• (photo courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank of Central Indiana Inc.)

    Anthem Foundation, Food Banks Launch Program

    The country's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, is teaming with the Anthem Foundation and food banks across the country to launch the 'Food is Medicine' program. A $1M grant from the foundation will fund a year-long program to allow seven food banks to partner with hospital outpatient clinics to implement universal food insecurity screenings and interventions. Organizers hope to screen 3,000 to 4,000 patients at each location. 

  • Franciscan Health Details Data Breach

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is providing details of a data breach. The health system says an internal investigation found one of its employees accessed the protected health information of about 2,200 patients "without a business reason."  Franciscan says the vast majority of the affected medical records was limited to demographic information such as name, address, email address, date of birth, phone number, gender, race/ethnicity, the last four digits of...

  • Good Samaritan Approves Purchase of Former Eye Center

    Good Samaritan has agreed to buy the former Clearview Eye Center in Vincennes. The health system's board of governors approved the $1.5 million purchase in a special meeting Thursday morning and announced plans to locate the physical medicine department in the newly-purchased facility.

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    Zimmer Biomet Announces CFO Succession Plan

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has announced a succession plan for retiring Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Daniel Florin. He is set to retire on July 1 and the company has announced Suketu Upadhyay has been appointed to succeed Florin. The company says Florin will continue with the company in an advisory capacity to ensure a successful transition. 

  • Purdue Global, Trilogy Health Form Partnership

    Purdue University Global is teaming up with Trilogy Health Services to provide an education employee benefit program. Trilogy employees will be able to seek any degree of their choice at no cost to them. Purdue Global students also may accelerate their progress toward a degree by receiving credit for prior work and training experiences. 

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    Demand Drives Hopebridge Expansion

    Indianapolis-based Hopebridge LLC is continuing its growth efforts in Indiana. The behavioral health services provider has announced plans to expand with locations in Fishers and Columbus, which are expected to open this summer and create more than 110 jobs. The new locations will bring the company's pediatric autism therapy network in Indiana to 17, with more than 20 additional locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • PharmaCord plans to build a new facility at the River Ridge Commerce Center.

    PharmaCord Plans Major Southern Indiana Expansion

    A Louisville-based healthcare solutions provider is making a big expansion into Indiana. PharmaCord, which specializes in customized patient support services for the life sciences industry, has announced plans to invest more than $52 million to establish operations in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville and create up to 850 jobs by the end of 2023.  The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company will initially lease two floors of a building in the...

  • The reduction in opioid prescriptions in Indiana is 2 percent higher than the national average.

    Indiana Showing Progress in Lowering Opioid Prescriptions

    A new report from the American Medical Association suggests Indiana's efforts in the fight against opioids are paying off. The AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report shows opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased 35.1 percent over the past five years, which is 2 percent higher than the national average. The Indiana Hospital Association and the Indiana State Medical Association say the state's effort to encourage and promote the responsible prescription of opioids among...

  • Timmy Global Health Names Executive Director

    Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health has selected Nick Reich as executive director. Reich most recently served as vice president of strategic partnerships for RecycleForce in Indy. Timmy is a nonprofit that aims to expand access to healthcare and "empower students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges," according to its website.

  • IU Health to Provide Urgent Care for Veterans

    Indiana University Health says it has been approved as a Veterans Affairs-authorized urgent care provider. The health system says being part of the VA community care network will allow its six urgent care centers to offer care for veterans without prior authorization. The ability for IU Health to offer the expanded coverage for veterans comes under the Mission Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump last year. In an interview with...

  • Anthem expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

    Anthem Acquires Behavioral Health Provider

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has agreed to acquire Beacon Health Options in Boston. Anthem says Beacon is the largest independently-held behavioral health organization in the country, serving more than 36 million people throughout all 50 states. The companies did not disclose a price for the acquisition. Anthem Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the deal plays into the insurance provider's goal to focus on "the needs of the whole person."

  • (photo courtesy of Ignite Orthopedics)

    Warsaw Company Lands FDA Clearance

    A Warsaw-based medical device manufacturer has landed a key approval. Ignite Orthopedics LLC has received FDA clearance to market its Radial Head Arthroplasty System, marking what the company says is a "significant milestone" in its mission.

  • Ryan's Place is one of 21 organizations to receive grant funding. (photo courtesy Ryan's Place)

    Goshen Health Donates to Nonprofits

    Twenty-one community organizations from in and around Goshen will receive a total of $325,000 in grants from Goshen Health’s Community Benefit Fund. The organizations received their awards at a reception in May at the Arbor Conference Center at Goshen Hospital. The annual grant application process begins in October and grants are awarded in the spring. 

  • Valley Oaks Health operates 11 locations in Indiana. (photo courtesy Valley Oaks Health)

    Funding Awarded to Fight Opioid Use Disorder

    An Indiana mental health organization has received over $1 million to treat opioid use disorders in three Hoosier counties. Valley Oaks Health says the funding will be used to implement an integrated approach to treating opioid use disorders in Tippecanoe, White and Jasper counties.

  • Grant to Fund Substance Abuse Treatment

    A $2.1M grant from the Columbus Regional Health Foundation will fund treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder in Bartholomew County. The grant is comprised of charitable contributions that have been earmarked for addiction treatment or programs with the greatest need. Columbus Regional Health is using the grant to develop an outpatient treatment program and center, which is slated to open mid-summer. 

  • Sandra¬†Eskenazi had previously donated $5 million to the system's Center for Brain Care Innovation.

    Eskenazi Announces 'Landmark' Mental Health Gift

    The daughter of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi has announced a $5 million gift for Eskenazi Health's mental health services. In honor of the donation, the provider will name its mental health facility in Indianapolis the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center. Sandra Eskenazi had previously donated $5 million to the system's Center for Brain Care Innovation. Her parents, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, provided the $40 million naming gift to lead the Eskenazi Health Capital Campaign. Indiana...
  • St. Joseph Hospital Names CEO

    St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne has announced Jake Golich will become the hospital's new chief executive officer in July. Golich most recently served as CEO of Mountain Vista Medical Center in Arizona.

  • Eskenazi Receives Grant to Expand Assistance Program

    Eskenazi Health has received a $1.3M grant to expand a program aimed at offering better care for people with substance abuse disorders. The grant will specifically be used to expand the Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams program. The teams are comprised of an IMPD officer and an Eskenazi Health Midtown Mental Health clinician who provide a coordinated response aimed at improving treatment outcomes and help people make informed choices. 

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Indiana Included in Data Breach Judgment

    A U.S. District Court judge has signed a consent judgment related to a multi-state lawsuit against a Fort Wayne-based electronic health records company. The suit alleged Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard LLC sustained a data breach compromising the data of more than 3.9 million people.

  • (photo courtesy of Browning Investments, which developed the facility)

    IU Health Distribution Center Already Paying Off

    Indiana University Health says its new Integrated Service Center in Plainfield is a catalyst for change. The 300,000-square-foot facility allows the health system to provide critical medical supplies to all of its hospitals throughout the state at a discounted price. Dennis Mullins, senior vice president of supply chain operations for IU Health, says the ultimate goal of the facility is to produce savings for the organization through reducing the price for the products, as well as...

  • Johnson Memorial Health Names New CEO

    The Johnson Memorial Health Board of Trustees has appointed David Dunkle as the new president and chief executive officer of Johnson Memorial Health. The longtime family physician has been interim CEO since February. 

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    Farmer's Fridge Expands to Indianapolis

    A Chicago-based company is looking to make fresh, healthy food as convenient in Indianapolis as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge has expanded to more than a dozen locations in the Indy market with its "smart fridges" the size of vending machines, which feature a variety of freshly-made products such as salads, bowls and snacks. Rachel Rischall, director of communications for Farmer's Fridge, says the food is made fresh every day and shipped to nearly 300 fridges in...

  • Mike Thibideau is the director of Indiana Workforce Recovery.

    State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

    Indiana Workforce Recovery has unveiled new guidelines for employers dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. The initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana, aims to help employers meet the requirements of Indiana's substance abuse treatment law passed last year. Mike Thibideau, director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, says many businesses do not have a plan to help employees receive assistance for drug or alcohol...

