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    IUPUI ECHO Center Receives Grant

    Programs offered at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI's ECHO Center will receive a boost from an Indiana State Department of Health grant. The three-year, $21 million Centers for Disease Control grant will help with efforts to find and prevent drug overdoses. 

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    Warsaw Company to Expand

    Specialized orthopedic instrument supplier Instrumental Machine & Development has announced plans to expand operations in Warsaw. Plans call for adding up to 34 new jobs by 2022. “Today’s announcement is about adding the people, equipment, and floorspace we need to grow alongside our nationwide customers,” said IMD President Todd Speicher, 

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    Pitch Night Win Adds to Tech Startup's Growth

    The chief executive officer of Evansville-based SafeKeeping says the tech startup's win last week at the inaugural zWORKS Pitch Night in Zionsville is another step in its growth trajectory. The company, which provides a communication and collaboration platform for long-term care facilities, took the top prize in the competition, which includes a year of office space at the zWORKS coworking space. Doug Wilcox says the startup launched its platform in July 2018 and is working to...

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    IU Researcher Awarded $3.3M for 'Superbug' Work

    An Indiana University microbiologist has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to look for vulnerabilities in the cell wall of bacterial pathogens, including a well-known  "superbug." The "superbug" is responsible for pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and other diseases.

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    'Back a Boiler' Gains Interest from Students

    The Purdue Research Foundation says a record number of Purdue University students are taking advantage of the Back a Boiler income share agreement program. The program is an alternative way to pay for college and forego relying on Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. 

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    IU Celebrates Hospital Construction Milestone

    A nearly $400 million construction project on the campus of Indiana University was celebrated Tuesday as officials conducted the "topping out" ceremony of the IU Health Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. Construction crews placed the final steel beam on the structural frame of the massive health facility. 

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    Survey: Helping Aging Americans Understand Healthcare

    A new study commissioned by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging shows a vast majority of older Americans believe they are ready to face their growing years, but struggle with understanding the health care system. The survey shows eight out of ten people, age 60 and older, believe they are prepared to age well, but seven out of ten are at least somewhat concerned about their health as they age. 

  • Alan Palkowitz (at podium) will lead the new center. (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Grant Creates IU Alzheimer's Center

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $36 million grant to the IU School of Medicine to launch a drug discovery center focused on accelerating the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, and IU says the partnership is one of only two multi-institution teams in the country selected for a new federal program designed to grow the drug development pipeline for the disease.

  • Elanco to Cut 250 Jobs in 'Restructuring'

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) has announced plans to eliminate about 250 jobs as part of a restructuring effort. The company said in a news release Monday it expects to see at least $12 million in savings next year as a result of the move. Elanco, which recently marked one year since its Initial Public Offering, says the job cuts are part of actions being implemented to "enhance productivity and drive efficiency. The actions include cuts from...

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    Rural Telehealth Expands to Northeast Indiana Schools

    A growing number of Indiana schools are adding rural telehealth connectivity, the latest being Fremont Community Schools in the northeast corner of the state. The high-tech system allows school nurses or staff with a sick child to connect remotely with a physician or other medical provider.  

  • Riverview Health is building four free-standing ER/Urgent care facilities in 2019-2020.

    Work Begins on Zionsville ER/Urgent Care

    Noblesville-based Riverview Health has broken ground on the latest of four previously-announced, stand-alone emergency room and urgent care facilities. Hospital and community leaders this week tossed a ceremonial shovel full of dirt at the newest location on Michigan Road in Zionsville. 

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    Rural Telehealth Expands to Greene County Schools

    Accessing health care in rural parts of Indiana is often difficult without making a significant investment in time and travel, and that challenge may be even more burdensome at schools in rural counties. That's why more schools in outlying areas are using high-tech equipment to connect with a medical professional.

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    Most Wired Hospitals in Indiana Ranked

    A national association of healthcare information executives has once again honored Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health for its commitment to using advanced technologies in their clinical and business operations. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says Parkview is ranked in the 97th percentile of organizations surveyed for the program, earning a “Most Wired” distinction. 

