• Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-October, with hopes for the renovated building to open in summer 2018.

    Little Red Door Getting $2M Makeover

    Little Red Door Cancer Agency in Indianapolis has launched a $2.1 million project that it says will transform its building into a vibrant community center for people fighting cancer. The agency says the New Hope Project will expand programming and make the building more accessible. The organization says highlights of the multi-million dollar effort include a more accessible entrance for those with physical limitations, a dedicated fitness and yoga studio and significant space...

  • Shaun Grannis is director of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.

    Grant to Help Tackle Patient ID Issues

    The Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis has received a $1.7 million grant. The funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will support research and development of "real-world, evidence-based guidelines" for matching patient identification information in the era of Big Data. CBMI Director Shaun Grannis is the principal investigor for the project. He says...

  • Union Hospital was founded in 1892 as the Terre Haute Sanitarium.

    Union Hospital Turns 125

    The largest employer in Terre Haute is marking a milestone. Union Hospital will Thursday celebrate 125 years since its founding as the Terre Haute Sanitarium. It began as a small operation with only three paid employees and has since grown to include more than 2,000 employees with facilities in both Terre Haute and Clinton. Construction of its 380-bed, $185 million main campus was complete in early 2010 and hospital officials say...

  • Rendering provided to the Whitestown Plan Commission.

    Redesigned Health Care Facility Gains Approval in Whitestown

    A 96-bed senior living community in Whitestown is back on-track after layout changes by the owner and developer. The $20 million Mainstreet development will sit on 16 acres and include eight buildings. The project received unanimous approval Monday night from the town's plan commission, the final step in the approval process.

  • Insurers to Expand Indiana Obamacare Footprint

    Two health insurance providers are expanding their offerings in Indiana on the federal marketplace. Ohio-based CareSource and Managed Health Services in Indianapolis have notified state officials they plan to provide coverage in Decatur, Jackson, Grant and Wayne counties starting next year. Following the June announcements that Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and MDwise Marketplace would drop out of the federal exchange in Indiana, the aforementioned counties were in jeopardy of...

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    IU Health Bloomington Plans Move Forward

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved final site plans and the exterior design for the proposed Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. The 735,000 square-foot complex will house the new IU Health Bloomington hospital as well as an academic facility.

  • (Sportsplex And Community Center rendering provided by the city of Hammond)

    Sportsplex Groundbreaking Keeps Hammond Hot Streak

    A groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center marks additional progress on what has been a series of economic development wins in the Lake County city. Plans for the facility, located on the former Woodmar Mall property, include six basketball courts, a dozen volleyball courts and two regulation-sized indoor soccer fields. During a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Mayor Tom McDermott said...

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    St. Vincent to Add StatFlight in Evansville

    St. Vincent Health has announced the addition of Evansville to the St. Vincent StatFlight program. The health system says, beginning in November, the city will become the program's sixth base, making it the largest air medical provider in Indiana.  

  • Indy Healthcare Staffing Agency Acquired

    An Indianapolis-based healthcare staffing agency is under new ownership. San Diego-based Aya Healthcare has acquired RN & Allied Specialties, a move Aya Healthcare says will boost access to healthcare clinicians for RNS clients. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • Hospitals in the IU Health system make up half of Indiana's 2017 ranking.

    Indiana Hospitals Ranked Among Best in Nation

    U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best hospitals in the nation. The publication includes state-by-state rankings as well as specialty rankings in 16 areas, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and orthopedics.

  • Officials broke ground on the facility in April 2016.

    Hendricks Regional Health Adding Jobs

    Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is looking to fill more than 100 positions in Brownsburg. The health system says the jobs will be located at its new $48 million Brownsburg medical center, which is set to open in December. 

  • Lilly plans to present trial results at scientific meetings and publications over the next year.

    Lilly Migraine Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it second Phase 3 study of an oral migraine treatment has yielded positive results. Lilly says, as a result of the positive outcome for lasmiditan, the company plans to submit a New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the second half of 2018.

