• William McConnell will serve as director of the Institute for Public Health. (photo courtesy University of Evansville)

    UE Unveils Institute For Public Health

    The University of Evansville has launched the Institute for Public Health. The university says the institute will provide hands-on experiences to students while addressing community public health needs.

  • Lilly is reporting first quarter revenue of $5.7 billion, a 9 percent increase over the first quarter of 2017.

    Lilly Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting first quarter net income of $1.2 billion, compared to a loss of $110.8 million during the same period the previous year. The company has also raised its full-year earnings per share and revenue expectations, driven in part by new products, including Trulicity, Taltz and Cyramza. Lilly is reporting first quarter worldwide revenue of $5.7 billion, which is a 9 percent increase over the first quarter of 2017.

  • Rendering of Switchyard Park in Bloomington

    Groundbreaking Set for Bloomington's Switchyard Park

    Years of planning and preparation are coming to fruition in Bloomington as a groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for Switchyard Park in May. After CSX phased out services at the McDoel Switchyard, planning began for the 58-acre brownfield in 2012. Designer, REA, will break ground on May 11, just south of downtown. The park project includes performance lawns and a stage, multi-use pavilions, dog parks, water features, sports courts, wetlands, and other features. Axis Architectu...
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    Federal Funds to Fight Opioids

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $11 million to the state of Indiana to combat the opioid crisis. The Opioid State Targeted Response grants were created by the 21st Century Cures Act. Indiana’s award is part of $485 million being distributed to all 50 states and four U.S. territories.

  • David Naus (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Gift From IU Alum Targets Addiction Research

    A major donation from an Indiana University alumnus will help further research in substance use disorder and addiction. The $1.5 million gift from David Naus will create the Naus Family Chair in Psychological and Brain Sciences on the Bloomington campus. IU says the gift will enhance the university's efforts to address the issue through the Grand Challenge initiative, "Responding to the Addictions Crisis," which was announced in October. 

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    Central State Site Attracts More Investment

    More redevelopment is slated for the property that used to house Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. Ohio-based M/I Homes Inc. is planning a $15 million housing community to be called 58/Bahr at Central State that will include 20 townhomes and 30 single-family homes. The builder says it also intends to develop an additional 27 acres of the site, which could involve 200 more homes.

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    Zimmer Biomet Touts First Surgery of New Tibia

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ZBH) is touting the first surgical case for its Persona Trabecular Metal tibia. The surgery was performed in Idaho on March 20 after receiving FDA clearance in January, and approval in April. 

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    IU Health Names Leader For South Central Region

    Indiana University Health has named Dan Handel chief medical officer for the health system's south central region. Handel most recently served as executive medical director and CMO at the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Northview Elementary School is located in Gas City.

    East Central Indiana School Plugs Into Telehealth Tech

    Northview Elementary School in Gas City has become the most recent location for a telehealth clinic through the statewide Indiana Rural School Clinic Network. Mississinewa Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Lezlie Winter says the technology brings Marion General Hospital expertise into the rural school and "levels the playing field" for students and parents who face health care access challenges. The program, which is funded through a grant administered by...

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $230,000 grant to a Purdue University-affiliated startup. West Lafayette-based MR-Link LLC says it plans to use the funding to further develop its coin-sized device which aims to help medical professionals conduct MRI scans more efficiently.

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    Rose Acre Farms Issues Egg Recall

    Rose Acre Farms in Seymour has issued a voluntary recall on more than 200 million eggs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the eggs, which have reached consumers in nine states, have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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    IU Health Eyes Carmel Cancer Center

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Inc. is proposing a new, $55 million cancer center in Carmel. Plans filed with the city's plan commission call for an 88,000 square-foot facility on the IU Health North Hospital campus. The building would be where a parking lot and green space are now located. IU Health says the center will be "leading-edge" and include radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, pharmacy, lab and patient navigation services. Groundbreaking could be...

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    Health-Focused Alliance Hitting The Road

    Town hall meetings hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana will come to 16 more cities through mid-October. Friday's kick-off event, which drew more than 300 attendees, took place at the Indiana State of Our Health Summit in Indianapolis. The alliance says the road shows focus on combating tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse and obesity by gathering local leaders, health care providers and public officials to share ideas. Alliance Chairman Bryan Mills, who is chief exe...
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    Wabash College Professor Awarded National Grant

    Wabash College Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Karen Gunther has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant. The funding will support research to examine how the human eye and brain perceive color. 