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    Reid Health to Move, Expand Radiology in Connersville

    Richmond-based Reid Health will next month begin moving the majority of its radiology services in Connersville. The health system says the move will allow it to expand the amount of offerings it provides to patients.

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    Veterans Clinic Breaks Ground in Brownsburg

    Veterans on metropolitan Indianapolis’ west side will soon have better access to health care. Veteran Health Indiana broke ground Wednesday morning on a new clinic on Pitt Road near East Hendricks County Road 600 North.

  • Zimmer Biomet is headquartered in Warsaw.

    Zimmer Biomet Device Receives FDA Clearance

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded clearance to Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) for a meniscal repair device. The medical device manufacturer says the device, known as JuggerStitch, will be available in the U.S. market.

  • Amanda Stephenson is the founder and president of Expert RN|MD. (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Medical Consulting Firm Opens Downtown Indy HQ

    A medical consulting startup is celebrating the grand opening of its new downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Expert RN|MD, which provides medical consultation services to law firms and life science companies, is investing $1.7 million in the new location and plans to create up to 21 jobs by the end of 2023. The firm was founded in 2018 and recently renovated the 4,000-square-foot space in the downtown's Wholesale District. In an interview...

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    Using Data to Lower Indiana Infant Mortality Rate

    A nonprofit group that uses medical data and technology to improve healthcare outcomes is targeting the high infant mortality rate in the state of Indiana. The state chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is hosting a competition intended to uncover ways to improve health outcomes for Indiana mothers and infants. 

  • Indy Biotech Firm Wants to Change Rx Delivery

    Indianapolis-based Toralgen Inc. says it has raised nearly $2 million in seed funding for what the company calls its transformative drug delivery tool. The biotechnology firm is attempting to commercialize a nanopill system, a microscopic-sized dose of medication, for diabetes control and other diseases.

  • St. Vincent Launches Online Platform

    Ascension St. Vincent has launched its new Ascension Online Care platform. The program allows people to receive medical attention through a videochat using a computer or mobile device. 

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    Franciscan Leading Charge for Crown Point Development

    A new development is aimed at transforming the southeast side of Crown Point featuring a new Franciscan Health hospital. The over 500-acre development is expected to bring partners together to include healthcare, medical education, commercial, retail and residential projects, along with a possible new home for Andrean High School. 

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    Federal Funding to Train Healthcare Workers in Geriatrics

    A program to equip doctors and other healthcare workers with necessary tools to provide better care and to improve communicating with geriatric patients has received nearly $4 million in federal funding. The grant is earmarked for the Indiana Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, which is run through the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute. This new grant brings total funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to more than $7 million for the program...

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    Parkview Health Launches Specialty Pharmacy Program

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has launched a specialty pharmacy program to support patients who have complex medication needs, requiring prescriptions that can often reach thousands of dollars.  To address those concerns, Parkview says the program will integrate pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons directly into patient care teams.

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    Business Hall of Fame 2019 Laureates Named

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana announced four 2020 Laureate inductees into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. The hall of fame, according to the organization, "honors outstanding men and women who epitomize personal and professional success, high moral and ethical standards, and dedication to important civic causes, thereby improving the quality of life in our community."

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    IUPUI Researcher to Study Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

    An IUPUI psychologist has been awarded a nearly $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for her research to help cancer patients, in advanced stages of the disease, to still find quality of life while accepting the eventual outcome. The university says Professor Catherine Mosher is investigating a novel acceptance-based approach of facing the disease, while fighting the fatigue and other systems seen in late-stage cancer patients.

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    Whiting Wins Big at AIM Awards

    Accelerate Indiana Municipalities awarded dozens of Indiana communities for their efforts to improve their towns and cities through collaboration and development. AIM, formerly known as the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, held its annual Ideas Summit in French Lick, drawing leaders from across the state...

