbug, Chicago Crusader
Community Hospital in Munster overbilled Medicare by $22M, OIG says | 2.14.19 | Beckers, NWI TImes, Post Tribune
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million | 2.12.19 | Herald Argus
Porter Starke Services: CEO Matt Burden strives for a healthier region | 2.11.19 | Valpo LIfe

Second Ronald McDonald House planned for Evansville area | 2.14.19 | Courier Press
Nonprofit hopes CuddleCots help families on parents' worst day | 2.12.19 | Courier Press

Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists | 2.12.19 | Inside IN Bus, Tristate, iVantage

Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals:

  • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital - Angola (Steuben County)
  • Margaret Mary Health - Batesville (Ripley County)
  • Putnam County Hospital - Greencastle

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals:

  • Henry County Memorial Hospital - New Castle
  • King's Daughters' Health - Madison (Jefferson County)
  • Major Hospital - Shelbyville (Shelby County)
  • Marion General Hospital - Marion (Grant County)
  • Memorial Hospital - South Bend (St. Joseph County)
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper (Dubois County)
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital - Huntington (Huntington County)
  • Parkview Noble Hospital - Kendallville (Noble County)
  • Schneck Medical Center - Seymour (Jackson County)


Project Swaddle tackles infant mortality by serving rural | 2.15.19 |Journal Courier
Indiana joins list of lawmakers pushing for diaper sales tax exemption | 2.12.19 | WANE
Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange | 2.11.19 |Science Daily
Statewide hepatitis: A outbreak reaches the Delaware County jail | 2.14.19 |Star Press
Hepatitis A outbreak hits hard in Jennings County | 2.9.19 |North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
Vape juice used in electronic cigarettes may be subject to new Indiana tax | 2.13.19 |NWI Times
Dr. R. Andrew Chambers: More study needed for THC to be treatment option | 2.8.19 |IBJ
Dr. Richard Feldman: Marijuana could be part of answer to opioid abuse | 2.8.19 | IBJ
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Will Kill 23,000 Americans This Year - Here's How to Help | 2.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
Legislators, do the right thing for Indiana's health, economy | 2.8.19 |Seymour Tribune
Disparities in health behaviors noted in statewide study | 2.11.19 |Banner Graphic
Dr. Louis Profeta, St. Vincent ER doctor, calls potholes a ‘public health issue,’ cites dangerous ambulance rides | 2.13.19 |FOX 59

New program will increase the number of licensed clinical social workers to meet the growing need for treatment as Indiana’s opioid epidemic persists | 2.13.19 | CICP, Inside IN Bus, IUPUI Newsroom
Indiana schools should have mental health professionals, lawmakers say | 2.14.19 |WISHTV

Indy startup Outpost Medicine draws in big money to develop drug therapies | 2.15.19 |IBJ
Seniorlink health services company drops hospitalizations and ER visits at Caregiver Homes | 2.8.19 |Healthcare IT News
Eli Lilly negotiated its $8B acquisition at breakneck speed| 2.15.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
BASi Profit Falls Despite Revenue Jump | 2.14.19 | Inside IN Bus
Catalent Biologics gets $2.5 million in tax relief from Bloomington, creates 200 jobs | 2.14.19 |Herald Times

IU School of Medicine makes breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain | 2.12.19 | IU Newsroom

Indiana Included in Walgreens Settlement | 2.15.19 |Inside IN Bus
Residents of Carmel senior community owed $52M in development's bankruptcy | 2.15.19 |IBJ
50 states ranked by amount of NPs- Indiana #15 with 3,466 | 2.12.19 |Beckers
Congestive heart failure linked to protein | 2.14.19 |WTTV
As serious as a heart attack: App could help save victims of sudden cardiac arrest | 2.14.19 |Goshen News, Eureka Alerts

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/8/2019


Hospital pricing lists more confusing than helpful, shows broad contrasts | 2.6.19 | Herald Tribune, WTHR, Goshen News, News Tribune, Kokomo Tribune
'The Giving Gig' raising money for cancer patients | 2.7.19 | WTHR

Nothing good to say about December 2018 financials for Vincennes hospital | 2.5.19 | Vincennes Sun

