• Franciscan Closing Carmel Facility

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health Inc. says it is closing its urgent care center in Carmel. The health system says the employees at its ExpressCare and WorkingWell services at Village Park Plaza will be retained and will move to other area locations.

  • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

    Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

  • “(L to R) CorVus Biomedical co-founders James Byrd, Michael Sturek and Mouhamad Alloosh (photo courtesy Purdue University)”

    Purdue, IU Teaming up to Breed and Sell Rare Pigs

    An Indiana company is looking to increase access to a unique breed of pig, which it says could lead to a cure for diabetes and complications related to the disease. CorVus Biomedical LLC, a Purdue University/Indiana University startup, will breed and sell Ossabaw miniature pigs to researchers across the U.S. The breed has a heart that performs much like a humans, and also has a special genetic mutation that could provide researchers with clues to fight the disease.

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    Anthem Completes Acquisition of America's 1st Choice

    Indianapolis-based Anthem. Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has finished its acquisition of privately-held America's 1st Choice. The for-profit Medicare Advantage organization offers HMO products under its Optimum and Freedom Health brands in Florida, and also operates America's 1st Choice of South Carolina. 

  • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Tops Survey

    Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tops Survey

    A survey ranks the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinarian Teaching Hospital number one in North America. The most recent CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey included 26 hospitals. Purdue is only the second college to have received the "Overall Hospital Rating" designation.

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    Riverview to Build ER/Urgent Care Facilities

    Noblesville-based Riverview Health has announced plans to construct four freestanding emergency departments that will include urgent care services. The health system says the retail model of the facilities will focus on customer service and quick treatments. Construction on the 10,000-square-foot buildings is set to begin this spring with all four locations expected to open in 2019. The facilities will be located in north Carmel, west Carmel, Fishers and the Nora area in Indianapolis.

  • Anthem made the list for the first time in 2018.

    Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

    Five Indiana-based companies are included among the "World's Most Ethical Companies." The companies on the list, compiled by the New York-based Ethisphere Institute, were selected based on criteria such as ethics and compliance programs, corporate citizenship and responsibility, and governance. 

  • St. Vincent Opens Plainfield Hospital

    St. Vincent Health is celebrating the opening of its third neighborhood hospital in central Indiana. The health system says the Plainfield facility will give patients access to care closer to their homes with shorter wait times. 

  • Pferrer says, while employers want to help associates and their families, "there is no playbook" for dealing with the addiction.

    State, Chamber Partnering on Opioid Effort

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Governor Eric Holcomb's administration are teaming up on an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The groups say the Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative will focus on helping employers provide coverage for substance abuse disorders, expand drug testing and provide effective health resources to employees. The effort comes as the epidemic continues to take a human and economic toll on ...

  • City of Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic

    Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic Fight

    The city has filed a complaint in Lake County seeking to recover damages after using public resources to battle the epidemic. The complaint includes over 25 defendants, and alleges that the makers and distributors intentionally misled Hoosiers on opioid dangers. The suit claims defendants have downplayed the risks of OxyContin, Fentanyl and Percocet, while aggressively marketing the drugs. 

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    Elanco Agreement Focuses on Animal Gut Health

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has announced a new partnership with a team of agbiosciences researchers in Wisconsin. The global in-licensing agreement with Ab E Discovery involves technology focused on improving gut health of poultry. The technology is in the late stages of development and involves hens passing along anti-bodies to offspring through eggs. Under terms of the agreement, Elanco has the exclusive global rights for all animal species, but the initial focus will be...
  • New Plan to Combat State's Rising Rate of Hepatitis C

    Indiana's rate of Hepatitis C cases continue to rise which has prompted medical experts at IUPUI, Indiana State Department of Health and the IU School of Medicine to team up for a partnership called Project Echo. The goal of the new statewide initiative is to reduce the infection rate by increasing the amount of primary care doctors in underserved areas who are trained to treat Hepatitis C.

  • Jonathan Barada will continue as the foundation's President and CEO.

    New Focus For Bloomington Foundation

    The organization that previously served solely as the philanthropic arm of IU Health Bloomington Hospital is rebranding. The Bloomington Health Foundation will continue to work with the hospital, but broaden its focus to include investment and partnerships in the community to help address pressing health needs.

  • Indiana-Connected Investors Boost South Bend's AgenDx

    South Bend-based AgenDx Biosciences Inc. has closed on a more than $1.5 million seed round of financing. Investors include Elevate Ventures, South Bend-based The Judd Leighton Foundation Inc., the University of Notre Dame and IrishAngels Inc., a Chicago-based investment group focused on funding for startups connected to the Notre Dame community. The early-stage company develops molecular diagnostics technology used in the treatment pancreatic cancer.

  • Gift to Create Oncology Program at IU

    The Indianapolis-based Walther Cancer Foundation has awarded a $14 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The university says the gift will create a supportive oncology program aimed at helping patients and their families manage the symptoms, pain and stress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

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    IEDC Backs Regional Cities Funding in Elkhart

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has approved a total of $1 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding for two projects in Elkhart. IEDC President Elaine Bedel says the projects will help create a better quality of place in north central Indiana.

  • Holcomb and Azar announced the approval Friday in Indianapolis.

    HIP Expansion Lands Approval

    The state has received federal approval to continue to offer the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. At a news conference Friday alongside U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Governor Eric Holcomb says the state will also be able to enhance and expand services to further fight the opioid epidemic. HIP 2.0, which currently covers more than 400,000 low-income adults in Indiana, will now run through December 2020. The enhancements to the program include...

  • Crown Point Hospital Earns Trauma Center Designation

    Franciscan Health Crown Point has received a major certification. The American College of Surgeons has designated the hospital as a Level 3 Trauma Center, the 12th of its kind in the state. 

  • HHS Secretary, Holcomb to Make Announcement

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Friday afternoon join U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall for a news conference at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. 

  • Miller became chief philanthropy officer at IU Health in January of 2017.

    IU Health Details Statewide Reach of New Foundation

    Indiana University Health has announced the launch of the IU Health Foundation. IU Health Chief Philanthropy Officer Crystal Miller, who will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, will serve as president of the statewide foundation. She says 12 hospital foundations will fall under the umbrella of the new entity as part of a system-wide integration effort. Miller says the structure of the foundation will benefit every IU Health community with...

  • LoDos Theranostics says its therapy deploys low-energy ultraviolet light within the tumor to kill cancer cells.

    Purdue Startups Hit 'Gold' Status

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded a total of $240,000 to three Purdue University startups. The funding from the joint venture between Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and Purdue Foundry gives the startups "Gold Award" investment status. 

  • Chamber 'Extremely Disappointed' by Smoking Bill Collapse

    Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar has strong words for the General Assembly following the effective end of a bill that would've raised the state's legal smoking age to 21. "There is no valid reason why House Bill 1380 - which passed the House Public Health Committee unanimously Monday - wasn't allowed to make it to the House floor for a vote," he said in a statement.

  • Lilly Results Beat Estimates

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting a fourth quarter loss of $1.7 billion, compared to net income of $772 million in the same quarter a year earlier. However, when special items including recently-passed tax reform are accounted for, the company earned $1.2 billion, beating Wall Street estimates. The results, the pharmaceutical maker says, were also affected by more than $1 billion in charges mainly associated with a previously-announced...

  • The president of Innovative Health Solutions is Brian Carrico.

    Indiana-Made Opioid Symptom Device Gaining Traction

    A Versailles-based company that has developed what it says is the first medical device to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms is "very close" to receiving insurance approval for use in multiple states. Innovative Health Solutions Inc. President Brian Carrico says crossing the hurdles at the state level with the NSS-2 BRIDGE will help offset costs for the technology and procedure that could cost up to $1,500. During an interview in the Business of Health, Carrico said the device...
  • Brinegar Breaks Down Business Bills

    As the 2018 General Assembly closes in on the midway point, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says some key pieces of business-focused legislation are progressing, while others have been pared back more than he would've liked. In a Studio(i) interview with Gerry Dick, Brinegar discussed bills concerning workforce, township consolidation and smoking that have all advanced this week. Brinegar believes...