  • Tim Crockett

    Aspire Indiana Names New CFO

    A longtime healthcare industry finance expert has been hired to be the new Chief Financial Officer at Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health. Tim Crockett most recently served as CFO of Breckenridge Health in Hardinsburg, KY. and previously held similar roles with University of Louisville Physicians,, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare.

  • Claire Fiddian-Green is president and CEO of the Fairbanks Foundation.

    Study: Indiana Among Most Underfunded for Opioids

    A new report from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation says Indiana is receiving less federal funding than it should to help combat the opioid epidemic. The report compares the amount of funding each state has received to the its percentage of opioid-related overdose deaths. The Hoosier state ranks near the bottom of the list; the report says Indiana received nearly $160 million but was still underfunded by more than $175 million.

  • Eddy Street Commons is a mixed-use development near Notre Dame

    Groundbreaking on Community Center Near Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame and South Bend community leaders will break ground Monday on a new community center and gathering place on the city’s near northeast side. The new Robinson Community Learning Center will replace the current facility which stands in the path of the Eddy Street Commons complex, just south of Notre Dame’s campus. 

  • Gas City Startup Helping Hemp Farmers

    Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...

  • (The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte broke ground on its new HQ in Aug 2019)

    Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Breaks Ground

    The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte has broken ground on its new headquarters, which will include a conference and learning center. The 12,000-square-foot facility will also include incubator space, which the foundation says will allow young nonprofits a chance to remove barriers and allow them to grow. 

  • Scioto Biosciences Receives $2.3M NIH Grant

    Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the company’s research on probiotics, which could lead to a treatment for necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. NEC is a disease that can seriously damage the intestine of premature babies. .

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    LSC Communications Opens On-Site Healthcare Clinic

    Illinois-based LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) has opened the company’s first onsite medical facility for employees and their families at its Crawfordsville plant. LSC says the center is part of a company-wide initiative to enhance the wellbeing of employees by providing a holistic approach to wellness. 

  • Lilly Launches 'Innovation Challenge'

    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has launched what it calls an open innovation challenge asking researchers nationwide to submit innovative digital health solutions to inform inflammatory bowel disease care. The finalist who submits the winning idea will win $50,000.  

  • OrthoWorx Prepares Students for Careers in Orthopedics

    Warsaw-based nonprofit OrthoWorx has launched a new talent development event to attract and retain workers to the self-described Orthopedic Capital of the World. RealME, short for Real Manufacturing Experiences, is a one-day program to expose students to possible careers and educational pathways which could help lead to careers in the orthopedic industry in Warsaw.

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    Alzheimer's Association Awards $1M Grant to Fund Research

    The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter says it is making its largest-ever investment in research with the awarding of a $1 million add-on grant to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The money is specifically earmarked for research on the Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Study.

  • Elanco is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Elanco to Acquire Bayer AG Animal Health Business

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) has entered into an agreement with Bayer AG (ETR: BAYN) to acquire its animal health business in a deal valued at $7.6 billion. If approved, it would double Elanco’s Companion Animal business and create the second-largest animal health company by revenue. “Joining Elanco and Bayer Animal Health strengthens and accelerates our IPP strategy, transforms our portfolio with the addition of well-known pet brands, brings...

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    Lt. Gov Awards Hoosier Tourism Honors

    The Chairman of the Board for the Cook Group has been awarded Indiana’s top tourism industry award for his many efforts to make Indiana a destination location. Steve Ferguson received the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. 

  • Community Health Network Forms Partnership

    Community Health Network has signed an agreement with Ohio-based CHI Health at Home for a new joint-venture partnership to offer home-based health care in Central Indiana. The new partnership is expected to enhance services and allow an expansion of home care. 

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    Noblesville Company Receives FDA Clearance

    Noblesville-based Nexxt Spine LLC has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its NEXXT MATRIXX Stand Alone Cervical System. The system is a "stand-alone anterior cervical interbody fusion system" intended to be used for treatment of degenerative disc disease.  