  • Foellinger Foundation Supports Taylor University Program

    The Taylor University Summer Clubhouse Program will receive three years of support from the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation. The foundation announced a $2.6 million grant to fund the program that provides opportunities for family involvement, and also encourages young people to develop relationship skills and reinforce academic skills.

  • Ben Carson to Deliver Trine Commencement Address

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will address the graduating class in May at Trine University's 133rd commencement ceremony. Carson has authored nine books and launched the Carson Scholars Fund with his wife, Candy, that has awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships.

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    Monon Greenway Improvements in Carmel

    The expansion and widening of the Monon Greenway is underway in Carmel. The $30 million project in midtown and the Arts & Design District will transform the single-lane trail into public areas with green spaces, plazas and more lanes for walkers, bikers and vehicular traffic. 

  • Franciscan Health Western Indiana CEO Terry Allison at this week's dedication ceremony. (photo courtesy Franciscan Health)

    Franciscan Opens New Lafayette Patient Tower

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is celebrating the opening of a $60 million patient tower in Tippecanoe County. The health system has begun moving patients into the new 106,000-square-foot West Tower at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

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    hc1.com Continuing Growth With $7M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based hc1.com says a $7 million capital infusion will help continue its "aggressive expansion." The company, a healthcare-specific Customer Relationship Management system, received the funds from Indianapolis-based lead contributors Health Cloud Capital Fund I LP with participation from Elevate Ventures. Health Cloud Capital Fund is a private equity firm that, like hc1.com, is led by Chief Executive Officer Brad Bostic.

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    Purdue, Peruvian University Launch Partnership

    Purdue University and Universidad Nacional de San Agustin have officially launched their first joint research and capacity building initiative: the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Water, Energy and the Environment. The Nexus Institute will feature collaborative research into the challenges faced by residents in Peru and Latin America.

  • Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana receives state grant

    Meals on Wheels Announces $1M State Grant

    Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana has received a $1 million grant from the Indiana State Department of Health. The organization says the funding will help with delivery of meals to low-income residents living with HIV.

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    St. Elizabeth to Open Greendale Facility

    After more than a year of construction, Kentucky-based St. Elizabeth Physicians will Tuesday celebrate the opening of its new medical office building in Dearborn County. The multi-million dollar Greendale facility includes a multi-specialty physician center and expanded primary care and urgent care services.

  • CEO Maggie Galloway says the company's technology is born out of a need identified by an emergency physician.

    Medical Device Startup Looking to Win Big

    A Jeffersonville-based medical device startup is looking to take home the top prize in a national startup venture competition. Inscope Medical Solutions, which produces a device designed to help trauma patients breathe, is one of eight finalists in the Louisville stop of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition. Inscope Medical has created the Inscope Direct, which is used to clear the airways of an emergency room patient so a breathing tube can be more easily administered.

  • Deputy Surgeon General Visiting ISU

    The U.S. deputy surgeon general is taking part Friday in a nursing-focused event on the Indiana State University campus. Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is the keynote speaker at Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day, a day-long program organized by the Lambda Sigma Nursing Honor Society and the ISU School of Nursing. Trent-Adams' presentation will cover promoting public health and translating evidence into practice.

  • (Pictured right-to-left: Hancock Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Long and Pondurance Founding Partner Ron Pelletier.)

    Cautionary Tale: Health System Victim of 'Breach Season'

    A founding partner of an Indianapolis-based digital security consulting company is warning businesses to be aware of a busy time of year for data hacking schemes. Ron Pelletier with Pondurance says February through April is considered "breach season," when intrusions jump, in some cases, 80 percent to 90 percent. During an interview in the Business of Health, Hancock Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Long joined Pelletier with his cautionary tale of a...

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    New Lilly Collaboration Could Grow by Hundreds of Millions

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration with a Massachusetts startup initially valued at more than $63 million. The partnership with Sigilon Therapeutics Inc. involves development of potential type 1 diabetes treatments through an emerging biopharmaceutical research method. In addition to an undisclosed equity investment, Lilly could also pay Sigilon up to $410 million for reaching development and commercialization targets.

