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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/19/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Construction on $13M MedTech Park to Begin with Central Indiana Orthopedics | 10.18.18 | Inside IN Bus

NORTH
Ambulance Service Owner in Crown Point Charged With Fraud | 10.18.18 | Inside IN Bus

WEST
IU Health Frankfort moves forward with new hospital plans | 10.16.18 | Frankfort Times
IU Health White Memorial Hospital marks 10 years at its current location | 10.15.18 | Herald Journal
Union Hospital Learns About New Plan That Addresses After Care Treatment, Readmission | 10.18.18 | WTHI, Wabash Valley

EAST
VA plans new medical clinic in Muncie | 10.14.18 | Star Press

FORT WAYNE
Hours before crucial City Council vote, Parkview Health makes 10-year Electric Works Commitment | 10.16.18 | News Sentinel, Journal Gazette, WANE

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Novartis to acquire West Lafayette-based Endocyte for $2.1B | 10.18.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus, Journal Courier, Bloomberg, IBJ, WFYI
Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple | 10.15.18 |Street Insider, Inside IN Bus
Purdue researchers develop adhesive that could make medical procedures safer | 10.15.18 |IBJ
Lilly Endowment Launches $125M Grant Phase | 10.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
DowDuPont Paints Picture of Ag Spin-Out | 10.18.18 |Inside IN Bus
OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance | 10.19.18 |Inside IN Bus

PAYERS
Anthem's $16M HIPAA settlement largest in history | 10.16.18 |Beckers, Inside IN Bus, HHS, WFYI
Anthem Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all Indiana Counties for 2019 | 10.15.18 |AP News

PHYSICIANS
Indianapolis Doctor Featured In Documentary About All-Black Hospital In St. Louis | 10.19.18 |WFYI

PUBLIC HEALTH
More Options Available This Flu Vaccination Season | 10.15.18 |WFYI
New rare polio-like illness sickens child in Indiana. Here's what we know about AFM. | 10.17.18 |Indy Star, Courier Press
Outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella hits Indiana | 10.17.18 | WTHR
Hepatitis A case confirmed at Cafe Valley in Marion | 10.18.18 |FOX59

MENTAL HEALTH
US HealthVest planning $25M Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital on the campus of Hendricks Regional Health| 10.17.18 |IBJ, PR News
Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness |10.17.18 |Inside IN Bus

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation | 10.17.18 |Pew Trust
Revived Madison County needle exchange program shows positive results | 10.17.18 |Herald Bulletin
Opioid Task Force Hearing Highlights Solutions | 10.17.18 |WFYI
AG accuses nurses of job hopping, diverting scripts | 10.14.18 |Palladium Item

EDUCATION
Dr. Rachel Katzenellenbogen named new IU School of Medicine Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar | 10.12.18 | IUSOM News
IU researcher seeks cause, solutions to low number of lung cancer screenings nationwide | 10.12.18 | IUSOM News
IU study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy | 10.12.18 |IUSOM
Purdue cuts working spouses from 2019 health plan, as employees cry foul | 10.17.18 |Journal Courier
NIH awards $1.55 million to Indiana University to improve chronic-disease management | 10.18.18 |Eureka Alert

OTHER
ASCP Names Albert Senior Director of Education | 10.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
State study panel makes no recommendation on medical marijuana | 10.18.18 |IBJ, Washington Times
Med-mal judgment for insurers against hospital reversed | 10.19.18 |IN Lawyer

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/12/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

EAST
Fayette Regional Health System files for bankruptcy,scales back services | 10.12.18 | Beckers, News Examiner, WTHR
Indy-based ER physicians' group sues Fayette Regional Health for fraud, breach of contract | 10.11.18 | IBJ
 
WEST
Union Hospital receives special certification from the State of Illinois | 10.12.18 | WTHI
 
FORT WAYNE
Construction of new Byron Health Center underway | 10.10.18 | WANE, Journal Gazette
 
SOUTH
Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital new addition to Newburgh, Warrick Co. | 10.10.18 | Evansville Courier
Where Deaconess Health System CMIO Dr. Diane Hunt will focus in 2019: EHR driving physician productivity metrics, consumer-driven apps & more | 10.10.18 | Beckers
 
NORTH
Beacon Health to build offices for 160 staff in Mishawaka | 10.9.18 | SB Tribune
DeKalb Health contracts for rehabilitation services | 10.9.18 | The Star