  • Indiana Health Commissioner Confirmed as Surgeon General

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams for U.S. Surgeon General. On Twitter Thursday, Adams called the confirmation "truly an indescribable honor." Trump selected Adams in late-June and the Senate confirmed him as the 20th person to serve the position during a flurry of activity prior to its annual August Recess. Adams became Indiana's health commissioner in 2014 following his appointment by then-G...
  • The job fair will take place on the IPFW campus.

    Banks Hosting Job Fair in Fort Wayne

    Congressman Jim Banks (R-3) will Wednesday host a job fair on the campus of IPFW. More than 70 employers from northeast Indiana will be on hand in an effort to fill 2,300 open positions.

  • Grant to Expand Eskenazi Health Program

    Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Eskenazi Health and the Eskenazi Health Foundation in Indianapolis. The health system says the funding will be used to expand the Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence program, which provides internships for Indiana students with disabilities.

  • Zimmer Biomet Swings to Profit

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is reporting second quarter net income of $184 million, compared to a net loss of $31.3 million during the same period the previous year. The earnings report follows the announcement earlier this month that Chief Executive Officer David Dvorak is stepping down.

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    Good Samaritan Expanding Primary Care Services

    The board of governors for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes has approved a purchase aimed at expanding the hospital's primary care clinic. The hospital is investing more than $300,000 to acquire the building, which will allow the clinic to offer more services to patients, including dental care and mental health services.

  • 'Options Open' For Potential Anthem Mergers, Acquisitions

    Two months after a proposed $54 billion merger fell apart with Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), the chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) says the insurance company will "keep options open" for other potential merger and acquisition opportunities. During a conference call with investors Wednesday morning, Joe Swedish said "broadly-speaking," growth through M&A is still a significant long-term strategy.

  • German Subsidiary Growing in Whitley County

    Columbia City-based DOT America Inc. has announced plans to further expand operations in the Whitley County city. The company is proposing a $3.2 million investment to add to its current facility along with new equipment and a small number of jobs.

  • Brian Tabor succeeded Doug Leonard at president of the IHA in June of 2017.

    Debate Swirls on Potential Obamacare Repeal

    The president of the Indiana Hospital Association says "it's still anyone's guess" as to how potential changes to the Affordable Care Act will pan out. Brian Tabor, who took the helm at the IHA last month, believes the debate on the future of the nation's health care system will continue, regardless of the regulatory outcome. He says the organization that represents nearly every hospital in the state is "laser-focused" on three priorities.

  • Anthem Profit Perks Up

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting second quarter net income of $855.3 million, compared to $780.6 million in the same quarter a year earlier. The results reflect the failed $54 billion merger between Anthem and Connecticut-based Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), which was canceled in May. To date in 2017, Anthem says it has increased its medical enrollment totals by 500,000 and expects full-year enrollment to grow by 300,000-500,000.

  • Ground Breaking Set For New YMCA

    The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will Wednesday break ground on the $10 million OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA facility on the city's northwest side. The OrthoIndy Foundation landed the naming rights for the facility after making a $3 million donation toward construction in March 2016. 

  • (photo courtesy St. Vincent Health)

    St. Vincent Names Region President

    St. Vincent Health has selected Dan Parod as president of its southwest region. The health system says Parod, who has served in the role on an interim basis since February, will be responsible for "advancing St. Vincent's mission of service in Evansville and the Warrick County Tri-State area."

  • Patchen's Perspective on Sports Legends Experience

    The chief executive officer of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis says the $35 million Sports Legends Experience is coming together and will "get our arms around fitness" in an unprecedented way. Jeff Patchen says partnerships with major local sports teams, which he calls "content experts," are helping shape the 7.5-acre outdoor/indoor exhibit that is expected to be complete in March.

  • Eric Holcomb is in his first year as Indiana's governor.

