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    Hammond Clinic Called 'First in Indiana'

    State and local officials from both Indiana and Illinois are celebrating a first-of-its-kind clinic in Hammond. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health says the new Multi-Specialty Hepatitis C and HIV Clinic will serve both the northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago communities.

  • IU Health Releases Community Health Grants

    Indiana University Health has announced Community Health Improvement Grants of nearly $700,000. The funding will be used for projects dealing with behavioral health/substance abuse, tobacco use, infant mortality and obesity. "The thoughtfulness and collaboration embodied in these grant applications further demonstrate that IU Health is leading the way to solve Indiana’s big health challenges," said Dennis Murphy, president and...

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

    OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has begun a public stock offering. The pediatric medical device manufacturer is looking to raise up to nearly $47 million as a result of the offering, which is expected to close Tuesday.

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    Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health will Thursday hold a blessing and dedication ceremony for the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital. The $243 million facility, which has been under construction for more than two years, is slated to open in January.

  • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world."

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    Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution

    Reid Health Auxiliary has made its largest ever annual donation after successful year-round fundraising by volunteers. The Auxiliary made a recent contribution of $275,000 to Reid Health Foundation. This year's donation was helped by special sales and proceeds from the hospital gift shop, Ginkgo Boutique. The Auxiliary has now donated over $3.5 million to the Reid Health Foundation since 1948. 

  • IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant

    Treatment responses for patients with metastatic bone cancer are the focus of work that has garnered an IU endocrinologist a $1.2 million Department of Defense grant. Theresa Guise will use the funding to try to understand several events that decrease quality of life for patients being treated for the disease. Guise wants to find the role of the cellular environment of the tumor-bone on the patients ability to metabolize glucose and how a high-fat diet plays a part.  

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    Catalent Expanding in Bloomington

    New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) has announced plans to grow its Bloomington operations. The company says it will invest nearly $14 million to expand its biologics packaging capacity at its Monroe County manufacturing facility and create 36 jobs. Catalent entered the Bloomington market in 2017 with its $950 million acquisition of Cook Pharmica. The company says it will construct a 15,000-square-foot addition that will include...

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is leading a multi-state federal lawsuit against a Fort Wayne-based electronic health records company. Hill's office alleges Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard LLC sustained a data breach which compromised the data of more than 3.9 million people.

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    Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has opened its last telehealth clinic of the year at West Washington School Corp. near Campbellsburg in Washington County. Pre-K through 6th graders and junior and senior high school students will have access to the clinic. “Using state-of-the-art secure technology to deliver healthcare will benefit students and staff alike,” said West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith. Nance. 

  • Rick Sasso (photo courtesy of Indiana Spine Group)

    Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict

    A jury in Marshall County has awarded what is being called one of the largest verdicts in Indiana history to an Indianapolis spine surgeon and inventor. Rick Sasso would receive more than $112 million in royalties and interest which he claimed he was owed by Minnesota-based medical device company Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT).

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expanding in Indiana

    An Indianapolis-based startup that provides qualified babysitters for children with special needs has announced plans for expansion. Synapse Sitters was founded one year ago by Marie Maher, whose son was diagnosed with autism, after having difficulty finding a sitter who could properly handle his behaviors. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Maher said she came up with the idea for an online platform to connect parents with sitters who have experience in...

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    State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital

    The state's newest psychiatric hospital is now hiring for a variety of positions. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the $120 million NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center is undergoing the final leg of construction and will open in the spring of 2019 on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.

  • Wade Clapp is the chairman of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Riley Hospital. (photo courtesy of the IU School of Medicine)

    Riley Campaign to 'Double Down' on Research Efforts

    The chairman of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine says the Riley Children's Foundation's $175 million campaign will provide a new revenue stream for a much-needed expansion. Wade Clapp, who is also physician-in-chief at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, says the hospital has a relatively small endowment when compared to larger children's hospitals in the U.S. that provide similar services. Clapp says the funds from the initiative will support...

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    Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health has opened its latest ExpressCare location. The health system has invested $1 million to open the facility in Hobart, which has created a small number of jobs.

  • Paul Griffin is director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering.

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

    The state of Indiana is working with Purdue University to develop and implement technology systems to battle clinical challenges throughout the state, including long-term care and the opioid crisis. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has announced a two-year, $12 million contract with Purdue's Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. The center will identify four high-need communities: two to implement programs to improve Medicaid long-term care and...

  • Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

    Officials in Logansport will Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new high-tech telehealth clinic. The facility at Landis Elementary School is being funded by the Indiana Rural Health Association, while Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has provided funding for physical health equipment.

  • Residents at North Willow, which is adjacent to the new development

    Ground Broken for Villas at North Willow

    Leo Brown Group has begun construction on a $15 million expansion of its Traditions at North Willow senior living community on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The new Villas at North View is being built directly to the east of St. Vincent Hospital. The construction will add 50 independent living residences to the campus, which currently offers 120 residences. Amenities include community-wide sidewalks, enclosed dog park, clubhouse with a fitness center and a multipurpose 

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    Grant to Support Opioid Outreach Project

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a $320,000 grant to Purdue University. The funding will support the implementation of an outreach program aimed at helping people identify and deal with substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, with a focus on opioids.

  • The recall involves 91,000 pounds of turkey meat.

    CDC Researcher Talks Turkey Recall in Indy

    One death and 164 reported illnesses, including three in Indiana, are being attributed to a massive recall of turkey meat heading into the Thanksgiving holiday. Speaking in Indianapolis last week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Francois Watkins spoke about how the misuse of antibiotics in humans, pets and agriculture are creating more antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.

  • Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

    The Indianapolis-based Anthem Foundation has announced $23 million in new grants to support intergenerational endeavors to improve health and wellness. The latest round of grants brings the total community investments to $53 million. 

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    Health IT Company Makes Plans For Electric Works

    The developers of the massive Electric Works project in Fort Wayne have announced another tenant. RTM Ventures says Medical Informatics Engineering has signed a letter of intent to locate some of its future northeast Indiana operations at the mixed-use innovation district.

  • Carter Cliff is the CEO of Vascugen. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced support for an Indianapolis-based regenerative medicine company. While specific numbers are not being released, the fund says it has invested in Vascugen Inc., which focuses on finding therapies to repair human tissue damaged by reduced blood flow due to disease or injury.

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

    Lutheran Health Settles With Former CEO

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network and Community Health Systems in Tennessee have settled their lawsuit against former Chief Executive Officer Brian Bauer. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Lutheran sued Bauer for breach of contract in June 2017 after a failed bid to find a buyer for its Fort Wayne hospitals. Lutheran claimed Bauer was using insider information to bring IU Health to Fort Wayne.

  • Legislative leaders previewed the session at Monday's annual Chamber Luncheon.

    Chamber Pushing For Healthier Indiana

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says much of its focus for next year's legislative session will be pushing measures that improve the state's health. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says smoking costs Indiana businesses more than $6 billion per year in higher healthcare costs, lost productivity and absenteeism. The chamber is again supporting a cigarette tax increase of $2 per pack and raising the legal smoking age to 21. Brinegar says, while the opioid epidemic is getting a lot...

  • NICO Corp. makes a variety of neurosurgical devices.

    Medical Device Company Secures $12.5M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based NICO Corp. has completed a $12.5 million Series B round of funding. The neurosurgical medical device manufacturer says the funding will support a variety of priorities, including new product development and commercialization, as well as additional clinical studies.

  • Indiana Workplace Injury Rate Remains at All-Time Low

    The Indiana Department of Labor says the state’s nonfatal occupational injury and illness rate remains at its lowest level for the second consecutive year. The 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report says Indiana had an estimated 3.5 injuries or illnesses per 100 full-time workers in 2017.