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

EDUCATION
Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup | 10.8.18 | Inside IN Bus
Rise in physician MBA programs creates opportunities, challenges for business schools - Dr. Rocky Singh, CMO at IU Health West | 10.6.18 | Modern Healthcare
Grace College Opens Science Complex | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
New Compound developed by Purdue University Could Lead to New Non-Opioid Pain Medication | 10.9.18 | WFYI
IU School of Dentistry awarded $1.6 million to increase oral health care services in shortage areas | 10.9.18 | IU News
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Public health conference to focus on how to help Hoosier drug users stay safe, alive | 10.10.18 |IU News
Indiana gets $1M grant to improve school safety | 10.7.18 | Indy Channel
27% Of Hoosier Counties Considered 'Maternal Care Deserts' | 10.11.18 | IN Public Media         
Mapping state-level lead service line information: Indiana as a model | 10.8.18 | Environmental Defense Fund
Indiana Health Officials Push Parents To Test Kids For Lead |10.11.18 | CBS Chicago
Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. gets $675K in grants for Lead Hazard Reduction | 10.8.18 | 14 News
Indiana now reporting a case of rare polio-like illness affecting children | 10.11.18 | WTHR
Curt Smith: Why we should raise ‘fees’ on tobacco use | 10.12.18 | IBJ
How Hoosiers Can Help Fight Food Insecurity | 10.11.18 | Inside IN Bus
Hunger, food insecurity continue to vex Indiana residents | 10.10.18 | IBJ
World Mental Health Day: Indiana consistently ranks low on mental health care | 10.10.18 | Journal Courier, Kokomo Tribune

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid treatment center coming to Henry County | 10.8.18 | Courier Times

LIFE SCIENCES
Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Announces Watanabe Winner, New Seed Fund | 10.10.18 | Inside IN Bus
Social Determinants Data Project Wins Indiana Tech Challenge- Regenstrief/IU team creates platform to access data on patients’ social factors | 10.12.18| HC Informatics
BioCrossroads forms $9M seed fund for life science startups | 10.11.18 | IBJ, PR Newswire
Roche using data-driven diagnostic tools to reshape patient care | 10.5.18 | IBJ

HEALTH CARE TECH
New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators | 10.11.18 | Inside IN Bus
Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block' | 10.12.18 | Inside IN Bus
Deal with national pharmacy spurs tech company's growth | 10.12.18 | IBJ
A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem | 10.9.18 | HC Informatics
Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'; Inside New Healthcare Tech Startup Olio, names Mullins COO  | 10.8.18 | Inside IN Bus, Inside IN Bus

HEALTH IT
National Library of Medicine names Dr. Clem McDonald 1st chief health data standards officer, former professor of medical informatics at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis and the director of the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care | 10.11.18 | Beckers
Cerner names physician 'all-stars' – Dr. Emily Webber, CMIO of Riley Children's Health and associate chief medical information officer for IU Health | 10.8.18 | Beckers
How do media and technology affect your health? Dr. Brian Primack offers insight at IUPUI talk | 10.11.18 | IU News

PAYERS
UnitedHealthcare Expands Fitness Program to Medicare Advantage Plans in Indiana | 10.10.18 | AP News
Health insurers for Indiana hospitals are paying 3 times what Medicare pays | 10.8.18 | HC Finance

OTHER
Former Vanderburgh Co. Health Department employee accused of violating HIPAA laws |10.5.18 | 14 News
States with the Largest Registered Nursing Shortage; Indiana projected to be #7 with the most extra nurses in 2030 | 10.10.18 | Registered Nursing Org, Beckers
66 Indiana hospitals hit with $12M in readmission penalties from Medicare | 10.8.18 | Beckers

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/5/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Hospitals here have higher profit margins than elsewhere, study finds | 10.5.18 | Indy Star
Hospitals hit with fines over patient readmissions | 10.5.18 | IBJ
Hospitals deadly serious about national rankings | 9.28.18 | IBJ
St. Vincent to adopt Ascension in its name| 10.3.18 | Kokomo PerspectiveInside IN BusHerald BulletinIndy StarModern HealthcareBeckers
Wraparound services hold great promise for reducing health costs and improving outcomes- Eskenazi Health Center  |10.3.18 | IU NewsEureka Alert
Seeing pink and thinking about cancer at IU Health | 10.4.18 | Indy Star
AHRQ, PCORI allocate $40M to fund patient outcomes research at 11 learning health systems: Leveraging Infrastructure to Train Investigators in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Learning Health System — Indiana University School of Medicine | 10.1.18 | Beckers