NWI health care on the cutting edge | 2.3.19 | NWI Times

Single-payer health care group to be in city | 2.7.19 | Journal Gazette


Lilly Acquisition Moving Forward | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus
Patients see success with new migraine drug from Eli Lilly | 2.1.19 |FOX 59
In long and twisting journey for anti-inflammatory drug, Lilly touts upbeat results | 2.4.19 | IBJ
Lilly Returns to Profit | 2.6.19 |Inside IN Bus
Eli Lilly Backs U.S. Proposal on Drug Rebates to Lower Costs | 2.6.19 |NY Times
Drug Pricing Bill Would Study High Costs | 2.7.19 |WFYI
Cook Medical ordered to pay $3M to patient hurt by blood filter | 2.6.19 |  | 2.6.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Elanco shares dip after Lilly says it will divest big stake | 2.8.19 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Roche Academy Aims to Fill Need for Talent | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Hoosier Company Recognized for Nanotechnology | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus
Midwest Orthotics Changes Name | 2.8.19 |Inside IN Bus

Programs treat babies born dependent, help moms beat addiction | 2.1.19 |Daily Journal
Indiana asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling that blocked abortion law | 2.4.19 | Indianapolis Star
Opioid problems increasing in White County | 2.5.19 |Herald Journal, IU Newsroom, Inside IN Bus, WBIW
Indiana University receives grant for rural communities opioid response planning | 2.5.19 |
Five Things Anyone Can Do To Combat Opioid Deaths | 2.6.19 |Inside IN Bus
Connecting Dots Between Opioids, Oral Health | 2.7.19 |Eagle Country
Spero Health Opens 2nd Indiana Location in Jeffersonville | 2.6.19 |KY News Era
In This Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just Down The Hall | 2.8.19 |WFYI

Kelley School conference examines healthcare industry's role in fighting the opioid epidemic | 2.4.19 | IU Newsroom
IU School of Medicineusinggrant to boost Hoosier mental health | 2.5.19 | IUSM
IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding | 2.5.19 |Inside IN Bus
IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer | 2.5.19 |Inside IN Bus
Monroe County Seeing Strong Uptick in Hepatitis A Cases | 2.5.19 |WBIW
New Wellness Council Partnership Aims to Combat Indiana Obesity Rates | 2.5.19 |WBIW, Inside IN Bus
ISDH stresses importance of cervical cancer screenings | 2.5.19 | WLFI
Indiana Committee Passes Bill to Raise Tobacco, Vape Age To 21| 2.7.19 |Eagle Country, Local 12, NWI TImes
How Long You Will Live Depends on Where You Live | 2.7.19 |IU Newsroom
Study shows change in cervical cancer rates in Indiana; African-Americans still die at higher rate | 2.8.19 | Post Tribune

Q&A with spine surgeon Rick Sasso, who won $112M court judgment | 2.8.19 |IBJ
Dr. Aaron Carroll: Giant Strides in World Health, but It Could Be So Much Better- Americans tend to overestimate the problems in poorer nations | 2.4.19 |NY Times
Indiana #33 with 19.2% of percent of adults with no personal physician | 2.5.19 |Beckers

Judge rejects Anthem parent’s petition to dismiss fiduciary breach claim | 2.4.19 |Pensions & Investments
Anthem's Medicare Advantage membership soars 35% in 2018 | 2.5.19 |Beckers
Anthem's PBM will trail nation's largest as it looks to compete sooner | 2.6.19 | HC Dive

Rehab Medical Merges with Wound Care Company | 2.4.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Rokita lands job with Indianapolis health benefits company | 2.6.19 | IBJ
Former Rep. John Dingell Left An Enduring Health Care Legacy | 2.8.19 |WBOI
Indiana Asks Supreme Court for Abortion Ruling- AG seeks to reinstate waiting period lower courts struck down | 2.5.19 |Nuvo
Paul Ashley: Hospital pricing rule is step in right direction | 2.8.19 | IBJ
2019 Forty Under 40 | 2.8.19 |IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/1/2019