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    Reid Health Transforming Vacant Building Into PACE Center

    Richmond-based Reid Health has acquired a former grocery store property with plans for redevelopment. The health system says it will remodel a portion of the County Market building into a Medicare-Medicaid center known as PACE, or Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Financial terms of the project have not been released, however Reid Health expects to open the center by the end of 2019. The center will offer primary care, rehabilitation, adult day services, and transportat...
  • Partnership Wins Grant To Fight Opioid Use

    A partnership between the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Reentry Coalition will use a $1.19 million grant to fight the opioid epidemic. The Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the "Integrated Response Project" for its aim to reduce opioid use and related deaths in Marion County. The project hopes to help two groups: 1-Those incarcerated in the Marion County Jail who have been diagnosed with substance ab...

  • Lilly Submitting Applications For Headache Treatments

    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new drug to treat migraine headaches. Lasmiditan would be used for the acute treatment of migraines with or without aura in adults.  Lilly says the drug is distinct from other approved migraine treatments due to its lack of any narrowing effect on blood vessels, and is the first and only in its class to be evaluated for acute treatment of migraines in adults.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    State Files Suit Against Pharmaceutical Company

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed suit against a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical manufacturer. The lawsuit alleges Purdue Pharma, which makes opioid products such as OxyContin, played a key role in the state's opioid crisis by misrepresenting the risks and benefits of opioids.

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

    Public Safety Medical Joins St. Vincent Health

    Physicians and staff of Public Safety Medical have joined St. Vincent Health, Wellness and Preventive Care Institute. Public Safety Medical provides services for fire, law enforcement and EMS personnel, and is the largest medical practice of its kind in the country. PSM was founded in the early 1990's by Steven Moffatt after his practice detected heart disease before heart attacks, early stage cancers, and injury numbers from local firefighters began to decline. 

  • Construction is set to be complete in early 2020.

    Work Begins on $21M LaPorte Hospital

    Beacon Health System and Franciscan Health have broken ground on the $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital in LaPorte. The hospital will feature a full-service emergency department, inpatient care, lab services, diagnostic equipment and telehealth capabilities. Construction is set to be complete in early 2020. The project involves about 28,000 square feet of new construction and nearly 20,000 square feet of renovation at the current Beacon Medial Group building.

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    Endocyte Loss Narrows Amid Pending Acquisition

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is reporting a third quarter net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a net loss of $23.3 million during the same period a year earlier. The biopharmaceutical company is in the midst of a proposed $2.1 billion acquisition by Switzerland-based Novartis AG, which is expected to close in the first half of next year. The deal is considered the largest of its kind ever for an Indiana life sciences company.

  • IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has announced a partnership with a global information technology consulting company. Massachusetts-based Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU) says the collaboration will involve analyzing synthetic medical data, which isn't subject to the same privacy regulations as real-world data sets, to accelerate research on diseases like diabetes. The collaborative analyses, IBRI and Virtusa say, will use...

  • Megan Glover is the founder and CEO of 120WaterAudit.

    120WaterAudit Continues Pattern of Growth

    The chief executive officer of Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit LLC says the company is growing its national profile as it grows locally. Megan Glover says high-profile recognition like last year's victory in the Indianapolis version of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition and being featured earlier this year in California Sunday Magazine have been door-opening developments for the water quality testing and infrastructure software provider. She says...

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    Don Brown to Headline Life Sciences Presentation

    One of the biggest names in the state's technology scene will deliver a keynote address Friday at a life sciences industry event. Don Brown, who founded and sold Software Artistry and Interactive Intelligence and launched a third company in 2016, LifeOmic, will headline The Changing Business of Healthcare conference at the Roche Diagnostics corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. The event is part of...

  • Survey Seeks Workplace Drug Abuse Knowledge

    An online survey that aims to measure business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices related to substance abuse and prevention in workplaces throughout the state has launched. The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is anonymous, and it is an initiative of the Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and the state. The survey is an outgrowth of...

  • IU President Michael McRobbie announced the effort in October 2017. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU's Opioid Grand Challenge Moves to Phase Two

    Indiana University has announced 15 new projects for phase two of its Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge. The school announced the funding as it marked the one-year anniversary of the $50 million effort. The phase two projects will cover areas including telehealth recovery, the use of cannabinoids in fighting the epidemic and the public stigma of addiction. Phase one involved 16 projects, many of which, the school says, have already reported results. IU Associate...

  • Millions Awarded to IU Cancer Researchers

    The work to lessen the side effects of chemotherapy by some Indiana University cancer researchers has received a big boost. Jill Fehrenbacher and Mark Kelley are the recipients of a five-year $2.3 million National Cancer Institute grant. They will test the effectiveness of a targeted molecule to prevent or reverse chemotheraphy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, caused by various cancer drugs in mice with tumors.  “For patients with CIPN, this might be an option...

  • (Image of Allison Orwig courtesy of the Indiana Rural Health Association.)

    Study to Investigate Opioid Epidemic in 11 Counties

    A recently-launched program targeting opioid use disorders in rural areas throughout the state is exploring expansion. The Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association has received a $200,000 federal grant that will fund a comprehensive planning process designed to boost treatment support in 11 counties with high overdose rates. The plan, which the nonprofit says builds on the work of its Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium, will target four areas...

  • Parkview Health has won the award five years in a row.

    Hoosier Hospitals Named 'Most Wired'

    Six Indiana hospitals have received national recognition for their focus on technology. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives selects its Most Wired list based on survey results related to how health systems promote technology to further increase care in their communities.

  • Elanco says third quarter revenue hit $761.1 million, a 9 percent increase over last year.

    Elanco Swings to Profit in First Post-IPO Earnings

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) is reporting its first set of earnings since spinning off from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) earlier this year. The company is reporting third quarter net income of $60.2 million, compared to a loss of $20.7 million during the same quarter last year. Elanco says revenue hit $761.1 million for the third quarter, which is a 9 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2017. The company credits a...

  • Lilly says it has made a $15 million equity investment in NextCure.

    Lilly, Maryland Company Ink $40M Partnership

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has entered into a multiyear partnership with NextCure Inc. in Maryland. As part of the at least $40 million deal, the companies will work together on immuno-oncology therapies through NextCure's FIND-IO platform. NextCure will receive $25 million from Lilly upfront, and will be eligible for milestone and royalty payments if Lilly can develop and commercialize new cancer therapies through the collaboration. The Indianapolis company has...
  • Rehab Medical Acquires Oklahoma Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has acquired a medical equipment business in Oklahoma. Financial terms of the deal for Family Medical Supply are not being disclosed, however Rehab Medical says it will retain the company's 21 employees.

  • High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County

    North Vermillion Community School Corporation students and staff will have access to a new telehealth clinic established at North Vermillion Elementary School. The clinic will deploy medical providers from Valley Professionals Community Health Center after its inclusion in the Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network. 

  • Joe Wheat founded MiraVista in 2002.

    Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs

    Indianapolis-based MiraVista Diagnostics LLC has announced a $5.3 million expansion. The fungal disease testing company says it plans to add up to 31 jobs by 2021 and double the size of its headquarters. MiraVista currently employs 44 and says hiring is expected to begin next year for positions including customer service representatives, laboratory technicians, research scientists and sales and marketing associates. The new positions are expected to pay...

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    NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More For Concussion Research

    The U.S. Department of Defense and the Indianapolis-based NCAA are committing $22.5 million in additional funding to expand a massive, multi-year study co-led by Indiana University on the effects of concussions on athletes. Since its launch in 2014, the research has involved more than 39,000 student-athletes at 30 colleges and military service academies. While the initial, $30 million phase focused on shorter-term effects, the new phase will examine...

  • Anthem Profit Jumps in Q3

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting third quarter net income of $960 million, compared to $747 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the insurance provider's performance and expectation of continued growth are prompting a boost to the full-year outlook. On the membership front, Anthem says...

  • Katherine Pawelczak is vice president for research at NERx Biosciences. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU Fund Invests in Drug Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced plans to invest $500,000 in an Indianapolis-based drug development company. NERx Biosciences says the investment will further development of its first-in-class targeted cancer therapy drug. 

  • Franciscan Health Partners With Northwestern Memorial

    A new agreement links Franciscan Health with the department of neurology surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The agreement calls for a full-time surgeon, Kevin Jackson, to be employed by Franciscan Health Crown Point, and also includes Telestroke services at four Franciscan Health health care facilities in northwest Indiana.

