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Indiana Healthcare Digest 5/3/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

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

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

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

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

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

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

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/26/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health, neurosurgical group still at loggerheads | 4.20.19 | IBJ, Beckers
Peer networks drive software decisions among hospital CIOs | 4.20.19 | Modern HC
Dr. Karen Amstutz named vice president of community health at Indiana University Health | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
Hospitals sue over new national liver transplant policy, plaintiffs include Indiana University Health | 4.22.19 | WRAL, WFYI
Komen Central Indiana invests in Eskenazi Health program | 4.25.19 | Southside Times
Indiana University Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals test blockchain for drug delivery | 4.26.19 | Beckers
Former patient sues IU Health for allegedly altering his medical records | 4.26.19 | Beckers
Is a traditional ER what you need in an emergency | 4.25.19 | WTHR
 
FORT WAYNE
Parkview Health earns spot in Top 15 on IBM Watson Health list | 4.22.19 | FW Bus Weekly, Inside IN Bus
25 hospitals make Forbes list of best large employers, Parkview Health is #171 | 4.22.19 | Beckers
Parkview devotes space to hands-on nutrition education | 4.23.19 | NE Indiana Regional Partnership
Angola's Cameron Hospital cuts management team after losing nearly $1 million in 2018 | 4.25.19 | FW Bus Weekly
Lutheran Health Network Expands Leadership Team, names Mark Medley chief executive officer | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Whole Woman's Health in court seeking injunction to open abortion clinic in South Bend | 4.24.19 | ABC 57,
 
EAST
Home health care nurse shot while helping patient in Wayne County | 4.23.19 | FOX 59, US News

WEST
Hamilton Center partners with WCIHS to increase support to at-risk families | 4.26.19 | Wabash Valley
$4.5M grant targets infant mortality in Wabash Valley | 4.23.19 | Tribune Star

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Filling Anthem space on Circle ‘not going to happen overnight’ | 4.19.19 | IBJ
Anthem revenue buoyed by membership growth | 4.23.19 | Modern HC, Beckers
 
PHYSICIANS
Physician viewpoint by Dr. Aaron Carroll: America can learn from EHR interoperability in Singapore | 4.22.19 | Beckers, NY Times
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly bets billions on focus on cancer drugs | 4.19.19 | IBJ
Lilly to Offload Chinese Drug Rights, Manufacturing Plant | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly and Avidity Biosciences Announce Partnership | 4.21.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly to Withdraw Lartruvo from Market, Assist Patients | 4.25.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly creates public downtown park on edge of its headquarters campus | 4.26.19 | IBJ
Elanco agrees to buy pet-drug developer for $234 million | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Profit Grows For Zimmer Biomet | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
What if anthrax gets released in Fayette County? | 4.19.19 | Batesville Herald Tribune
Vaping tax bill dies on last night of 2019 Indiana legislative session | 4.25.19 | IBJ
Child abuse numbers growing and Indiana has the second highest rate among the 50 states | 4.25.19 | Kokomo Tribune
Monroe County History Center using household objects to anchor dementia-friendly programs | 4.24.19 | Herald Times
Public Health Funding Report Finds Indiana Behind | 4.24.19 | WFYI
Nonprofit Teams Up With Indiana School Districts To Tackle Food Waste | 4.24.19 | WFYI

INFANT MORTALITY
IRHA Secures Grant to Fight Infant Mortality | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
State Health Commissioner talks infant mortality, family planning and abortion | 4.26.19 | Journal Courier
In Indiana only two counties outrank Grant in the number of premature deaths, say ISDH figures | 4.23.19 |  Chronicle Tribune
Texting service aims to aid Indiana mothers, their babies | 4.23.19 | WSBT
  
MENTAL HEALTH
School safety mental health provisions will not be included in Indiana's final budget bill | 4.24.19 | Indy Star
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Hancock County contracting with three recovery houses to help treat drug offenders | 4.19.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
Court milestone illustrates a solution to assist military veterans who want help with substance abuse and mental health issues | 4.20.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
Range of options- Treatments increasing for opioid patients | 4.24.19 | Journal Gazette
Drug Take Back Highlights New Search Tool | 4.27.19 | WFYI
ISMA Launches Opioid Education App | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
New grants could help destigmatize addiction in Indiana | 4.26.19 | Indy Channel
 