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    Report: Elanco, Bayer Deal Could Come Soon

    A new report from Bloomberg says an agreement between Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) and Germany-based Bayer AG could be announced as soon as next week. The news service reported Wednesday the two companies are looking to announce a deal involving Bayer's animal health unit around the time of Elanco's earnings release, which will take place Tuesday. Bloomberg, citing sources who asked to not be identified due to the private nature of the discussions...

  • Milan Elementary School is the latest in the state to receive a telehealth clinic

    Indiana Rural School Clinic Expands

    Elementary school students in two southeastern Indiana schools will now receive enhanced access to medical care after new telehealth centers formally opened in Ripley County. The Indiana Rural School Clinic has expanded into Batesville Primary School and Milan Elementary School. 

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    IU Simon Cancer Center Earns Key Designation

    The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has received an elite federal designation. The center is now recognized as a National Cancer Institute-Comprehensive Cancer Center, making it the only one of its kind in Indiana and just the 51st in the nation. The IU Simon Cancer Center received an "outstanding" rating by NCI reviewers and has been awarded a five-year, $13.8 million grant to support research programs and shared facilities. IU Health...

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    Regenstrief Scientist Helping Lead $21M Study

    A research scientist with the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has been chosen to co-lead a national study to find a way to manage chronic lower back pain. The Department of Veterans Affairs is funding the $21 million, 20-site trial. 

  • Hand to Shoulder Center Building Sold

    The building housing the Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis has been sold to a joint venture between Texas-based Caddis Partners LLC and a client of Invesco Real Estate in Georgia. The medical office building on the city's north side houses an ambulatory surgery center and also serves as headquarters for 10 other Hand to Shoulder locations in Indianapolis.

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    IU Health Medical Tops 'Best of' List

    Indiana University Health Medical Center in Indianapolis can once again claim bragging rights as the best hospital in the state of Indiana, according to the annual listing by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranks hospitals nationwide on a state-by-state basis. 

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    eHealth Bringing 500 Jobs to Indianapolis

    A California-based private online health insurance exchange has set up operations in Indianapolis. eHealth Inc. (Nasdaq: EHTH) has announced plans to invest more than $10 million to establish its Eastern U.S. Technology and Operations Headquarters in Indy and create up to 500 jobs by the end of 2023. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company has already hired 125 Hoosiers at its new location on the city's north side. eHealth is currently occupying more than...

  • The center is located at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in downtown Indy.

    Eskenazi Health Establishes Fehribach Center

    Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis will expand its efforts to increase employment for students with physical disabilities by establishing the Gregory S. Fehribach Center. The announcement coincides with the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

  • FDA Approves Lilly Rescue Treatment for Diabetics

    Diabetics at risk for very low blood sugar will soon have a new emergency tool to counter the effects. Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved BAQSIMI Nasal Powder, which is used to treat severe hypoglycemia in adults and children with diabetes who are four years and older. 

  • Parkview Health is a network of over 80 community hospitals and clinics.

    Parkview Health, Ivy Tech Reach Unique Agreement

    Parkview Health and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne are teaming up to address a shortage of registered nurses in the area by providing a nursing instructor to Ivy Tech’s School of Nursing beginning this fall. The instructor will be a full-time Ivy Tech Fort Wayne faculty member but the salary and benefits will be paid by Parkview. 

  • New Endowment at Purdue University Northwest

    A newly-established endowment at Purdue University Northwest will support nursing students facing financial uncertainty. The Robert Winstown Milos endowment will support nursing students in good academic standing who are facing sudden financial emergencies that may interrupt their studies. Milos made an initial $50,0000 gift and hopes more people will contribute and grow the fund. 

  • New Director Chosen for Regenstrief Institute

    A new director has been chosen to lead the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute. Susan Hickman will be only the second director in the center's history. She is a clinical geropsychologist focused on older adults and their quality of life. 