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    Lilly Details Collaboration That Could Grow Exponentially

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a $100 million global licensing and research collaboration. The company will partner with Massachusetts-based Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA) on potential cardio-metabolic disease, neurodegeneration and pain treatments. The deal also involves a $100 million equity investment from Lilly. More than 10 targets are expected to be involved. Lilly says Dicerna could receive...

  • (Image of CityWay ExpressCare courtesy of Franciscan Health.)

    New Health Clinic to Open at CityWay

    Franciscan Health will Monday open its new ExpressCare CityWay clinic in downtown Indianapolis. The facility, which will be the first urgent care center in downtown Indy, will offer a variety of services in addition to treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. The clinic, located at 325 S. Alabama Street, will be open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The health system says the facility will offer...

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    Riverview Breaks Ground on Fishers Facility

    Noblesville-based Riverview Health has broken ground on one of four combined emergency room and urgent care facilities in central Indiana. The new location in Fishers, near I-69 and 116th Street, is slated to open in 2019.

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    Springbuk Attracting Cultural Recognition

    Indianapolis-based Springbuk is being recognized by a global business publication. Entrepreneur magazine has named the health technology company to its annual Top Company Culture List. Springbuk is the only Indiana company on the list, which considers multiple factors in seven categories including effectiveness, connection and leadership. Springbuk Director of Experience Kristy Bittles said...

  • Program Offers Rehab to Workers Who Fail Drug Test

    As opioid addiction issues continue to ravage Hoosier communities and the workforce, a global manufacturer with multiple Indiana locations is offering rehabilitation assistance for potential employees who fail pre-hiring drug screenings. Belden, which has had a longtime presence in Richmond, has launched Pathways to Employment in response to a tripling of drug test failures and an ongoing need for talent. VP of HR Leah Tate says more than two-thirds of participants are still with it.

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    Dementia Care Initiative Lands $3.5M Grant

    The National Institute of Aging has awarded a $3.5 million grant to support an initiative focusing on dementia care. The effort, being conducted by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, aims to improve care for symptom management and other burdens of dementia, as well as empowering family caregivers.

  • Trine University outlines plans for expanding health services programs

    Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs

    Trine University plans to expand its offerings from the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences in Ft. Wayne over the next few years. Several new degree programs will be added and enrollment numbers will be increased for its existing Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Trine President Earl Brooks II says there is a need for medical professionals to care for an aging population.  "By providing students in new areas of the health sciences...

  • Shirt Factory-Turned-Assisted Living Home to Open

    A new assisted living facility will officially open Wednesday in a unique location in New Albany. Mansion on Main is the result of a $15 million revamp of a former shirt factory. Production at the 1920s-era M. Fine & Sons Building ended more than 40 years ago. The new development is slated to employ nearly 70. Vitality Senior Services is operating the facility, which will include in-room emergency response, transportation and concierge services, as well as...

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    Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board

    The new chairman of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Directors is Biomet Co-founder Niles Noblitt. He replaces Donald Ings, whose term just ended, and will serve a five-year term. Noblitt is former chair of Biomet's Board of Directors and was a board member from 1977-2007. He also serves as chairman of orthopedic device manufacturer MedShape, Inc. and a board member with NICO Corporation. He also formerly served on the board of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc. Nobli...
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    $25M Investment to Add Jobs, Capacity at Mead Johnson

    The Mead Johnson Nutrition facility in Evansville will be expanding with a $25 million investment from its parent, United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC. RB acquired Mead Johnson a year ago and plans to add 95 southwest Indiana jobs over the next five years. The investment, the company says, will boost capacity at the 44-acre, more than 100 year-old property. RB Health Senior Vice President of Research and Development Steve Braun says...

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    Positive Studies Push Promising Lilly Treatment Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a key potential treatment is moving closer to market. Taltz, which is being tested for use by patients with a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine, has met its targets on two late-stage studies. Lilly says the positive results clear the way for it to submit the ankylosing spondylitis treatment for U.S. regulatory approval later this year. VP of Immunology Development Lotus Mallbris says...

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

    OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its newest surgical system. The company says the RESPONSE System is designed to treat smaller stature young patients with complex scoliosis. 

  • Plans for the MedTech Park were first announced in 2016.

    Construction on MedTech Park to Begin

    Officials in Fishers will Friday break ground on the first portion of the $13 million MedTech Park project. Muncie-based Central Indiana Orthopedics, which first proposed the development more than two years ago, says construction will begin on a 50,000-square-foot medical office building.

  • Ubanwa was the owner and manager of Northwest Ambulance Service from 2007 until earlier this year. (photo courtesy of Northwest Ambulance Service)

    Ambulance Service Owner Charged With Fraud

    The owner of Northwest Ambulance Service in Crown Point is facing a dozen healthcare fraud-related charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch’s office says Basil Ubanwa allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for ambulance services between 2011 and 2018.

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    $2.1B Endocyte Deal a Record-Breaker

    A veteran of Indiana's life sciences industry says the proposed blockbuster sale of West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is good for the ecosystem in the state. Switzerland-based Novartis AG has signed an agreement to acquire Endocyte for $2.1 billion, which BioCrossroads Project Director Brian Stemme says is "by far" the largest-ever acquisition of an Indiana life sciences company. The deal still faces regulatory and shareholder hurdles.

  • Mike Sherman is CEO of Endocyte.

    Endocyte, Novartis Ink $2.1B Merger Agreement

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) has announced a merger agreement with a global pharmaceutical giant. The deal with Switzerland-based Novartis AG is valued at $2.1 billion and still requires shareholder approval. Until regulatory and other approvals are met, Endocyte will remain independent. The proposed merger of Endocyte into Novartis is slated to be complete in the first half of next year. Endocyte develops targeted cancer therapies and earlier this...

  • The new hospital will be located at the Hendricks Regional Health campus in Plainfield. (photo courtesy of Hendricks Regional Health)

    $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

    Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.

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    Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness

    A Purdue Fort Wayne Associate Professor of psychology is the recipient of a three-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Jeannie DiClimenti will use the $368,664 to develop a mental health awareness and early-intervention program.  Purdue Aware: Helping Our Students through Faculty and Staff training has two focus areas, training faculty and staff and offering screenings, intervention and assessm...

  • Electric Works Lands Another Major Tenant

    The developers of the massive $440 million Electric Works in downtown Fort Wayne have announced a lease commitment from one of the largest employers in northeast Indiana. RTM Ventures says it is working with Parkview Health to finalize a 10-year agreement for the health system to be a tenant in the mixed-use innovation district.

  • Anthem Reaches $16M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a settlement related to what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services calls the largest health data breach in U.S. history. The HHS says the company has agreed to pay $16 million and take "substantial corrective action" to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has announced a partnership with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to assist patients undergoing knee and hip replacement surgeries. Zimmer Biomet has developed an app for the iPhone and Apple Watch designed to improve the connection between patients and their surgical care teams.

  • Ben Forrest is CEO of Olio.

    Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'

    As healthcare continues to evolve, a Carmel-based tech startup is rising to meet one rapidly-changing facet of the industry's business model. Olio develops software that it says helps providers at every stage of care communicate more effectively. CEO Ben Forrest says the platform his growing company has developed overcomes the traditional stumbling block of sharing information on a patient's recovery among multiple caregivers, health systems and facilities from start-to-finish.

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    New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures says a new funding initiative will be a "propelling" force for entrepreneurs in regions where it has established a presence. The Community Ideation Fund will make $200,000 available in each of Elevate Ventures' partnership regions over the next three years. The funding comes from the state's 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, which is overseen by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. It focuses on...

  • Officials from the Regenstrief Institute accepted the first place prize in the Inject Tech Challenge. (photo courtesy of Regenstrief Institute)

    Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled

    BioCrossroads has unveiled the winners of two competitions at the 2018 Indiana Life Sciences Summit. The events include the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge, which focuses on the creation of new technologies designed to improve patient outcomes, as well as the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition.