  • Grant Supports Opioid Prescription Education Program

    A grant from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation will help the Indiana State Medical Association launch what the foundation calls a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state. The funding, totaling $230,000 will be used to establish a comprehensive medical education program addressing Indiana's opioid epidemic. The foundation says the program will focus on best practices for clinicians when prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain. The ISMA will...

  • Zimmer Biomet Device Lands FDA Clearance

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for a device used in shoulder reconstruction surgery. The medical device manufacturer says it has also completed the first surgical case using the Comprehensive Augmented Baseplate.

  • Zionsville Joins Opioid Fight

    The town of Zionsville is the latest Indiana community to join a lawsuit against wholesale drug distributors in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Mayor Tim Haak says the town is suing the three largest distributors in the country, which brings the number of communities filing suit to two dozen.

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    USF Grad Students to Benefit From New Partnership

    The University of Saint Francis has announced a partnership with Fort Wayne-based Bowen Center related to the university's clinical mental health counseling graduate program. USF says students enrolled in the program will be able to complete their Practicum in Mental Health Counseling at the facility beginning this fall.

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    CareSource Names CEO

    An Ohio-based health care insurance provider with a growing presence in Indiana has named its next chief executive officer. CareSource says Erhardt Preitauer will begin his new role in May. 

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    USF Partners with Manchester University

    Pre-professional students will benefit from two new deals struck by the University of Saint Francis and Manchester University. As part of the partnerships, USF pharmacy students and Manchester pharmacogenomics students will have access to programs at the other school.

  • Grant to Help Franciscan Alliance Combat Hepatitis C

    The fight to curb Hepatitis C in Indiana has more help in the form of a grant to Franciscan Alliance. The Franciscan Health Foundation was awarded $365,266, which is part of funding first received two years ago to fight the problem in the Chicago area. 

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    Hamilton County Rated One of Healthiest Counties in U.S.

    Hamilton County is one of the top 10 healthiest counties in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report . The publication partnered with Aetna to devise a list of the country's top 500 healthiest counties. 

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    DeKalb Health Names First Female CEO

    The board of directors for DeKalb Health has selected Tasha Eicher as chief executive officer. Eicher succeeds Craig Polkow, who resigned from the position at the beginning of the year. Eicher has served as interim CEO since Polkow's departure. 

  • Jerome Adams took office in 2017.

    Surgeon General Talks Indiana Opioid Crisis

    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who served three years as Indiana's state health commissioner, says better partnerships are key to putting a dent in the opioid crisis statewide and throughout the country. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Adams said the combination of more federal dollars and a focus at all levels of government on "better health through better partnerships" is a good start toward getting a handle on the issue.

  • Goshen College to soon offer new programs

    Goshen College to Offer New Programs

    Students will have several more choices for post-master's degrees after Goshen College introduces new programs in the fall. Those interested in studying game development, sport management, marine biology and students who want to become a Family Nurse Practitioner will have new opportunities. 

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    Derica Rice Joining CVS

    The former chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has been named president of CVS Caremark. Derica Rice, who spent 27 years with Lilly, will take the helm of CVS Health Corp.'s (NYSE: CVS) pharmacy benefit management business next week. Rice's experience at Lilly included roles as...

  • Indiana Grown, Eskenazi Strike Up Food Connection

    The associate director of culinary services at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis hopes a new partnership with the state's Indiana Grown initiative could nudge more anchor institutions throughout the state to locally source food. Seth Grant says such partnerships could have a real impact on the Indiana economy, environment and health of Hoosiers. Eskenazi Health Chief Executive Officer Lisa Harris will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.

  • The partnership will give the foundation unrestricted use of the AppToGive platform.

    Counterpart Partnering With Riley Foundation

    Indianapolis-based software development firm Counterpart has announced a three-year partnership with Riley Children's Foundation involving $128,000 in in-kind services. The company says the deal will allow the foundation to use its fundraising platform AppToGive and provide software consulting. Counterpart has worked with Riley Children's Foundation before, helping the organization launch its inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign as part of its The Gift of Hope Happens Here campaign...

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    Eskenazi, Indiana Grown to Outline Partnership

    Eskenazi Health and Indiana Grown will Monday detail a new partnership at Sidney & Louis Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. The organizations are also hosting a "food networking event" allowing Indiana Grown members to connect with each other and local business owners. Eskenazi Health CEO Dr. Lisa Harris will discuss the partnership this weekend on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick. Indiana Grown, which helps consumers find products grown, raised, produced...