EDUCATION
Purdue Touts New Autism Research Center | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus
Trine to Open Expanded Health Sciences Center | 4.25.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
OTHER
Company Says It's 'On Target' in Battle of the Bulge | 4.22.19 | Inside IN Bus
Healthy Indiana Plan recipients face new requirement in accessing health care | 4.25.19 | IN Daily Student
ACLU sues Indiana over near-ban on most common second-trimester abortion procedure | 4.25.19 | ABC News,  Indy Star
Funding For Doulas Cut Out Of Budget | 4.25.19 | WFYI
How fiber broadband can help close the gaps in rural healthcare- Healthcare Connect Fund led the Indiana Rural Health Association to form the Indiana Telehealth Network  | 4.24.19 | Fierce HC
Gloria Sachdev: Hoosier hospitals owe us greater price transparency | 4.26.19 | IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/19/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Methodist Professional Center occupied by Senate Street Surgery Center sold | 4.16.19 | Beckers
Recovery Force receives $1.8 million grant from National Institutes of Health to enable device design competition and testing on patients  at Eskenazi Health | 4.16.19 | HC Bus, Inside IN Bus
Central Indiana Orthopedics building surgery center in 37-acre MedTech Park | 4.16.19 | Beckers

FORT WAYNE
IU Health plans to add 2 clinics in city | 4.17.19 | Journal Gazette, WANE, News Sentinel
Cost cuts hollowing out core of Lutheran's services | 4.19.19 | Journal Gazette

EAST
IU Health BMH remodel to make emergency department bigger, 'less chaotic' environment | 4.18.19 | Star P\ress
New Castle physician's license suspended due to sex probe | 4.18.19 | Star Press, CBS4

SOUTH
Spero to Open Jeffersonville Clinic | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus, News Tribune
Greene County School Opens Telehealth Clinic | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus
Positive change in store at new St. Vincent Evansville YMCA | 4.18.19 | Courier Press

NORTH
Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus
Senate endorses broad study of Medicaid payments for Hoosier children treated at out-of-state hospitals | 4.17.19 | NWI Times
Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed for Merrillville | 4.19.19 | Inside IN Bus
How the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Munster approaches patient collections | 4.16.19 | Beckers

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Indiana one of 4 states using value-based payment models | 4.18.19 | Fierce HC

PUBLIC HEALTH
New MOMS Text Service Launches in Indiana | 4.18.19 | WFYI, Tristate
Indiana is the fourth-worst state for children's health care | 4.18.19 | NWI Times, WBIW

LIFE SCIENCES
IBRI Chief Steps Down, Takes New Role | 4.17.19 | IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Indy startup puts spotlight on concussion detection technology | 4.19.19 | IBJ
Hoosier Tech Aims to Boost Firefighter Health | 4.19.19 | Inside IN Bus

EDUCATION
Purdue Touts New Autism Research Center | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus
$9 Million Microscope to be Installed at Purdue | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus, WFYI
Holcomb signs bill advancing plans for new UE health and wellness center amid concern | 4.18.19 | Courier Press

OTHER
Indiana opposes injunction bid for proposed abortion clinic | 4.17.19 | FOX59
Legislature to study hospital payment parity between Indiana, Illinois | 4.17.19 | Chicago Tribune
High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment | 4.18.19 | WBOI

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/12/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Veteran loses part of leg after home-care scheduling mix-up at Indianapolis VA hospital | 4.10.19 | USA Today
Riverview plans freestanding ER, urgent care center on Carmel’s west side | 4.10.19 | Current Carmel
 
SOUTH
Kentuckiana Medical Center closing earlier than expected | 4.5.19 | Pharos Tribune
New Telehealth Clinic Opens in Bloomfield | 4.12.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Lawmakers scrap proposal guaranteeing Chicago hospital access for sick Region children | 4.11.19 | Newsbug
 