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    Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw

    A three-year, $527,000 grant from the Buehler Family Foundation will establish the Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw University. The school says the center will give students access to cutting-edge equipment as they study regeneration biology, wound healing, and the neuroscience of addiction.

  • Westfield-based IMMI is one of the Indiana companies on the list.

    Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

    A number of Indiana-based companies are included in the 2018 list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.” Companies included in the ranking from Healthiest Employers are evaluated in categories including culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning and programming and interventions. Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage is the highest-ranking Indiana company at number 15, compared to number 27 the previous year.

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

    An Indiana University researcher has received a federal grant for his high-tech startup where he hopes to develop technology to reduce testing on animals. Ken Shao's Dream Tech LLC received a one-year $245,130 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The assistant professor of environmental and occupational health founded the company to lessen the use of animals in testing for chemical toxicity in food, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. "Dream Tech is de...

  • IUPUI Biologist Nick Berbari and his team awarded a NIH grant (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Biologist Awarded NIH Grant

    IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia. The hairlike protrusions are believed to work like antennae for communication between cells.  

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

    IU-Led Study Lands Major NIH Grant

    A team of researchers led by an Indiana University School of Medicine neuroscientist has received the largest single grant from the National Institutes of Health. The nearly $45 million grant will fund a five-year national research study on a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is being led by IU neurologist Liana Apostolova. The Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Study, or LEADS, aims to provide a foundation that may lead to new therapies for the disease.

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

    A team at Purdue University is using technology most commonly associated with gaming to assist in potentially life-saving situations. The augmented reality system gives doctors who lack experience a remote helping hand from more experienced surgeons and physicians. Health care workers in the field -- war zones, disaster areas, rural areas -- use an AR headset that connects with mentor professionals who are using a large video screen to assess the situations and provide feedback.

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    Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark

    Purdue University says West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) has become its first startup to reach $1.5 billion in value. The company says its drug platforms in various stages of development and clinical trials are showing promising results in treating conditions including advanced prostate cancer and pediatric bone cancer. Endocyte was founded in the Purdue Research Park, with most of its technology based on research by Purdue Presidential Scholar in Drug...

  • Indiana entities given millions to fight opioid epidemic

    Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded over $300 million to government entities in 45 states, including over $9 million to Indiana to fight the opioid epidemic. The BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program provides financial and technical help to state and local jurisdictions to identify, treat and support those affected by opioid abuse.  The Indiana recipients are: Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs- $490,343  Health and Hospital Corpor...
  • The provider will also adopt the Ascension logo.

    St. Vincent Adds Ascension to Name

    St. Vincent Health is adding Ascension to its name. Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says the Ascension St. Vincent name "reflects the strength of being part of this national network." St. Vincent has been part of Ascension since 1999. The provider will also adopt the Ascension logo. It says patients will continue to see their regular doctors, who are connected to other experts and specialists throughout the state and country under the Ascension umbrella.

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    St. Vincent Light on Details of Carmel Property Purchase

    St. Vincent has acquired property at one of the busiest intersections in Indiana. Regional President Joel Feldman says the purchase of land near U.S. 31 and I-465 in Carmel is a play toward the future. Specific details of what the health system plans to do at the site have not been released, nor has the price of the acquisition, but Feldman says the focus will be on accessibility and delivering "high-quality, compassionate and personalized care to more patients and families."

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    Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services

    The Indiana Rural School Clinic Network has expanded its telehealth services to the Rising Sun-Ohio County School Corp. The district says students from pre-school through 12th grade, as well as school staff, will be able to use telehealth technology to see a healthcare provider without leaving the school.

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    Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center

    Franklin College has established the Franklin College Graduate Health Science Center in partnership with Johnson Memorial Health. The new center will be home to Franklin's Master of Science in Athletic Training program, along with the upcoming Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The center is located on the lower level of the Johnson Memorial Health building, which is three miles from the college's campus. The building formerly housed JMH Physical, Occupational,...
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    Lilly Migraine Treatment to Hit U.S. Market

    A preventative migraine treatment from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has cleared a major hurdle. Emgality, a once-monthly injectable treatment, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The pharmaceutical manufacturer says Emgality will be commercially available shortly and that a Medical Expenditures Panel Survey suggests costs in the U.S. associated with migraine total up to $56 billion a year. The disease affects 30 million adults in the country.

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    St. Vincent Announces Indy Land Purchase

    St. Vincent Health has announced plans to purchase land near a prominent central Indiana interchange. Regional President Joel Feldman says, while the provider has made no decisions about what to do with the site near US-31 and I-465, the purchase is part of an ongoing strategy to "make care more accessible." Feldman says, if St. Vincent does decide to develop the site, it will engage with local, state and business leaders as well as area homeowners during the process.

  • Phillip and Stewart Low, co-founders of Novosteo (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Awarded Grant For New Drug

    A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant will help Novosteo, Inc. test the efficacy of a new drug to help reduce complications from a broken bone due to a fall. The Purdue-affiliated startup was co-founded by father/son Phillip and Stewart Low who designed a unique drug that focuses on the fracture site and reduces exposure to the rest of the body.  The Journal of Internal Medicine reported last year that one in three adults aged 50 or over die within 12...

  • The winners will be announced at this year's Indiana Life Sciences Summit. (photo courtesy of BioCrossroads.)

    BioCrossroads Names Competition Finalists

    BioCrossroads has announced the finalists for its annual New Venture Competition and the inaugural digital health competition known as the Indiana Inject Tech Challenge. The state's life sciences initiative says the winners of both events will be announced at the 2018 Indiana Life Sciences Summit next month.

  • Notre Dame Psychologist Kristin Valentino awarded $2.7 million grant

    Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

    The pursuit of understanding the effects of poverty or mistreatment on children has resulted in another large grant for Notre Dame Psychologist Kristin Valentino. She was awarded $2.7 million from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her work: "Pathways Linking Early Adversity and Support to Behavior and Physical Health". Valentino was awarded $3 million from the same institute in 2013 for her work on a new intervention...

  • Elanco was front and center Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. (photo courtesy NYSE)

    Elanco Rings Opening Bell at NYSE

    Officials from Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) rang the opening bell Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. The event marked the company's Initial Public Offering, which began last week.

  • Indiana Lands $21M in Opioid Treatment Funding

    Two Indiana agencies have received more than $21 million in federal funding. The grants will be used for opioid treatment services throughout the state. The grant was awarded through the HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall says the funds are "crucial as we continue bolstering our evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery services, expand access to recovery housing and medication-assisted treatment, and work to...

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    Old Pharmacy Opens New Location

    A longtime, locally-owned pharmacy in southeast Indiana has officially opened its new location in New Albany. Mathes Pharmacy, which has a second location in Georgetown, demolished the old New Albany store and built the new one on the same property. Construction began about a year ago. The business was founded in 1931. The son of the original owner, Jon Mathes, sold his part of the business to long-time employee Jon Dones in 2004. The New Albany and Georgetown locations serve as...

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    Regenstrief, IU Aging Center Partner on First-of-Its-Kind Study

    Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute Inc. in Indianapolis and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research have received $3 million from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will cover five years and focus on studying the benefits and harms of Alzheimer's disease screenings for family members of likely caregivers should their older relatives be diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The institute and center say this type of research has never been conducted.

  • Teresa and Leonard Bissonnette give gift to Franklin College

    Gift to Benefit Franklin College Master's Program

    A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in Physician Studies program. The gift will help launch the master's program in January 2019.  Leonard Bissonnette, a 1962 alumnus of Franklin, says the school offered him an educational foundation to build a successful career. “Terry and I are very impressed with Dr. Meehan and the Physician Assistant Studies program he is building.  We are honored...