  • Zimmer Biomet Reports Major Profit Jump

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is reporting full-year net income of $1.8 billion, up from $305 million the previous year. The medical device manufacturer says net sales for the year also increased 1.8 percent to $7.8 billion. 

  • Extension Granted For HIP Program

    The state has received an extension for its Healthy Indiana Plan. Governor Eric Holcomb's office says operation of the program was set to expire at the end of this month, but will now continue through February 28.

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    Smoking Age Bill Moves Forward

    A bill increasing the age to legally purchase and smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21 in Indiana has unanimously passed through the Indiana House Public Health Committee. The measure, which no longer includes a cigarette tax increase, now moves to the full House for consideration. The cigarette tax issue will likely come back up during next year's longer budget session. Among those testifying in favor of the age increase was Indiana Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer...

  • OurHealth Updates Expansion Efforts

    Six months after Indianapolis-based OurHealth LLC detailed a $37 million round of funding, the company says growth in central Indiana and the rest of the country continues. Plans call for a third MyClinic network city -- in addition to Indianapolis and Charlotte -- by year's end and the on-site and near-site primary care clinic and wellness programming provider says it has landed two key Hoosier customers already in January: the city of Fishers and the Indianapolis Airport Authority.

  • IU Med School Sets Record For NIH Funding

    The Indiana University School of Medicine set a record for research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017. The school's $135 million in funding, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, makes it one of the top 33 NIH-funded medical schools in the nation. 

  • Johnson Memorial to Celebrate New Rehab Center

    Officials with Johnson Memorial Health will Saturday cut the ribbon on its new Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Center in Franklin. The facility is part of the health system's $42 million hospital campus construction project, which broke ground in August. 

  • St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis is among the Indiana hospitals on the list.

    Indiana Locations Among 'Top Cardiovascular Hospitals'

    Several Indiana hospitals are being recognized by IBM Watson Health in its annual 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study. The hospitals were scored on a set of weighted performance measures, including clinical outcomes, clinical process and cost efficiency. 

  • Search Begins For DeKalb Health CEO

    The board of directors for Auburn-based DeKalb Health has formed a search committee to find a permanent president and chief executive officer. The person selected for the position will succeed Craig Polkow, who resigned at the beginning of the year. 

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    IU Health to Showcase Precision Genomics

    Indiana University Health will publicly debut a center Wednesday that houses the only program of its kind in the state. The Precision Genomics Program will be located in the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis and officials say will pave the way "for the future of personalized cancer care" by sequencing the entire genome of patients to develop targeted therapy. The 7,500 square-foot facility will include...

  • (Rendering of campus provided by IU Health Bloomington.)

    IU Health Center in Bloomington Will 'Up Our Game'

    An Indiana University Health Bloomington executive says the nearly $400 million IU Health Regional Academic Health Center will serve Monroe County and the region for the next 25-50 years. Michael Melby says the "most exciting development that happened in our journey" is Indiana University's Academic Health Sciences facility that will be integrated into the 735,000 square-foot facility.

  • Springbuk Announces $20M in Funding, New Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk has landed a $20 million round of financing. The employer health data company says the financing will allow for an expansion and up to 100 new high-tech jobs by 2020. The round was led by California-based HealthQuest Capital and Echo Health Ventures, with participation from Elevate Ventures in Indianapolis. Springbuk, founded in 2015 by Rod Reasen and Phil Daniels, aims to help employers use health data to lower costs.

  • Hanley says 2017 will have its highest participation yet.

    Partnership to Expand Nine13sports Program

    Indianapolis-based Nine13sports has announced an expanded partnership with Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health. The nonprofit says the collaboration will bring its Kids Riding Bikes program to the physical education classes at every elementary and middle school in Hendricks and Putnam counties.

  • Elanco Drug Lands FDA Approval

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its new monthly flea and tick treatment for dogs. The company says the approval of Credelio rounds out its portfolio of companion animal parasiticides.

  • Orange County is home to the towns of French Lick, West Baden, Orleans and Paoli, which is the county seat.

    IU Effort Sets Sights on Orange County

    Indiana University's Center for Rural Engagement will partner with Orange County for its second Sustaining Hoosier Communities project. Through the collaboration, more than 500 students in 15 courses will take part in work on economic, health and quality of life projects in the southwest central Indiana county throughout the academic year. Planned efforts include a community wellness initiative, an incubator kitchen and a youth artisan apprenticeship program.

  • John Elliott was named CEO of Gleaners in 2016.

    CEO: Gleaners Focusing on Health, Hunger 'Convergence'

    The chief executive officer of Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis says the regional produce processing center launched in 2017 is performing very well. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, John Elliott said the center is growing Gleaners' effort to serve the healthiest, most nutritious food possible to those who are hungry. He adds the effort is part of an overall mission to deal with the convergence of hunger and health. Elliott says there are...

  • (Rendering of Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis courtesy of Gardant.)

    New Senior Living Community to Debut in Indy

    An Illinois-based assisted living developer and manager is continuing to grow its Indiana footprint. Gardant Management Solutions will Thursday host a ribbon-cutting for a $23 million property in Indianapolis. The company says Hellenic Senior Living is designed for seniors with financial need and will serve as a "wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home." Each private apartment will include...

  • Mark Ritter is president of Methodist Sports Medicine. (photo courtesy Methodist Sports Medicine)

    Methodist Sports Medicine Acquires Bloomington Clinic

    Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine is adding to its portfolio. The company has acquired Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic, though financial details were not disclosed. The two companies will officially merge to become Methodist Sports Medicine Bloomington in April.

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    Work Begins on $389M Regional Health Center

    Officials have broken ground on what Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton calls the largest single economic development investment in the city's history. The $389 million Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will include a new Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and IU's health sciences and other related academic and research facilities. IU President Michael McRobbie says the center will usher in "a completely new era..."

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    Work to Begin on Regional Health Center

    Officials will Tuesday break ground on a 735,000 square-foot health complex in Bloomington. The Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will, when complete, include the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital as well as an academic facility for health sciences education and research.

  • Donnelly has been a vocal advocate of action on the opioid epidemic.

    Donnelly Urges Renewed Opioid Declaration

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is among a group of senators calling on President Donald Trump to renew the declaration of the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency. The current declaration, issued in October, is set to expire January 23. The letter suggests there has been "too little action taken" to battle the epidemic since Trump made the declaration on October 26. Donnelly praised President Trump for making the declaration at the time, saying it will take a...

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    Organizers Detail STEM Fest 2018

    Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Pacers are teaming up on an event focused on science, technology, engineering and math career paths. STEM Fest 2018, set for February 11, will involve an "interactive journey" with mentors from local companies, universities and nonprofits. Students and their families will discuss future careers in sports and beyond that relate to STEM. STEM Fest will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. You can connect to more about ...
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    IUSB Adds Speech Pathology Program

    Indiana University South Bend has added a Speech Language Pathology degree. The school says the program helps prepare students for what it calls the fast-growing field of helping people with communication disorders. IUSB says the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects jobs in the speech language pathology field to grow by nearly 20 percent over the next decade. The Bachelor of Health Sciences degree will be offered through the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences.

  • St. Joseph Hospital Names CEO

    Lutheran Health Network has announced Karen Fordham will become the new chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Fordham, who most recently served as president and CEO of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital near Detroit, will begin her new role January 22. 

  • Elanco Veterinary Drug Gains European Approval

    The European Commission has granted marketing authorization to Indianapolis-based Elanco Animal Health and Kansas-based Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PETX) for a new veterinary medicine treatment. Elanco says the approval will allow the companies to market the drug Galliprant in the European Union.