EAST
Morristown Telepharmacy Aims to End 'Medical Desert' | 4.10.19 | Inside IN Bus
Muncie Schools To Provide Free Vaccinations And Flu Shots Next Year | 4.10.19 | WFYI
 
FORT WAYNE
Lab Testing Company to Open in Fort Wayne | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Marion County syringe-exchange program ready to hit the road | 4.10.19 | IBJ, Tribune
Health Department receives grant for naloxone kits, training | 4.11.19 | WANE
Indiana Commission brings health screenings to barber shops | 4.11.19 | Chicago Crusader
Indiana Panel Backs 20% Tax On E-Cigarette Liquids | 4.12.19 | WFYI
Dr. Richard Feldman: Old cemeteries show lives cut short before vaccines | 4.12.19 | IBJ
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Statewide behavioral health assessments reducing long ambulance rides | 4.11.19 | WTTV
IU Health launches telepsych in EDs systemwide | 4.12.19 |
Beckers, FOX59
Purdue Fort Wayne takes lead for mental health awareness | 4.5.19 | FW Bus
 
INFANT MORTALITY
Fort Wayne Effort Aims to Reduce Infant Mortality | 4.10.19 | Inside IN Bus
Babies are dying on Indianapolis' east side. Here's how Gov. Holcomb plans to change that | 4.11.19 | Indy Star
Dupont NICU to seek Level III | 4.12.19 | Journal Gazette
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Springbuk Begins 'Health Intelligence Tour' | 4.6.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Zotec Partners Announces New Carmel HQ, 300 Jobs |  4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Once a rising star, Wellfount collapses with little warning | 4.12.19 | IBJ
OrthoWorx Launches 'Welcomeness' Survey | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough | 4.8.19 | WBOI
Young introduces bill to boost rural nursing program | 4.8.19 | IBJ, WFYI, SB Tribune
Crisis team helps first responders handle their emotions after tragedies | 4.8.19 | Palladium Item
 
PAYER
MDwise to Relocate, Add Jobs | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus
Oak Street Health and Aetna team up to expand MA coverage in Michigan and Indiana | 4.9.19 | Fierce HC, Beckers, FW Bus
Managed-care stocks continue to tumble amid uncertainty in health care | 4.12.19 | IBJ

EDUCATION
Butler pharmacists develop tool to guide insurers on drug formularies | 4.8.19 | IBJ
IU Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative recognized nationally | 4.9.19 | IU Newsroom
IU School of Medicine receives accreditation for first internal medicine residency in SWIN | 4.9.19 | TriState
New certificate equips health care providers with business knowhow to improve patient care | 4.10.19 | IU Newsroom
 
OTHER
Court challenge could halt Indiana's Medicaid work requirements | 4.8.19 | NWI Times
Pharmacy owner found guilty of manufacturing over-potent drugs sold to hospitals | 4.11.19 | IBJ
Indiana legislative study a dose of hope amid prescription price increase | 4.10.19 | FW Bus
Indiana lawmakers back felony charge for doctors who misuse sperm | 4.8.19 | IBJ
Integrated Healthcare a Boon for Employees, and Employers | 4.11.19 | Inside IN Bus
Ziemke’s bill expanding addiction, mental health resources could soon be law | 4.12.19 | WRBI
You can do a vision test from home in 34 states and go buy glasses, but not in Indiana. | 4.11.19 | Indy Star
Despite ‘not good law’ dissent, COA affirms ruling against fired worker | 4.11.19 | Indiana Lawyer

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/5/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Community Health proposes $19.6M Broad Ripple Park center | 4.3.19 | IBJ
St. Vincent looks to hire nearly 500 nurses in central Indiana | 4.3.19 | Indy Channel, Becker's
Affordable health care center brings new life to an old Marsh | 4.2.19 | WRTV
Witham offers counseling to doctor's alleged victims | 4.5.19 | Lebanon Reporter
Healthcare Realty Trust Spends $121M on Medical Office Buys in Virginia, Indiana and Georgia | 4.4.19 | Globe St
 
EAST
New Virtual Services to be offered at IU Health Jay and Blackford | 4.3.19 | Hartford City News Times
Fayette Regional Hospital borrows $1.6 million more; employees getting 10% pay cut | 3.31.19 | Connersville News Examiner
 