WEST
Public shares concerns over IU Health Frankfort | 10.3.18 | The Times
Proposed new IU Health Frankfort hospital moves forward, gets plan commission approval | 10.1.18 | Frankfort Times
Terre Haute a medical hub in Wabash Valley | 10.2.18 | Tribune Star
What a difference a year makes; financial statement for Good Samaritan shows $1M turnaround | 10.2.18 | Sun Commercial

EAST
Fayette Regional hospital caught in cost squeeze, CEO says | 10.2.18 | Connersville News Examiner
Charges the same at IUH Jay, but billed separately | 9.29.18 |Commercial Review

FORT WAYNE
Construction on Parkview's New Medical Tower Already Underway | 9.29.18 | WFFT
Becker's Hospital Review
Parkview Health- How can products with purpose impact patient health? | 10.2.18 |Healthcare Design
15 health systems with strong finances: Ascension has an "Aa2"
Parkview Health System has an "Aa3" | 10.2.18 | Beckers
Kosciusko Community Hospital names Jae Dale as CEO | 10.1.18 | Beckers

SOUTH
71 critical access hospital CEOs to know: Jerry Laue. Administrator of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil | 10.3.18 | Beckers 

NORTH
New Chapter After 115 Years- Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital | 10.2.18 | Building Indiana 
Technology, screening improve breast cancer survival rates in Northwest Indiana | 9.30.18 | NWI Times

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly might market diabetes drug for obesity after research results | 10.4.18 | IBJ
Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco could be a comer but faces hurdles | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Eli Lilly Migraine Drug Approved, the Third in New Class of Medicines | 9.28.18| Exome
First 16 Tech Building Fully Leased | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus

PUBLIC HEALTH
Rep. Susan Brooks: Bill would boost public health preparedness | 9.30.18 |Indy Star
State Health Department Awarded Grant To Help Prevents Sudden Unexpected Infant And Child Death | 10.5.18 |WBIW
New National City Data Tool Explores Life Expectancy Factors | 10.5.18 | WBOIWFYI

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center could move to Evansville State Hospital, Psychiatric center aims to be last stop for children who need mental health care | 10.2.18 | WFIECourier & Press
2 southern Indiana behavioral health centers announce merger-  LifeSpring Health Systems and Southern Hills Counseling Center | 10.2.18 | WDRBDubois HeraldEvening News and Tribune
Indiana University Southeast works to change dialogue around mental health | 10.2.18 |News Tribune

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Takes On the Opioid Crisis | 10.1.18 | Pew Charitable Trusts
IU Health holds overdose antidote training, distributes 1000 Naloxone kits at Indy libraries | 9.28.18 | WRTVWISH
Hancock County Drug court faces changes due to opioid crisis | 9.30.18 | Daily Reporter
Nurse Practitioners Included In Bill To Increase Opioid Treatments | 10.3.18 | WFYI

EMPLOYER HEALTH
Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces': Beacon Health System # 34, Indiana University Health #95 | 10.4.18|Inside IN Bus
Some Indiana employers jump into providing care as health costs rise | 10.1.18 | WRTV,IBJAxios

EDUCATION
IU researcher wins $44.7M to study rare form of Alzheimer's disease | 10.4.18 | IBJWBIW
Franklin College adding physician assistant program, off-campus graduate health science center | 10.1.18 | IBJ
Regenstrief Institute Names Dr. Aaron Carroll Inaugural Faculty Development VP | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue Team Taps into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus
AMA pushes ahead on med schools of future- EHR system has been pioneered by the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University | 10.3.18 | Politico
Why Your Sense Of Smell Could Be A Clue To Alzheimer's Disease | 10.1.18 |WFYI
Purdue Researchers Using MRI To Improve Breast Cancer Screening | 10.1.18 | WFYI