  • The Methodist Hospital's Northlake Campus is located in Gary. (photo courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance Merger Talks Halted

    Officials from a northwest Indiana health care group are expressing disappointment that talks about a proposed merger has been suspended. Methodist Hospitals, which has full-service facilities in Gary and Merrillville, says it was "unable to align on critical issues" with Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance after a 10-month process. Franciscan Alliance has 14 hospitals and a presence in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. A statement issued by Methodist Hospitals says...

  • Porter Health Names CEO

    Porter Health Care System in Valparaiso has selected Sean Dardeau as chief executive officer. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Dardeau, who previously served as market CEO for Mary Black Health System in South Carolina will begin his new role February 5.

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    Rush: 'State of Your Judiciary is Strong'

    Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush says the common concern among top elected officials regarding the state's court system is addressing the opioid crisis. During her 2018 State of the Judiciary address, Rush said Hoosier courts handled more than 1.3 million cases last year and are "firmly poised to meet future challenges." When it comes to taking on the opioid epidemic, Rush said there's only one response...

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    Rebranding For Heritage Hoosier Ag Business

    A well-known name in Indiana agbiosciences has changed its identity. Sheridan-based JBS United Inc. is now United Animal Health Inc., a brand the animal nutrition and health company says will differentiate it from any other company named JBS. "Our new name also keeps us connected to our heritage: United Feeds, the name we started with over 60 years ago. We are more focused now, than ever, on..."

  • Indianapolis-based Lutheran Child and Family Services has been awarded $7.5 million from Lilly Endowment.

    Lilly Endowment Boosts Nonprofits to The Tune of $80M

    Ten central Indiana nonprofits will share in $80 million in grants from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. The recipients, including Bosma Enterprises, Children's Bureau Inc. and others, work with Hoosiers with disabilities or are focused on helping vulnerable children or youths. The grant, which range from $2.5 million to $10 million, will allow organizations to establish their own endowment or boost an existing one.

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    Medical Director Named For Grand Park

    The president of Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine will soon take on a new role. Mark Ritter has been named medical director of Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield. 

  • The new Brownsburg hospital was first publicly detailed in 2015.

    New Brownsburg Hospital Debuts

    The $48 million Hendricks Regional Health Brownsburg Hospital is officially open. The healthcare provider says the 100,000 square-foot center houses the county's first side-by-side emergency department and immediate care center. Officials broke ground on the project in April of 2016 and in August, Hendricks Regional Health began the hiring process for more than 100 workers added as a result of the new facility.

  • Crouch spoke at an addiction symposium in Boone County.

    Crouch: Opioids Are State's 'Greatest Challenge'

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says Indiana continues to take steps to battle the opioid epidemic, which she calls "the greatest challenge we have before us." She believes an Indiana Family and Social Services Administration anti-stigma campaign showing addiction is a disease will encourage people to seek help, and says legislators can help by working to increase access to treatment. Crouch says businesses can help by educating themselves about...

  • MDwise Acquisition Complete

    Michigan-based McLaren Health Care has completed its acquisition of MDwise in Indianapolis. McLaren says the deal, the first of its kind for the company outside of Michigan, allows it to serve more than 620,000 individuals, more than doubling its previous footprint. McLaren says MDwise will continue to operate under its current brand.

  • The Sidus system debuted in Europe in 2012.

    Zimmer Biomet Lands FDA Clearance

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has cleared a key hurdle for a shoulder replacement system. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for the medical device company's Sidus Stem-Free Shoulder system. 

  • Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced the agreement Wednesday. (photo courtesy city of Bloomington)

    Bloomington to Acquire Hospital Property

    Indiana University Health and the city of Bloomington have signed a letter of intent for the city to purchase the site of the current Bloomington Hospital. The city will pay $6.5 million for the 24-acre site and the transfer of ownership will take place once the new IU Health Regional Academic Health Center, which will include the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital, is fully operational. Per the terms of the LOI, IU Health Bloomington Hospital will demolish the facilities on the...

  • The John J. Reilly Center for Science Technology and Values is located in Geddes Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

    Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here

    An annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology has been released by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. It includes robotic clergy, a crime reporting app and facial recognition technology that could read emotions.

  • Christopher Day, co-founder and CEO of DemandJump, is one of the new board members.

    Indiana Chamber Adds to Board

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has added more than two dozen members to its board of directors. The additions include business leaders representing a variety of industries, including tech, agriculture, manufacturing, law and healthcare. 

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    Opioids, Alcohol, Training on Legislative Slate

    A political observer says, while this year's Indiana legislative session could be more routine than past years, some major issues will be on the table. WIBC/Network Indiana Statehouse Bureau Chief Eric Berman says workforce development, alcohol laws and the battle against the opioid epidemic will be among the top topics on the legislative agenda. The session gets underway Wednesday with some notable absences, including State Senator Brandt Hershman (R-7), who is...

  • Community Foundation Details $1.1M in Grants

    The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has awarded $1.1 million in Key Initiative Grants to two area organizations. The nonprofit says the funds are awarded to organizations whose work represents the foundation's three priorities: youth development, vibrant community, and quality of life. 

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    Aspire Indiana Health Names First Medical Director

    Anderson-based Aspire Indiana Health Inc. has selected David Dwyer as its first medical director of primary care. Dwyer previously served as a doctor of internal medicine at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. AIH says the appointment of Dwyer comes at a period of "substantial expansion" for the organization.

  • Indy Companies Among 'Best Places to Work'

    Two life sciences companies in Indianapolis are included in the "2018 Best Places to Work" by job website Glassdoor. The list was determined using reviews from U.S. employees between November 2016 and October 2017. 

  • Dan Nafziger (photo courtesy Elkhart County Health Department)

    Goshen Health Makes Leadership Changes

    Goshen Health has selected Dan Nafziger as chief medical officer of Goshen Hospital. Nafziger, who currently serves as health officer of Elkhart County, will begin succeed Larry Allen, who is moving to his new position as chief physician executive with Goshen Health.

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    Studies to Focus on Caregivers of Alzheimer's, Brain Injury

    Grants totaling $3 million will support Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis studies on helping families caring for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementia or traumatic brain injury. The funding from the National Institute on Aging will cover work focusing on medical decision making among caregivers and the United States Department of Defense-funded research will examine a collaborative care program for veterans and their caregivers.

  • Chamber Calls For Congress to Stop 'HIT'

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress to take action on a measure she says would be a "detriment to employers." Vice President of Federal Affairs Caryl Auslander says a provision of the Affordable Care Act is slated to kick in at the beginning of the year and could cost some business owners throughout the state an estimated $500 a year per employee. The Health Insurance Providers Fee, also known as the Health Insurance Tax or HIT, has been on a two-year...

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Demolition of Former Reid Hospital to Begin

    City and county officials are celebrating the pending demolition of the former Reid Hospital campus in Richmond. Mayor Dave Snow says Reid Health has pledged an additional $1 million toward the project, which contractors say will begin immediately. 

  • BASi Swings to Full-Year Profit

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting fiscal full-year net income of $884,000, compared to a net loss of $3.2 million last year. Chief Financial Officer Jill Blumhoff says the turn to profitability is due to continued strong demand for preclinical and pharmaceutical analysis services.

  • Anthem Completes HealthSun Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has completed its acquisition of Florida-based Medicare Advantage health plan provider HealthSun. The company is not providing financial details of the deal, but says its affiliated Medicare and Medicaid plans will now serve more than 650,000 customers in Florida.

  • Timothy Ratliff (left), director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, will direct where the funds will go. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Awarded 'Transformative' Gift

    The Indianapolis-based Walther Cancer Foundation haw awarded a $10 million matching-funds gift to the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The university says the gift will help advance research in drug discovery, treatments and potential cures.

  • Zimmer Biomet Names CEO

    The board of directors for Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has appointed Bryan Hanson president and chief executive officer. Hanson, who also joins the company's board, succeeds David Dvorak, who stepped down from the position in July. 