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Attorney General to Detail Opioid Suit

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will Tuesday be joined by members of his Complex Litigation Team to announce a new lawsuit. Few details are available, however Hill's office says the lawsuit is related to opioids.

  • Hannah Maxey is the director of the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy.

    Summit to Focus on Healthcare Workforce

    The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine will Tuesday host its annual workforce summit. The event in downtown Indianapolis will bring together a diverse group of people to discuss complex issues surrounding healthcare workforce. Hannah Maxey, director of the Bowen Center, says discussions will focus on workforce supply and demand as well as various policy-related issues.

  • Total MINDCARE Receives Elevate Ventures Investment

    Elevate Ventures has awarded its first Community Ideation Fund investment in southern Indiana to Total MINDCARE of New Albany. The online mental health company says the funding will be used in part to attract initial customers.

  • Covance also has a location in Evansville. (image courtesy of Covance Inc.)

    Covance Plans to Grow Indy Operation

    A subsidiary of New Jersey-based Covance Inc. is looking to grow its Indianapolis footprint. Covance Central Laboratory Services Inc. plans to invest nearly $17.5 million to expand its operations on the city's west side and add more than 200 jobs.  According to documents filed with the city, the drug development and global contract research company is looking to renovate 20,000-square-feet of existing space into a state-of-the-art trial testing laboratory and construct an...

  • (photo courtesy of Reid Health)

    Reid Health To Acquire Fayette Regional Health System

    Reid Health has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Fayette Regional Health System of Connersville. The announcement comes after Fayette Regional filed for protection under Chapter 11 in October 2018. Specific terms will be disclosed in the bankruptcy case and will include a $12.75M payment to the bankruptcy estate of Fayette. The deal requires bankruptcy and regulatory approval and is expected to be finalized in mid-July this year. 

  • FDA Approves Lilly Liver Cancer Drug

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a drug from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The approval for Cyramza is for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer.

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    New Rehab Hospital Coming to Carmel

    A specially designed 60,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital is coming to Carmel. Medistar Corporation and Post Acute Medical LLC will develop PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis in the medical corridor along U.S. 31.  The 60-bed facility will include a customized unit designed for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, stroke or neurodegenerative disorders.  

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    WishBone Medical Acquires Plymouth Company

    Warsaw-based WishBone Medical has acquired a medical device manufacturer in Marshall County. Financial terms of the deal for Plymouth-based CSpine Inc. are not being disclosed, however a spokesperson for WishBone tells Inside INdiana Business no jobs will be affected.

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    Chinese National Indicted in Anthem Data Breach

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Chinese national on charges related to the 2015 data breach at Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM). The U.S. Department of Justice says Fujie Wang and other members of a hacking group operating in China used "extremely sophisticated" techniques to hack into the computer networks of Anthem and three other large, though unnamed, businesses in the United States. Wang, along with another person being identified as...

  • Elanco is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Elanco Quarterly Profit Narrows

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is reporting first quarter net income of $31.5 million, down from $72.7 million during the same period last year. Despite the drop, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Simmons says the company is seeing improved value through efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Purdue School Looks to Bridge Nursing Gap

    This spring's graduates from the Purdue University School of Nursing is part of the school's effort to address the state's nursing shortage. Last year, the school graduated about 100 students, a number that doubled this year. The university has grown the total number of undergraduates in the school from about 400 to 800 and Associate Professor Nancy Edwards says the decision to grow the school was the result of community partners saying they need more nurses. In an interview...

  • (file photo courtesy of Spero Health)

    Spero Health Opens Greenwood Location

    Spero Health has opened its second clinic in central Indiana with a new outpatient care facility in Greenwood. The new clinic at 7750 Madison Avenue is expected to meet the needs of an underserved area. Spero Health Central Indiana medical director, Darrin Mangiacarne, will serve as the lead physician in the new clinic. His background focuses on substance use, disorders, treatment and prevention. 

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    New York Firm Acquires Hopebridge

    Indianapolis-based Hopebridge LLC is under new ownership. Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in New York City, has acquired the behavioral health services provider, though financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

  • Lutheran Health Network Announces Leadership Change

    Lutheran Health Network says Mike Poore is stepping down as regional president. In a letter to employees, Poore said, while had had planned to stay longer, the move "is the right decision for me and for my family at this time in our lives." He says he will transition his responsibilities to LHN Chief Executive Officer Mark Medley. Poore was named CEO in 2017 before relinquishing that position in March. He had previously served as vice president of operations...

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    LifeOmic Launches LIFE Fasting Tracker

    Indianapolis-based startup LifeOmic has created an app to help people adopt the practice of intermittent fasting. Don Brown, founder and chief executive officer, says the practice isn’t only for losing weight, but can help participants reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's.  Brown, who previously founded and sold Software Artistry and Interactive Intelligence, says the idea for the LIFE Fasting Tracker came from a cloud platform he used at...

  • (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Grant Funds Advanced Hypoglycemia Kits

    A Fishers company and a Purdue researcher have received help from a National Institute of Health grant to develop a more advanced, quicker rescue kit to treat hypoglycemia. Current rescue kits require someone to mix a solution in a vial and are cumbersome, and with more than 100 million adults living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, researchers have been looking for better alternatives. 

  • Lilly is reporting first quarter revenue of nearly $5.1 billion.

    Lilly Reports Higher Profit, Cuts Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting net income of $4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, compared to $1.2 billion during the same quarter last year. The increase was driven by the spin-off of Elanco Animal Health. The drugmaker has also cut its 2019 revenue guidance to between $22 billion and $22.5 billion, due in part to expected lower revenue for Cialis and other products that have lost patent exclusivity as well as the withdrawal of cancer drug...

  • Elanco is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Elanco Makes Major Acquisition

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is adding to its portfolio with a major acquisition. The company has announced plans to acquire Kansas-based Aratana Therapeutics (Nasdaq: PETX) in a deal valued at up to $245 million. In conjunction with the acquisition, Elanco has also announced the formation of a commercial team dedicated to the veterinary specialty business. Elanco says the deal would allow it to integrate the Aratana portfolio of pet therapeutics into its...

  • (photo courtesy Trine University)

    Trine to Open Expanded Health Sciences Center

    Trine University will cut the ribbon Thursday on its expanded Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne. The additional space will house the university's new surgical technology program, which will begin this fall, as well as future programs planned for the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences.

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    Parkview Named One of the Nation's Top Health Systems

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has been named one of the nation’s top health systems by IBM Watson Health. The list was created using a system of measures based on publicly-available clinical, operational and patient perception of care data.

  • Foushee and Hernandez-Stevens discussed the platform with Business of Health Reporter Kylie Veleta.

    Company Says It's 'On Target' in Battle of the Bulge

    As Indiana businesses continue to grapple with issues related to employee obesity, an Indianapolis-based company believes it is gaining traction in addressing a condition that by some measures is costing Hoosier companies more than $11 billion in increased insurance costs and lost productivity. On Target Health Chief Executive Officer Todd Foushee says a recently-announced partnership with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's Wellness Council of Indiana is the latest in a series of...

  • Hoosier Tech Aims to Boost Firefighter Health

    A Bloomington-based company hopes its technology will help more firefighters track a dangerous job hazard. Envisage Technologies operates training and compliance software for first responders throughout the country and last year acquired the cloud-based Exposure Tracker software, which helps firefighters track their exposure to carcinogens on any web-connected device. The software was created by Clive Savacool, a 20-year fire service veteran, who came up with the idea after...

  • (file photo courtesy of Spero Health)

    Spero to Open Jeffersonville Clinic

    Tennessee-based Spero Health Inc. will Thursday celebrate the opening of its outpatient addiction treatment facility in Jeffersonville. The clinic is the organization's third location in Indiana, along with facilities in Indianapolis and Evansville.

  • Purdue Touts New Autism Research Center

    Purdue University says it will expand community programs, resources, collaborations and faculty members researching autism with the development of its new Purdue Autism Research Center. The center has 20 faculty members from the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Education, Science and Veterinary Medicine.