    Holcomb: Shift From Obamacare to More State Control

    Governor Eric Holcomb is calling on federal lawmakers to work closely with states and give Indiana greater control over its health care subsidies. In an open letter to Hoosiers, Holcomb says the requests are a response to ever-changing debates and proposals related to Republican and Trump administration efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • Thomas Klootwyk (left) will succeed Arthur Rettig (right) as head team physician. (photo courtesy Methodist Sports Medicine)

    Colts Team Physician to Step Down

    The longtime physician with the Indianapolis Colts has announced plans to step down. Arthur Rettig has served as the team's head team physician since 1999 and has been with the organization since its relocation to Indy in 1984. 

  • Columbus Regional Health Acquires Former Hotel

    Columbus Regional Health says it plans to demolish the former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in the Bartholomew County city and build a new facility. The health system purchased the 21-acre property from German American Capital Corp. at a foreclosure auction earlier this month. The price of the acquisition is $4.5 million. Columbus Regional Health Chief Executive Officer Jim Bickel says...

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    South Bend Researcher Secures Grants Totaling $1.9M

    An Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend researcher has been awarded nearly $1.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense. The funds will support Molly Duman Scheel's work focusing on safeguarding field troops from mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and dengue fever.

  • Eskenazi Medical Group Names CEO

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has named Curtis Wright president and chief executive officer of Eskenazi Medical Group. Wright, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, had previously served in the role on an interim basis.

  • The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital is expected to open in Spring of 2018.

    Deaconess Hits Milestone in Expansion

    Evansville-based Deaconess Health System will Wednesday celebrate a construction milestone at its new Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital in Newburgh. Officials will place final steel beam for the hospital, which is part of a $135 million expansion.

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    Gold Medalist Planning New Volleyball Academy

    A Fort Wayne-born Olympic volleyball star has announced plans for new volleyball facility in Angola. Lloy Ball, a four-time Olympian who won a gold medal with the USA Men's National Team in 2008, says the proposed Ball Sports Academy will serve as the new home for his northeast Indiana organization, Team Pineapple Volleyball Club. Ball tells The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne the Steuben County facility will be 25,000 square-feet and be complete sometime next year.

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

    Methodist Completes $12M Gary Renovations

    Methodist Hospitals has completed more than $12 million in renovations at its Northlake campus in Gary. The project, which took 14 months to complete, included improvements to its emergency room and existing intensive care unit, along with the construction of a new ICU. 

  • (Rendering courtesy of the city of South Bend)

    Coal Line Trail Would Create 'Purposeful' Connections

    The city of South Bend is detailing a proposed trail along a rail corridor that has gone unused for more than 20 years. Plans call for the Coal Line Trail to initially include two phases, with potential for a third section. Current construction estimates put the project at $4.5 million and it is expected to begin in 2020 and be complete around a year later.

  • Chuck Surack is the founder and CEO of Sweetwater Sound.

    Surack Quits Lutheran Boards

    The founder of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound has resigned from the advisory boards of Lutheran Hospital and Lutheran Health Network. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Chuck Surack's decision came amid disappointment with Lutheran's parent, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH). 

  • Springbuk Touts Customer Milestone

    An Indianapolis-based employer health data company says demand for its portfolio is rising and it plans to add employees to keep up. Springbuk says its services are now used by 900 employers and it is looking to hire around 10 by year's end. Springbuk currently employs 38 at its headquarters in The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. The company says it has added 300 customers in the second quarter alone.

  • The 5K Run, Walk, Roll is set for Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at IUPUI.

    Fundraiser to Spotlight Disability Awareness

    Hundreds of participants and more than 1,000 spectators are set to take part this weekend in an event to support an organization working to raise disability awareness and programs such as inclusive athletics. The Joseph Maley Foundation says Saturday's 9th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll Event in downtown Indianapolis will help fuel its mission of "serving children of all abilities." The foundation is named for Joseph Maley, who...

  • Parkview Health in Fort Wayne is included in the list.