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    Eskenazi Opens Downtown Rehab Center

    Eskenazi Health is celebrating the opening of its new outpatient rehabilitation center at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in downtown Indianapolis. The health system has invested more than $2 million in the facility, which will provide treatment for orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

  • Mayor Tom Henry announced the lawsuit Monday. (photo courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Fort Wayne Joins Opioid Fight

    The city of Fort Wayne is the latest Indiana community to take legal action in the wake of the opioid epidemic. Mayor Tom Henry announced Monday the city will file a public nuisance lawsuit against the three largest wholesale opioid distributors in the country. 

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    Endocyte to Join Key Nasdaq Index

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTY) is now part of the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index. The company says the criteria for the index include minimum market capitalization and average trading volume.

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    Gift to Endow Purdue Institute Directorship

    Purdue University says a major gift from an alumnus and his family will provide support to its Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. The multi-million dollar gift from John Krenicki, his wife Donna and their children will create an endowed directorship of the institute. 

  • Construction on the facility began in 2016.

    ISU Unveils $64M Project, Makes Honors Change

    Indiana State University has cut the ribbon on its $64 million Health and Human Services facility, the largest state-funded project in school history. The university has also announced it is transitioning the existing University Honors Program to an Honors College. ISU says the College of Health and Human Services has grown to become the school's second-largest college, serving 2,700 undergraduates and nearly 750 graduate students.

  • hc1 Goes High-Tech in Opioid Battle

    An Indiana healthcare tech company is bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning to the battle against the opioid epidemic. Indianapolis-based hc1.com has unveiled its Opioid Dashboard, designed to organize data that was previously disconnected and use it to fight opioid misuse, abuse and addiction. Saying "you can't manage what you can't measure," Chief Executive Officer Brad Bostic adds the platform can help government agencies and healthcare providers...

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    IU, OrthoWorx Collaboration Takes Flight

    A new partnership between the orthopedics industry and academia will target therapies for patients with musculoskeletal injuries or diseases. The collaboration among Indiana University, the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and AcceLINX, a business accelerator launched by Warsaw-based OrthoWorx, will focus on development and commercialization of technologies developed at the university. IURTC Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong says...

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    Riley Children's Health Plans $142M Maternity Project

    Riley Children's Health in Indianapolis has announced plans to create a comprehensive maternity and newborn health center. The $142 million facility will centralize all inpatient obstetric services and neonatal care offered at the three downtown Indianapolis hospitals in the Indiana University Health system. IU Health the project involves the renovation of four floors at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health as well as the fourth floor of the Riley Outpatient Center.

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Reid Hospital Demo Bid Cuts Loan Need

    Officials say plans to demolish the former Reid Hospital in Richmond are expected to move forward without a previously-requested source of funding. The Palladium-Item reports the city's Redevelopment Commission has approved a measure to fund the project itself after a previous estimate to take down and clean up the long-abandoned property turned out to cost more than twice what Indianapolis-based Renascent Inc. is set to officially bid.

  • (Image Courtesy: Lilly Oncology)

    Lilly Cancer Treatment Falls Short in Study

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced it will not seek regulatory approval on another use for one of the key treatments in its cancer portfolio. In a late-stage study, CYRAMZA met its main goal of progression free-survival in patients with HER2-negative metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, but did not improve a secondary endpoint: overall survival rate.

  • The Erskine Green Training Institute in Muncie is housed at the Courtyard Muncie hotel.

    Erskine Green Institute Lands AWS Foundation Grant

    The Erskine Green Training Institute in Muncie has been awarded a $170,000 grant from the Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation. The funds will support scholarships and increased outreach in northeast Indiana. EGTI is housed at the Courtyard Muncie, and provides vocational training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

  • The policy, part of Holcomb's 2018 Next Level Agenda, takes effect January 1, 2018.

    Holcomb Announces Parental Leave Policy

    Governor Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order calling for up to four weeks of paid leave for executive branch workers to spend with newborn or adopted children. Holcomb says the move aims to "attract more top talent to state government service." The policy, part of Holcomb's 2018 Next Level Agenda, takes effect January 1, 2018. He says it gives both women and men the time they need to bond and adjust to a new child. Workers with at least six consecutive months...

  • Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton says "the residents of Bloomington and Monroe County will be dealing with the effects of opioid addiction for the foreseeable future."

    Bloomington, Monroe County to Sue Opioid Makers, Distributors

    Monroe County and the city of Bloomington are the most recent Indiana municipalities taking on opioid manufacturers in court. Mayor John Hamilton says the lawsuit is "one of many avenues" the city and county are pursuing to address social and "significant financial burdens" caused by the opioid epidemic. Commissioner Amanda Barge says the suit aims to take opioid distributors and manufacturers "to task."

  • Lilly plans to present trial results at scientific meetings and publications this year and in 2016.

    Lilly Issues 2018 Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is expecting low-single-digit revenue growth next year. In its 2018 financial guidance, the drugmaker is projecting revenue to be between $23 billion and $23.5 billion, driven by recently-launched products including Trulicity, Taltz and Cyramza. Lilly expects earnings per share for 2018 to be in the range of $4.24 to $4.34. The company is maintaining expectations for at least 5 percent average annual revenue growth from 2015 to...

  • (Image courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue Details Online Master of Public Health Degree

    An online Master of Public Health program will launch in May at Purdue University. The College of Health and Human Sciences says the degree is an expansion of the two-year-old Public Health Graduate program in West Lafayette. Graduates of the online program, the school says, often pursue public, private and nonprofit careers including epidemiologist, health promotion specialist, clinical research coordinator and community wellness coordinator.

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University Kokomo.)

    IUK Details New Masters

    Indiana University Kokomo will launch a mental health counseling masters degree next fall. The program, a half online, half on-campus hybrid, is being developed in cooperation with IU East in Richmond and IU Southeast in New Albany. Students of the three campuses will share online classes. IUK Psychology Department Chair Kathy Holcomb says...

  • Community Health Names Region President

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has selected David Kiley as president of its south region. Kiley, who has been a part of the health system for 25 years, has served in the role on an interim basis since May. 

  • (photo courtesy Care Ambulance)

    Ambulance Service Plans Indy Layoffs

    The Indianapolis Division of Care Ambulance has announced plans to close its facility near the city's downtown. In a notice to the state, Louisville-based parent company Procarent says the closure will leave more than 80 employees out of work.

  • East Chicago Site Targeted For 'Intense' Remediation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included a northwest Indiana property on its list of Superfund sites that are "targeted for immediate and intense attention." The old USS Lead property in East Chicago, also known as U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery Inc., will receive remediation work designed to accelerate redevelopment efforts. The actions, the EPA says, include more direct involvement from Administrator Scott Pruitt. The response could include...

  • Charity Looks to Larva as Food For African Orphans

    The Indianapolis-based Global Orphan Foundation has a bold mission -- to care for the world's most vulnerable children -- and is turning to a protein source unusual to the western world. The organization is on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to implement an easy-to-use system of raising vitamin, protein and micronutrient-packed palm weevil larvae to feed the orphans. Executive Director Nicole Brandt tells Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health the...

  • Bonnie Blazer-Yost is leading the research team at IUPUI.

    Grant to Fund IUPUI Study on 'Water on the Brain'

    A team of researchers from IUPUI is using a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study hydrocephalus and develop potential treatments. The university says the team is conducting a preclinical evaluation of drug compounds that could be used to treat the condition known as "water on the brain."

  • Philip Powell is associate dean of academic programs at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis

    Examining Potential Side Effects of a CVS/Aetna Merger

    The private sector and academia are weighing in on a proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Indianapolis-based OurHealth co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Evans says the deal is characteristic of "this impending collision of insurers and providers," where insurers and health care providers are competing for the patient.

  • Tasha Eicher (left) will take over Craig Polkow's position beginning January 1.

    DeKalb Health Appoints Interim CEO

    DeKalb Health in Auburn has named Tasha Eicher interim president and chief executive officer. Eicher will succeed Craig Polkow, who announced last week he is leaving at the end of the year to accept a position with a larger healthcare system in southern Indiana. 