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expands in Indiana

    An Indianapolis-based startup has expanded into two new markets. Synapse Sitters, which has created a platform for parents to find babysitters for children with special needs, has launched in Lafayette and South Bend-Mishawaka with plans for continued growth.

  • Fort Wayne Effort Aims to Reduce Infant Mortality

    A new initiative involving more than a dozen local organizations aims to lower the infant mortality rate in Allen County. The group Wednesday launched Footprints Fort Wayne after more than a year of research to determine how to make the greatest impact.

  • Zotec says it currently serves around 17,000 physicians and manages 80 million medical encounters in all 50 states.

    Zotec Partners Announces New Carmel HQ, 300 Jobs

    Zotec Partners has broken ground on a new national headquarters in Carmel. The medical revenue cycle management provider plans to invest nearly $47 million into the five-story facility and add up to 300 jobs by the end of 2022. The company, which has about 250 associates in Indiana and 850 nationwide, says the new headquarters will allow for future growth in Indiana for years to come. Plans for the 120,000-square-foot facility include an innovation work center and a training...

  • (Image courtesy of Springbuk.)

    Springbuk Begins 'Health Intelligence Tour'

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk says it is on a "Health Intelligence Tour" in some of the biggest markets in the United States to showcase expanded offerings. The health technology company says the three-week tour includes stops in New York City, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago to unveil the enhancements, which it says "combine data analytics with data science." Springbuk says the platform is designed to give employers access to health data as well as insights on how...

  • (photo courtesy IU Fort Wayne)

    IU Fort Wayne Adding Social Work Degree

    Students interested in social work will have a new opportunity at Indiana University Fort Wayne later this year. The university is adding a Bachelor of Social Work degree, with classes beginning in August. The degree will aid students who want to pursue a master's degree in social work by cutting off nearly one-third of the needed academic credit hours and more than 300 hours of field experience needed to attain the graduate social work degree. 

  • Umberto Tachinardi

    IU Grand Challenge Initiative Hires Informatics Officer

    The Indiana University Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative has named Umberto Tachinardi as chief informatics officer. The initiative is led by the Indiana University School of Medicine, and is using a $120 million investment from IU to transform biomedical research and health care innovations.

  • The new clinic will be Hopebridge's 33rd location.

    Hopebridge Growing Again in Georgia

    Indianapolis-based Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is again growing in Georgia. The provider is opening a clinic in Macon, with plans to ultimately grow its footprint to 11 total centers throughout the state. Hopebridge says the center will create 55 jobs and serve about 50 patients in Macon-Bibb county. The facility will provide diagnostic evaluations as well as occupational, speech and feeding therapy. It will also feature therapy rooms, a mock classroom, a gym, kitchens and...
  • Zimmer Biomet is based in Warsaw.

    Zimmer Biomet System Lands FDA Clearance

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its ROSA ONE Spine System. The system is used for robotically-assisted, minimally-invasive and complex spine surgeries.

  • Aspire Indiana to Upgrade Anderson Health Center

    Aspire Indiana Health has announced plans to upgrade its Anderson health center. The reconstruction will result in partial closures for several months, but service will not be disrupted. Work is expected to begin later this month and finished by late summer or early fall.  The $1.35 million upgrade plan includes gutting and reconfiguring the interior to support a fully integrated care center, including primary medical, behavioral health, pharmacy and other units. 

  • (photo courtesy of Ascension)

    Ascension CEO Announces Retirement

    The chief executive officer of Missouri-based Ascension, the parent of St. Vincent Health in Indiana, has announced his retirement. Anthony Tersigni says he will step down at the end of the year after more than 15 years in the role.

  • Career Pathways Website Expands to Multiple States

    A career pathways initiative has received a nationwide boost. The Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center For Assisted Living has announced the expansion of CareForTheAging.org to 17 states.

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    Job Fair Targeting Kentuckiana Medical Center Workers

    WorkOne will Thursday host a Healthcare Sector Job Fair in New Albany in an effort to assist soon-to-be displaced workers from the Kentuckiana Medical Center. The medical center's parent announced earlier this month the facility will close its doors before the end of April.

  • Brian Dixon is the director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute.

    Startup Day Brings Federal, Local Officials Together

    Local, state and federal leaders gathered at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis this week to discuss innovations in healthcare and technology in Indiana. Indiana Startup Day included remarks from Ed Simcox, chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and also spotlighted seven Indiana healthcare startups. Brian Dixon, director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute, says the goal of the event was for federal officials...

  • CICOA Chief Executive Announces Departure

    Indianapolis- based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has announced Chief Executive Officer Orion Bell will resign effective April 12. Bell has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland. 

  • Fishers Among Finalists For National Prize

    The city of Fishers is one of 12 finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The award honors "communities that are bringing partners together around a shared commitment to health, opportunity, and equity."

  • (rendering courtesy of BSA LifeStructures)

    State to Cut Ribbon on Psychiatric Hospital

    State officials will Friday cut the ribbon on the state's first new psychiatric hospital in more than 50 years. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall will be on-hand for the grand opening of the $120 million Indiana Neuro-Diagnostic Institute in Indianapolis.

  • Opioid Strategy Meeting Aims to Empower Employers

    The director of Indiana Workforce Recovery says an event today in Indianapolis aims to help businesses assist employees dealing with substance use disorder. Mike Thibideau says the Employer Opioid Strategy Meeting creates an employer-focused conversation with a goal of providing businesses with the tools they need to help employees who need assistance. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Thibideau said the first thing employers need to to is make sure they have...

  • The company is not committing to any new jobs as part of the project.

    Lilly Seeks Tax Abatement on $90M Project

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NSYE: LLY) is seeking a nearly $10 million tax abatement for a $90 million project to build and equip a facility to house insulin research and production. A City-County Council committee Monday approved the proposal, with a full council vote set for next week. The company is not committing to any new jobs as part of the project. Lilly says the project will allow it to keep up with peak and backup capacity demands for insulin products.

  • Medley will become market chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network.

    Lutheran Health Adds to Leadership Team

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has announced an expansion of its leadership team. The health system has named Mark Medley market chief executive officer and Natalie Seaber market chief nursing officer. Both appointees will begin their new roles March 18.

  • Pictured L-R- George Wodicka, Jay Hess, Anantha Shekhar Mung Chiang

    IU School of Medicine Partners With Purdue Engineering

    The Indiana University School of Medicine is forming a new partnership with the Purdue College of Engineering to gain educational opportunities to improve medical technologies. The two institutions, which have worked together for years, say the new efforts formalize the relationship and represents a commitment to combine expertise. 

  • Parkview Whitley Hospital is one of the Indiana hospitals on this year's list. (photo courtesy of Parkview Health)

    Hoosier Hospitals Among Top 100

    A number of Indiana hospitals are included on IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals list for 2019. The annual study evaluates hospitals from throughout the country on criteria including clinical quality, operational efficiency and patient satisfaction.

  • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Loss Widens, Despite Record Revenues

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is reporting a full-year net loss of $12 million in 2018, compared to a loss of $8.9 million the previous year. Despite the drop, the pediatric medical device manufacturer says it hit record revenue for the year.

  • Arun Giridhar is the co-founder and CEO of Pinpoint Pharma.

    Hoosier Startup Growing in West Lafayette

    A West Lafayette-based startup has announced plans to scale its Indiana operations. Pinpoint Pharma, which specializes in custom compounded medication for pets, says it will invest $240,000 in lease, renovate and equip new lab space in the Tippecanoe County city and create up to 27 jobs over the next few years.  Pinpoint Pharma is one of the first five Hoosier startups to take part in the gBETA accelerator program. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company...

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    Johnson Memorial CEO Resigns

    The head of Johnson Memorial Health has stepped down. The health system's board of trustees says Larry Heydon has resigned as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

  • The drug received FDA approval for migraine treatment in September.

    Lilly Granted Priority Review For Headache Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and CO. (NYSE: LLY) says one of its headache treatments is moving closer to approval. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Priority Review for a drug to be used for the preventative treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults.