PAYERS
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | NWI Times

OTHER
Lilly Endowment Awards $70M to Religious Organizations | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Medical Lab Owner Indicted For Medicaid Fraud | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Hospital Can't Escape Suit Over Benefits Rollback  10.1.18 | Law 360
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Thousands of insurance appeals went to doctor feds say is fraud | 10.2.18 | IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/28/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Light on Details of Carmel Property Purchase | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusInside IN BusIndy Star
Community Health Network uses state training grant to help save lives | 9.20.18 |WIMS
Children's hospital celebrates $50M dance marathon milestone | 9.26.18 |IBJ
Retired Indiana grandpa rocks babies to health in NICU at Riley's | 9.24.18 |Fox 59
Rankinghospitals serious business, but do patients pay attention? | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Hancock Regional Hospital hires Inspiring Transformations for mental health planning | 9.28.18 | Greenfield Reporter
 
NORTH
IU Health might build a replacement hospital in Frankfort | 9.25.18| IBJ
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Trinity Health Integrated Care to receive more than $12.5 M from CMS for Quality and Care Coordination Efforts, includes St. Joseph Health System in Mishawaka | 9.24.18 | Trinity Health News Release
Franciscan Alliance, Beacon Health to Build $21M LaPorte Hospital | 9.28.18 | US News
 
SOUTH
Indiana Rural Health Association In Linton Receives $200,000 Planning Grant | 9.24.18 | WBIW
Clark Memorial Hospital and Scott Memorial Hospital unveil new brands | 9.26.18 | Lane ReportNews Tribune
A hospital-operated daycare facility in Johnson County previously planned for closure will now remain open | 9.27.18 | Inside IN BusDaily Journal
 
EAST
Reid Health just relaxed its tattoo policy. Is this happening at other workplaces? 9.21.18 | Palladium Item
 
FORT WAYNE
Parkview Health funds hospital expansion with $22M bonds | 9.28.18 | Bond Buyer
Moody's assigns Aa3 to Parkview Health System, Ser. 2018Ais,B&C and Ser. 2019A; outlook stable | 9.24.18 | Markets InsiderBeckers
Vizient Receives Strategic Alliance Award from Parkview Regional Medical Center | 9.26.18 | Oaoa
Health care column: Parkview partners with Cincinnati Children's | 9.20.18 | FW Business
Lutheran Children’s Hospital Continues Emphasis On Adding Specialists Who Practice In Fort Wayne | 9.27.18 | West Bend News

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Bryan Mills: Higher tobacco tax equals lower health care costs | 9.21.18 |IBJ
Groupofsouthern Indiana teenagers want smoking age raised to 21 | 9.22.18 | News Tribune
Indiana Gets $10.9M to Help Pregnant Women, Parents | 9.27.18 | US NewsWTHR
Many metrics still show women behind | 9.24.28 | Herald Times
Maternal deaths rising nationwide, Indiana at top of list | 9.24.28 | ABC 57 News
Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana's HIV Outbreak | 9.27.18 | MD MagazineHealio
South Bend gets $670,000 to fight lead paint in old houses | 9.26.18 | SB Tribune
Indiana township trustees urged to connect with social services | 9.25.18 | Herald Bulletin
Anne Hathaway: Indiana must turn its food deserts into food oases | 9.28.18 | IBJ
U.S. flu season last winter was worst in four decades, claims 80,000 lives | 9.28.18 | IBJJournal Gazette
Vaccinations in a snap: Drive-thru flu clinic offered | 9.28.18 | The Republic
Indiana Records First West Nile Virus Deaths | 9.25.18 | WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid epidemic showing signs of turning corner, state drug czar says | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Public Health Committee Focuses on Access To Treatment | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media
Indiana needs more resources to treat opioid addiction, panel told | 9.27.18 | Statehouse Files
FSSA, ISDH receive federal funding to help combat the drug epidemic | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Substance abuse leading cause of having too many inmates, says Grant County Jail commander | 9.27.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Overdose Antidote Training Set for 4 Indianapolis Libraries | 9.25.18 | US NewsIndy Channel
Parents Charged With Neglect After Baby's Meth-Related Death | 9.27.18 | US News
Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training | 9.28.18 | WFYI
Officials say opioid centers don't raise crime in their neighborhoods, but offer no statistics | 9.28.18 | Herald Bulletin

MENTAL HEALTH
When Insurers Deny Mental Health Coverage, Families In Crisis StruggleEven More | 9.26.18 | WFYI
Bartholomew Co. Program Seeks To Provide Students With Mental Health Resources | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media

