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  • The competition involved nine teams from Indiana and Illinois.

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  • (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin, The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Franciscan to End Partnership With Rehab Provider

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  • The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network will have a satellite office in the new facility.

    Lutheran Breaks Ground on Wabash Facility

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has broken ground on a new outpatient center in Wabash. The health system plans to invest $10 million into the facility, which is expected to create 36 jobs. The 30,000 square-foot outpatient center is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

  • Sherard Clinkscales is ISU's director of athletics.

    ISU Looks to Elevate Athletics With New Campaign

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  • Earlier this month, Lutheran Health Network announced a planned $500 million investment in its local facilities.

    Lutheran Parent Rejects $2.4B Acquisition Offer

    The parent company of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne has rejected a $2.4 billion offer from a group of 10 Fort Wayne physicians to acquire the system. Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) says the offer undervalues Lutheran by at least $1 billion. Community Health Systems has raised other issues as well, saying the physicians have not signed a non-disclosure agreement under which negotiations could occur.

  • EasyDial expects to begin Porter County operations in 2018.

    Porter County Lands Med Tech Expansion

    A California-based medical device manufacturer has announced a big investment in Porter County. EasyDial, which makes portable hemodialysis machines, has broken ground on a more than $21 million production facility in Chesterton, which it says will result in nearly 100 new jobs. The company says the new facility will be equipped to produce 1.3 million units by 2020 for patients throughout the United States.

  • (Rendering provided by Franklin College)

    Franklin College Science Center to Serve 'Future of Industry'

    Franklin College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on what President Tom Minar says will be a "cultural magnet" for students from STEM fields and beyond. The $17 million project involves gutting the current, 90-year-old Barnes Hall and nearly doubling the space with an addition that will create the Franklin College Science Center. Minar says graduates and interns from Franklin science programs will serve Hoosier businesses of all sizes.

  • The new deal spans 10 years.

    St. Vincent, Indy Zoo Ink Naming Partnership

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has announced a naming partnership for the Indianapolis Zoo's dolphin exhibit. The 10-year deal involves what will now be known as the St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion and St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery. The new deal builds on a relationship that already includes support of the zoo's playground and Christmas at the Zoo's LED lights, which are presented by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.

  • OurHealth's network of MyClinic locations could grow as a result of a $37 million round of funding.

    OurHealth Details Big Funding, Job Plans

    Indianapolis-based OurHealth says a $37 million round of funding will grow its national footprint and create 480 jobs over the next five years. The employer-based on-site and near-site clinic provider received financing from White Oak Healthcare Finance LLC and other private investors. OurHealth says it plans to expand its MyClinic network into eight additional markets and open 11 new MyClinics in existing markets of Indianapolis and Charlotte.

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University.) Mark Kelley has three decades of experience as a cancer researcher.

    IU Research Targets Chemo Side Effects

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  • Town and Country currently operates a facility in Wilder, Kentucky.

    Sports ‘Bubble’ Could be in Lawrenceburg’s Future

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  • Lilly Touts Results of Migraine Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says three Phase 3 studies of a treatment for episodic and chronic migraine have met with success. The pharmaceutical giant says the studies of galcanezumab showed "statistically significant reductions" in migraines among the participating patients.

  • Lutheran hopes to begin some construction this year.

    Lutheran Announces $500M Investment

    Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne has announced a $500 million investment to upgrade health services and hospital facilities. Chief Executive Officer Brian Bauer says the multi-year project will result in more modernized health care that will improve the experience for thousands of patients in the region. The plan is expected to impact nearly every entity that is part of the Lutheran Health Network.

  • (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    Mallory Named ISU Health And Human Services Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Caroline Mallory as dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Mallory, who currently serves as associate dean for research and graduate program coordinator for the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing, will begin her new role in July.

  • (photo courtesy IU Health)

    IU Health Names East Central Region President

    Indiana University Health has named Jeff Bird president of its east central region, which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals. Bird, who currently serves as chief operating officer and chief medical officer at Ball Memorial, will begin his new role May 28. 

  • Ellen Ketterson will lead the Prepared for Environmental Change team.

    Grand Challenges Recipient Lands 'Extraordinary Investment'

    Indiana University has announced a $55 million investment into the second project funded through the Grand Challenges Program. The Prepared for Environmental Change initiative is led by IU Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson and supported by a partners including Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Citizens Energy Group in Indianapolis and several Hoosier government officials. It involves...

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    The board of trustees for Oakland University in Michigan has tapped the senior vice president and U.S. medical leader for Lilly Bio-Medicines at Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to become the university's new president. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz will begin her new role in July.

  • (photo courtesy Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance)

    Ball State Details Tuition Increase, Building Projects

    Ball State University's board of trustees says it will adopt a 1.25 percent tuition increase, which the school says is its lowest increase in more than 40 years. The university also says it will move forward with the $87.5 million STEM and Health Professions Facility expansion project after state funding approval.

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    Carmel-based FAST BioMedical Inc. has secured $8 million in new financing. The medical technology company says the funding will be used primarily to advance clinical trials, hire additional talent and advance its global patent portfolio.

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