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    Sports Legends Experience to Debut

    A massive outdoor addition to the Children's Museum of Indianapolis will open Saturday. Work on the $38.5 million Sports Legends Experience, which is located on 7.5 acres next to the main building, officially started a year-and-a-half ago. Officials have pegged its overall economic impact, including construction, at $130 million over five years. The museum describes it as a "sports Utopia," featuring 12 outdoor exhibits focusing on activities including...

  • FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall (file photo courtesy FSSA)

    Partnership to Provide Faster Access to Addiction Treatment

    Indiana is launching a tool designed to help connect Hoosiers seeking treatment for substance abuse with available inpatient or residential treatment services. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the tool is the result of a partnership with Washington D.C.-based software company OpenBeds and Indiana 2-1-1. The effort combines OpenBeds technology with Indiana 2-1-1's database of service providers to give those in need access to...

  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

    Indianapolis Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

    The Indianapolis Foundation has announced over $2 million in grants have been awarded to nonprofit organizations in Marion County. The latest round of grants supports 40 initiatives and programs, including for access to transportation, education and the arts.

  • McClelland was named Indiana's drug czar in January 2017.

    Drug Czar, FSSA Secretary to Announce New Partnership

    Officials will Thursday afternoon announce an initiative designed to help in the fight against the drug epidemic gripping the state. The announcement will include a demonstration of a technology tool for people seeking treatment for substance use disorder. 

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    New Manchester Degree Program 'Nation's First'

    Manchester University says a new program it is starting this summer will be the first of its kind in the country. Graduates will receive Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Pharmacogenomics degrees. The university says the dual degree program will allow participants to share courses that apply toward both courses of study, creating cost savings.

  • Evansville-based Curvo Labs buys Mendenhall Associates

    Curvo Labs Purchases Orthopedic News Publisher

    Evansville-based Curvo Labs has announced the acquisition of Michigan-based Mendenhall Associates, who publish Orthopedic News Network. MAI will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, and Stan Mendenhall will serve as president.  

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    On Target Laboratories Outperforms Funding Expectations

    West Lafayette-based On Target Laboratories Inc. says investors have chipped in more than previously anticipated. The company, headquartered in the Purdue Research Park, announced late last year the funding round led by Johnson & Johnson's venture capital arm would total $40 million. On Target Laboratories Chief Executive Officer Marty Low says contributions from H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, Elevate Ventures and Helsinn boosted the Series B round to nearly $44 million.

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    New CEO For Franciscan Crown Point

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance has named a new chief executive officer for Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital. Daniel McCormick was promoted to the position after serving as vice president of medical affairs for the hospital since 2014. McCormick succeeds Barbara Anderson, who was appointed to senior vice president of operational transformation with Franciscan Alliance. Anderson has led the Crown Point hospital since 2015.

  • Lilly extends program for Type 1 Diabetes research

    Lilly Extends Diabetes Research Collaboration

    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) will continue its fight against type 1 diabetes with the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The entities have announced a research collaboration, that started in 2015, will continue through 2020.

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    Deaconess to Build Replacement Rehab Hospital

    Evansville-based Deaconess Health System has announced plans to construct a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The facility, being developed in collaboration with Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC), will replace the current HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Carmel ranks no. 1 on Niche list of Best Places to Live

    Carmel Ranked Best Place to Live

    The 2018 Best Places to Live by Niche ranks Carmel as the best place to live in the United States. Niche is a website that studies quality of life data from communities and compiles rankings and reports. Niche gave Carmel an A+ grade for their schools, jobs, housing, health and fitness, and family life.  

  • Saint Mary of the Woods College to add Master's in Nursing

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Adds Nursing Master's Degree

    The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree program is expected to begin in the fall. The program is designed to prepare registered nurses for a career as a family nurse practitioner. The three year program requires 44 credit hours of coursework and 500 clinical hours. 

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    Four Winds Invitational Returns to South Bend

    The 7th annual Four Winds Invitational will take place at Blackthorn Country Club in June. The tournament features 144 professional women golfers from around the world who compete on the Symetra Tour. 