    Hoosier Hospitals Among 'Most Wired'

    Several Indiana hospitals and health systems are included in the 2017 "Health Care's Most Wired" list by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, recognizes institutions based on their use of information technology.

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    Expansion Complete at SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse

    A multi-purpose athletics expansion is now complete at the SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse. Officials say the 35,000 square-foot addition includes more basketball, volleyball and pickleball court space, as well as an adult sports performance training facility. Facility General Manager Todd Ramsey says the expansion has been focused on kids, families and the community.

  • Officials broke ground on the hospital in May 2016.

    Topping Off For Michigan City Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health will Friday celebrate a key milestone in the construction of its new hospital in Michigan City. The health system will hold a topping off ceremony, placing the final steel beam on the frame of the $233 million facility.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

    State Plays Role in Big Medical Fraud 'Takedown'

    The Office of the Indiana Attorney is detailing results of a major effort to uncover health care fraud. In all, the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unity was involved with seven investigations that have led to the indictments of two companies and 15 individuals. The announcement of the crackdown is connected to a U.S. Office of Inspector General-led initiative called Fraud Takedown Week, which is billed as the largest effort of its kind in U.S. history.

  • Could Health Tech Become Indiana Calling Card?

    A panel of some of the state's top health care technology executives agrees that Indiana is poised to take a lead role in the emerging industry. During a recent event at The Speakeasy in downtown Indianapolis, Formstack Chief Executive Officer Chris Byers, Healthx Inc. Chief Operating Officer Tom Millay and Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen discussed the components that make the city and the state stand out in health tech, including strengths in life sciences, data analytics and insurance.

  • Florida Company Acquires Home Health Depot

    Indianapolis-based Home Health Depot Inc. has been acquired by Florida-based Lincare Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the medical equipment retailer tells Inside INdiana Business the majority of its employees were offered positions at Lincare.

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

    Lilly Reaches Settlement on Cialis Patent

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it has reached a settlement agreement with generic drug companies regarding the unit dose patent for Cialis. Under the terms of the agreement, Lilly's patent, which had been set to expire in April 2020, will now expire at the earliest in September 2018.

  • The grant will also support the creation of a high-end biomedical research center.

    Big Grant Targets Top Scientists

    An effort to attract top scientists to Indiana has received a major boost. Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $25 million grant to fund the INCITE program, which is a collaboration among players including the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to bring biomedical scientists to enhance research and education at the school and strengthen the state's life sciences sector.

  • Zimmer Biomet CEO Steps Down

    The president and chief executive officer of Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has stepped down. The company says David Dvorak, who also stepped down from its board of directors, will remain in an advisory capacity for an undisclosed period of time. 

  • IU Med School Adds Residency Positions

    The Indiana Graduate Medical Education Board has approved seven new residency positions for the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. The school says the positions will help to address the state's need for more physicians. 

  • Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the New Drug Application for a potential breast cancer treatment. The application for abemaciclib also received a Priority Review designation, which aims to expedite the approval process by regulators.

  • Research Combo Can 'Raise Level of Tech Talent' in Indiana

    The partners in a just-announced life sciences research collaboration between Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Purdue University say the deal could have implications that extend far beyond the two institutions. The five-year, $52 million partnership is designed to expand Lilly's efforts to get medicines to market more efficiently, says Lilly Research Labs Chief Operating Officer Andrew Dahlem, who adds talent is key to making it happen.

  • The court is expected to hand down the full judgment on Wednesday.

    UK Supreme Court Ruling Favors Lilly

    The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) in a case relating to alternative salt forms of lung cancer treatment Alimta. The ruling suggests the products from generics manufacturer Actavis infringe on Lilly patents in the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

  • (Renderings provided by Spectrum Retirement.)

    $35M Senior Care Project Underway in Boone County

    Construction has started on the $35 million Anson Senior Living Community and Memory Care Center in Whitestown. Plans call for nearly 180 units in four-story and two-story facilities. Denver-based Spectrum Retirement says the project is expected to be complete next year. It will sit on 4.9 acres near I-65 in the Boone County community. The developer has two existing senior care communities in central Indiana and two being built.