EDUCATION
Precision Health Initiative effortsleads to new cancer treatment for state | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Grand Challenges initiatives providing useful tools for Hoosier communities | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Kelley School Physician MBA Program has been transforming health care since 2013 | 9.26.18 | IU Newsroom
Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
First NIH Grant Boosts Marian’s Medical School | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana University study: Can Yelp help you find a hospital — a good one? | 9.26.18 | Philly Inquirer
Student leaders work onplan to boost mental health at ISU | 9.25.18 | Pharos TribuneTribune Star
Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

PHYSICIANS
12.6% of Indiana patients skip a physician visit due to cost | 9.26.18 | BeckersKaiser

PAYERS
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Rated Top in Indiana by NCQA | 9.24.18 | Insurance News Net
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | IBJ

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Shine in Silicon Valley | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Names Competition Finalists | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue-affiliated Startup Novosteo Awarded $1.7M Grant For New Drug | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Investors Lead $5.5 Million Boost to Nanovis | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco Rings Opening Bell at NYSE, shares rise 50 percent in first day after $1.5B animal-health IPO | 9.24.18 | Inside IN BusIBJ
Researchers Set For Inaugural Technology Showcase, The Indiana Technology Showcase at the WestGate Academy | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
When technology and life sciences meet in Indiana, innovation can find a home | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
OrthoWorx presents DiscoverME: A future of possibilities for Kosciusko County 8th graders | 9.27.18 | Times Union
The case for (and against) investing in Elanco Animal Health | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Lilly Migraine Treatment to Hit U.S. Market | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusIBJ
Eli Lilly Strikes Deal for Diabetes Pill to Gain on Novo Nordisk | 9.27.18 | Xconomy

HEALTH REFORM
Medicaid guidelines limit mother's ability to get heart, liver transplants | 9.24.18 | Indy Channel
Midterm elections: What the debate over Obamacare means for Hoosiers | 9.27.18 | Indy Star
The insurance coverage gap and how to address it- policy impacts Indiana | 9.25.18 | Beckers
Trump health chief Alex Azar: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan | 9.27.18 | IBJ
Indiana Senate race: Braun, Donnelly spar over Obamacare, pre-existing conditions | 9.27.18 | Indy Star

HEALTH IT
Data cleansing, enrichment, NLP boost patient care, payer usage for Indiana HIE members | 9.26.18 | Healthcare IT News
IU-Regenstrief 1 of 11 awards for next generation of learning health system researchers- Collaboration to receive $3.4 million over 5 years from AHRQ and PCORI | 9.26.18 | Eureka AlertHC InformaticsNews Medical

OTHER
Invesque to add 39 jobs as part of expansion, headquarters move | 9.24.18 | IBJ
Activate Healthcare Top Performing Worksite Health Firm in Overall Performance | 9.24.18 | Virginian Pilot
'Torchbearers' Receive Recognition: Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, Melinda Clark, St. Vincent Medical Group, and Sarah Demmon, Eli Lilly and Co. | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Governor Holcomb made one reappointment and two new appointments to the Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board: Stephan Viehweg, associate director of the Riley Child Development Center, Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham, psychiatrist with Community Health Network and Kelley Gardner, clinical manager at Eskenazi Health Midtown | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/21/2018

 

 

 

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Riverview CEO’s address highlights changes to health care in county | 9.18.18 |Current

Mitchell Parker, Executive Director of Information Security at IU Health | 9.19.18 | Becker's  
Ascension's surplus shrinks as system standardizes revenue cycle | 9.18.18 | Modern HC
10 healthcare leaders share the best advice they received: Ryan Kitchell, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Indiana University Health, 9.14.18 | Beckers

NORTH
Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System Partner for Acute Care Hospital in LaPorte | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus
Pain center reopens after being served a warrant by federal agents | 9.19.18 | Journal Courier
Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic | 9.19.18 | Valpo Life
Goshen Health to Open New Infusion Center | 9.14.18 | Inside IN Bus

SOUTH
Old Pharmacy Opens New Building in New Albany | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus

EAST
IU Health just loosened its employee tattoo policy. Is this happening at other workplaces? | 9.20.18 | Star Press

WEST
Philanthropy funds 10 new isolation carts at IU Health White Memorial Hospital | 9.18.18 | Herald Journal