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    Biotherapeutic Company Details Franklin Expansion

    Franklin-based B2S Life Sciences LLC is planning to more than double its employee count. The biotherapeutic drug development company says it will invest $1.5 million into expanding and renovating its Johnson County facility. The additional laboratory space is slated to be complete in the summer. B2S currently employs 16 and its customers include large contract research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, smaller biotech businesses and startups. The new jobs are expected to pay...

  • Parkview Noble Hospital is one of the Indiana hospitals on the list. (photo courtesy Parkview Health)

    Indiana Hospitals Among Top in U.S.

    Several Indiana hospitals are included on IBM Watson Health's (NYSE: IBM) 100 Top Hospitals list. The annual study identifies top-performing hospitals based on performance measures including better survival rates, shorter length of stay and lower inpatient expenses. 

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Aims to Increase MRI Efficiency

    A Purdue University-affiliated startup is developing a tool to allow medical professionals more effectively conduct MRI scans. MR-Link LLC's device, which is about the size of a quarter, would provide the opportunity to perform multiple imaging scans at once and record electro-physiological signals from patients.

  • New walkway to connect Terre Haute to West Terre Haute

    Walkway Announced in Vigo County

    A newly planned concrete walkway will connect Terre Haute to West Terre Haute. State officials announced the details last week. The 1.17 mile walkway will be built along U.S. 50 at a cost of $8.7 million.

  • Columbus Regional Hospital is the flagship of Columbus Regional Health, which serves 10 counties.

    Columbus Regional Enters 'Next Big Phase'

    Columbus Regional Health has announced a more than $11 million acquisition of nearly 800 acres in Bartholomew County. A spokeswoman says health system officials are working with local economic development leaders on potential uses for the property. Columbus Regional Health has not detailed the full scope of their vision for the land, but says the portion it doesn't end up using "creates a community development opportunity." Officials add the purchase...

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    Anthem Partners With American Medical Association

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced a collaboration with the American Medical Association to find what the organizations say are ways to make health care more affordable. The collaboration includes identifying solutions involving patients, physicians and health plans.

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    Carmel-Based REIT Adds to Canadian, U.S. Portfolio

    Carmel-based Invesque Inc. has announced a $142 million acquisition. The Real Estate Investment Trust, which used to be known as Mainstreet Health Investments, says the deal for Mohawk Medical Operating Partnership (I) LP involves 14 medical office buildings in the U.S. and Canada. Mohawk REIT is based in Toronto and Invesque, which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "IVQ.U," says Mohawk Realty Advisors Ltd. and its affiliates will remain...

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    IU Celebrates Dental School Facility Opening

    Officials from Indiana University are celebrating the opening of the nearly $22 million oral health care clinic at the IU School of Dentistry on the IUPUI campus. The university says the Fritts Clinical Care Center is the first addition to the dental school in 40 years.

  • K1ds Count is based Brownsburg.

    Pediatric Therapy Company Plans Crawfordsville Expansion

    A Brownsburg-based pediatric therapy and behavioral services company is expanding in Crawfordsville. K1ds Count LLC plans to invest up to $750,000 to build a new facility in the Crawfordsville Commerce Park and create 30 jobs. The company has leased space in Crawfordsville for the past two years and the city says the new 10,000-square-foot facility will help address growing demand for pediatric therapy services in the region. The project would also help retain 22 existing jobs.

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    Notre Dame Research Could Uncover Infection Mechanism

    A University of Notre Dame researcher has been awarded a $1.1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant designed to investigate the spread of deadly bacterial infections. The funding will support efforts to replicate in test tubes protein folding within cells, a complex process they hope to understand and find ways to stop. Professor of Biochemistry Patricia Clark and colleagues including...

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    Assisted Living Community Opens in Muncie

    Older adults in need of an assisted living facility have a new option in Muncie.  Gardant Management Solutions says the multi-million-dollar Silver Birch of Muncie facility opened earlier this month.

  • IU Bloomington Awards Millions in Research Grants

    IU Awards Millions in Research Grants

    Two projects have received  millions in funding in the second round of IU Bloomington's Emerging Areas of Research program. The "Sustainable Food Systems Science" and "Center for Quantum Information Science and Engineering" initiatives have been awarded $2.5 million, and $3 million, respectively. 

  • Dr. Edward Kowlowitz will serve as president and chief executive officer of APCH.