  • Franciscan Beacon Hospital rendering (courtesy of Anderson Mikos Architects)

    Health Systems Partner for Acute Care Hospital

    Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System are planning to build a small acute care hospital in LaPorte. The hospital, which will have a 24-hour emergency department, will be built where Beacon Medical Group is currently located. Franciscan Beacon Hospital will include 28,000 square feet of new construction, along with about 19,000 square feet of renovations to the current building. The entire facility is expected to be 92,500 square feet and will include a 10-bed emergency depa...
  • Grant Hopes to Address Northwest Indiana Food Deserts

    Legacy Foundation is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help alleviate food deserts in Gary and East Chicago. The $226,119 grant from the three-year USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program will be used to add food market options for the nearly 75,000 "food insecure" Lake County residents. The Feeding America study, Map the Meal Gap, found 24 food deserts in Lake County, 14 of which are in Gary. “We want to provide pe...

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    Elanco Begins IPO

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) has begun its Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, which is being spun off from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), is looking to raise more than $1.7 billion from the IPO.

  • Boone County EDC Set For Job Fair

    The Boone County Economic Development Corp. will Thursday host a job fair in Lebanon. More than 30 employers from throughout the county will be looking to fill thousands of jobs in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, business services, and healthcare.

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    New Leader Chosen for IU School of Medicine in Gary

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has chosen Elizabeth Ryan as associate dean and director of the school on the Northwest-Gary campus. The Chicago-area native brings more than two decades of experience in medical education to the medical school program.  Ryan will be the fourth director in the school's 46 year history when she assumes duties on October 1. She most recently served as vice chair for education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the F...

  • Indy Dental Tech Company Acquired

    Atlanta-based True Nature Holding Inc. has announced plans to acquire a dental analytics software provider in Indianapolis in a $3 million deal. The company says it is looking to take ClariCare Inc.'s practice management optimization platform to other markets. ClariCare's platform features mobile and cloud applications to help optimize and manage critical functions at dental practice. It includes analytics suite that identifies and organizes patient data, a daily productivity and...

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    Grant to Support Opioid Fight in Northwest Indiana

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a nearly $450,000 grant to Porter-Starke Services Inc. to help address the opioid epidemic. The funding will be used to increase access to medication assisted treatment plans, improve services to people in the criminal justice system and increase the use of telepsychiatry services.

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    Parkview Partnering With Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has announced a partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The collaboration aims to expand pediatric care in cardiology, gastroenterology, and general surgery in the Fort Wayne area. 

  • TRIMEDX to Acquire Healthcare Technologies Business

    Indianapolis-based TRIMEDX has announced plans to acquire the healthcare technologies division of Philadelphia-based Aramark (NYSE: ARMK). The clinical engineering services company says the $300 million deal will allow it to deliver its services to a broader set of healthcare providers.

  • Purdue Launches National Veterinary Medicine Academy

    The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is using a more than $3 million grant to establish an academy designed to address a national shortage of veterinarians in rural areas. Vet Up! The National Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy for Veterinary Medicine will also focus on food animal practice and a lack of underrepresented people entering the veterinary profession.

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    Goshen Health to Open New Infusion Center

    Goshen Health will Monday celebrate the grand opening of its new infusion center at the Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Chief Executive Officer Randy Christophel says the nearly $5 million facility will increase the health system's ability to deliver a higher volume of personalized cancer therapies.

  • Andrea Bonetto (left) and Janaiah Kota (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    ACS Funds Simon Cancer Center Doctors Research

    Studies on pancreatic cancer and muscle weakness due to chemotherapy will continue thanks to four-year grants from the American Cancer Society. Janaiah Kota and Andre Bonetto each received $792,000 grants for their work with the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis research program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.  Dr. Kota's work focuses on a specific molecule that has been deemed a potential healing target for pancreatic cancer, which is expected to be the second lead...

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick took the job at the start of 2017.

    Funding to Address Mental, Emotional Health in Schools

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded the state $9 million to take on mental and emotional health issues in schools. The Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education grant will help boost and develop school-based mental health teams. Three districts in the state were selected as partners to help create sustainable models that can be adapted for schools statewide.

  • New IBRI Center to Focus on Diabetes

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is teaming up with the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine to create the Lilly Diabetes Center of Excellence. Lilly says the goal of the center is to establish a nexus of strategically-aligned basic diabetes research operations in Indy. The LDCE plans to recruit principal investigators to pursue cutting-edge research in diabetes, diabetic complications, and related metabolic disorders.

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

    Opioid Withdrawal Device Advances in Ohio Competition

    A Ripley County-based medical device company is among 12 to advance in a competition aimed at finding new solutions to combat the opioid addiction crisis. Innovative Health Solutions in Versailles has received $200,000 in funding for advancing to the second phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge.

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    Franciscan Health Eyes $130M Carmel Ortho Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is planning a $130 million orthopedic hospital in Carmel. The proposed Franciscan Health Orthopedic Center of Excellence is expected to employ more than 430. The proposal is set to go before the city's plan commission September 18.

  • Community Health Names New Vision Enterprises President

    Community Health Network has named a president for its subsidiary Visionary Enterprises, Inc. Mike Hogan will lead VEI after serving as interim president and vice president of surgery operations, before his work in finance support and business development that began in 1993.  Hogan had been responsible for all of VEI's surgical services in Indiana in his prior role. As a senior director of business operations he provided strategy and financial services for Communi...

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    Elkhart Aquatic Center Taking Shape

    Organizers say the more than $65 million Elkhart Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Community Center has cleared the halfway point. The Elkhart Truth reports steering committee member Shelley Moore says the 170,000 square-foot facility is slated to be complete mid-to-late next year. The center is a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Beacon Health System, Regional Cities Initiative, Elkhart Community Schools and the city of Elkhart, and includes...

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    Design Unveiled For Ball State Sciences Building

    Ball State University trustees have received the proposed design for a five-story, $87.5 million Foundational Sciences Building. The project, which is expected to take two years, could get underway next fall. The facility is the larger of two that will eventually replace the aging Cooper Science Complex as the primary homes of the university's science and health-based academic programs. The other piece, the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, is slated to open around...

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    Deaconess Steps up For Planned Aquatic Center

    Just before a proposal for a new indoor public pool is introduced to the City Council, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has announced a title sponsor. Deaconess Aquatics Center, supported by a $2.5 million donation from Evansville-based Deaconess Health System, will be the successor to the more than 40-year-old Lloyd Pool. The corporate sponsorship, Winnecke said on Twitter, will last 15 years. Plans call for the new center to be located in...

  • Cook Biotech is located at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette.

    Cook Biotech Partnering with Massachusetts Company

    West Lafayette-based Cook Biotech Inc. is partnering with AcuityBio Inc. in Massachusetts to continue work on a lung cancer product. The companies say they will collaborate on the advancement of AcuityBio's ABC103, which will feature proprietary technology from Cook Biotech.

  • Elanco Releases Details on IPO

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. has provided more details on its upcoming Initial Public Offering. The subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has not yet released a date for the IPO, but says it will list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ELAN."

  • Joseph Wallace (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    IUPUI Professor Lands $2M NIH Grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2 million grant to an IUPUI professor. Joseph Wallace, associate professor of biomedical engineering, says the five-year grant will be used to research ways to build bone mass and improve bone quality in people with osteoporosis and diabetes.

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    New CEO For Primaria Health

    Indianapolis-based Primaria Health LLC will have a new leader at the end of the year. Patrick McGill, who currently serves as senior vice president of clinical strategy for Community Health Network in Indy, will become Primaria's chief executive officer in December. 

  • Manchester University Adding New Major

    Manchester University students are now able to major in Global Health. The university added the major for the 2018-2019 school year to focus on national and international health and socioeconomic issues. The global health major will contain interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science elements, with choices for related courses such as social work or business. Careers for the new major include community health administrator, health services manager, pharmaceutical sales, disaster r...

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    Roche Academy Boasts Training, Job Offer

    Roche Diagnostics Corp. in Indianapolis, the University of Indianapolis and Ascend Indiana have announced a collaboration designed to fill high-need technical jobs at the biotechnology company. The Roche Academy will include customized curriculum and internships for UIndy biology and chemistry students which could lead to job offers from the company upon graduation. Recruiting efforts for the program are expected to begin in October and, once students complete...