  • (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Don Brown Biotech Startup to Invest $16M

    A biotech startup in Indianapolis is looking to establish its headquarters near the IUPUI campus. According to documents filed with the city, LifeOmic Inc. plans to invest $16 million to set up shop at the IU Emerging Technology Center and hire 225 employees by 2023. LifeOmic provides a cloud-based service that allows medical professionals to compile comprehensive medical records for specific patients in one location. The company was founded by Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown...

  • (Image courtesy of the city of Zionsville.)

    Dozens of New Jobs Planned in Boone County

    Two Zionsville companies have announced expansions. Two companies expanding their operations in Zionsville Zionsville, Ind. – 120WaterAudit and Stringcan, Inc. dba Gear Marketing are expanding their operations in Zionsville.

  • Tridien develops, manufactures and markets medical support surface and patient positioning technology.

    Medical Device Maker to Close Fishers Operation

    A Florida-based company says it will close its Fishers facility late next year. Tridien Medical, which was acquired last year by Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC), says in a filing with the state the decision will affect 69 employees. The first round of Indiana employees are expected to be let go January 31 and continue through the end of September. Hill-Rom Executive Director of Human Resources says in a letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development...

  • (Image courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Treatment Gets FDA Approval

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Taltz for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis. The FDA last year approved the injectable treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The company says Taltz proved effective and safe during two Phase 3 studies involving more than 670 adult patients. Lilly says results from both studies showed patients treated with Taltz achieved...

  • Union Hospital has two locations: Terre Haute (pictured) and Clinton.

    Union Health, CareSource Detail Agreement

    Union Health in Terre Haute has announced an agreement to join the health plan network of Ohio-based CareSource. The deal involves access by CareSource Medicaid and Obamacare Marketplace members to Union Hospital and Union Medical Group services. Patient access will begin January 1 after the CareSource credentialing process is complete. CareSource Indiana Executive Director Steve Smitherman says "we are excited to expand our network with the addition of Union Health.

  • (rendering courtesy Goshen Health)

    Goshen Health to Open NeuroCare Center

    Goshen Health is set to cut the ribbon Tuesday on its new NeuroCare Center. The health system says the facility will provide comprehensive care for patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

  • New Health Commissioner Outlines Priorities

    Opioid addiction, infant mortality and the state's overall poor health are among priorities for the new Indiana State Health Commissioner. Kristina Box, who spent more than 30 years as an OB-GYN at Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, recently took over for Dr. Jerome Adams, the new U.S. Surgeon General. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Box said after years of personally going on mission trips abroad, she decided to make Indiana her new mission field.

  • The program was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse.

    Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

    Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

  • (Image courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank.)

    Health Clinic at Gleaners Food Bank Now Open

    A health clinic is now open at a first-of-its-kind location. The St. Vincent Medical Group Health Clinic, inside Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, offers options for care that doesn't require an emergency room visit. The health care provider says the food bank-based health clinic arrangement is the only one like it in Indiana and among the first in the country. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says...

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the charges related to former Pharmakon executives in June. (photo courtesy WTHR)

    Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

    The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

  • Jay County Hospital to Join IU Health

    Jay County Hospital and Indiana University Health have signed an agreement for the hospital to join the health system next year. The deal, which goes into effect March 1, brings IU Health's total number of Indiana hospitals to 16. The hospital, located in Portland, has been managed by IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie since 1998. IU Health says it will assume all assets and liabilities for the hospital once the agreement takes effect. 

  • The company's NSS-2 BRIDGE device helps to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

    Medical Device Company Details Growth Plans

    Versailles-based Innovative Health Solutions Inc. has announced plans to expand operations. The medical device company will invest nearly $500,000 to move into a larger office in Carmel and create 30 jobs, while maintaining its headquarters Ripley County. The announcement comes less than a week after IHS received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its NSS-2 BRIDGE device, which is designed to help treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

  • Suter has held executive healthcare positions in Texas, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Dupont Hospital Gets New CEO

    DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne has named Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. He most recently served as chief operating officer of the Baptist Medical Center in downtown San Antonio. He will begin in his new role in mid-December. Before working at the 623-bed hospital in downtown San Antonio, Suter held executive positions with healthcare organizations in Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Lutheran Health Network Chief Executive Officer Mike Poore says Suter stood out...

  • Aspire Indiana recently opened its new location in Lebanon. (photo courtesy Aspire Indiana)

    State Grants to Fund Aspire Indiana HIV Services

    The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana Health. The organization says the funds will be used to expand its HIV Services program in 2018.

  • Mainstreet Reorganization Results in 12 Layoffs

    Mainstreet says it is undergoing a corporate-level reorganization that will eliminate or consolidate 12 positions. The move is a result of a new strategy and to support what the real estate development, investment and health care company says is faster growth in its operations functions, compared to real estate functions. The affected employees, which the company says will receive severance packages, represent 4 percent of Mainstreet's work force.

  • The Symphony of Chesterton is one of two Indiana properties owned by Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.)

    Mainstreet Details $425M Deal

    Mainstreet Health Investments Inc., a Toronto company founded by Carmel-based Mainstreet, has announced a $425 million acquisition and planned name change. The senior health care real estate company says the deal for New York-based Care Investment Trust LLC includes a portfolio of 42 properties throughout the United States. Mainstreet Health Investments says Invesque Inc., its proposed new name, will be unique, recognizable and "eliminate any possible confusion around...

  • (rendering courtesy Gardant Management Co.)

    Construction Begins on $25M Assisted Living Facility

    Officials in Noblesville have broken ground on a $25 million assisted living and memory care facility. The four-story, 105,000-square-foot Heritage Woods of Noblesville will include 124 studio and one-bedroom apartments and create nearly 80 full-time and part-time jobs.

  • Indiana Health Official Heading to South Dakota

    An Indiana health official has been tapped to serve as the next state epidemiologist in South Dakota. Joshua Clayton currently serves as deputy state epidemiologist and director of the Epidemiology Resource Center for the Indiana State Department of Health.

  • Outpost Medicine was launched in 2016.

    Funding Grows For Indy-Connected Biopharma Company

    A biopharmaceutical company with offices in Indianapolis and London has announced a $20 million boost to a Series A round of financing. Outpost Medicine, which focuses on treating urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, says Scott Byrd will succeed co-founder David Socks as president and chief executive officer. Socks, who also serves as a venture partner with one of Outpost's key VC providers, Frazier Healthcare Partners, will remain on the board of directors.

  • (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

    Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Lands FDA Clearance

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for a medical device developed in Indiana to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, known as the NSS-2 BRIDGE, was created by Innovative Health Solutions Inc. in Versailles.

  • CNO Financial Group in Carmel is the highest-ranked Indiana company on the list.

    Hoosier Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

    Several Indiana-based companies are ranked among the "Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America." The ranking from Healthiest Employers was determined through an assessment based on a number of key categories, including culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning and programming and interventions.

  • Merritt says every Hoosier "is affected by this scourge in one way or another."

    Merritt: Companies Relaxing Rules to Deal With Opioid Issue

    An Indiana senator who has been a major voice in the battle against the opioid epidemic says addiction is causing companies to relax their drug testing rules. "People are having to not drug test when they ordinarily would to get employees," says Jim Merritt (R-31). He believes those companies are hopeful that, if an employee has addiction issues, they can resolve them in-house without termination. The recently-released Indiana University Kelley School of Business...

  • Floyd County Company Continues Rapid Growth

    New Albany-based SmartBox LLC is planning to add 100 jobs by 2022. The digital marketing company focused on the dental industry says it will pump $1 million into doubling the size of its headquarters. It was one of five Hoosier companies included in the most recent Inc. 5000 Best Workplaces list. Nearly 50 SmartBox employees are based in Floyd County and 30 work remotely. SmartBox says the new positions are expected to pay average wages more than 65 percent higher than the state average.