FORT WAYNE
Parkview Partnering With Cincinnati Children's Hospital | 9.18.18 | Inside IN BusFort Wayne Journal GazetteWFFT
City picks Parkview as health provider- Change from employees being able to pick Lutheran | 9.18.18 | Journal Gazette
Cyberattack forces Indiana hospital to cancel elective surgeries, divert ambulances | 9.19.18 | Becker'sWANE

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
TriMedx nearly doubles workforce with $300M acquisition  | 9.17.18 | IBJ
Elanco IPO Raises $1.5B as the Animal Health Biz Spins Off from Lilly | 9.20.18 | XconomyIBJInside IN BusNasdaq
DowDuPont announces leaders for Corteva Agriscience, DuPont | 9.19.18 |Inside IN BusIBJ
Competitor beats Lilly to market with migraine drug approval | 9.17.18 | IBJ

PUBLIC HEALTH
CRISPR for Flaviviruses; Indiana's Late HIV Response; Gene-Edited HBV Cure? | 9.19.18 | MedPage Today
Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year | 9.20.18 | The Herald
Should Hoosiers Near Wind Farms Worry About Their Health? | 9.21.18 | WFYI
Indiana Youth Institute: How childhood trauma impacts future health | 9.17.18 | WTHR

HEALTH REFORM
State health leaders exchange ideas with local officials | 9.19.18 | Herald Tribune
Board of health unanimously approves gun research resolution | 9.19.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Ahead Of Elections, Healthcare Concerns Of Hoosier Seniors | 9.21.18 | WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Federal agency awards Indiana $21M to fight opioid abuse | 9.19.18 | WCPOInside IN BusWFYI
Indiana creates online tracker of opioid incidents | 9.16.18 | Goshen News
Responding to the Addictions Crisis: IU experts, Nicolas Terry, Ross Silverman, and Aila Hoss, share findings on Capitol Hill | 9.21.18 | IU News
Opioid deaths at epidemic proportions | 9.18.18 | Hendricks County Flyer
Grant to Support Opioid Fight in Northwest Indiana | 9.17.18 | Inside IN Bus
County and state officials work to improve fatal overdose data with new legislation | 9.18.18 | Newsbug

EDUCATION
Elizabeth Ryan, experienced leader in medical education, to take helm of IU School of Medicine's Gary campus | 9.18.18 | IU NewsroomInside IN Bus
Regenstrief, IU Aging Center Partner on First-of-Its-Kind Study | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus
Gift to Benefit Franklin College Master's Program | 9.19.18 |Inside IN Bus
Precision Health Initiative efforts lead to new cancer treatment for state | 9.21.18 |IU News
IU vice president for research shares updates on three Grand Challenges initiatives | 9.21.18 | IU News

PHYSICIANS
Indiana VA doctor says she was fired after flagging opioid over-prescriptions | 9.19.18 | Daily Caller

PAYERS
Indiana Uninsured Rates Unchanged | 9.18.18 | WFYI

OTHER
Indy Dental Tech True Nature Holding Company Acquired | 9.19.18 | Inside IN Bus

Healthcare Digest compiled by EWHC Member Elizabeth Walker, JD, MHA, FACHE

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/14/2018

 

 

 

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Riverview CEO’s address highlights changes to health care in county | 9.18.18 |Current
Mitchell Parker, Executive Director of Information Security at IU Health | 9.19.18 | Becker's
Ascension's surplus shrinks as system standardizes revenue cycle | 9.18.18 | Modern HC
10 healthcare leaders share the best advice they received: Ryan Kitchell, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Indiana University Health, 9.14.18 |Beckers

NORTH
Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System Partner for Acute Care Hospital in LaPorte | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus
Pain center reopens after being served a warrant by federal agents | 9.19.18 | Journal Courier
Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic | 9.19.18 | Valpo Life
Goshen Health to Open New Infusion Center | 9.14.18 | Inside IN Bus

SOUTH
Old Pharmacy Opens New Building in New Albany | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus

EAST
IU Health just loosened its employee tattoo policy. Is this happening at other workplaces? | 9.20.18 | Star Press

WEST
Philanthropy funds 10 new isolation carts at IU Health White Memorial Hospital | 9.18.18 | Herald Journal

FORT WAYNE
Parkview Partnering With Cincinnati Children's Hospital | 9.18.18 | Inside IN BusFort Wayne Journal GazetteWFFT
City picks Parkview as health provider- Change from employees being able to pick Lutheran | 9.18.18 | Journal Gazette
Cyberattack forces Indiana hospital to cancel elective surgeries, divert ambulances | 9.19.18 | Becker'sWANE