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    NTN Driveshaft, IU Health Partner on Anderson Clinic

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health is partnering with NTN Driveshaft on a new on-site clinic at the manufacturer's Anderson facility. Services available at the clinic include primary care, occupational medicine, health coaching and workplace ergonomics. NTN Driveshaft broke ground on its $130 million Anderson operation in late-2015, after company officials said increased demand and maxed-out space at its massive Columbus location led them to...

  • AWS Foundation Awards Grants

    Non-profit organizations dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities in northeastern Indiana have been awarded grants from AWS Foundation. This round consisted of over $618,000 in grants Organizations receiving grants: Ancilla College: $10,000 for scholarships for their autism program. Audiences Unlimited: $13,910 for music and dance program at Life Adult Day Academy. Bethesda Lutheran Communities: $2,500 for day program assistive technology. Bi-County Services:&nbs...
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    Medical Device Maker Secures $5.5M Funding Round

    A medical device manufacturer headquartered in Carmel has received a $5.5 million boost. The investment in Nanovis includes Indiana participants such as Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures, 1st Source Capital Corp. in South Bend, the Purdue Research Foundation's Foundry Investment Fund -- launched as a partnership between PRF and Bloomington-based Cook Medical -- and Carmel-based Ellipsis Ventures. Commenda Capital LLC in Georgia also contributed. Nanovis says the funds will...

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    Summit Ties Together Quality of Life, Walking, Biking

    A statewide event focusing on the role biking and walking amenities can play in community development will kick off Wednesday in Indianapolis. Organizers of the 2018 Bike and Walk Summit say some 120 professionals in fields including planning, engineering and economic development are expected to attend. Indianapolis-based Health by Design advocates for policy, system and environmental changes that help integrate physical activity into Hoosiers' lives. The nonprofit is...

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    Ground Broken For New La Porte Hospital

    Officials have marked the beginning of construction on a new hospital in northwest Indiana. The $125 million La Porte Hospital will include a helipad and surface-level parking and replace the current facility, which opened in 1972. The new hospital will be built on the current property on Lincolnway in the LaPorte County city's downtown. Officials say the new facility will serve more than the current average daily county of 48-50 patients and will be...

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    Mishawaka HealthLinc Clinic Opens After $3M Revamp

    A new, larger HealthLinc clinic in Mishawaka is now open after a $3 million expansion. The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, which took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony, says the renovations include space for additional optical and OB-GYN services, as well as a pharmacy. The community health center is located in downtown Mishawaka. It served 6,200 patients last year and the expanded location is expected to increase that total by 90 percent.

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    Construction Begins on IU Health Cancer Center

    Indiana University Health North Hospital in Carmel has broken ground on the IU Health Joe & Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center. The health system says the $55 million project will bring the hospital's cancer services all under one roof.

  • New Ft. Wayne clinic to open next year

    New Clinic to Open at The Summit

    Parkview Physicians Group will soon open a primary care clinic at The Summit in Ft. Wayne. Two physicians and two advance practice providers will be stationed at the clinic, along with about 20 support staff members.  The 7,000 square foot clinic will include nine exam rooms, a procedure room, e-visit exam rooms, and lab services. PPG is the latest organization to locate at The Summit campus, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and...

  • Tangram Names Interim CEO

    Indianapolis-based Tangram has selected Elizabeth Paxton as interim president and chief executive officer. Paxton most recently serviced as chief nursing officer for Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Tangram provides employment support for people with disabilities. 

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    Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer

    Good Samaritan Hospital has selected Molly Weiss as chief medical officer. Weiss, who currently practices at Vincennes Orthopedics at Good Samaritan, has been a part of the hospital since she began her career in 2005. 

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    School in Greene County Links up to Telehealth Tech

    Another elementary school-based teleheath clinic has debuted in Indiana. White River Valley Elementary School in Greene County used funding from the Indiana Rural Health Association for the technology, which will connect students with medical professionals with Greene County General Hospital and its My Clinics program. Telehealth is in place at a handful of Indiana elementary schools, but this clinic will be a first in Greene County.

  • Dupont Hospital Earns First-in-State Accreditation

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network says one of its hospitals has become the first facility in the state to receive a special designation for the care of senior patients. The American College of Emergency Physicians has accredited the ER at Dupont Hospital as a Geriatric Emergency Department.

  • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has announced plans for a new center focused on regenerative medicine. IU will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to establish the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, specializing in what the university says is a rapidly-developing field. The center will be led by Chandan Sen, who previously served as director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies at Ohio State University.

  • Kathleen Unroe is the founder of Care Revolution. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Medical Startup Seeks to Support Nursing Home Patients

    An associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine has launched a startup aimed at changing how nursing homes care for long-stay residents. Kathleen Unroe says Care Revolution's goal is to reduce the number of unnecessary transfers from nursing homes to hospitals.

  • Evansville's Rathbone home to be renovated into multiuse facility (photo courtesy of Historic Evansville)

    Evansville's Rathbone to be Reborn

    Evansville city leaders have announced plans to renovate the historic Rathbone into a mixed-use development. The property closed a year ago after operating as an assisted living facility since 1906. The property was originally founded by Kate and Caroline Rathbone as a home for elderly women in 1905, after being built in 1896, and officially became the Rathbone Retirement Community in 1988. The renovation includes 58 modernized apartments, banquet space and a rooftop lounge...

  • USDA program funds Royal Center sewer project

    Royal Center Receives Federal Wastewater Funding

    The town of Royal Center will get a much needed upgrade to its wastewater system after receiving federal funding for the project. USDA Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program awarded the Cass County town nearly $2 million. 

  • OrthoPediatrics went public in October 2017. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Growing in Warsaw

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has announced plans to expand its Kosciusko County headquarters. The medical device manufacturer says it will invest $1 million to double the size of its existing warehouse and adding office space and dedicated training and education facilities.

  • IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis is the top-ranked Hoosier facility.

    Indiana Hospitals Listed Among Best in U.S.

    Several Indiana hospitals are included in this year's list of the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranks the hospitals on a state-by-state basis in addition to specialty categories, such as cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, and geriatrics. 

  • Purdue Extension Addressing Opioid Crisis

    Purdue Extension is joining the fight against opioid addiction. The organization, which has offices in every Indiana county, has launched a website to provide information on community-based education programs and resources regarding opioids available to Hoosiers throughout the state. 

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    'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Med Center Now Open

    More than seven years after the concept was first imagined, a process involving multiple institutions of higher learning, city and state leaders and the southwest Indiana medical community is complete. The $70 million Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville is now open. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the campus evokes descriptions such as "enduring, generational (and) once-in-a-lifetime." During a recent interview...

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    Pokagon Band Presents Gift to Beacon

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has awarded a $115,000 gift to South Bend-based Beacon Health System. The donation, which includes proceeds from the 2018 Four Winds Invitational golf tournament, will be used for new equipment for Beacon Children's Hospital and Memorial MedFlight.

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    Johnson Memorial to Close Day Care

    Johnson Memorial Health has announced plans to close its day care facility in Franklin after 30 years. Our partners at the Daily Journal report the health system made the decision on the Discovery Center due to low enrollment.

  • Evansville to Dedicate 'Transformative' Medical Campus

    Officials in Evansville will Thursday cut the ribbon on what some are calling a transformational project. Steve Becker, director of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Evansville, says the $70 million Stone Family Center for Health Sciences reflects a regional approach to build something together that could not have been accomplished by one individual entity. Officials broke ground on the four-story, more than 140,000-square-foot facility in October 2015.

  • Damien Center Names New CEO

    The board of directors for the Indianapolis-based Damien Center has named a new chief executive officer. Alan Witchey joins the nonprofit organization after serving as executive director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis.

  • The foundation was established in 1986.

    Fairbanks Foundation Commits $10M to Drug Prevention Programs

    The Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is awarding more than $10 million in grants to support drug prevention programs in schools throughout Marion County. The organization says the funding will impact more than 71,000 K-12 students in over 150 schools. INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 7, 2018) — As the school year begins, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has approved more than $10.2 million to help students across 151 Marion County K-12 schools avoid substance use and...

  • The research is set to begin this summer.