  • Indiana Added to CVS Apprenticeship Program

    Indiana is one of seven states to join a program created by CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) designed to increase the number of apprentices throughout the country. The company says the expansion of its Registered Apprenticeship program will help reach its goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022.

  • Hanley says 2017 will finish with the organization's highest participation yet.

    Nine13sports Growing With 'Kids Building Bikes'

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on children's health and wellness through riding bicycles is diversifying its programming. Nine13sports will launch Kids Building Bikes next summer, a four-week program that teaches bike safety and maintenance where participants who complete it will ride away on a new bike. The program is geared toward fourth and fifth-graders and will be primarily after school. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, CEO Tom Hanley says...

  • Former Lilly USA Head is Trump's HHS Pick

    President Donald Trump says he is nominating the former president of Lilly USA LLC to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Azar left Lilly in January following a leadership restructuring announced by Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks. Azar spent 10 years at the pharmaceutical company, including five years as president of its largest affiliate. He came to Lilly in 2007 as...

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Contractor Selected For Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a bid for the demolition and cleanup of the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the city has selected Indianapolis-based Renascent Inc., which submitted a bid of just under $3.5 million.

  • (photo courtesy McColley Bennett Commercial)

    Franciscan Health Acquires Vacant Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health Inc. has acquired a vacant hospital in Hobart. Financial terms of the deal for the former Hind General Hospital were not disclosed and the health system did not immediately state its plans for the property. 

  • (Image of Joe Swedish courtesy of Anthem Inc.)

    Swedish Stepping Down at Anthem

    The chief executive officer of one of Indiana's most prominent companies could be on his way out. The Wall Street Journal reports Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) CEO Joe Swedish will step down and be succeeded by former UnitedHealth Group President Gail Boudreaux. Boudreaux is also a board member for Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH). She served in leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare from 2008-2015...

  • (Image of Mayor Jeff Gahan courtesy of the city of New Albany.)

    New Albany to Tangle With Opioid Companies in Court

    The city of New Albany is joining other communities in a court room battle against opioid distributors. Mayor Jeff Gahan says the companies have helped lead to the spread of the crisis. In early October, the city of Indianapolis announced it would be the first city in the state to take the fight against opioid manufacturers and distributors to the legal system. Gahan said in a statement...

  • Anderson says one of Indiana's biggest hurdles is education and training levels.

    Economist: Opioids a Billion-Dollar Problem

    One of the economists behind the 2018 Indiana University Kelley School of Business economic forecast says Indiana's opioid epidemic is an "absolutely urgent" issue from a public health and economic standpoint. Kyle Anderson says opioid misuse impacts the number of people in the labor force as well as the productivity of those who are working. The report pegs the estimated annual loss in Indiana's Gross State Product as a result of the epidemic...

  • (Image courtesy of Clinical Architecture.)

    Health Tech Company Details Carmel Expansion

    Carmel-based Clinical Architecture LLC is planning to expand its headquarters and add 40 jobs over the next three years. The health care information technology company says it will invest $4.2 million into leasing, renovating and equipping its space at the Meridian Mark I building in the Hamilton County city. Clinical Architecture currently employs 57 and all but five are located at its HQ. The new positions include...

  • MDwise Agrees to Acquisition

    A Michigan health care management organization has announced an agreement to acquire Indianapolis-based MDwise. McLaren Health Care says the deal, if approved by state and federal regulators, would more than double the number of individuals it serves. McLaren's beneficiaries currently total 260,000, while MDwise covers 360,000 individuals. McLaren says it will "maintain MDwise's Indiana operations" and customers shouldn't notice changes.

  • Yongsheng Bai of Indiana State University (pictured left) and Kevin Coombes of Ohio State University (pictured right) serve as co-principal investigators for the NIH-funded program.

    ISU Lands Big Data, Bioinformatics Grant

    Indiana State University has received $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. The four-year grant will fund efforts to support students from underrepresented groups in bioinformatics and biomedical sciences fields. ISU says the program will offer hands-on experience in big data and bioinformatics, as well as provide a stipend to qualified participants and summer workshop opportunities.

  • The technology illuminates cancer cells.

    On Target Laboratories Illuminates Big Funding

    Purdue Research Park-based On Target Laboratories Inc. has received $40 million in funding. The biotechnology company, which develops fluorescent dyes used to illuminate cancer cells for surgical procedures, says the combination of equity and financing will be used to advance its lead imaging compound, OTL38, and create a second cancer-illuminating compound. Johnson & Johnson's venture capital arm, JJDC Inc., led the round that also includes existing On Target Laboratories investors.

  • (Image of Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman courtesy of the IU Center for Aging Research.)

    Grant Could Lead Researchers to Higher Returns

    A pilot for advance nursing home care planning for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias could lead to big additional funding for two IUPUI researchers. Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman will initially receive $400,000 for the work from the National Institute on Aging and $3 million more could follow with a successful pilot. The study will include 200 nursing homes in multiple states.

  • Hathaway Strategies specializes in public and governmental affairs consulting.

    Hathaway to Lead Medical Device Council

    The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council has named Anne Hathaway executive director. She is founder of Indianapolis-based Hathaway Strategies and previously served as chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. Hathaway Strategies specializes in public and governmental affairs consulting. Hathaway is chair of the Julian Center Board and serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. The Illinois native will su...
  • (Picture Courtesy: IU Health West Hospital)

    IU Health Plans Major Hospital Expansion

    Indiana University Health has approved an $83 million expansion of IU Health West Hospital in Avon. The health system says the project will include 48 new inpatient beds, a new operating room and expanded support service space. Hospital President Doug Puckett says the communities served by the hospital have grown, "and our ability to provide care to all of the patients who need us has been challenged by our capacity." He says the hospital has had to transfer more than...

  • IU Health Expanding Into Fort Wayne

    Indiana University Health has announced plans to open a primary care medical office in Fort Wayne. Financial details of the project were not disclosed, however the health system says the new office will open in the first quarter of 2018. The office will be staffed with up to 15 physicians and advanced practitioners and IU Health says it will have the potential to add more in the future. The physicians will be a part of a new IU Health physician group led by...

  • Ascensia makes blood glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes.

    Medical Company Closing Mishawaka Facility

    New Jersey-based Ascensia Diabetes Care Inc. has detailed plans to close its facility in Mishawaka. In a notice to the state, the company says the closure will leave more than 100 employees out of work. 

  • Ashay Bhatwadekar is the leading the research. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    NIH Grant to Fund IU Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to the Indiana University School of Medicine to study a vision-threatening condition caused by diabetes. The grant will fund research aimed at discovering a treatment to manage the condition, known as diabetic retinopathy.

  • Anthem says operating revenue increased by $1 billion quarter-over-quarter

    Anthem Announces Acquisition, Profit Increase

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting third quarter net income of $746.9 million, compared to $617.8 million during the same period the previous year. The company has also announced the acquisition of privately-held Medicare Advantage organization America's 1st Choice. America's 1st Choice offers HMO products under its Florida-based Freedom Health and Optimum brands and operates America's 1st Choice of South Carolina. Anthem Chief Executive Officer Joe Swedish says...
  • Ricks says "over the last many years, we've grown this business rather substantially,"

    Ricks: 'Good Time' to Weigh Elanco Options

    The chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says growth for its animal health division Elanco, including two recent major acquisitions, makes now a good time to evaluate the unit's future. During a conference call this morning with investors, David Ricks said the company expects to complete its analysis by mid-2018. The company today announced it was weighing options for Elanco, including a potential sale or taking it public. Ricks says "over the...

  • Cook Pharmica was founded in 2004.

    Cook Pharmica Sale Complete

    Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. has completed the $950 million sale of its biopharmaceutical subsidiary, Cook Pharmica, to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT). Cook Pharmica will now be known as Catalent Bloomington.