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
TriMedx nearly doubles workforce with $300M acquisition  | 9.17.18 | IBJ
Elanco IPO Raises $1.5B as the Animal Health Biz Spins Off from Lilly | 9.20.18 | XconomyIBJInside IN BusNasdaq
DowDuPont announces leaders forCorteva Agriscience, DuPont | 9.19.18 |Inside IN BusIBJ
Competitor beats Lilly to market with migraine drug approval | 9.17.18 | IBJ

PUBLIC HEALTH
CRISPR for Flaviviruses; Indiana's Late HIV Response; Gene-Edited HBV Cure? | 9.19.18 | MedPage Today
Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year | 9.20.18 | The Herald
Should Hoosiers Near Wind Farms Worry About Their Health? | 9.21.18 | WFYI
Indiana Youth Institute: How childhood trauma impacts future health | 9.17.18 | WTHR

HEALTH REFORM
State health leaders exchange ideas with local officials | 9.19.18 | Herald Tribune
Board of health unanimously approves gun research resolution | 9.19.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Ahead Of Elections, Healthcare Concerns Of Hoosier Seniors | 9.21.18 | WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Federal agency awards Indiana $21M to fight opioid abuse | 9.19.18 | WCPOInside IN BusWFYI
Indiana creates online tracker of opioid incidents | 9.16.18 | Goshen News
Responding to the Addictions Crisis: IU experts, Nicolas Terry, Ross Silverman, and Aila Hoss, share findings on Capitol Hill | 9.21.18 | IU News
Opioid deaths at epidemic proportions | 9.18.18 | Hendricks County Flyer
Grant to Support Opioid Fight in Northwest Indiana | 9.17.18 | Inside IN Bus
County and state officials work to improve fatal overdose data with new legislation | 9.18.18 | Newsbug

EDUCATION
Elizabeth Ryan, experienced leader in medical education, to take helm of IU School of Medicine's Gary campus | 9.18.18 | IU NewsroomInside IN Bus
Regenstrief, IU Aging Center Partner on First-of-Its-Kind Study | 9.21.18 | Inside IN Bus
Gift to Benefit Franklin College Master's Program | 9.19.18 |Inside IN Bus
Precision Health Initiative efforts lead to new cancer treatment for state | 9.21.18 | IU News
IU vice president for research shares updates on three Grand Challenges initiatives | 9.21.18 | IU News

PHYSICIANS
Indiana VA doctor says she was fired after flagging opioid over-prescriptions | 9.19.18 | Daily Caller

PAYERS
Indiana Uninsured Rates Unchanged | 9.18.18 | WFYI

OTHER
Indy Dental Tech True Nature Holding  Company Acquired | 9.19.18 | Inside IN Bus

Healthcare Digest compiled by EWHC Member Elizabeth Walker, JD, MHA, FACHE

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/7/2018

 

 

 

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Dr. Patrick McGill named new CEO For Primaria Health |9.6.18 |Inside IN Bus
U.S. News & World Report: best hospital for neurosurgery in every state-  IU Health Medical Center  | 9.4.18 |Beckers
4 healthcare CFOs on the essential skills finance chiefs need today- Jeff Wakefield, CFO of Marion General Hospital; Jennifer Alvey, senior vice president and CFO of Indiana University Health; Jeff Daneff, CFO of Porter Health Care System  | 9.5.18 |Beckers

NORTH
Anderson BZA approves Community Hospital's request for a variance for on-site beekeeping | 9.6.18 |Herald Bulletin

SOUTH
Columbus mall to become indoor sports complex| 8.31.18 |CBS 4 ,Indy ChannelInside IN Bus
Deaconess Steps up For Planned Aquatic Center | 9.7.18 |Inside IN Bus

EAST
Mt. Vernon enters10-year partnership with Hancock Health | 9.4.18 |Daily Reporter
Hancock Region Hospice earns state award | 9.3.18 |Daily Reporter

WEST
Clinton, Ind.-based Valley Professionals Community Health Center names Scott Andritsch CFO | 9.6.18 |Beckers
New VA outpatient clinic opens in Terre Haute serving as 'bridge' until larger facility opens in three years | 9.4.18 |Tribune Star