WEST
Indiana Seeks Injunction Against Center Where Woman Died | 4.4.19 | WFYI
 
SOUTH
Gibson General Hospital closing 5th-floor, 45-bed long-term care unit | 4.1.19 | Princeton Daily Clarion
 
NORTH
Fate of some Region children hangs in the balance as Senate panel delays action on hospital payment plan | 4.4.19 | NWI Times, The Neighbor
Fitch affirms 'AA-' rating for Beacon Health System | 4.5.19 | Beckers

FORT WAYNE
Budget to help local VA system- $12 million in projects part of 2020 proposal | 4.5.19 | Journal Gazette

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYER
Battered insurer MDwise readies for turnaround | 4.5.19 | IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Indiana has second-highest child abuse rate nationwide report shows | 4.1.19 | WTTV, Fox 59, WSBT-TV
Holcomb lauds improvements at DCS | 4.3.19 | The Statehouse File
Initiative aims to reduce Indiana's worst-in-the-Midwest infant mortality rate | 4.5.19 | Newsbug
Mumps outbreak grows to 6 at IU's Bloomington campus | 4.3.19 | WLKY, WTHR
Cigarette tax hike advocates not giving up in 2019 Indiana legislative session | 4.2.19 | Tristate, Kokomo Tribune
Indiana's high obesity rate is costing the state | 4.2.19 | WRTV Indianapolis, Courier Journal
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Madison County gets 415 naloxone kits from state to help reverse overdoses | 4.2.19 | Herald Bulletin
Monroe County Drug Treatment Court is paying dividends, remaking lives | 4.3.19 | Herald Times
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly opens the checkbook for another big biotech deal | 4.1.19 | IBJ
IBRI Releases 2018 Annual Report | 4.5.19 | Inside IN Bus
Catalent Bullish on 'Red Hot' Sector | 4.1.9 | Inside IN Bus
 
EDUCATION
IU School of Medicine Report Targets Breast Cancer | 4.3.19 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana University Northwest nursing professor’s calling is to empower women | 4.5.19 | Chicago Tribune
Purdue Fort Wayne takes lead for mental health awareness | 4.5.19 | FW Bus Weekly

OTHER
Second-trimester abortion bill heads to Gov. Holcomb's desk. ACLU has threatened to sue. - Indianapolis Star, Eagle WSCH, The State
Senate Approves Bill To Allow Minors To Consent To Pregnancy Care | 4.3.19 | WFYI, Indy Channel
Ruling creates uncertainty for states' Medicaid work rules | 3.28.19 | Associated Press
Data standardization can improve EHR matching, according to  Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute study  | 4.5.19 | Beckers

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/29/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Franciscan Alliance Names Randall Moore as Senior VP and COO |Inside IN Bus
Franciscan Health Central Indiana Appoints Legal Counsel | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Hospital Network Can't Escape ERISA Church Plan Suit | 3.27.19 |Law 360
Bid for controversial health, family center in Broad Ripple Park up for city approval | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Virginia Caine didn’t see space for people like her in health care, so she created it | 3.28.19 |Indy Recorder
 
FORT WAYNE
An investor's primer on corporate losses- CHS | 3.24.19 |Journal Gazette
Lutheran Hospital CEO changes course, takes on new role at CHS  | 3.25.19 | Beckers
St. Joe CEO Paula Autry leaves before taking helm- was to take over April 1 after leading Lutheran Hospital | 3.24.19 | Journal Gazette
 
WEST
10 hospitals seeking CFOs- Terre Haute Regional | 3.29.1`9 |Beckers
 
NORTH
Part-time Kokomo Veterans Administration clinic closes less than a year after opening | Kokomo Tribune, IBJ
Whole Woman's Health Alliance Sues Indiana Over South Bend Clinic | 3.29.19 |WBAA
 
SOUTH
Huntingburg approves tax abatement for health facility in former hospital | 3.27.19 |Herald Staff
Gibson General Hospital ending operations of long term care facility | 3.28.19 | WFIE
Don't have dental insurance? Here's where you can go in Evansville | 3.28.19 | Evansville Courier Press

