• Court Sides With Lilly on Alimta Case

    The latest in a string of patent infringement cases involving Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has ended positively for the pharmaceutical giant. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled in favor of Lilly, preventing a competitor from launching an alternative form of its Alimta vitamin regimen. The court ruled that Lilly's patent for Alimta would be infringed upon if India-based Dr. Reddy's Laboratories had moved forward with...

  • Kloth says the programs will help students "build meaningful careers" in Indiana.

    Ascend Funding Targets Skills Gap, Health

    A Central Indiana Corporate Partnership effort to bridge the talent gap has received $2.4 million in funding. Ascend Indiana says the funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will be used in part to push its new cloud-based Ascend Network platform, designed to combine algorithms and human interaction to match young talent to jobs and internships. Ascend has also announced it is working with Community Health Network and...

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    Lilly Closes on Mega Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its acquisition of ARMO BioSciences Inc. of California. The deal, which was valued at approximately $1.6 billion when first announced last month, boosts Lilly's immuno-oncology pipeline. Lilly offered $50 per share of ARMO stock for the company. ARMO's portfolio includes...

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    St. Vincent Announces Layoffs

    St. Vincent Health says it has laid off 85 employees throughout the state. In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, St. Vincent cites a rapidly-evolving healthcare environment as a reason for the workforce reduction. 

  • Food Testing Company Sets Up Shop in Merrillville

    An Illinois-based food quality and food safety testing company has opened a new location in Merrillville. Northland Laboratories says the location will service portions of northern Indiana, southern Michigan and the Chicagoland area.

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    Bethel College to Dedicate Auditorium

    Officials from Bethel College and the South Bend-based Kelly Cares Foundation will Thursday dedicate the new Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium on the Mishawaka campus. The auditorium, which is the largest lecture hall at the college, recently underwent renovations thanks to a gift from the Notre Dame football coach's foundation. The renovations included updated seating, lighting, flooring, new paint, a remodeled stage, and a larger backstage and storage area.

  • Reid Health has a presence in Indiana and Ohio.

    Reid Health Details Community Benefits

    Reid Health in Richmond has tallied its community impact over the last five years. The nonprofit health system says grants, outreach efforts and health-focused programming have combined with other initiatives to put back some $176 million into the community. Recently, the Reid Community Benefit program announced $155,000 in grants to improve mental health and fight substance abuse. The most recent grant cycle includes support of organizations including...

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    St. Vincent to Open Training Center

    St. Vincent Health will Wednesday open its $13.6 million William Nasser Healthcare Education and Simulation Center in Indianapolis. The facility sits on the property of the former Marten House Hotel near St. Vincent Hospital, which closed in January 2017.

  • CareEnroll Growing in La Porte, Fishers

    La Porte-based CareEnroll LLC has detailed expansion plans. The company, which advises patients on health insurance enrollment and maintaining coverage, says it has already hired 80 on its way to a total of nearly 200 new employees over the next two-and-a-half years. CareEnroll is investing $3 million into its LaPorte County headquarters, which includes adding equipment, a new call center and space for professional development. The company is looking to fill open positions in...

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    IU Health West President Updates $80M Expansion

    As executives continue to receive feedback about an $80 million expansion of Indiana University Health West Hospital in Avon, newly-appointed President Art Vasquez says the project is focused on the future. Plans call for four dozen additional beds, a new operating room and additional laboratory and support service space. Vasquez tells Inside INdiana Business capacity issues at the 14-year-old Hendricks County facility have led to hundreds of patients a year being transported elsewhere.

  • Anthem Completes Aspire Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has completed its acquisition of Aspire Health in Tennessee. While financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Anthem says the non-hospice palliative care provider will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Anthem in its Diversified Business Group.