  • Last year, Elanco announced an $885 million acquisition deal with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

    Lilly Mulls Elanco Future, Reports Profit

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it is "reviewing strategic alternatives" for Elanco, its animal health division, with options ranging from an initial public offering to a sale. The company says it will update the process no later than the middle of 2018. Lilly today reported third quarter net income of $555.6 million, compared to $778 million during the same quarter last year. The company says revenue increased 9 percent over the third quarter...

  • (photo courtesy Indiana State Medical Association)

    McGoff Named Medical Association President

    The Indiana State Medical Association has elected John McGoff president for 2017-2018. McGoff, a member of the Community Health Network medical staff, previously served as speaker of the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ISMA.

  • Anthem Partnership Aims to Improve Health Care Delivery

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced a partnership with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The collaboration involves the study and pilot of new ideas in an effort to improve health care quality, accessibility and affordability.

  • IVDiagnostics CEO Frank Szczepanski (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Biotech Company Details Partnership on Cancer Test

    A Gary-based biotechnology company has announced a strategic partnership designed to accelerate the timeline toward FDA approval for its breast cancer testing technology. IVDiagnostics says the deal with Pennsylvania-based Prevail Partners Inc. will provide high-quality data from clinical studies at a more rapid pace.

  • Robin Newhouse is leading the $50 million Grand Challenges initiative to tackle the state's addiction crisis. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Dean Selected For Major Honor

    The dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing has received what the university calls one of the highest honors in health and medicine. The National Academy of Medicine has elected Robin Newhouse, who is also an IU Distinguished Professor, to serve as one of its newest members. 

  • Lilly in March detailed plans to invest $850 million into its U.S. operations this year.

    Lilly Announces $72M Indy Investment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to invest $72 million in an insulin manufacturing project at one of its Indianapolis facilities. The company says the investment will replace an existing insulin vial filling line and allow it to meet growing demand for its insulin products. The project is part of the $850 million in U.S. investments that Lilly announced in March. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the move...

  • James Sullivan (left) and William Evans are leading the research initiative. (photos courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    NIH Grant to Support Homelessness Prevention Research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $350,000 grant to the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economics Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. The funding will support research on the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness.

  • The Indiana Family And Social Services Agency says federal funding has been approved to establish a new health services initiative for enhanced lead testing and abatement for low-income Hoosiers.

    Initiative To Provide Enhanced Lead Testing, Abatement

    Indiana will now be able to provide lead testing, prevention and abatement services to low income Hoosiers.  The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration received federal approval to use up to $3 million annually over the next five years to establish a new health services initiative that will focus its efforts on lead testing and abatement among children primarily in East Chicago, South Bend and other areas in the state identified as high-risk for lead exposure.  ...

  • (photo courtesy Junior Achievement of Central Indiana)

    'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

  • Anthem to Launch IngenioRx

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is launching its own pharmacy benefits management company. IngenioRx will begin serving customers in 2020 following the expiration of Anthem's current PBM contract.

  • Lilly Collaboration to Target Cancer Vaccines

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration agreement with Germany-based CureVac AG. Lilly says the deal focuses on the development and commercialization of up to five potential cancer vaccines. 

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

    CEO: OrthoPediatrics IPO Will Accelerate Growth

    The chief executive officer of Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) says last week's Initial Public Offering was more than a year in the making. Mark Throdahl says going public was necessary in order to maintain OrthoPediatrics' growth rate of 20 percent or more each year, a mark it has hit for the past six years. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Throdahl said the IPO marks a...

  • CareSource Executive Director Steve Smitherman joined Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health earlier this month.

    CareSource Indy Call Center to Begin Operations

    Ohio-based CareSource will Monday open its new call center on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The nonprofit insurance and health care management organization says the new location will create more than 150 jobs. 

  • OrthoPediatrics rang the opening bell Friday at the Nasdaq in New York City. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Goes Public

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is now a publicly-traded company. The pediatric orthopedic medical device manufacturer Thursday completed its Initial Public Offering of common stock, raising $52 million.

  • 120WaterAudit beat nine other startups to win the competition. (photo courtesy TechPoint)

    CEO Calls Rise of the Rest Win 'Validation'

    An Indianapolis-based water quality testing startup has won the Rise of the Rest pitch competition. A panel of judges selected 120WaterAudit, which provides subscription-based water-testing services for residents, schools and utilities, to win the $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. Chief Executive Officer Megan Glover says the win puts the young company on the map and is "validation that what we're doing matters and we need to continue to do it."

  • Anthem's Atlanta Tech Center Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has entered into an agreement for the construction of a 21-story building in Atlanta that will serve as the company's IT services hub. Work on the 352,000-square-foot Anthem Technology Center is expected to begin in January. 

  • FirstNet was established in 2012 by federal law.

    Indiana Opts Into Public Safety Wireless Network

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced Indiana will be the 25th state to opt into a nationwide public broadband network deployment plan. The FirstNet initiative allows AT&T to install infrastructure at no cost to the state, giving public safety workers and first responders access to high-speed, wireless communication infrastructure. Holcomb says the network will "help those on the front lines coordinate better and faster to serve and protect our citizens and communities."

  • (Image of Michael McRobbie courtesy of Indiana University.)

    McRobbie Lays Out Vision in State of The University Address

    In addition to unveiling the $50 million Responding to the Addictions Crisis initiative, part of the Grand Challenges research program, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie used his 11th State of the University address to discuss future initiatives in Bloomington and beyond. He called for faculty, students and staff to launch a university-wide review of programs on each campus that support teaching and learning. During his presentation Tuesday, McRobbie also introduced...

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    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) the results of a Phase 3 study for the drug Verzenio did not meet its primary endpoint in the treatment of advanced lung cancer. The drug, also known as abemaciclib, has already received FDA approval as a treatment for breast cancer. 

  • IU President Michael McRobbie detailed the initiative Tuesday at the Statehouse.

    Grand Challenges Initiative to Attack Addiction Crisis

    Indiana University's third Grand Challenges initiative aims to address the crisis of addiction throughout the state. IU President Michael McRobbie says the $50 million project, Responding to the Addictions Crisis, will leverage resources from the university's seven campuses throughout the state in what is being called one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the opioid addiction epidemic.

  • BioCrossroads says Caine helped reduce black infant mortality rate to its lowest level in the city's history.

    'Catalyst' Caine Wins Watanabe Award

    Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine is this year's Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads presented the award this morning at the Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. The organization calls Caine an "ardent voice for public health and access to medical care for the disadvantaged." She is a former president of the American Public Health association and also serves as an associate professor at the Indiana University School...

  • Hopebridge is led by former hhgregg CEO Dennis May.

    Hopebridge Growing Out-of-State

    Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider Hopebridge is expanding into Ohio. The company says several new therapy centers throughout the state will ultimately result in more than 200 full-time and part-time jobs and serve around 800 new patients. Hopebridge says the centers will pediatric therapy equipment, rooms designed to reduce distractions and interdisciplinary consulting and collaboration among occupational, physical and speech therapists. The first new centers are...

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    Health Care Benefits Survey Details Trends, Challenges

    Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits has released a health care benefits survey featuring responses from 380 Indiana employers. Chief Executive Officer John Gause says the goal of the 2017 Indiana Medical Benchmarking Survey is to arm employers with data to make better strategic decisions on the health care needs of their company. The results show trends Apex Benefits says are impacting the employee benefits marketplace. They are...

  • (Image of the Indiana Life Sciences Summit courtesy of BioCrossroads.)

    New Venture Winner Fighting Cancer at Nano Level

    A company that uses nanotechnology to boost the punch of cancer-killing radiation treatments is the winner of this year's New Venture Competition at the Indiana Life Sciences Summit. West Lafayette-based LoDos Theranostics, which was launched two years ago by a Purdue University chemical engineering professor and an MBA graduate from MIT, couples its Radio-Luminescent ultra-violet nanoparticles with X-rays or gamma-rays traditionally used against cancer tumors.