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    DeKalb Health to Affiliate With Parkview

    Two northeast Indiana health systems are teaming up. Auburn-based DeKalb Health and Parkview Health in Fort Wayne have signed a letter of intent to develop a strategic partnership.  DeKalb Health says the affiliation will allow for the continued growth of healthcare services in DeKalb County.

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    Kentuckiana Medical Center to Close

    Kansas-based Galichia Hospital Group LLC has announced plans to close the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. In a notice to the state, the company says nearly 270 employees will be out of work as a result of the move. Galichia did not provide a reason for the closure.

  • Spero Health Opens First Indianapolis Clinic

    Spero Health has opened its first addiction clinic in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Spero Health Clinic opened Monday on the northeast side of Indianapolis and will offer addiction treatment services. Spero Health provides care for more than 5,300 in 23 clinics throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The Indianapolis location is the third Spero Health clinic in Indiana, with the others in Jeffersonville and Evansville. 

  • Lilly to Roll Out Lower-Priced Insulin

    In response to ongoing pressure from Congress regarding the cost of insulin, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to roll out a lower-priced version of its insulin product Humalog. The company says the authorized generic version will have a list price 50 percent lower than the current Humalog price. Lilly says it is working to make Insulin Lispro available in pharmacies "as quickly as possible." It says a single vial will list at...

  • IU Health says operating revenue grew from $6.34 billion in 2017 to $6.43 billion in 2018.

    IU Health Touts 2018 Revenue, Income Gains

    Indiana University Health says operating revenue and income increased in 2018 compared to the previous year, thanks in part to larger patient volumes in areas including surgeries and inpatient admissions. However, the system says total earnings declined, citing "investment losses in a year of turbulent financial markets." The provider says operating revenue grew from $6.34 billion in 2017 to $6.43 billion in 2018, while operating income rose 4 percent to $612 million.

  • Plans for the clinic were announced in August.

    Deaconess to Break Ground on Downtown Clinic

    Deaconess Clinic will Wednesday break ground on its new downtown Evansville clinic. The facility will be on the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences campus and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2020. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, economic development representatives and Deaconess leaders are all set to be a part of the 10:30am groundbreaking ceremony. When the clinic was announced in August, Deaconess Chief Executive Officer Shawn McCoy said the project reflects the provider's ...

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    Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign

    The New Albany-based Floyd Memorial Foundation is kicking off a fundraising effort to build a new chapel at Baptist Health Floyd hospital. The Chapel Capital Campaign aims to raise $600,000 over the next year.

  • State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions

    More than a dozen substance abuse coalitions will share in $750,000 in grants from the state. Governor Eric Holcomb's office says the one-year funding will support the recipients' efforts to combat the drug crisis in Indiana.

  • Lilly Completes $8B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) in Connecticut. Loxo Chief Executive Officer Josh Bilenker says the deal will allow the company to realize the full value of its pipeline of medicines.

  • IU Health Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal

    The Indiana University Health Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal by more than 300 percent in its first full year. The foundation raised more than $19 million in 2018, which includes government grant dollars and commitments raised through the foundation. 

  • Major Hospital in Shelbyville (photo courtesy Major Health Partners)

    Health Center Coming to Shelbyville

    Shelbyville will soon see a new $18 million wellness center to be built by Major Health Partners and the YMCA. Shelbyville City Council approved final funding for the project earlier this month. Other funding was secured from the Shelby County Council and Blue River Community Foundation. 

  • Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is included in the Top Rural & Community Hospitals list. (photo courtesy of Schneck Medical Center)

    Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists

    Several Indiana hospitals are included in two lists from The Chartis Center for Rural Health that feature the top 100 critical access hospitals and rural and community hospitals. The healthcare advisory services and analytics company says the lists are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics, which provides a "comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance." The Chartis Center says the hospitals that make...
  • Elanco went public in September 2018.

    Lilly Reveals Plan to Offload Elanco Stock

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to divest its remaining interest in Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN). The pharmaceutical giant retained a more than 80 percent ownership interest in Elanco, following the company's Initial Public Offering in September.

  • Cook Group in Bloomington is one of the largest life sciences companies headquartered in the state.

    Georgia Woman Wins $3M Verdict Against Cook Medical

    A federal jury in Indianapolis has awarded $3 million to a Georgia woman who claimed an intravenous filter made by Bloomington-based Cook Medical was defective. Tonya Brand says she suffered medical complications after the filter deteriorated inside her body.

  • Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion.

    Lilly Returns to Profit

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $1.1 billion, compared to a loss of $1.7 billion the previous year, when earnings were impacted by U.S. tax reform. The company is also cuttings its revenue and profit forecast for 2019, due in part to disappointing results from a Phase 3 study of cancer drug Lartruvo. Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion, topping estimates. The company cites higher sales of...

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    IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine received a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The school says nearly $150 million was awarded, marking a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

  • IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

    A Purdue Associate Professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to focus on one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Chien-Chi Lin's research focuses on pancreatic cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, and is projected to be the second leading cause of all cancer-related deaths by 2030.

  • Rehab Medical Merges With Wound Care Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has announced a merger with medical device manufacturer Cork Medical, also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Rehab Medical tells Inside INdiana Business it plans to add 50 jobs by the end of the year.

  • Wellness Council Partnership Aims to Reduce Obesity Rate

    The Wellness Council of Indiana is partnering with On Target Health for employer-sponsored weight management programs targeting obesity. WCI members will receive exclusive pricing through the Indianapolis-based organization.

  • Construction on the tower began in the summer of 2018.

    $175M Community Health Project Hits Milestone

    Community Health Network says patients will today begin moving into the new patient tower at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. The facility is part of a $175 million effort resulting in a new hospital to be completed in 2020. The tower includes a new emergency department and medical imaging, surgery, delivery and inpatient rooms. Community Health says the facility also includes enhanced privacy features and will operate under a "NIC2 model" allowing mothers to...

  • Hoosier Companies Team Up on Dementia-Friendly Cruises

    A pair of Indiana companies is teaming up to provide people with dementia, their caregivers and loved ones opportunities to share a special trip together. American Senior Communities in Indianapolis has joined with Hobart-based travel agency Elite Cruises and Vacations to sponsor the agency's cruise that will take place in late February. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Kathy Shoaf, a registered nurse and owner of Elite Cruises and Vacations, says the trips...

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    Tyler Trent Donations Top $1M

    The impact of the Purdue superfan who gained national attention while battling cancer continues to be felt. The Journal & Courier reports a fund started in Tyler Trent’s name has raised more than $1 million for the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. 

  • Stephen Downs founded Digital Health Solutions. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    Health Startup Launches Epilepsy Software

    An Indianapolis-based health tech startup has launched its software platform. Digital Health Solutions LLC says the software will help physicians determine pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits.

  • Spero Health Names Medical Director

    Integrated healthcare services organization Spero Health Inc. has hired a new central Indiana medical director. Darrin Mangiacarne will help oversee the launch of new Spero sites and provide patient care at a northeast Indianapolis location, which is slated to open March 1.

  • Anthem expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

    Anthem Quarterly Profit Drops

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $424 million, down from $1.2 billion during the same period the previous year. Despite the drop, Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the fourth quarter and full-year performance provides a strong foundation for 2019.

  • IU Health Saxony Names New Leaders

    Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has named a new chief operating officer and a new chief medical officer. Soula Banich is the new COO and Larry Stevens is chief medical officer.  Banich most recently served as IU Health North and Saxony Hospitals director of allied health and cardiovascular services. She will continue in those roles and also take on new responsibilities. 

  • IBRI Project Leads to Disease Discovery

    A collaborative research project involving the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has led to the discovery of a new disease. The IBRI says the monogenic disease, known as DHPS Deficiency, can lead to neurodevelopmental delay and seizures. 

  • Franciscan Alliance Chooses New Research Director

    The Franciscan Alliance Research Administration has appointed Kathleen Kioussopoulus as research director at the Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance. Kioussopoulus will oversee research of cardiology, orthopedics, and many other areas for 13 Franciscan hospitals in Indiana and south of Chicago.  She most previously served as director of cardiovascular research at Franciscan Health Indianapolis where she developed research for Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart ...
  • Zimmer Biomet Receives Clearance For Knee System

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) has received FDA approval for the ROSA Knee System for robot-assisted knee replacement surgeries. The ROSA system includes 3D pre-operative tools and uses real-time data on anatomy to improve bone-cutting and restoration of natural joint movement.  