  • Opioid Symposiums to Tackle 'Pervasive' Problem

    The organizer of four upcoming opioid epidemic symposiums says the focus of the gatherings in White, Wabash, Daviess and Putnam counties is "illumination." Indiana Rural Health Association Network Development Officer Deena Dodd calls the crisis pervasive, but the symposiums she says, could be a catalyst for strategic discussions in communities of all sizes. The July and August events are a partnership between...

  • Ivy Tech Bloomington Names 'Achieve Your Degree' Partner

    Ivy Tech Community College's Bloomington campus is partnering with another local employer to give employees the chance to complete their college degrees. Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific, which has a facility in Spencer, is collaborating with the school as part of the Achieve Your Degree program.

  • Construction Begins on Martin Jischke Hall Addition

    Purdue has begun building a $14 million addition to the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering. The Innovation Wing will allow for the expansion of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering's programs, outreach and research capabilities. 

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    Cook Medical Poised to Purchase High-Profile NC Property

    Bloomington-based Cook Medical has announced an agreement to acquire a former cigarette factory in North Carolina. The medical device manufacturer says it plans to transform the R.J. Reynolds building, vacant since 2012, into the new home for its Winston-Salem operations. Cook Medical employs more than 650 in the North Carolina city. Cook Medical Winston-Salem facility President Barry Slowey says...

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    USDA Licenses Elanco Swine Vaccine

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has received licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a swine vaccine. The Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) division says Prevacent reduces porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, a disease it estimates costs the industry between $560 million and $660 million per year. The vaccine can be used in piglets two weeks or older. PRRS first emerged in the late-1980s.

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    Lilly, AstraZeneca End Trials Early

    A series of trials for a potential Alzheimer's disease treatment being tested by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and AstraZeneca has been called off. The companies have accepted the recommendation of an independent data monitoring committee to discontinue late-stage trials of lanabecestat. The committee concluded trials involving participants in early stages of the disease and mild cases of the disease, as well as a related extension trial, would...

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    Muncie Moving Forward With Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

    Ground has been broken to begin the second phase of a $23 million project to upgrade Muncie's water treatment plant. The work will replace the current White River intake and raw water pumping facilities, along with allowing the city to meet new,  more stringent water quality statutes. 

  • IUSB Donation Prompts Re-Naming

    IU South Bend's Riverside Hall has housed various health service programs since being built in 1969, and will continue to house even more after being renamed Vera Z. Dwyer Hall. The Dwyer Trust has given nearly $9 million to the school since 2014, and in 2015, donated the single largest gift ever to IUSB of $5.85 million. 

  • Caito Foods was founded in 1965.

    Caito Foods Recalls Melon Products

    Indianapolis-based Caito Foods has issued a voluntary recall of some of its fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit products. The company says the products, which were produced at its Indianapolis facility, have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

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    IU Health Foundation Names Regional Leader

    Indiana University Health has selected Diane Buzzell as director of philanthropy for the south central region of the IU Health Foundation. Buzzell has served in the role on an interim basis since the foundation's inception earlier this year.

  • Jennifer Pope Baker is executive director of Women's Fund of Central Indiana.

    Obama Event to Support Mental Health Initiatives

    The funds raised at a February event featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama will support new mental health-focused programs for Hoosier women and girls. The Women's Fund of Central Indiana, which organized the appearance, says it is accepting proposals for a $750,000 grant that will go toward "a ground-breaking program or initiative" and more than $250,000 will cover the launch of Give and Hour Indianapolis.

  • Bloomington Health Foundation Awards $1M in Gifts

    The newly-rebranded Bloomington Health Foundation has announced more than $1 million in gifts to various community organizations. The foundation says the investments are part of its new High-Impact Community Health Solutions Initiative to address "some of the most pressing health needs in Bloomington and neighboring counties."

  • From left-to-right: Vera Bradley co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, IU School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess and Vera Bradley co-founder Patricia Miller.

    Vera Bradley Foundation Boosts New Cancer Center

    A new research center focused on difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer is planned for Indianapolis. The Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research will include a 30-member team at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. To date, the Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research has committed a total of $37.5 million to the school in the fight against the disease. IU School of Medicine Dean Jay Hess says...