    Marian University Lands First NIH Grant

    Marian University has received its first ever funding from the National Institutes of Health. The $300,000 grant will support the College of Osteopathic Medicine's research on the skin condition rosacea, which the school says affects about 16 million Americans. The research, led by associate professor of neuroscience and pharmacology Kristen Metzler-Wilson and physiology professor Thad Wilson, will involve using specialized techniques to measure facial neurovascular...

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    Kindred Healthcare Closing Hospital in Mishawaka

    A 32-bed transitional care hospital in St. Joseph County is closing. In a notice to the state, Kindred Hospital Northern Indiana in downtown Mishawaka says 117 employees will lose their jobs. The hospital calls it a difficult decision and says the largest share of jobs lost includes registered nurses, respiratory therapists and nursing assistants. Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare LLC is the hospital's parent company and it runs...

  • The offering is expected to represent a less than 20 percent ownership stake in Elanco.

    Lilly Files Elanco IPO Registration

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has taken the next step in the planned spin off of Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health. The company has filed a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. The offering is expected to represent a less than 20 percent ownership stake in Elanco. The company has not yet announced the price range and number of shares to be offered. Lilly last week announced plans to spin off Elanco with...

  • (Image of Steven Becker courtesy of IU School of Medicine-Evansville.)

    Evansville Charity Boosts IU Med School

    Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville has received a $2.5 million grant from the charitable arm of Evansville-based Koch Enterprises Inc. The gift will fund the associate dean and director of IUSM-Evansville position, which will be called the Koch Chair in Medicine. Steven Becker, who has served as the school's director, is the first to carry the new title. The school’s new home, the high-profile Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, will be dedicated next week.

  • Recently-Appointed CEO Leaves St. Joseph Hospital

    Less than a year into the job, the chief executive officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne is leaving. Karen Fordham, who was named to the position by parent company Lutheran Health Network in January, has resigned to take another position out-of-state. Lutheran Health Network Public Relations Supervisor Geoff Thomas said hospital employees were contacted Monday about the decision and "we appreciate Karen's leadership and wish her well." He says a search effort...

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    Event to Spotlight $14M Complex in Pendleton

    Officials in Pendleton will Thursday showcase plans for a new $14 million fitness facility. Plans for the Community Sports & Wellness Center call for eight tennis courts, as well as weight training, spinning, yoga and indoor sports activity space. The 115,000 square-foot facility will also include daycare space, a pro shop and a café. DeBertrand Gymnastics, formerly Anderson Gymnastics, will relocate to a 14,000 square-foot portion of the center.

  • The opening at South Ripley Elementary School is part of the Indiana Rural School Clinic Network's expansion.

    Telehealth Coming to Another Rural School

    South Ripley Community Schools will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a telehealth clinic at a Versailles elementary school. The clinic will give students access to healthcare services from Batesville-based Margaret Mary Health. The opening at South Ripley Elementary School is part of the Indiana Rural School Clinic Network's expansion. School leaders say the service allows students to receive initial diagnosis and treatment from a medical professional with the help of...

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    IU Health's Fort Wayne Presence Grows

    Indiana University Health has boosted its presence in the Fort Wayne market. The healthcare provider has opened its first primary care office in the state's second-largest city. It will have 17 staff members and support personnel, a number IU Health says could increase if patient volumes grow. The primary care office follows IU Health says it plans a long-term presence in Fort Wayne and could add imaging, laboratory and urgent care centers throughout the region in the future.

  • The effort is led by IU Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar.

    IU Updates 'Precision Health' Challenge

    Two years in, Indiana University School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess says the school's first Grand Challenges initiative is "already impacting the care we provide patients." The $120 million Precision Health effort has goals including curing one cancer and one childhood disease over the next decade through a focus on individualized medicine. The school says it has recruited 33 new research faculty from throughout the country and will soon start canvassing Indiana for...

  • Nine13sports was founded in 2012 and focuses on promoting health, wellness and STEM education for children.

    Nine13Sports Moving to 'Perfect' New Space

    Indianapolis-based Nine13sports is moving into a new headquarters in the city. The fitness-focused nonprofit says the facility north of downtown will streamline operations and house work space and a full equipment repair shop. The new headquarters, announced on the organizations website, is on 29th St. just west of Martin Luther King Jr. St. In a post from Chief Executive Officer Tom Hanley, he says the building has previously housed companies that built products ranging from...

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    Indiana American Water Moves Forward on $177M Project

    A $177 million lead service line replacement plan has received Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval. Greenwood-based Indiana American Water says the project will affect up to 50,000 lines served by the company throughout the state. The work is expected to be complete by 2042 at the latest, but Indiana American Water says it could be finished as early as 2028. President Deborah Dewey says...

  • Wood Family Foundation Donates $2M to IU

    Lung cancer research received a boost in the form of a $2M gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine from the Tom and Julie Wood Foundation. The gift establishes the Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Chair in Lung Cancer Clinical Research and will fund new treatments to test in clinical trials, as well as serve as a catalyst for other efforts. The first chair is IU Professor and practicing oncologist Nasser Hanna. “I can’t even begin to tell you what ...

  • Hayes joined MDwise in 2018 as chief financial officer.

    New CEO Named For MDwise

    MDwise in Indianapolis has a new chief executive officer. Michigan-based McLaren Health Care, which completed its acquisition of the HMO in January, has named Bruce Hayes president and CEO. He succeeds Jim Parker, who has accepted the position of senior advisor to the secretary for health reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hayes joined MDwise in 2018 as chief financial officer. He previously served in several executive positions for Anthem, most recently as...

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    IU Researcher Lands $5.4M Grant

    An Indiana University scientist has received a $5.4 million grant for continued research on adaptable cells. Distinguished Professor Hal Broxmeyer's work involves investigating the use of blood-forming cells in cord blood for transplantation involving some types of cancer and metabolic and blood diseases. The Award is from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through its Outstanding Investigator Award program, which was launched in 2016. Broxmeyer has researched...

  • Lilly Extends Collaboration With Cancer Institute

    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has announced a three-year extension of its collaboration with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Scientists from each organization have been working together on various cancer care elements since 2015. "This collaboration provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians at a premier cancer center to bring creative new ideas about the underlying science and how this might drive future clinical opportunities for multiple Lilly therape...

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    OurHealth Growth Continues

    Indianapolis-based OurHealth has reached another milestone in its national expansion efforts. The healthcare clinic network for employers says it plans to open multiple on-site and near-site clinics in Cincinnati. Chief Executive Officer Ben Evans says his company has already met with "several thought-leading employers" in the market and plans call for the first Cincinnati clinics to open next year. One Health currently operates in states including...

  • Drug Czar: Fight Just Beginning in Indiana

    Progress, but serious, long-term challenges remain. That's how Indiana's drug czar describes the state's fight against the opioid epidemic, emphasizing it will be a long, tough battle. Jim McClelland, who assumed the newly-created position of executive director for drug prevention, treatment and enforcement 19 months ago, says he is encouraged by improving numbers in Porter and Clark counties and by some businesses taking a proactive role to address the crisis.

  • Parkview Adds Mental Health Affiliate

    A Fort Wayne-based mental health center has joined up with Parkview Health. Park Center Inc. will become an affiliate of the health system, working closely with Parkview Behavioral Health and Parkview Physicians Group to provide comprehensive mental health care.

  • Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland announced the initiative Tuesday.

    Drug Czar Launches Statewide Opioid Coalition

    A new initiative aims to increase efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Indiana. The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative Indiana will provide grants and other resources to boost education on opioid abuse prevention to organizations and communities throughout the state. Indiana Executive Director of Drug Enforcement Treatment and Prevention Jim McClelland and State Senator Jim Merritt (R-31) joined a host of business and community leaders Tuesday to launch the initiative.

  • Panels and discussions at today's event range from treatment in a jail setting to legal and policy hurdles to effective treatment.

    Opioid Summit Calls For 'All Hands on Deck'

    More than 1,000 criminal justice, health and community officials representing every county in Indiana are at the Indiana Convention Center today for the Statewide Opioid Summit. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush says the goal is "educating all the players" on the front line of the crisis about the science of addiction and evidence-based best practices. Rush says the solution will come from an "all hands on deck" approach.