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
AG wants accused doctor's license to be suspended | 3.28.19 | Washington Times Herald
 
PAYERS
Judges Strike Down Association Health Plans, Medicaid Work Requirements | 3.29.19 | Health Payer Intelligence, IBJ
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Hoosier Counties Among 'Healthiest Communities | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Lawmakers weigh how to best tax e-cigarettes | 3.29.19 |Journal Gazette
Health department warns of possible measles exposures at 2 Indianapolis businesses | 3.28.19 |FOX 59, WTHR
Increase in Indiana Tick Activity Prompts Warning | 3.28.19 |WFYI
Indiana health department offering free anti-smoking medication | 3.23.19 |ABC 57
 
INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY
ISDH Commissioner Box Supports Bill To Address Infant Mortality | 3.28.19 |WFYI
Governor Signs First Bill, Adds Krabbe Disease to Newborn Screenings | 3.25.19 |WFYI
Indiana child fatality reporting bill sent to governor | 3.26.19 |Kokomo Tribune
Viewpoint: Indiana's infant mortality rate is unacceptable | 3.28.19 |Evansville Courier Press
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Group to convene on mental health | 3.24.19 |Journal Review
Hoosier schools work to address mental health needs, social and emotional learning | 3.25.19 |Tribune Star
IU business school initiative prioritizes mental health | 3.26.19 |Herald Times
Purdue Fort Wayne Receives $130K for Suicide Prevention | 3.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
A new hope, a new approach to drug addiction in Lawrence County | 3.29.19 |Times Mail
Claire Fiddian-Green: We need addictions counselors. Here’s how to get them. | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Proposal Would Identify Prescriptions with Opioids | 3.28.19 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Ex-employees to testify exec knew drugs were dangerous | 3.29.19 |IBJ
Zimmer Biomet System Lands FDA Clearance | 3.25.19 |Inside IN Bus
Lilly and ImmuNext Announce Research Collaboration | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Under growing pressure, Lilly reveals insulin price data for first time | 3.25.19 |IBJ, NY TImes
Fast BioMedical achieves clinical endpoints with plasma technology | 3.29.19 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
IU Grand Challenge Initiative Hires Informatics Officer | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Medicine publishes research breakthroughs in two priority areas | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Manchester Pharmacy Claims Another Research | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
IUPUI Names Dean of School of Health & Human Sciences | 3.29.19 |Inside IN Bus
National and State Health Leaders Visit University Of Indianapolis For Public Health Day Event | 3.27.19 | UIndy 360
 
OTHER
Hopebridge Growing Again in Georgia | 3.26.19 |Inside IN Bus
Sen’s Research, Vision Position Indiana to Lead Regenerative Medicine | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
Senate bill to ban dismemberment abortion advances, plus other updates | 3.29.19 |News Sentinel
Lyft, Oak Street Health Launch Indianapolis Initiative | 3.26.19 |Health Leaders
Regenstrief Institute Names VP for Research Development | 3.28.19 |Inside IN Bus
COA: Med-mal dismissal affirmed for counsel’s untimely filings | 3.27.19 |IN Lawyer
Medicaid work mandate may lead to added hospital costs, study says | 3.27.19 |Indy Star
What percentage of knee, hip surgeries are outpatient in Indiana? knee: 20-30+%, hip: 10-19.9% | 3.28.19 | Beckers
Nonprofit denied abortion clinic challenging licensing rules | 3.28.19 |IN Lawyer
Paramedic programs say shortage caused by more jobs, not less students | 3.29.19 | FOX 59

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/22/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Lori Shannon Named New President of St. Vincent Heart Center | 3.22.19 | Inside IN Bus
Hancock Health eyes 100 acres at Mt. Comfort/I-70 interchange for developments | 3.20.19 | Daily Reporter
IU Health experiencing paramedic shortage | 3.19.19 | FOX 59
Healthcare pricing a complicated matter | 3.20.19 | Greensburg Daily News
Ascension CEO Announces Retirement | 3.21.19 | Inside IN Bus. Courier Press
 