For hospitals, babies are big business | 2.1.19 |IBJ
New Community East Hospital has comfy touches, from wood accents to Apple TVs | 2.1.19 |Indy Star, IBJ
Jobs in limbo as St. Vincent buys out partner in neighborhood hospitals | 1.28.19 |IBJ, Beckers
Is a new hospital on the north side necessary? Prove it, Indiana senator says | 1.29.19 |Indy Star
Too healthy?: Influx of medical facilities in Hamilton County has side effects, experts say | 1.29.19 | Current Carmel
Hospitals Hope to Block New Construction Requirement; Senate bill would require hospitals to prove a need for new facilities |1.30.19 |WIBC
IU Health Saxony Names New Leaders: Soula Banich- COO, Dr. Larry Stevens, CMO | 1.29.19 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Major Health Partners playing major role bringing YMCA to Shelby County as wellness effort | 1.30.19 | Shelbyville News
As small hospitals ally with big ones, do patients benefit? - Community Health Network & MD Anderson| 1.28.19 |Washington Post
Health clinic for Indiana government employees opens downtown | 2.1.19 |WISH

Manning Children’s Hospital, Tri-State Ortho bring special care to Evansville | 1.25.19 |14 News
Highpoint Health to build $35M cancer center in Southeast Indiana; Lawrenceburg City Council pledged $5M | 1.31.19 | Local 12
Greene County General Hospital names Dr. Frederick Ridge as Chief Medical Officer | 1.31.19 |GC Daily World, My Wabash Valley

Indiana experts: New posting rules fail to help patients understand hospital prices | 1.27.19 |SB Tribune

Alteon will assume management of emergency medicine services at IUH Frankfort on February 1 | 1.31.19 |PR News

Lutheran Health Network CEO Looking To Hire CEO Who Won't Replace Him | 1.28.19 |Health Leaders, Journal Gazette
Fort Wayne Orthopedic Hospital's new joint replacement surgery system like GPS for surgeons | 1.29.19 |FW Bus


Spero Health Names Medical Director | 1.30.19 |Inside In Bus, Brentwood Homepage

Anthem Quarterly Profit Drops | 1.30.19 |Inside IN Bus
Insurer Anthem unveils better-than-expected 2019 forecast | 1.30.19 |IBJ
Anthem moves up launch of its PBM to second quarter of 2019 | 1.30.19 | Fierce HC
Harvard study involving Anthem unit finds older insulins are both safe, cheaper | 1.29.19 |IBJ
Wellness Council of Indiana Receives Anthem Grant | 1.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
8 healthcare privacy incidents in January- includes Managed Health Services, which runs Indiana's Hoosier Healthwise and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid programs | 1.31.19 |Beckers

Health Startup Launches Epilepsy Software | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus
IBRI Project Leads to Disease Discovery | 1.28.19 |Inside IN Bus , WFYI
Lilly Announces Results From OA Pain Relief Study | 1.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Adds to Board of Directors | 1.31.19 |Inside IN Bus
Life Sciences Company Makes Acquisition From Silicon Valley | 1.30.19 |Inside IN Bus
Nextremity Touts Success With New Strategy | 1.31.19 |Inside IN Bus
Zimmer Biomet Swings to Huge Loss | 2.1.19 |Inside IN Bus

Madison County reports 20 hepatitis A cases so far in January 2019 | 1.26.19 |Herald Bulletin
Lawmakers Hesitant On Healthy Food Financing Bill | 1.31.19 |WFYI
What Trevor’s Law May – Or May Not – Do For Franklin | 1.30.19 |WFYI
Indianapolis grappling with increase in deaths among homeless population | 1.25.19 | IBJ

Effort to reduce infant mortality working | 1.31.19 | Washington Times Herald
Plan to reduce infant mortality clears Indiana House, 99-0 | 1.27.19 |NWI Times

Limestone Health Opioid Treatment Centers Now Accepting Medicaid | 2.1.19 |WBIW
Initiative Provides Hoosier Employers Tools to Address Addiction In Workforce | 1.30.19 |WFYI