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    Ground Broken on Lutheran Downtown

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network is celebrating the beginning of construction for its new hospital in the city's downtown. The $120 million Lutheran Downtown Hospital is expected to be complete in late 2021.

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    Elanco Acquisition Moves Forward

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is one step closer to adding to its portfolio. Shareholders of Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PETX), voted overwhelmingly in favor of proposed $245 million purchase by Elanco.

  • Rebranding Brings Blood Center Into Larger Network

    After more than six decades, the Indiana Blood Center has received a new name and is part of a larger Midwest network. Now known as Versiti Blood Center of Indiana, the nonprofit says it will continue to serve the community as it always have. Chris Miskel, chief executive officer of Versiti, says the Indiana chapter will also feed into the organization's larger blood research efforts. In an interview with Business of Health Reporter Kylie Veleta, Miskel said being part of a larger...

  • Elanco is headquartered in Greenfield.

    Report: Elanco, Bayer in Merger Talks

    Just four months after finalizing its split with Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is reportedly in talks with Germany-based Bayer over a possible merger with its animal health division. According to Reuters news service, the two companies are working with banks to ensure any merger would receive regulatory approval. Elanco was part of Lilly for six decades until it was spun off into an independent public company last fall.

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    Jane Pauley Health Center Opens Castleton Location

    Officials in Indianapolis have cut the ribbon on the newest location for the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in Indianapolis. The organization has occupied a former Marsh store on the city's northeast side and says the facility will provide family medicine and behavioral health services.

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    Franciscan Physician Network Begins Construction

    Work has begun on the $3M Franciscan Physician Network pediatric facility in Crown Point. The FPN Crown Point Pediatrics Center is currently located on South Court Street, but will move to the new 10,250 square foot location on Indiana Avenue next year. 

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    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."

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    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.

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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. 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...

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    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.

  • (photo courtesy of Anthem)

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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. 

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    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. 

  • Money magazine judges Fishers as 3rd best place to live in the U.S.

    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."

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    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...

  • Picture Courtesy: Purdue Cancer Center

    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 reports solid second quarter earnings

    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 is one of many life science organizations to collaborate for the new app

    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. 

  • This is Eli Lilly and Co.'s first appearance on the list.

    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.

  • As part of its response, Cook realigned the company's business into two divisions.

    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

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    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. 

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    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.  

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    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.....

  • This is Eli Lilly and Co.'s first appearance on the list.

    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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    • 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.

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    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!

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      India Wants to Partner with Indiana on Sports

      Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says a recent trade trip to India included a rare meeting that produced some interesting results.  Schellinger and Governor Eric Holcomb were granted an audience with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  “We were taken aback at how well he knew Indiana,” said Schellinger. “He knew our (economic) background, our educational background, our history of sports statewide,” said Schellinger, who added...

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      ISU 'Dreams' of Major Sports Facilities Improvement

      When Indiana State University developed a master plan for its campus, it didn’t include sports and athletic facilities. That’s about to change.  The university this week revealed a major plan for their sports facilities, according to a report from The Tribune Star of Terre Haute. 

    • Circling Back on WeWork

      Back in July when we first discussed WeWork, this fast-growing but money-losing venture was one of the most talked-about IPOs in years. At that time, we noted that it was too early to say what would happen, but “it should be very interesting to watch it all play out.” Turns out, that was a massive understatement!

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      Slow Harvest in Indiana, Mixed Yield Estimates

      As fall harvest rolls along across the Corn Belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its predictions of the size of the nation’s corn and soybean crops. In Indiana, the data shows the state’s corn yield has improved, while soybeans dropped over the past month. 

    • Lauren Petersen and Johna Norton

      United Way Names New Board Members

      United Way of Central Indiana has elected Lauren Petersen (pictured) and Johna Norton (pictured) its newest board members. Petersen currently serves as TechPoint’s senior director of relationship management. She graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in 2011 where she earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and development. Norton serves senior vice president, Global Quality for Eli Lilly and Co.