SOUTH
Deaconess offers new service to prescribe some medicines | 5.21.19 | Tristate
Job Fair Targeting Kentuckiana Medical Center Workers | 5.20.19 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana hospital scales back services ahead of closure | 3.22.19 | Beckers
StatFlight to relocate to Huntingburg airport | 3.22.19 | Dubois County Herald
 
NORTH
Patients should stay in NWI for their neurology, oncology, cardiovascular care, hospitals say | 3.18.19 | NWI Times
New dialysis center opens in Anderson | 3.22.19 | Flyer Group
Aspire Indiana to Upgrade Anderson Health Center | 3.22.19 | Inside IN Bus

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
Indiana to get 162 medical residents from state's two med schools | 3.19.19 | IBJ
Indiana in step with doctor agency cases  | 3.17.19 | Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Troubled doctor hit with civil lawsuit | 3.20.19 | Flyer Group
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Study ranks Indiana counties for health, quality of life | 3.19.19 | WTHR, FOX 59, WBOI, Journal Gazette, Beckers, WFYI
Child's fatal diagnosis prompts expansion of Indiana's infant health disorder testing | 3.20.19 | NWI Times
39% of Marion County residents are now obese. That's the 11th worst among large cities. | 3.19.19 | Indy Star
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Indiana mental health plan for students draws conservative ire | 3.17.19 | Kokomo Tribune
School safety debate focused on mental health provisions in bill | 3.21.19 | Lebanon Reporter
Bill Would Establish Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Centers | 3.18.19 | WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCE
City-County Council approves $7 million tax abatement for Eli Lilly | 3.18.19 | IBJ
Women in Health: AIT Bioscience | 3.20.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium seeking residents' input to guide opioid use disorder initiatives | 3.20.19 | IU Newsroom
2018 Indiana, South Bend area overdose deaths down after record high previous year | 3.17.19 | SB Tribune
Granger mom starts foundation to carry on son's goal of helping others fight addiction | 3.17.19 | SB Tribune
Health leaders encouraged by small drop in local opioid deaths but say numbers still high | 3.18.19 | WSBT

EDUCATION
Trine Expanding Health Science Facilities | 3.12.19 | Inside IN Bus, Journal Gazette, Beckers
University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community awarded $500,000 in Tennessee Civil Monetary Penalty funds | 3.18.19 | U Indy News
 
OTHER
CICOA Chief Executive Announces Departure | 3.19.19 | Inside IN Bus
Summit Healthcare REIT Pays $125M for Interest in Indiana Skilled Nursing Properties | 3.20.19 | Globe St
Legislation would increase physical therapists’ autonomy | 3.22.19 | IBJ
Carmel medical billing firm planning new HQ, parking garage | 3.20.19 | IBJ
Hoosier Advance Health Care Directive Options May Improve | 3.21.19 | Greene County Daily World
This nurse thought there must be a better way to protect the patient. So she set out to invent one. | 3.21.19 | Indy Star
Hospitals are preparing to lose employees to retirement | 3.21.19 | WTHI
Indiana moves toward expanding religious objection to abortion | 3.18.19 | IN Lawyer
Hoosier organizations urge Senate lawmakers to add cigarette tax to 2019 budget | 3.22.19 | WRBI

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/15/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Plan for private health clinic at Broad Ripple Park hits opposition | 3.11.19 | IBJ
Hospitals get socked for safety concerns | 3.15.19 |IBJ

FORT WAYNE
Lutheran Hospital to Drop Heart Transplant Program | 3.15.19 |WBOI, FW NBC, WPTA, News Sentinel
Healing the heart through the beauty of art | 3.14.19 |FW Business

EAST
Federal Bankruptcy Court rules Fayette County hospital to be sold at auction | 3.10.19 | Connersville News-Examiner 

SOUTH
Former Evansville State Hospital CFO accused of writing herself checks | 3.8.19 |TriState
Columbus Regional Health Physicians purchase former GI practice for $600K — 3 insights | 3.13.19 | Beckers, Republic