FORT WAYNE
Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, which operates Munster, Ind.-based Community Healthcare System, named Jesus Delgado,PhD, vice president of IT and CIO | 9.6.18 | BeckersInside IN Bus
Fort Wayne to host cancer summit | 9.6.18 |FW Bus Weekly

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
STIs on the rise in Vanderburgh County, surrounding area and nation | 9.5.18 |Evansville Courier
Lawrence County Hepatitis A cases hold steady at 50 in latest health report | 9.4.18 |Times Mail
Goshen City Council approves bans on smoking, vaping more restrictive than state law | 9.5.18 | Goshen News
Enhanced smoking restrictions now in effect in Manchester | 9.5.18 |Wabash Plain Dealer
Wayne County still in Top 10 nationally for hepatitis A cases | 8.31.18 |Palladium Item
FSSA, ISDH Name Daniel Rusyniakand Melissa Collier as Chief Medical Officers | 9.6.18 | Inside IN Bus
Critics Trying to Stop A Big Study Of Sepsis Say The Research Puts Patients At Risk | 8.28.18 |WFYI
With Insulin Prices Soaring, Some Diabetics Turn to Dangerous Work Around | 9.5.18 |WFYI

MENTAL HEALTH
Group offering free training to identify mental health warning signs in youth | 9.5.18 |Fox 59
New addiction intervention company opens in Merrillville | 9.7.18 |NWI Times
Mental Health First Aid Offered At Annual Summit | 9.6.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Combating the Opioid Crisis: Governor's office announces a new partnership with Youth First | 8.31.18 |Reporter-Times
Procedure Freezes Nerves, Reduces Need for Prescription Opioids | 9.4.18 | WFYI

EDUCATION
Patient beware: Indiana University researchers diagnose crowdsourced hospital ratings |9.6.18 |IU News
Manchester University Adding New  Global Health Major | 9.4.18 |Inside IN Bus
Social media hospital ratings don't reliably predict clinical care quality, study finds | 9.7.18 |Beckers
Design Unveiled For Ball State Foundational Sciences Building | 9.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
IUPUI Professor Lands $2M NIH Grant | 9.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Medicine Looks To Advance Cure For Cancer In Children | 9.3.18 |IN Public Media

EMPLOYERS
Wellness Council of Indiana Certifies Kimball International as an AchieveWELL Company | 9.6.18 |Nasdaq

LIFE SCIENCES
Cook Biotech Partnering with Massachusetts Company | 9.6.18 |Inside IN Bus
White to Lead Lilly Oncology | 8.31.18 |Inside IN Bus
Tax appeals mushroom as Lilly, city squabble over years of assessments | 8.31.18 |IBJ
Elanco Releases Details on IPO | 9.7.18 |Inside IN Bus

OTHER
Drug-firm study claims hospitals ratchet up costs | 9.6.19 | Journal Gazette
Big seniors-only apartment complex slated for north-side neighborhood | 9.4.18 |IBJ
TRIMEDX Announces Executive Team Addition | 9.5.18 | Courier Express
Healthx Inc. Appoints CEO, CFO | 8.31.18 | Inside IN Bus

Healthcare Digest compiled by EWHC Member Elizabeth Walker, JD, MHA, FACHE

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Mid-Year Membership Special!

Join EWHC from now until September 30, 2018 and receive a voucher to attend the next EWHC Event free of charge-a $35.00 value!

Membership Information and Registration HERE

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2018 Annual Awards Celebration Luncheon

 

Awards Recipients:

Member Commitment Award:  Sheri Alexander, Gregory & Appel

Excellence in Leadership, Member:  Colleen Powers, Hall Render

Excellence in Leadership, Nonmember:  Maggie Lewis, Council District 10, City of Indianapolis

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2017 EWHC Adopt-A-Family Program

EWHC was able to provide Christmas Help to three Indianapolis families this season.  We provided gifts and clothing to a total of ten children, and grocery gift cards to all three families.  Gifts were wrapped at our Gift Wrapping Party held Wednesday, December 20th at Northwest Radiology, and were distributed to the families on Thursday, December 21st.  All of the families were very appreciative and thankful.

Thank you to all who purchased gifts for the children and to all who donated funds toward the gift cards.  Thank you to Northwest Radiology for hosting the Gift Wrapping Party, especially to Karen Elliot who stayed late to accommodate us. Thanks also to Hall Render for sponsoring the Holiday Party.

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