  • Will expects Lilly to make further "tweaks" involving its workforce in the coming years.

    Will: Elanco Spin-Off 'Long Overdue'

    University of Indianapolis Associate Professor of Finance Matt Will calls Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.'s (NYSE: LLY) decision to spin off Elanco Animal Health as a separate company "long overdue." Will believes Elanco can be more successful outside the Lilly umbrella. He says, since regulations on animal treatments are often less strict, the move can "unleash" Elanco to have more financial success.

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    IUSB, HealthLinc Form Public Partnership

    Indiana University South Bend is opening up access to its Health and Wellness Center to the public. The campus is partnering with HealthLinc Inc., a Valparaiso-based health center provider, on what IUSB says is one of the first collaborations between a public university and a federally-qualified health center in the country. The facilities, located in the recently-renamed Vera Z. Dwyer Hall on the St. Joseph County campus, will include...

  • Lilly to Make Elanco Separate Business in IPO

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it plans to spin off its Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health business as a separate company. The decision comes after completing a review of Elanco that began a year ago. Lilly says it plans to begin the process for an initial public offering for a less than 20 percent minority stake in Elanco in the coming weeks. It expects to complete the IPO by year's end. The announcement was delivered along with Lilly's...

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    EPA Lays Out $26.6M Cleanup Plan in Northwest Indiana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has detailed a $26.6 million final remediation plan for most of the 440-acre former DuPont East Chicago chemical plant site. Delaware-based The Chemours Co., which spun-off of DuPont three years ago, owns the property that is contaminated by high levels of arsenic, lead, zinc and cadmium. Following a 90-day public comment period that yielded 200 comments, the EPA increased the estimated cost of the cleanup from...

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    Fiat Chrysler Launching First-of-Its-Kind Clinic

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, which has five manufacturing facilities in Howard and Tipton counties, is partnering with Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health on a new health and wellness center. FCA says it is the first domestic automaker to offer a near-site employee clinic. The "one-stop shop" is designed to deliver care to a workforce where some 40 percent do not have a primary care physician and often turn to emergency and urgent care facilities for primary...

  • (Image of the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias Director Tatiana Foroud courtesy of the Indiana University School of Medicine.)

    IU Repository to Be 'Central' Player in Alzheimer's Fight

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has secured a grant that is expected to contribute $12 million toward a globally-accessible biological sample bank. The funding from the National Institute of Health will boost the size and scope of the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in Indianapolis, which the school says is poised for a "central role" in developing effective Alzheimer's disease prevention techniques and treatments by...

  • Health Ed Company Expanding in Carmel

    Carmel-based Orbis Education has announced plans to expand its corporate office. The healthcare education company is not disclosing financial details of the expansion, but says record employee growth has necessitated the move. 

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    Construction Starts on Plymouth Aquatic Center

    Officials in Marshall County will Wednesday hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a high-profile project in Plymouth. The $11.6 million Aquatic Center and Early Childhood Learning Center will be home to swimming and diving facilities, as well as serve as home to the Growing Kids Learning Center, the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County. Plans call for a 10-lane pool with seating for more than 350 spectators...

  • OHA is located in Newburgh.

    OHA to Join With St. Vincent Medical Group

    Newburgh-based Oncology Hematology Associates of Southwest Indiana has announced a new partnership with St. Vincent Health. OHA says it will join the St. Vincent Medical Group in January.

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    Purdue Adds Online Master's Program

    Purdue University will add a new online master's degree focused on applied behavior analysis this fall. The program is used to increase skills or decrease unwanted behaviors most often in children who are on the autism spectrum. The program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the science of behavior analysis, as well as individuals who work in schools, clinics and medical fields.

  • Young Stumping For Telemedicine Initiative

    Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is supporting a proposed federal grant program he believes would boost health care access to rural and lower-income communities and veterans. The $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program is designed to fund innovative telemedicine initiatives, a technology Young believes Indiana is "well ahead of the curve" in. Early-stage approval by the Federal Communications Commission will be voted on next month. In an interview, Young said...

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    Community Rehab Hospital Opens in Greenwood

    Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare LLC is celebrating the opening of its $6 million Community Rehabilitation Hospital South in Greenwood. Officials say the 44-bed hospital, developed in partnership with Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, created 150 jobs.

  • BioCrossroads Launches New Competition

    A new competition from Indiana's life sciences initiative aims to serve as a catalyst for new solutions to improve patient outcomes. BioCrossroads has launched the Indiana Inject Tech Challenge, which seeks to "build upon accelerating convergence between the local life sciences and technology ecosystems." BioCrossroads says the target goals for the competition include...

  • IU Doctors Lester Smith, Burcin Ekser, Ping Lee

    IU Researchers Working Toward 'On-Demand' Organs

    Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, backed by a $9 million private-sector partnership, are using genetically-engineered pig liver cells to 3D-print tissue that may one day be used for human organ and tissue transplants. The collaboration with Maryland-based Lung Biotechnology PBC was announced in early-May. Assistant Professor of Surgery Burcin Ekser, who leads the IUSM research lab dealing with cross-species transplantation, said...

  • USI Receives Nursing Grant

    The University of Southern Indiana's College of Nursing is the recipient of a four-year grant for over $2 million. The grant will be used to expand the number of primary care nurses to improve health in rural communities. The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration and will be specifically used for four academic practice partnerships with two hospitals serving local, rural areas. USI College of Nursing Dean Ann White says the grant also allows fo...

  • The Anderson facility is set to reopen in August under new ownership.

    Anderson Psychiatric Facility Sold And Set to Reopen

    Indianapolis-based Assurance Health System has sold its Anderson psychiatric hospital, which offered short-term, inpatient care. Our partners at The Herald-Bulletin report that the company has held its location at the Flagship Enterprise Center since 2014. The location was denied accreditation this year by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which provides standardized healthcare accreditation around the state. The Madison County facility close...

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    Deaconess, Methodist Agree on Affiliation

    The boards of directors for Evansville-based Deaconess Health System and Methodist Hospital in Kentucky have approved an affiliation agreement. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the affiliation will allow the Methodist board to maintain control of the hospital with support from Deaconess.

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    Work Begins on Bioscience Building

    Construction has begun on the $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Hammond campus of Purdue University Northwest. The facility, which will house the university's College of Nursing and biological sciences department, is expected to be complete in 2020.

  • BASi Adds Missouri Lab

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) has announced an agreement to acquire a Missouri contract research consultant. The deal for Seventh Wave Laboratories LLC involves $7 million in cash and 1.5 million BASi shares. BASi Senior Vice President of Preclinical Services Philip Downing calls the combination "an excellent strategic fit." The move follows BASi's investment late last year to expand its laboratory operations in Mt. Vernon, which could...

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    New CFO at Community Health Network

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has a new chief financial officer. Kyle Fisher took on the role last month after serving as chief executive officer for Visionary Enterprises Inc., Community's healthcare-related management and consulting services subsidiary. Community Health CEO Bryan Mills says...

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    School Counseling Efforts Land $12.2M

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is continuing a focus on boosting school counseling programs throughout the state. The endowment has awarded $12.2 million in grants to 39 school corporations and charter schools. The funding is the second round of Comprehensive Counseling Initiative grants. The program is designed to support development new approaches by schools with counseling staffs that are increasingly being occupied by issues like the...

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    IU Health Selects Regional President

    Indiana University Health has promoted Brian Shockney to president of the health system's south central region. Shockney, who previously served as chief operating officer for the region, had been serving in the role on an interim basis since earlier this year. 

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    Anthem Names Business Group President

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has named a new president for its Diversified Business Group. Prakash Patel, who currently serves as chief operating officer of Florida-based GuideWell Group and president of GuideWell Health, will begin his new role August 6.

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    New Albany Rehab Hospital Acquired

    Tennessee-based MedEquities Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: MRT) has added another Indiana facility to its portfolio. The real estate investment trust has acquired Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital in New Albany in a $23.4 million deal.

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