    Pain Management Business Poised For Midwest Expansion

    An Indianapolis-based group of pain management services provider has larger regional aspirations following a big round of financing and an investment from a private equity firm. American Pain Consortium Holding LLC is a new entity formed from its three-clinic predecessor, the Center for Pain Management, which has a presence in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette. J.P. Morgan is providing the $21 million in financing.

  • Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment Lands Another Approval

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a breast cancer treatment developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The announcement marks the third FDA approval for Verzenio in five months. 

  • Minnetrista in Muncie is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy Minnetrista)

    Community Foundation of Delaware County Awards Grants

    Fifteen nonprofit organizations will receive funds from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County in the first quarterly competitive grant cycle of the year. The group awarded over $604,000 to the organizations to help improve quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County.  

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    Endocyte to Begin Trial of Prostate Cancer Treatment

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is moving forward with its recently-acquired late-stage prostate cancer therapy. The company says it will soon begin a phase 3 trial for PSMA-617, which it says could potentially lead to an early approval of the treatment.

  • Low-Cost Animal Clinic's $3M Revamp Unveiled

    An Indianapolis clinic that provides affordable spay/neuter and wellness services for pets has unveiled a more than $3 million expansion. The work at FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic includes renovations and a second-story addition. FACE bills itself as the largest clinic of its kind in the state. The expansion includes...

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    IU Health Touts 'Substantial Progress' in 2017

    One of the largest health care providers in the state estimates its community benefit in 2017 reached approximately $583 million. Indiana University Health also reflected on major projects throughout the state that were launched last year, including replacing the old IU Health Bloomington Hospital, integrating maternity and neonatal services at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health by 2020 and expanding patient, operating room and lab capacity at IU Health West Hospital.

  • Slyvia Trent-Adams (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    Deputy Surgeon General to Speak at ISU

    Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on promoting public health April 6th in the University Hall Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus. Trent-Adams's event will be held from 8:30am-10:15am and is part of the Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day. 

  • Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director.

    Clinic to Offer Therapies Not Available to Hoosiers

    Armed with a $1 million grant and a new high-profile partnership, the founder and executive director of Lawrence-based NeuroHope says he expects the new physical therapy clinic for patients recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries to cast a wider net. Chris Leeuw says the support from the state's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund will expand services and bring to Indiana therapies that are not currently available. The center, which launched three years ago, is now part of...

  • Next Board Chairman Set at Anthem

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced its next chairman of the board. Liz Tallett, who has served on the board since 2013, will succeed former Chief Executive Officer Joe Swedish in the role following his retirement from the board May 16. Tallett spent 35 years in top leadership positions with health care, pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. George Schaefer has served as the board's lead director since Swedish succeeded him as chair in December 2015.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb Makes Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

    Governor Holcomb Makes Commission Appointments

    Governor Holcomb has announced several appointments and reappointments to various state commissions and boards. They include the Commission for Higher Education, Graduate Medical Education Board and State Board of Accountancy. 

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Opens Health Clinic

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College teamed up with Union Health to open the on-site clinic. The facility is staffed by a nurse practitioner who provides basic health services like flu shots, immunizations, health assessments, physical exams and lab testing.  

  • Franciscan Closing Carmel Facility

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

  • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

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

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

    Purdue, IU Teaming up to Breed and Sell Rare Pigs

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

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    Anthem Completes Acquisition of America's 1st Choice

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

  • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Tops Survey

    Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tops Survey

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

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    Riverview to Build ER/Urgent Care Facilities

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

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

    Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

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

  • St. Vincent Opens Plainfield Hospital

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

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

    State, Chamber Partnering on Opioid Effort

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

  • City of Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic

    Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic Fight

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

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    Elanco Agreement Focuses on Animal Gut Health

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

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

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

    New Focus For Bloomington Foundation

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

  • Indiana-Connected Investors Boost South Bend's AgenDx

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

  • Gift to Create Oncology Program at IU

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

  • (photo courtesy The Renaissance at Historic Hotel Elkhart)

    IEDC Backs Regional Cities Funding in Elkhart

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

  • Holcomb and Azar announced the approval Friday in Indianapolis.

    HIP Expansion Lands Approval

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

  • Crown Point Hospital Earns Trauma Center Designation

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

  • HHS Secretary, Holcomb to Make Announcement

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

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

    IU Health Details Statewide Reach of New Foundation

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

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

    Purdue Startups Hit 'Gold' Status

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

  • Chamber 'Extremely Disappointed' by Smoking Bill Collapse

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

  • Lilly Results Beat Estimates

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

  • The president of Innovative Health Solutions is Brian Carrico.