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    Goshen Health Opening Bristol Location

    Goshen Health is today hosting an open house at the grand opening of the Goshen Physicians Family Medicine in Bristol. Daniel Berger and Mackenzie Shireman will relocate to the new facility from Goshen Family Medicine and Urgent Care. The 4,775 square foot building holds six exam rooms, phlebotomy room for quick lab testing, procedure room and a collaboration room for team-based care. 

  • Lilly 'Disappointed' by Cancer Drug Study

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced what it calls disappointing results of a study of a new cancer drug. The pharmaceutical giant says the Phase 3 study of Lartruvo, which aims to treat patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, did not meet its primary endpoints.

  • Greene County Chosen for IU Community Initiative

    Greene County has been chosen as community partner for the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities Initiative. Plans call for more than a dozen community-related projects during the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • New COO Named at IU Health Bloomington Hospital

    Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital has named Alan Biggs as chief operating officer. Biggs most recently served as vice president of EMCARE/EMVISION Physician Services and was also chief financial officer and chief Operating officer of Logansport Hospital from 1997-2010. He succeeds Brian Shockney, who now is IU Health's South Central Region President. 

  • Gahan to Cut Ribbon at Purple Pearl Skin and Beauty

    New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan will cut the ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of Purple Pearl Skin and Beauty on January 17. The medical spa and cosmetic aesthetic center will host the event, starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing all day.

  • Indy Healthcare Provider Acquired

    Colorado-based Paladina Health has announced its acquisition of another healthcare provider in Indianapolis. Financial terms of the deal for Activate Healthcare have not been disclosed. Activate Healthcare provides customized services to employers and unions for preventative and primary medical care.

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    Holcomb Set For 'Next Level' State of The State

    Governor Eric Holcomb will tonight shine a spotlight on his Next Level Agenda in his annual State of the State Address at the Statehouse. Holcomb is expected to detail plans in areas including infrastructure, education and the drug epidemic. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, WIBC Statehouse Bureau Chief Eric Berman said the address could include some surprises as well. The address is set for 7:00 this evening. Holcomb unveiled his...

  • Urology of Indiana Breaks Ground on Fishers Center

    Urology of Indiana has broken ground on its $8 million Center of Excellence at the new Med Tech Park complex in Fishers. The company says the facility comes in response to the increased demand for urologic services in central Indiana. 

  • Olio Launches National Tech Platform

    Carmel-based tech startup Olio has officially launched its software platform nationwide. The company's software aims to digitally connect hospital and physician teams with post-acute providers in an effort to close the communications gap and provide more coordinated care for patients.

  • Cook Medical Partnering on Snoring Device

    Bloomington-based Cook Medical has announced a sales and marketing agreement with Zelegent Inc. in California. Cook says the partnership aims to enhance treatment options for patients suffering from snoring.

  • IU Fund Invests in Health Tech Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced a $500,000 investment in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. The company, co-founded by an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, focuses on helping healthcare professionals communicate with each other, patients, and caregivers through a single platform. Todd Saxton co-founded Diagnotes along with Chief Executive Officer Dave Wortman and Bharath Bynagari. Wortman says...

  • Lilly's acquisition is the latest in an effort to strengthen its cancer treatment portfolio.

    Lilly Announces $8B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced an $8 billion deal to acquire Loxo Oncology in Connecticut. Lilly says the deal adds precision medicines to its oncology portfolio through Loxo's pipeline of medicines for patients with certain types of cancers. The Indy drugmaker says the acquisition would be the largest in its ongoing effort to strengthen its cancer treatment portfolio. Loxo's pipeline is focused on cancers that involve single gene abnormalities that can...

  • Indiana Chamber Supports Tobacco Tax Increase

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is adding an effort to significantly decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers to its list of legislative priorities for 2019. It will support a per pack tax increase and push to raise the smoking age to 21. 

  • Vibra Hospital to Lay Off 120

    Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare LLC has detailed plans to close its Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne at the end of the month, resulting in the layoffs of 120 employees. In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, the company cites recent changes in healthcare reinbursement as the main reason for the closure.

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    Cook Medical Purchases North Carolina Cigarette Factory

    Bloomington-based Cook Medical has finalized an agreement to purchase a former North Carolina cigarette factory. The medical device manufacturer completed an agreement to buy the facility in Winston-Salem's Whitaker Park and plans to convert a section of the longstanding R.J. Reynolds facility into a medical device manufacturing facility this year.  The 850,000 square foot building was built in 1961 and will house Cook Medical's 650 Winston-Salem employees

  • Picture Courtesy: Purdue Cancer Center

    Remembering Tyler Trent

    Purdue University, state and community leaders are today remembering Tyler Trent, the Purdue superfan who passed away Tuesday after a long battle with bone cancer. In a statement, Governor Eric Holcomb called Trent "among the biggest, strongest and wisest people you could ever meet." Trent inspired and helped spearhead several efforts to boost cancer research, including the Riley Children's Foundation's Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, the Tyler Trent...

  • Sports Concussion Study Aims to Benefit Everyone

    One of the leaders of a massive study by Indiana University on concussions among athletes says a recent funding commitment from the NCAA and the Department of Defense will help further research the long-term effects of brain injury. Thomas McAllister, director of the administrative and operations center for the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, says what is learned from the study could benefit all walks of life beyond just sports.

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    Reid Health to Provide Ambulance Service to Western Wayne County

    Reid Health to provide ambulance service to western Wayne County Reid Health will offer EMS/ambulance services to Wayne County beginning Jan. 1. The service will provide three vehicles, with at least one of them stationed in the Cambridge City area. 

  • Twenty-one organizations received grants in the 2018 Community Grant program

    IU Health Announces 2018 Community Grants

    Over $900,000 in grants have been given to organizations from the IU Health Community Outreach and Engagement department's 2018 Community Grants. The grants were administered to institutions who have prioritized access to healthcare, behavioral health and substance abuse, community revitalization and nutrition.  The 2018 community grants were awarded based on areas of priority determined by the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment.  

  • Photo Courtesy of  the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana

    Community Healthcare Offers Clinical Assistant Program

    The Central Laboratory at the hospitals of Munster-based Community Healthcare System is offering a new Clinical Assistant program that helps prepare students interested in the healthcare field for a career in laboratory services. The 12-week program includes classroom instruction in clinical laboratory sciences, hands-on student laboratory activities and clinical training with a medical laboratory scientist.  

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    Lutheran Health Finalizes Plans For New Hospital

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has detailed the final plans for the facility that will ultimately replace St. Joseph Hospital. The health system says Lutheran Downtown Hospital will be built across the street from the existing facility in downtown Fort Wayne with construction slated to begin next summer.

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    Riley Foundation Announces Tyler Trent Endowment

    The Riley Children’s Foundation is partnering with 20-year-old Tyler Trent to create the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. The fund will support the Precision Genomics program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

  • The company is projecting 2019 revenue between $25.3 billion and $25.8 billion.

    Lilly Issues 2019 Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced 2019 financial guidance, with projected revenue and adjusted profit above analyst expectations. The company says the growth is driven by demand for newer medicines including Trulicity, for diabetes, and psoriasis drug Taltz. The company is projecting 2019 revenue between $25.3 billion and $25.8 billion, and earnings per share between $5.52 and $5.62. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says, while he's happy with...

  • The performance center is located at Empowered Sports Club in Fort Wayne. (photo courtesy of Empowered Sports Club)

    Parkview to Cut Ribbon on Field Turf, Performance Center

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health will Tuesday cut the ribbon on two new multi-purpose facilities. The Parkview Sports Medicine Field Turf and the Parkview Sports Medicine Performance Center are the result of a nearly two-year-old partnership between the health system and Empowered Sports Club in Fort Wayne.

  • ISU to Add Business Minor and Revise Health Programs

    Indiana State University has created a business analytics minor and adapted three health programs. Board of Trustees members Friday approved the new minor along with a new sport management program, and the renaming of two health programs on campus. The new business analytics minor was added after a survey of Scott College business students in March of last year found at least 32 students had a strong interest in the minor.....