  • Lilly Drug Receives Approval in Japan

    The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has granted Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Delaware-based Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) marketing approval for a once-daily treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lilly says the approval for Olumiant is based on four phase 3 clinical trials.

  • Portage Medical Facility Gains Approval

    The Portage City Council has approved plans for a new $18 million medical facility. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report North Shore Health Centers will build the 50,000 square-foot facility on 10 acres across from Portage Hospital.

  • Grant to Support Health Informatics Program

    The National Library of Medicine has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. The five-year award will support the institute's new Indiana Training program in Public and Population Health Informatics, which will begin later this month. 

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the collaboration "will move us forward in areas core to both institutions."

    Purdue, Lilly Partner on 'Biomedical Revolution'

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE LLY) and Purdue University have announced a five-year, $52 million life science research collaboration. The agreement marks Purdue's largest strategic collaboration with a single company. The partnership will initially focus on improved development and delivery of injectable medicines designed to reduce pain. Purdue researchers will work with the company to harness what Lilly CEO David Ricks calls "the biomedical revolution."

  • Shawn McCoy (left) and James Porter (photos courtesy Deaconess Health System)

    New Leadership in Place at Deaconess

    The change in leadership at Evansville-based Deaconess Health System has taken place. Shawn McCoy and James Porter have taken over as chief executive officer and president, respectively, following the June 30 retirement of Linda White, who had served in both roles since 2004.

  • Holcomb's announcement is set for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

    Governor to Make 'Significant' Drug Treatment Announcement

    Governor Holcomb's office says he will make a "significant treatment expansion announcement" involving the state's drug epidemic. The governor will make the announcement Wednesday morning at Valle Vista Health System in Greenwood.

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

    Group Ends Effort to Acquire Lutheran Health

    The organization that sought to acquire Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne for $2.4 billion is ending its effort. The 10 physicians who formed Fort Wayne Physicians LLC say they have dissolved the organization and will no longer seek the acquisition from Lutheran’s parent, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH).

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.)

    State Study: Homeless Population Dips

    A new study from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority shows the state's homeless population has dropped. The 2017 Balance of State Point-in-Time Homeless Count shows a 14 percent decrease in the overall homeless population and a 29 percent drop in chronic homelessness. IHCDA Executive Director Jacob Sipe calls the numbers "encouraging," but says there more work to be done. "With the passage of S...

  • Adams first became Indiana State Health Commissioner in 2014.

    State Health Commissioner Tapped by Trump

    President Trump has nominated Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams to be the next United States Surgeon General. Adams was appointed to the state position by then-Governor Mike Pence in 2014. Governor Eric Holcomb reappointed him to lead the state health commission in January. Adams is currently an assistant professor of clinical anesthesia at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.

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

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman-Owned Device Company on a Roll

    Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Chief Executive Officer Maggie Galloway took top prize at the recent Winner's Circle competition at inX3 in Indianapolis. The startup develops controllable suction technology designed for breathing tube procedures. Galloway says the first device will be fully-launched in September with the goal of "getting this device in every hospital around the world."

  • Poseyville Regional Cities Project Set For Ribbon Cutting

    State and local officials will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a project in Poseyville supported by Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc. has completed work on the $700,000 Regional Medical Center, for which the state contributed more than $135,000.

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    Construction Set to Begin on Johnson County Micro-Hospital

    Franciscan Health officials will break ground Thursday on a planned $50 million micro-hospital and health complex in Greenwood. The facility will include an emergency room and outpatient services. The new Johnson County location will be near the fast-growing Bargersville and Center Grove areas. The three-story, 108,000 square-foot facility will feature eight inpatient rooms, emergency exam space, as well as imaging services and lab capabilities.

  • The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month program at IWU.