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    IU to Unveil Next Grand Challenges Initiative

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will Tuesday join Governor Eric Holcomb and other officials at the Statehouse to unveil the third IU Grand Challenges initiative. The university says the initiative will focus on a "comprehensive response to the state's opioid addiction crisis."

  • Liana Apostolova will lead the study. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Grant to Help Alzheimer's Study Begin

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $7.6 million grant to study early-onset Alzheimer's disease. IU says the grant will support the beginning of what will be a $45 million research program.

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    Bethel College Completes Nursing Lab

    Bethel College has completed construction on a nearly $1.2 million nursing simulation lab. The facility, located on the south side of the Middleton Hall of Science on the Mishawaka campus, includes three human patient simulators aimed at giving students the ability to "practice high-level skills in a safe learning environment."

  • (Rendering of proposed IUPUI gateway courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Trustees OK Degrees, Projects

    A batch of new degrees and architectural designs has been approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The academic programs still need final approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the construction work involves the main campus in Bloomington and the IUPUI campus. The new degrees and projects include...

  • CareSource Executive Director Steve Smitherman joined  Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health.

    Insurer Talks 'Holistic' Approach, Jobs

    A nonprofit insurance and health care management organization will open a new call center in Indianapolis later this month, and its executive director says CareSource focuses on "all elements of life" when dealing with customers. Steve Smitherman says that philosophy extends to financial well-being, as well. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Smitherman told Business of Health Reporter Barbara Lewis the organization offers job placement and...

  • Indianapolis Opioid Battle Targets Pharma Companies

    The city of Indianapolis will be the first city in the state to take the fight against the opioid epidemic to the corporations it says have contributed to the crisis. Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced the city has hired locally-based law firm Cohen & Malad, LLP to handle a planned lawsuit targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors. The stakes are high, officials say, citing 345 deaths in Marion County last year from drug overdoses. During a news conference Thursday morning...

  • Indiana Conference For Women Names Pitch Finalists

    The Indiana Conference for Women has named the finalists for its 2017 Pitch Competition. The pitch session, organized by Fishers-based The Startup Ladies, will take place November 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. 

  • (Image of Flora Hammond courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Brain Injury Research Gets a Boost

    A $2.1 million grant will support the study of traumatic brain injury at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The research involves a partnership with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. It covers five years and comes from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, of which IU is one of its 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems sites throughout the U.S.

  • (image courtesy of Endocyte) Mike Sherman previously served as chief financial officer and helped the company transition to being publicly-traded.

    Endocyte Bullish on Potential Blockbuster

    The chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is using a word to describe the company's $12 million worldwide licensing acquisition of a late-stage prostate cancer therapy that he says is often overused: transformational. "In this case, the word is absolutely fitting," said Mike Sherman during a conference call with investors detailing the deal with Germany-based ABX GmbH.

  • Fishers-based Fuzic is one of the award winners.

    Centric Names Innovation Award Winners

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards. The honors are presented to individuals and organizations "who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state," according to the think tank.

  • Geoffrey Fox serves as IU Distinguished Professor and interim associate dean for intelligent systems engineering at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

    Federally-Funded Hub Will Explore Nanoscale Devices at IU

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $4 million to the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Researchers at the school's intelligent systems engineering program, which was established last year, will use the five-year grant to form one of three NSF's Network for Computational Nanotechnology nanoHUB "nodes." The effort is focused on moving forward nanoscale devices to fight cancer and improve human health. The technology will...

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    Lutheran Hospital Announces Next CEO

    Lutheran Health Network has named Paula Autry chief executive officer of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She will succeed Lutheran Health Network CEO Mike Poore, who has also been serving as interim head of the hospital since June when the health system said unspecified circumstances put then-CEO Brian Bauer's employment "in an untenable position." Autry will begin November 6. She previously served as CEO of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

  • FDA Approves Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The approval comes less than three months after Verzenio was submitted to the FDA for review.

  • The center will be led by Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success Jason McDonald.

    Cloud Tech Company Growing in Indy

    Silicon Valley-based medical technology company PracticeSuite Inc. is expanding in Indianapolis. The medical billing and electronic health record systems provider says it will add up to 20 jobs over the next year at a consolidated Sales and Customer Success center in the city. The company says the center will support a growing client base and provide a "much-needed eastern time zone presence" to compliment its Silicon Valley headquarters.

  • Lilly Makes Leadership Changes

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced several changes in executive leadership. They include a new chief financial officer and a new president for Lilly Research Labs. All of the changes will go into effect in 2018.

  • Methodist Sports Medicine Opens Grand Park Clinic

    The chief executive officer of Methodist Sports Medicine says the opening of a new clinic at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield is the culmination of two years of work. The clinic, which was announced in February when Methodist Sports Medicine was named the official sports medicine provider for the campus, includes athletic trainers, physical therapists and an orthopedic doctor. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Marty Rosenberg said...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Rural Health Association.) Amnah Anwar is leading the Indiana Opioid Consortium.

    Federal Funds Spark Indiana Opioid Consortium

    A $750,000 federal grant will support the launch of an effort designed to combat the opioid epidemic in rural Hoosier communities. The support from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will fund the Indiana Opioid Consortium for three years. Amnah Anwar will serve as program director of the consortium, which will be made up of seven clinical and educational partners throughout the state. The initiative will focus on...

  • IU and Regenstrief scientists will work with LifeOmic to develop a platform to store data for millions of patients.

    IU Partnership Targets Precision Medicine

    Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based LifeOmic are partnering on an effort to advance personalized medicine. As part of the collaboration, LifeOmic, founded by noted Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown, will have a blanket license for a broad range of intellectual property owned by IU and Regenstrief. The company will also have access to IU faculty for its work in precision medicine and data analytics. In exchange, IU and Regenstrief will have a...

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    Reid Health Verified as Trauma Center

    A hospital in Richmond is the latest to receive a key designation. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma has verified Reid Health as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the 10th of its kind in the state. 

  • Angie's List in Indianapolis received a Bronze recognition this year.

    Indiana Companies Recognized For Workplace Health

    The American Heart Association has recognized eight Indiana organizations on its Workplace Health Achievement Index. More than 800 companies throughout the country were assessed on the index, which evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company's workplace health program.

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    Collaboration Key to $62.5M Health Building at Ball State

    The first dean of Ball State University's College of Health says the focus on interprofessional relationships will come to define the school. Mitch Whaley's remarks came during the recent groundbreaking of the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, which will bring most of university's students in health-related fields under the same roof. Whaley says these close collaborations will benefit students, patients and employers.

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    Aspire to Open to Boone County Office

    Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana will Monday celebrate the opening of its expanded facility in Lebanon. The behavioral healthcare organization says the move to the new building was necessary in order to meet the Boone County's "explosive growth over the past three years." 

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    Planned Sport Resort in Jeopardy

    The fate of a planned $75 million Sport Resort in Porter County is unclear. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report two partners in the Catalyst Lifestyles LLC project have taken issues to court and little progress has been made at the 170-acre site since groundbreaking nearly a year-and-a-half ago. Plans include multi-purpose dome facilities for sports, entertainment and movie events, a cable wakeboarding lake, lodging space and outdoor athletic fields.

  • Union Hospital has two locations: Terre Haute (pictured) and Clinton.

    Union Hospital Lands Trauma Center Verification

    A Vigo County hospital has received a major designation. The American College of Surgeons has verified Union Hospital in Terre Haute as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the first verified trauma center in the Terre Haute area. 

  • The Anderson job fair will take place at Mounds Mall.

    Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

    The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

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    Ball State to Break Ground on Health Building

    Officials at Ball State University will Thursday afternoon break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019. 

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    New Hospital Campus in The Works For Fort Wayne

    Lutheran Health Network has detailed plans to replace St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne with a new medical campus. The health care system says St. Joe has been in the same downtown location since 1869. Construction could begin next year and officials say build-out could take up to two years. A location and the full-scope of the work have not been determined, and LHN says "several potential properties are under consideration."

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