  • Lilly Acquires Pre-Clinical Program

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced an agreement with Massachusetts-based Hydra Biosciences. The company says it has acquired all assets related to a pre-clinical program from Hydra, though financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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    IU Health West Plans 'Crane Christening'

    IU Health West Hospital will Friday hold a different sort of groundbreaking to mark the beginning of work on an $83 million expansion. The hospital will hold a "crane christening" ceremony, where teams that will be working on the hospital's three new floors will break champagne bottles on the body of a crane. The project will add about four dozen beds, a new operating room and additional laboratory and support service space. The work is expected to take about...

  • 16 Tech says the anchor building will ultimately house about 400 employees.

    Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building

    16 Tech developers have officially broken ground on the innovation district's first building, marking the beginning of an ambitious 10-year project. The $30 million Advanced Research and Innovation building is fully-leased and will anchor the 60-acre development. The facility, which will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, is set to be complete in mid-2020.

  • Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs

    Purdue University researchers are devising new ways to treat the world's fourth-leading cause of death: lower respiratory infections. Lung infections are often caused by 'superbugs' that are resistant to all available antibiotics, but researchers say they have created a drug formula that has shown progress in fighting them.

  • Dupont Hospital to Showcase Renovations

    Multi-million-dollar renovations at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne will be unveiled Thursday. Fourteen months of construction have added facilities and space for specialized services offered by Lutheran Children's Hospital. The additions include a six-bed pediatric inpatient unit and a three-bed pediatric intensive care unit. The second floor pediatric inpatient unit had previously been designated for medical surgical patients, but now features the color of...

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    Hammond Clinic Called 'First in Indiana'

    State and local officials from both Indiana and Illinois are celebrating a first-of-its-kind clinic in Hammond. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health says the new Multi-Specialty Hepatitis C and HIV Clinic will serve both the northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago communities.

  • IU Health Releases Community Health Grants

    Indiana University Health has announced Community Health Improvement Grants of nearly $700,000. The funding will be used for projects dealing with behavioral health/substance abuse, tobacco use, infant mortality and obesity. "The thoughtfulness and collaboration embodied in these grant applications further demonstrate that IU Health is leading the way to solve Indiana’s big health challenges," said Dennis Murphy, president and...

  • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has begun a public stock offering. The pediatric medical device manufacturer is looking to raise up to nearly $47 million as a result of the offering, which is expected to close Tuesday.

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    Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health will Thursday hold a blessing and dedication ceremony for the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital. The $243 million facility, which has been under construction for more than two years, is slated to open in January.

  • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world."

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    Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution

    Reid Health Auxiliary has made its largest ever annual donation after successful year-round fundraising by volunteers. The Auxiliary made a recent contribution of $275,000 to Reid Health Foundation. This year's donation was helped by special sales and proceeds from the hospital gift shop, Ginkgo Boutique. The Auxiliary has now donated over $3.5 million to the Reid Health Foundation since 1948. 

  • IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant

    Treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone cancer are the focus of work that has garnered an IU endocrinologist a $1.2 million Department of Defense grant. Theresa Guise will use the funding to try to understand several events that decrease quality of life for patients being treated for the disease. Guise wants to find the role of the cellular environment of the tumor-bone on the patients ability to metabolize glucose and how a high-fat diet plays a part.  

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    Catalent Expanding in Bloomington

    New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) has announced plans to grow its Bloomington operations. The company says it will invest nearly $14 million to expand its biologics packaging capacity at its Monroe County manufacturing facility and create 36 jobs. Catalent entered the Bloomington market in 2017 with its $950 million acquisition of Cook Pharmica. The company says it will construct a 15,000-square-foot addition that will include...

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is leading a multi-state federal lawsuit against a Fort Wayne-based electronic health records company. Hill's office alleges Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard LLC sustained a data breach which compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.

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    Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has opened its last telehealth clinic of the year at West Washington School Corp. near Campbellsburg in Washington County. Pre-K through 6th graders and junior and senior high school students will have access to the clinic. “Using state-of-the-art secure technology to deliver healthcare will benefit students and staff alike,” said West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith. Nance. 

  • Rick Sasso (photo courtesy of Indiana Spine Group)

    Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict

    A jury in Marshall County has awarded what is being called one of the largest verdicts in Indiana history to an Indianapolis spine surgeon and inventor. Rick Sasso would receive more than $112 million in royalties and interest which he claimed he was owed by Minnesota-based medical device company Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT).

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expanding in Indiana

    An Indianapolis-based startup that provides qualified babysitters for children with special needs has announced plans for expansion. Synapse Sitters was founded one year ago by Marie Maher, whose son was diagnosed with autism, after having difficulty finding a sitter who could properly handle his behaviors. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Maher said she came up with the idea for an online platform to connect parents with sitters who have experience in...

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    State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital

    The state's newest psychiatric hospital is now hiring for a variety of positions. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the $120 million NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center is undergoing the final leg of construction and will open in the spring of 2019 on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.

  • Wade Clapp is the chairman of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Riley Hospital. (photo courtesy of the IU School of Medicine)

    Riley Campaign to 'Double Down' on Research Efforts

    The chairman of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine says the Riley Children's Foundation's $175 million campaign will provide a new revenue stream for a much-needed expansion. Wade Clapp, who is also physician-in-chief at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, says the hospital has a relatively small endowment when compared to larger children's hospitals in the U.S. that provide similar services. Clapp says the funds from the initiative will support...

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    Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health has opened its latest ExpressCare location. The health system has invested $1 million to open the facility in Hobart, which has created a small number of jobs.

  • Paul Griffin is director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

    The state of Indiana is working with Purdue University to develop and implement technology systems to battle clinical challenges throughout the state, including long-term care and the opioid crisis. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a two-year, $12 million contract with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. The center will identify four high-need communities: two to implement programs to improve Medicaid long-term care and...

  • Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

    Officials in Logansport will Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new high-tech telehealth clinic. The facility at Landis Elementary School is being funded by the Indiana Rural Health Association, while Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has provided funding for physical health equipment.

  • Residents at North Willow, which is adjacent to the new development

    Ground Broken for Villas at North Willow

    Leo Brown Group has begun construction on a $15 million expansion of its Traditions at North Willow senior living community on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The new Villas at North View is being built directly to the east of St. Vincent Hospital. The construction will add 50 independent living residences to the campus, which currently offers 120 residences. Amenities include community-wide sidewalks, enclosed dog park, clubhouse with a fitness center and a multipurpose 

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    Grant to Support Opioid Outreach Project

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $320,000 grant to Purdue University. The funding will support the implementation of an outreach program aimed at helping people identify and deal with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, with a focus on opioids.

  • The recall involves 91,000 pounds of turkey meat.

    CDC Researcher Talks Turkey Recall in Indy

    One death and 164 reported illnesses, including three in Indiana, are being attributed to a massive recall of turkey meat heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Speaking in Indianapolis last week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Francois Watkins spoke about how the misuse of antibiotics in humans, pets and agriculture are creating more antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.

  • Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

    The Indianapolis-based Anthem Foundation has announced $23 million in new grants to support intergenerational endeavors to improve health and wellness. The latest round of grants brings the total community investments to $53 million. 

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    Health IT Company Makes Plans For Electric Works

    The developers of the massive Electric Works project in Fort Wayne have announced another tenant. RTM Ventures says Medical Informatics Engineering has signed a letter of intent to locate some of its future northeast Indiana operations at the mixed-use innovation district.

  • Carter Cliff is the CEO of Vascugen. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced support for an Indianapolis-based regenerative medicine company. While specific numbers are not being released, the fund says it has invested in Vascugen Inc., which focuses on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to disease or injury.

  • Bauer became CEO of Lutheran Hospital in 2011 and Lutheran Health Network in 2013.

    Lutheran Health Settles With Former CEO

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network and Community Health Systems in Tennessee have settled their lawsuit against former Chief Executive Officer Brian Bauer. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Lutheran sued Bauer for breach of contract in June 2017 after a failed bid to find a buyer for its Fort Wayne hospitals. Lutheran claimed Bauer was using insider information to bring IU Health to Fort Wayne.

