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Indiana Healthcare Digest 2/15/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
$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

NORTH
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

SOUTH
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

OTHER
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)

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
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

MENTAL HEALTH
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

LIFE SCIENCES
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

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

OTHER
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

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
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

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

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

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

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
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

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
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

EDUCATION
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
PUBLIC HEALTH
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

PHYSICIANS
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

PAYERS
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

OTHER
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

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
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

SOUTH
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

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

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

FORT WAYNE
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

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

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

PAYERS
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

LIFE SCIENCES
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

PUBLIC HEALTH
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

MATERNAL HEALTH
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

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
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

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
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

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

SOUTH
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

FORT WAYNE
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

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
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

MATERNAL HEALTH
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

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
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

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

HEALTH REFORM
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

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

EDUCATION
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

LIFE SCIENCE
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

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

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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

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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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