    Taylor, IWU Partner on Nursing Program

    Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University are partnering on a nursing program. The schools say the cooperative effort will allow students to earn two bachelor's degrees in four years at a similar cost to earning a single four-year degree. The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program at IWU. The schools say students will gain experience in a variety of allied health professions and...

  • The 2015 cyberattack resulted in the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people.

    Anthem Reaches $115M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a $115 million settlement agreement over the 2015 data breach involving nearly 80 million people. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit say the agreement, if approved by the court, would be the largest data breach settlement in history. The settlement fund would be used to provide those affected by the breach with at least two years of credit monitoring or reimburse those who are already enrolled.

  • Roche HIV Testing Technique Lands FDA Approval

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Premarket Approval Application for a new HIV testing technique developed by Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis. The company says the technique could increase the likelihood of early detection of HIV infection. 

  • Insurers Anthem, MDwise Leaving Indiana Exchange

    The Indiana health insurance marketplace will have two fewer providers next year. Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and MDwise Marketplace, also in Indianapolis, announced they will not be offering individual plans in Indiana through the federally-subsidized Affordable Care Act exchanges next year. In statements, both cited instability in the individual market.

  • Dozens Considered OurHealth Investment

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based OurHealth says 100 different private equity investors reached out before the on-site and near-site clinic provider selected a San Francisco firm for a $37 million round of funding. The investment will boost OurHealth's national footprint and is expected to create nearly 500 jobs, almost half of which will be in its home city. The new positions will be in the field, as well as in marketing, business development and technology.

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    Franciscan to Open Micro-Hospital in Greenwood

    Franciscan Health has announced plans for a $50 million micro-hospital in Johnson County. The Franciscan Health Stones Crossing facility will include an emergency center and outpatient medical complex that the health system says will provide many of the same services offered at its Indianapolis and Mooresville locations, but on a smaller scale.

  • Turnstone is receiving more than $100,000 for its recreation programs and $1 million to help with its "Big Dream" project.

    AWS Grants to Help Hoosiers With Disabilities

    The AWS Foundation in Fort Wayne has awarded more than $1.5 million to 19 nonprofits that serve people with disabilities. The largest grant went to Turnstone for youth sports, recreation and wellness programs. Fort Wayne, IN - The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,514,122 in grants to 19 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    New Jump IN CEO Sets Focus on Health in Schools

    The new chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Healthy Kids says Indiana's poor health rankings present the greatest challenges for improving the health of children in the state. Julie Burns says while the organization has many areas of focus, she believes they can make the greatest impact in childcare and schools by helping to give kids an early understanding of the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. Burns was appointed CEO earlier this week.

  • Maggie Galloway accepted the prize on behalf of Inscope Medical. (Picture Courtesy: inX3)

    inX3 Spotlights Pitch Competition, Mira Winners

    The inX3 tech and entrepreneurship week continues today in Indianapolis with the Winners Circle, where 2017 TechPoint Mira Award winners will meet with representatives from growth-stage venture capital firms. Yesterday, Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Solutions took the top prize in the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase Pitch Competition. The medical device company will receive a $100,000 prize package.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    Jump IN Announces New Leadership

    Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Health Kids has named Julie Burns chief executive officer. Burns, who has served as head of program operations for the organization since 2014, succeeds Ron Gifford.

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

    Legislators 'Disappointed' in Lutheran CEO's Dismissal

    Members of the Indiana General Assembly representing northeast Indiana have expressed their disappointment in the sudden dismissal of Brian Bauer as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network. In a statement obtained by our partners at WPTA in Fort Wayne, the delegation says the decision "raises local concerns over the direction of the company." 

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    City Takes Steps Toward Old Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Redevelopment Commission has approved a measure involving funding for cleaning up the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the resolution would allow for tax increment financing district funds to help offset future costs if the project gets moving. The publication reports the total price of remediation and demolition on the property has not yet been determined...

  • IU East to Offer Applied Health Science Degree

    Indiana University East has announced plans to offer a new Applied Health Science degree this fall. The bachelor's degree program will offer two tracks in community health education and health administration.