  • Legislative leaders previewed the session at Monday's annual Chamber Luncheon.

    Chamber Pushing For Healthier Indiana

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says much of its focus for next year's legislative session will be pushing measures that improve the state's health. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says smoking costs Indiana businesses more than $6 billion per year in higher healthcare costs, lost productivity and absenteeism. The chamber is again supporting a cigarette tax increase of $2 per pack and raising the legal smoking age to 21. Brinegar says, while the opioid epidemic is getting a lot...

  • NICO Corp. makes a variety of neurosurgical devices.

    Medical Device Company Secures $12.5M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based NICO Corp. has completed a $12.5 million Series B round of funding. The neurosurgical medical device manufacturer says the funding will support a variety of priorities, including new product development and commercialization, as well as additional clinical studies.

  • Indiana Workplace Injury Rate Remains at All-Time Low

    The Indiana Department of Labor says the state’s nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate remains at its lowest level for the second consecutive year. The 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report says Indiana had an estimated 3.5 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers in 2017.

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    Reid Health Transforming Vacant Building Into PACE Center

    Richmond-based Reid Health has acquired a former grocery store property with plans for redevelopment. The health system says it will remodel a portion of the County Market building into a Medicare-Medicaid center known as PACE, or Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Financial terms of the project have not been released, however Reid Health expects to open the center by the end of 2019. The center will offer primary care, rehabilitation, adult day services, and transportat...
  • Partnership Wins Grant To Fight Opioid Use

    A partnership between the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Reentry Coalition will use a $1.19 million grant to fight the opioid epidemic. The Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the "Integrated Response Project" for its aim to reduce opioid use and related deaths in Marion County. The project hopes to help two groups: 1-Those incarcerated in the Marion County Jail who have been diagnosed with substance ab...

  • Lilly Submitting Applications For Headache Treatments

    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new drug to treat migraine headaches. Lasmiditan would be used for the acute treatment of migraines with or without aura in adults.  Lilly says the drug is distinct from other approved migraine treatments due to its lack of any narrowing effect on blood vessels, and is the first and only in its class to be evaluated for acute treatment of migraines in adults.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    State Files Suit Against Pharmaceutical Company

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed suit against a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer. The lawsuit alleges Purdue Pharma, which makes opioid products such as OxyContin, played a key role in the state's opioid crisis by misrepresenting the risks and benefits of opioids.

  • The parent of St. Vincent is St. Louis-based Ascension.

    Public Safety Medical Joins St. Vincent Health

    Physicians and staff of Public Safety Medical have joined St. Vincent Health, Wellness and Preventive Care Institute. Public Safety Medical provides services for fire, law enforcement and EMS personnel, and is the largest medical practice of its kind in the country. PSM was founded in the early 1990's by Steven Moffatt after his practice detected heart disease before heart attacks, early stage cancers, and injury numbers from local firefighters began to decline. 

  • Construction is set to be complete in early 2020.

    Work Begins on $21M LaPorte Hospital

    Beacon Health System and Franciscan Health have broken ground on the $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital in LaPorte. The hospital will feature a full-service emergency department, inpatient care, lab services, diagnostic equipment and telehealth capabilities. Construction is set to be complete in early 2020. The project involves about 28,000 square feet of new construction and nearly 20,000 square feet of renovation at the current Beacon Medial Group building.

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    Endocyte Loss Narrows Amid Pending Acquisition

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is reporting a third quarter net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a net loss of $23.3 million during the same period a year earlier. The biopharmaceutical company is in the midst of a proposed $2.1 billion acquisition by Switzerland-based Novartis AG, which is expected to close in the first half of next year. The deal is considered the largest of its kind ever for an Indiana life sciences company.

  • IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has announced a partnership with a global information technology consulting company. Massachusetts-based Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU) says the collaboration will involve analyzing synthetic medical data, which isn't subject to the same privacy regulations as real-world data sets, to accelerate research on diseases like diabetes. The collaborative analyses, IBRI and Virtusa say, will use...

  • Megan Glover is the founder and CEO of 120WaterAudit.

    120WaterAudit Continues Pattern of Growth

    The chief executive officer of Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit LLC says the company is growing its national profile as it grows locally. Megan Glover says high-profile recognition like last year's victory in the Indianapolis version of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition and being featured earlier this year in California Sunday Magazine have been door-opening developments for the water quality testing and infrastructure software provider. She says...

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    Don Brown to Headline Life Sciences Presentation

    One of the biggest names in the state's technology scene will deliver a keynote address Friday at a life sciences industry event. Don Brown, who founded and sold Software Artistry and Interactive Intelligence and launched a third company in 2016, LifeOmic, will headline The Changing Business of Healthcare conference at the Roche Diagnostics corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The event is part of...

  • Survey Seeks Workplace Drug Abuse Knowledge

    An online survey that aims to measure business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices related to substance abuse and prevention in workplaces throughout the state has launched. The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is anonymous, and it is an initiative of the Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and the state. The survey is an outgrowth of...

  • IU President Michael McRobbie announced the effort in October 2017. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU's Opioid Grand Challenge Moves to Phase Two

    Indiana University has announced 15 new projects for phase two of its Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. The school announced the funding as it marked the one-year anniversary of the $50 million effort. The phase two projects will cover areas including telehealth recovery, the use of cannabinoids in fighting the epidemic and the public stigma of addiction. Phase one involved 16 projects, many of which, the school says, have already reported results. IU Associate...

  • Millions Awarded to IU Cancer Researchers

    The work to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy by some Indiana University cancer researchers has received a big boost. Jill Fehrenbacher and Mark Kelley are the recipients of a five-year $2.3 million National Cancer Institute grant. They will test the effectiveness of a targeted molecule to prevent or reverse chemotheraphy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, caused by various cancer drugs in mice with tumors.  “For patients with CIPN, this might be an option...

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    Study to Investigate Opioid Epidemic in 11 Counties

    A recently-launched program targeting opioid use disorders in rural areas throughout the state is exploring expansion. The Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association has received a $200,000 federal grant that will fund a comprehensive planning process designed to boost treatment support in 11 counties with high overdose rates. The plan, which the nonprofit says builds on the work of its Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium, will target four areas...

  • Parkview Health has won the award five years in a row.

    Hoosier Hospitals Named 'Most Wired'

    Six Indiana hospitals have received national recognition for their focus on technology. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives selects its Most Wired list based on survey results related to how health systems promote technology to further increase care in their communities.

  • Elanco says third quarter revenue hit $761.1 million, a 9 percent increase over last year.

    Elanco Swings to Profit in First Post-IPO Earnings

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is reporting its first set of earnings since spinning off from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) earlier this year. The company is reporting third quarter net income of $60.2 million, compared to a loss of $20.7 million during the same quarter last year. Elanco says revenue hit $761.1 million for the third quarter, which is a 9 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2017. The company credits a...

  • Lilly says it has made a $15 million equity investment in NextCure.

    Lilly, Maryland Company Ink $40M Partnership

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has entered into a multiyear partnership with NextCure Inc. in Maryland. As part of the at least $40 million deal, the companies will work together on immuno-oncology therapies through NextCure's FIND-IO platform. NextCure will receive $25 million from Lilly upfront, and will be eligible for milestone and royalty payments if Lilly can develop and commercialize new cancer therapies through the collaboration. The Indianapolis company has...
  • Rehab Medical Acquires Oklahoma Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has acquired a medical equipment business in Oklahoma. Financial terms of the deal for Family Medical Supply are not being disclosed, however Rehab Medical says it will retain the company's 21 employees.

  • High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County

    North Vermillion Community School Corporation students and staff will have access to a new telehealth clinic established at North Vermillion Elementary School. The clinic will deploy medical providers from Valley Professionals Community Health Center after its inclusion in the Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network. 

  • Joe Wheat founded MiraVista in 2002.

    Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs

    Indianapolis-based MiraVista Diagnostics LLC has announced a $5.3 million expansion. The fungal disease testing company says it plans to add up to 31 jobs by 2021 and double the size of its headquarters. MiraVista currently employs 44 and says hiring is expected to begin next year for positions including customer service representatives, laboratory technicians, research scientists and sales and marketing associates. The new positions are expected to pay...