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 1/25/2018


Bill would Certificate of Need from the Indiana State Department of Health for 10M+ outpatient surgery center developments | 1.23.19 |Journal Gazette
Putting the brakes on hospital growth | 1.24.19 |CBS 4
Health care systems increasingly allowing patients to rate doctors | 1.25.19 |IBJ
Community Health Network looks to add 500 new employees | 1.24.19 |WRTV\
Franciscan Alliance chooses Kioussopoulus as new research director | 1.25.19 |Inside IN Bus
IU Hires First Chief Privacy Officer | 1.23.19 |Inside IN Bus

Goshen Health Opening Bristol Location | 1.24.19 |Inside IN Bus
Porter County officials look to trim insurance costs | 1.23.19 |NWI TImes

Perry County Memorial Hospital, St. Vincent announce affiliation | 1.18.19 |Beckers, Perry County News
One Southern Indiana introduces association health plan for members | 1.24.19 | Pharos Tribune
Dubois County earns Indiana Healthy Community designation | 1.23.19 |Dubois Free Press

DeKalb Health to pursue partnership | 1.23.19 |FW Business
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital steadfast in remaining independent | 1.25.19 |Herald Republican
IU Health Names Bauer President | 1.24.19 |Inside IN Bus
Lutheran's St. Joseph plans could be slowed | 1.23.19 |Journal Gazette


Dr. Richard Feldman: Indiana must get serious about pathetic state of health | 1.25.19 | IBJ
Study Highlights Socioeconomic, Racial Cancer Disparity | 1.18.19 |WFYI
Childhood cancer in Franklin, Indiana: What you need to know | 1.22.19 |Indy Star

Bill to allow pregnancy-related care for minors passes | 1.25.19 |Greensburg Daily News, WTHR
The myriad ways hospitals are furthering maternal health: Parkview Health’s Maternal and Infant Outreach Initiative | 1.24.19 | AHA
Indiana Hopes New Partnership Could Decrease Maternal Deaths | 1.23.19 |WFYI
Proposal could cover doulas through Medicaid | 1.25.19 | WFYI

Purdue reaches across the state to help Fayette county's opioid epidemic | 1.25.19 |WLFI
Howard County sees sharp decline in overdose deaths in 2018 | 1.23.19 | Kokomo Tribune
Knox, Hendricks Counties selected for Opioid Treatment Programs | 1.23.19 |Daily World
Public funding, private providers are all needed to help loosen opioids' grip on Indiana | 1.20.19 |Journal Gazette
Indiana drug czar says Clark County CARES sets great example | 1.24.19 |Pharos Tribune

Indiana State Department of Health launching program to help attract mental healthcare providers to rural areas | 1.22.19 |WIMS

Bill would limit hospital building | 1.23.19 |Journal Gazette
Mary Beth Schneider: Paid family leave insurance? Yes, please | 1.24.19 |IBJ
Indiana AG Curtis Hill: After Obamacare, what's next for healthcare? | 1.17.19 |Washington Examiner
Indiana doctor's offspring pushing state fertility fraud law | 1.23.19 |IBJ
Rep. Clere seeks to end headaches by entering IN into Nurse Licensure Compact | 1.24.19 |News Tribune, WAVE
Indiana's youth uninsured rate increases, is one of the highest in the nation | 1.21.19 | NWI Times
Senate bill would limit government role in reproductive health issues | 1.23.19 |Statehouse Reform
Hill Reaches $120M Settlement with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy | 1.22.19 |Inside IN Bus
Nurse Practioner Practice Bill Could Help Address Provider Shortages | 1.24.19 |WTIU

After 5 deadly overdoses, Dr. Darrel Rinehart leaves Tennessee to practice in Indiana | 1.24.19 |Tennessean

IWU launching new occupational therapy assistant program | 1.24.19 |Building Indiana
Marian University interested in taking over state mental hospital site | 1.23.19 |IBJ

Zimmer Biomet Receives Clearance For Knee System | 1.25.19 |Inside IN Bus
IBRI, IN3 Form 'Strategic Alliance'  | 1.23.19 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana life-science companies raised a record $115 million in venture capital in 2018 | 1.22.19 |IBJ

IRHA Creates Fellowship Program | 1.24.19 |Inside IN Bus
Hoosier Village Retirement Community Expanding Again | 1.22.19 |Inside IN Bus

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 1/11/2019


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

'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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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