  • Lilly, Pfizer Drug Lands FDA Designation

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and New York-based Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) have received a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a drug currently undergoing a Phase 3 clinical trial. Tanezumab is being developed for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. 

  • Tony (pictured left) and Julie (pictured right) Bombacino launched Real Food Blends in 2013 following an online crowdfunding campaign.

    Real Food Blends Partners on National Distribution

    Chesterton-based Real Food Blends has announced a distribution agreement with a company with a national footprint. The feeding tube meal provider's pouches are now available through Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services, which is considered the largest home infusion and nutrition company in the U.S. Real Food Blends was established in 2013 by wife and husband team Julie and Tony Bombacino when they found a lack of real food nutritional options for their son who used a feeding tube.

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

    Lutheran Announces Change in Leadership

    Brian Bauer is out as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. The health system says he is unable to continue in the role because "current circumstances put him in an untenable position." Mike Poore, an executive with parent company Community Health Systems, will serve as interim CEO while the network searches for a permanent replacement.

  • (Image courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Moving Forward With Potential Migraine Treatment

    An investigational migraine treatment from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has returned positive results in three Phase 3 studies. The company says it will now submit a Biologics License Application for galcanezumab to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration later this year. Lilly says it will also turn in additional applications with global regulatory agencies. Lilly Bio-Medicines President Christi Shaw says...

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

    Biotech Company Licenses IU Discoveries

    An Indianapolis-based biotechnology company is looking to commercialize discoveries made at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Apexian Pharmaceuticals Inc. has licensed all technology discovered by the Mark Kelley, Betty and Earl Herr Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research at the school.

  • 'New Mechanism' Could Join Lilly Diabetes Fight

    The global development leader of Lilly Diabetes says a new $55 million agreement could open the door for potentially innovative treatments and approaches for patients with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions. Brad Woodward says the collaboration with Switzerland-based KeyBioscience AG taps into "an entirely new mechanism" to potentially improve control of blood glucose and weight loss.

  • Frank Levinson graduated from Butler in 1975. (photo courtesy Phoenix Venture Partners)

    'Transformational' Gift to Support Sciences at Butler

    A Butler University alumnus has awarded a $5 million gift to support the sciences. The university says the gift from Frank Levinson will be used to help transform its science teaching and laboratory spaces, which will be designed to complement those of companies throughout the world. 

  • IU Simon Cancer Center Director Honored

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  • One of the clinics is located at St. Vincent Anderson. (photo courtesy St. Vincent Health)

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  • Parkview Huntington Hospital is one of the Indiana representatives on the list.

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

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  • Jeff Schwegman founded AB BioTechnologies in 2008.

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  • (Image Courtesy: Lilly Oncology)

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  • Image (left) of Ben Zarzaur provided by Eskenazi Health, image (right) of Malaz Boustani provided by Regenstrief Institute.

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  • (Image provided by the Indiana Department of Education) From L-to-R: Ujwala Pamidimukkala, Samantha Fassnacht, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Governor Eric Holcomb, Miranda Shook, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, Truman Bennet

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  • Elkhart General Hospital is a part of Beacon Health System.

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  • (Image courtesy of the IHSAA) Pat Roy -- October 3, 1938 - May 23, 2017.

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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)

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  • Sherard Clinkscales is ISU's director of athletics.

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

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  • EasyDial expects to begin Porter County operations in 2018.

    Porter County Lands Med Tech Expansion

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  • (Rendering provided by Franklin College)

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  • The new deal spans 10 years.

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

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

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

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  • Lutheran hopes to begin some construction this year.

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  • (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    Mallory Named ISU Health And Human Services Dean

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  • (photo courtesy IU Health)

    IU Health Names East Central Region President

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

    Grand Challenges Recipient Lands 'Extraordinary Investment'

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

    Ball State Details Tuition Increase, Building Projects

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