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    NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More For Concussion Research

    The U.S. Department of Defense and the Indianapolis-based NCAA are committing $22.5 million in additional funding to expand a massive, multi-year study co-led by Indiana University on the effects of concussions on athletes. Since its launch in 2014, the research has involved more than 39,000 student-athletes at 30 colleges and military service academies. While the initial, $30 million phase focused on shorter-term effects, the new phase will examine...

  • Anthem Profit Jumps in Q3

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting third quarter net income of $960 million, compared to $747 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the insurance provider's performance and expectation of continued growth are prompting a boost to the full-year outlook. On the membership front, Anthem says...

  • Katherine Pawelczak is vice president for research at NERx Biosciences. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Fund Invests in Drug Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced plans to invest $500,000 in an Indianapolis-based drug development company. NERx Biosciences says the investment will further development of its first-in-class targeted cancer therapy drug. 

  • Franciscan Health Partners With Northwestern Memorial

    A new agreement links Franciscan Health with the department of neurology surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The agreement calls for a full-time surgeon, Kevin Jackson, to be employed by Franciscan Health Crown Point, and also includes Telestroke services at four Franciscan Health health care facilities in northwest Indiana.

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    Lilly Details Collaboration That Could Grow Exponentially

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a $100 million global licensing and research collaboration. The company will partner with Massachusetts-based Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) on potential cardio-metabolic disease, neurodegeneration and pain treatments. The deal also involves a $100 million equity investment from Lilly. More than 10 targets are expected to be involved. Lilly says Dicerna could receive...

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    New Health Clinic to Open at CityWay

    Franciscan Health will Monday open its new ExpressCare CityWay clinic in downtown Indianapolis. The facility, which will be the first urgent care center in downtown Indy, will offer a variety of services in addition to treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. The clinic, located at 325 S. Alabama Street, will be open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The health system says the facility will offer...

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    Riverview Breaks Ground on Fishers Facility

    Noblesville-based Riverview Health has broken ground on one of four combined emergency room and urgent care facilities in central Indiana. The new location in Fishers, near I-69 and 116th Street, is slated to open in 2019.

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    Springbuk Attracting Cultural Recognition

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk is being recognized by a global business publication. Entrepreneur magazine has named the health technology company to its annual Top Company Culture List. Springbuk is the only Indiana company on the list, which considers multiple factors in seven categories including effectiveness, connection and leadership. Springbuk Director of Experience Kristy Bittles said...

  • Program Offers Rehab to Workers Who Fail Drug Test

    As opioid addiction issues continue to ravage Hoosier communities and the workforce, a global manufacturer with multiple Indiana locations is offering rehabilitation assistance for potential employees who fail pre-hiring drug screenings. Belden, which has had a longtime presence in Richmond, has launched Pathways to Employment in response to a tripling of drug test failures and an ongoing need for talent. VP of HR Leah Tate says more than two-thirds of participants are still with it.

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    Dementia Care Initiative Lands $3.5M Grant

    The National Institute of Aging has awarded a $3.5 million grant to support an initiative focusing on dementia care. The effort, being conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, aims to improve care for symptom management and other burdens of dementia, as well as empowering family caregivers.

  • Trine University outlines plans for expanding health services programs

    Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs

    Trine University plans to expand its offerings from the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences in Ft. Wayne over the next few years. Several new degree programs will be added and enrollment numbers will be increased for its existing Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Trine President Earl Brooks II says there is a need for medical professionals to care for an aging population.  "By providing students in new areas of the health sciences...

  • Shirt Factory-Turned-Assisted Living Home to Open

    A new assisted living facility will officially open Wednesday in a unique location in New Albany. Mansion on Main is the result of a $15 million revamp of a former shirt factory. Production at the 1920s-era M. Fine & Sons Building ended more than 40 years ago. The new development is slated to employ nearly 70. Vitality Senior Services is operating the facility, which will include in-room emergency response, transportation and concierge services, as well as...

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    Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board

    The new chairman of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Directors is Biomet Co-founder Niles Noblitt. He replaces Donald Ings, whose term just ended, and will serve a five-year term. Noblitt is former chair of Biomet's Board of Directors and was a board member from 1977-2007. He also serves as chairman of orthopedic device manufacturer MedShape, Inc. and a board member with NICO Corporation. He also formerly served on the board of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc. Nobli...
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    $25M Investment to Add Jobs, Capacity at Mead Johnson

    The Mead Johnson Nutrition facility in Evansville will be expanding with a $25 million investment from its parent, United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC. RB acquired Mead Johnson a year ago and plans to add 95 southwest Indiana jobs over the next five years. The investment, the company says, will boost capacity at the 44-acre, more than 100 year-old property. RB Health Senior Vice President of Research and Development Steve Braun says...

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    Positive Studies Push Promising Lilly Treatment Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a key potential treatment is moving closer to market. Taltz, which is being tested for use by patients with a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine, has met its targets on two late-stage studies. Lilly says the positive results clear the way for it to submit the ankylosing spondylitis treatment for U.S. regulatory approval later this year. VP of Immunology Development Lotus Mallbris says...

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    • IU Health Distribution Center Already Paying Off

      Indiana University Health says its new Integrated Service Center in Plainfield is a catalyst for change. The 300,000-square-foot facility allows the health system to provide critical medical supplies to all of its hospitals throughout the state at a discounted price.

    • Farmer's Fridge Expanding to Indy

      A Chicago-based company wants to make fresh, healthy food as convenient as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge is sinking its teeth into the Indianapolis market, launching its “smart fridges” in many downtown locations. The fridges are stocked with healthy salads, bowls and snacks made fresh each day in Chicago and delivered overnight to 18 fridges in and around Indy.

  • Perspectives

    • World Refugee Day Shines Light on Untapped Pool of Talented Workers

      From Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses, a similar theme rings true. In this strong economy where unemployment is low and growth is high, companies are competing for top talent. In Indianapolis - according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics - unemployment is just 2.8 percent, and investment and job growth are on the rise. This is great news for Indianapolis-area residents looking for work or opportunities to advance their careers, but for businesses and...
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    • Lilly Exec Named BioCrossroads CEO

      After a national search, BioCrossroads has announced Patty Martin will become the life science initiative's next president and chief executive officer. Martin, who most recently served as chief operating officer for Lilly Diabetes, will begin her new role Monday. She will become just the third CEO in the organization's 17-year history, and succeeds David Johnson, who in December announced plans to step down from the role to serve as president and CEO of the...

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      Radial Opens Fulfillment Center in Brownsburg

      Pennsylvania-based Radial Inc. says its new fulfillment center in Brownsburg is now open. The e-commerce technology and operations company says the nearly 700,000-square-foot facility is the largest in its network and will have the capacity to house about 2,000 employees.

    • Holcomb will chair the 2019 conference, set for November 7 in Indianapolis.

      Janet Holcomb to Chair Conference For Women

      Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb will serve as chair for this year's Indiana Conference for Women. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the ninth annual conference, in Indianapolis in November. Holcomb's career includes a stint as vice president of her family's bolt and fastener manufacturing business, R&R Engineering. She has also led fundraising efforts for political campaigns as well as nonprofit organizations focusing in areas including animal welfare, arts and...

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      New Business Park Planned for Whiteland

      Missouri-based Jones Development Co. has begun construction on a new business park in Johnson County. The 2.4 million-square-foot Whiteland Exchange will be located on 167 acres near I-65 in Whiteland.  Financial terms of the developer's investment in the project were not disclosed. The business park is slated to include modern industrial buildings for logistics, advanced manufacturing and related uses. Work is underway on the first two speculative buildings, which total nearly...

    • Franciscan Health Details Data Breach

      Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is providing details of a data breach. The health system says an internal investigation found one of its employees accessed the protected health information of about 2,200 patients "without a business reason."  Franciscan says the vast majority of the affected medical records was limited to demographic information such as name, address, email address, date of birth, phone number, gender, race/ethnicity, the last four digits of...