    Indiana-Made Opioid Symptom Device Gaining Traction

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

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

  • Zimmer Biomet Reports Major Profit Jump

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

  • Extension Granted For HIP Program

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

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    Smoking Age Bill Moves Forward

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

  • OurHealth Updates Expansion Efforts

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

  • IU Med School Sets Record For NIH Funding

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

  • Johnson Memorial to Celebrate New Rehab Center

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

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

    Indiana Locations Among 'Top Cardiovascular Hospitals'

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

  • Search Begins For DeKalb Health CEO

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

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    IU Health to Showcase Precision Genomics

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

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

    IU Health Center in Bloomington Will 'Up Our Game'

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

  • Springbuk Announces $20M in Funding, New Jobs

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

  • Hanley says 2017 will have its highest participation yet.

    Partnership to Expand Nine13sports Program

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

  • Elanco Drug Lands FDA Approval

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

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

    IU Effort Sets Sights on Orange County

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

  • John Elliott was named CEO of Gleaners in 2016.

    CEO: Gleaners Focusing on Health, Hunger 'Convergence'

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

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

    New Senior Living Community to Debut in Indy

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

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

    Methodist Sports Medicine Acquires Bloomington Clinic

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

  • (Image of groundbreaking ceremony courtesy of Indiana University.)

    Work Begins on $389M Regional Health Center

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

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    Work to Begin on Regional Health Center

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

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

    Donnelly Urges Renewed Opioid Declaration

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

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    Organizers Detail STEM Fest 2018

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

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

  • St. Joseph Hospital Names CEO

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

  • Elanco Veterinary Drug Gains European Approval

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

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

    Methodist Hospitals, Franciscan Alliance Merger Talks Halted

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

  • Porter Health Names CEO

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

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    Rush: 'State of Your Judiciary is Strong'

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

  • (Graphic courtesy of United Animal Health.)

    Rebranding For Heritage Hoosier Ag Business

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

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

    Lilly Endowment Boosts Nonprofits to The Tune of $80M

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

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    Medical Director Named For Grand Park

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

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

    New Brownsburg Hospital Debuts

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

  • Crouch spoke at an addiction symposium in Boone County.

    Crouch: Opioids Are State's 'Greatest Challenge'

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

  • MDwise Acquisition Complete

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

  • The Sidus system debuted in Europe in 2012.

    Zimmer Biomet Lands FDA Clearance

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

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

    Bloomington to Acquire Hospital Property

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

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

    Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here

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

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

    Indiana Chamber Adds to Board

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

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    Opioids, Alcohol, Training on Legislative Slate

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

  • Community Foundation Details $1.1M in Grants

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

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    Aspire Indiana Health Names First Medical Director

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

  • Indy Companies Among 'Best Places to Work'

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

  • Dan Nafziger (photo courtesy Elkhart County Health Department)

    Goshen Health Makes Leadership Changes

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

  • (Image of Nicole Fowler courtesy of Indiana University.)

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

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

  • Chamber Calls For Congress to Stop 'HIT'

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

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Demolition of Former Reid Hospital to Begin

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

  • BASi Swings to Full-Year Profit

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

  • Anthem Completes HealthSun Acquisition

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

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

    Purdue Awarded 'Transformative' Gift

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

  • Zimmer Biomet Names CEO

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

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    Eskenazi Opens Downtown Rehab Center

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

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

    Fort Wayne Joins Opioid Fight

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

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    Endocyte to Join Key Nasdaq Index

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

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    Gift to Endow Purdue Institute Directorship

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

  • Construction on the facility began in 2016.

    ISU Unveils $64M Project, Makes Honors Change

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

  • hc1 Goes High-Tech in Opioid Battle

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

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    IU, OrthoWorx Collaboration Takes Flight

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

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    Riley Children's Health Plans $142M Maternity Project

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

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Reid Hospital Demo Bid Cuts Loan Need

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

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    Lilly Cancer Treatment Falls Short in Study

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

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

    Erskine Green Institute Lands AWS Foundation Grant

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

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

    Holcomb Announces Parental Leave Policy

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

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

    Bloomington, Monroe County to Sue Opioid Makers, Distributors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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