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
IU Health Physicians ramps up recruiting drive for specialists drops faculty requirement | 3.15.19 | IBJ
Dr. Randall S. Moore joins Franciscan Alliance as a senior vice president | 3.11.19 |Valpo Life
Ex-Hamilton County addiction doctor loses suit against DEA, Carmel | 3.12.19 |IBJ
Match made in medicine- 331 students learn where they are headed for residency training as part of annual Match Day | 3.15.19 |IUSM
 
PAYERS
Anthem expands Medicare Advantage network in Indiana | 3.12.19 |Beckers
Anthem BCBS Indiana offering free legal services to Medicaid enrollees | 3.12.19 |Fierce HC
Cigna, Anthem, await multi-billion-dollar decision after bitter court fight | 3.14.19 |CT Mirror
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation study: Hoosier obesity rate climbing, costing $8.5B | 3.14.19|IBJ, IN Public Media, Inside IN Bus
Most flavors of e-cigarettes set to be banned from retail stores | 3.13.19 |IBJ
Indiana Department of Health offers free program to quit using tobacco | 3.14.19 | WANE
Doctors concerned measles may spread to Indiana | 3.14.19 |Indy Channel
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Indiana to dedicate new state psychiatric hospital | 3.14.19 |IBJ, IN Public Media, Inside IN Bus, Indy Star, WTHR, Inside IN Bus, WBOI
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Hamilton Center gets $20K opioid response grant | 3.9.19 |Tribune Star
Opioid Strategy Meeting Aims to Empower Employers | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
New monitoring system detected Clark County overdose spike | 3.12.19 |News and Tribune
Northwest Indiana drug overdose deaths were down in 2018 | 3.10.19 |NWI Times
Indiana Health System's Opioid Prescriptions Down 13% Using New Tracking Program | 3.13.19 |IN Public Media, WFYI
Hamilton County launches Opioid Quick Response Teams, residents who overdose from opioids will get more help than just Narcan  | 3.11.19 |WTHR, Indy Star
Fentanyl Can Lead To Overdoses In Hospitals, Too | 3.14.19 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly Seeks Tax Abatement on $90M Project | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
How Much Difference Will Eli Lilly’s Half-Price Insulin Make? | 3.12.19 |Kaiser
Health Tech Startup Olio Closes Funding Round | 3.12.19 |Inside IN Bus
ResearcHERS to Boost Women Fighting Cancer | 3.13.19 |Inside IN Bus
Investors paying price as drugmakers flood bond market | 3.14.19 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
People, Place And DNA: Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers | 3.12.19 |WFYI
Two Indiana law schools slip, one climbs in latest U.S. News rankings;  IU McKinney’s health care law program was ranked the 11th best in the country | 3.12.19 | IBJUS News & World Report
IU School of Medicine researchers discover groundbreaking test for post-traumatic stress disorder | 3.12.19 |IU Newsroom
IU, Purdue Partner to Pair Medical Researchers with Engineers | 3.12.19 |WFYI
 
OTHER
Indiana House passes long-term care protections bill 99-0 | 3.12.19 |Herald Bulletin
Indiana House passes abortion provider law | 3.15.19 |The Statehouse File, The Neighbor, WFYI
Divided 7th Circuit lifts injunction against Indiana fetal-tissue research ban | 3.15.19 |IN Lawyer, WFYI
Medicaid Work Requirements Could Cost Hospitals $3.7B- Hospitals in Indiana and Kentucky could take the biggest hit | 3.14.19 |Health Leaders
Senate committee says yes to studying prescription drug prices | 3.13.19 |Statehouse Files
Community Foundation Receives $2M Grant | 3.13.19 |Inside IN Bus

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/8/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
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
 
NORTH
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
 
SOUTH
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
 
WEST
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
 
FORT WAYNE
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

HOSPITAL AWARDS
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)

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
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

MENTAL HEALTH    
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

PAYERS
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

EDUCATION
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

LIFE SCIENCES
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

OTHER
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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Indiana Healthcare Digest 3/1/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
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
 
EAST
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
 
SOUTH
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
 
FORT WAYNE
Lutheran ordered to pay legal fees | 3.1.19 |Journal Gazette

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
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
 
MENTAL HEALTH
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
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
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
 
PAYERS
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
 
LIFE SCIENCES
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
EDUCATION
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
 
OTHER
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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