  • Biopharmaceutical Company to Lay Off 100

    North Carolina-based Syneos Health (Nasdaq: SYNH) has announced plays for a workforce reduction at its Indianapolis office. In a notice to the state, the biopharmaceutical company says it will lay off nearly 100 employees beginning next month.

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    Nickel Plate Rail Allowed to Convert to Trail

    The three owners of the Nickel Plate Rail are now allowed to transform the rail line into a pedestrian trail following this week's decision by the Federal Surface Transportation Board. Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County will move ahead with plans to allow for rail banking the entire line that runs from Indianapolis to Tipton. The three entities will also formalize a trails use agreement, which will enable willing communities along...

  • Lilly Arthritis Treatment Lands FDA Approval

    A once-daily treatment for rheumatoid arthritis being developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Delaware-based Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) has cleared a key hurdle. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Olumiant following several years of clinical trials. Lilly says the treatment, also known as baricitinib, has been approved for adults with moderately-to-severely active RA, who have had an inadequate response to one or more...

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    Community Health Sells Former Hospital Campus

    Community Health Network has completed the sale of its campus on the west side of Indianapolis. The Indy-based nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society Inc. has acquired the property, though financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

  • Andrew Zelhof, director of IU's Drosophila Genomics Resource Center (photo courtesy of IU)

    'Mecca Of The Fly World' at IU Receives Millions

    Indiana University Bloomington's world-class Drosophila Genomics Resource Center has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant. The $2.7 million is an extension of the grant that founded the center in 2003, and will cover a five-year period.

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    Kentucky Hospital Weighing Affiliation With Deaconess

    Methodist Hospital in Kentucky is seeking public input regarding a possible affiliation with Evansville-based Deaconess Health System. The hospital says while no decisions have been made, the Methodist Board of Directors would maintain control of the hospital if the affiliation is approved.

  • Former Anthem Employee Charged in Fraud Scheme

    A former fraud investigator for Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is one of five people indicted on federal healthcare fraud charges. The defendants allegedly participated in a multi-year scheme to commit fraud against at least eight health insurance companies.

  • Steven West (lefy) and Dave Hyatt (photos courtesy IU Health)

    IU Health Makes Leadership Changes

    Indiana University Health has announced leadership changes in its East Central Region. Among them, the health system says IU Health Blackford Hospital President Shawn West will retire from his administrative duties next month.

  • In a video blog called "The Real Southwest Indiana," Greg Wathen spoke with Deaconess Health System CEO Shawn McCoy.

    Southwest IN Flexes Life Science Muscle

    The president of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana says the region is seeing major strength from a sector that may surprise some. Greg Wathen says the life sciences support more than 27,000 jobs and contribute about $1.9 billion to the region's Gross Domestic Product, making it Southwest Indiana's second-largest sector. He says Evansville's Stone Family Center For Health Sciences, the Poseyville Regional Medical Center and the Deaconess...

  • Indiana Communities Receive Federal Funding for Water Projects

     The USDA is doling out $256 million for 81 projects across the country to improve water and wastewater infrastructure, three of which are in Indiana. Gibson Water, Inc., Romney Regional Sewer District, and the Town of Troy have been awarded USDA loans.  Gibson Water, Inc. received over $2.4 million to complete improvements to their distribution system and to ensure the system is able to meet future demands.  The project consists of five separate sy...
  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

    Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $1M in Grants

    Library initiatives highlight a few of the 21 recently approved grants by the Indianapolis Foundation. The competitive grants were approved by the board of directors last week and total $1.36 million.  The Foundation's library fund contributed $835,500 for  

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    Anthem Agrees to Add Palliative Care Provider

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has agreed to acquire Aspire Health of Tennessee. The non-hospice palliative care provider is considered the largest company of its kind in the United States. The Aspire Health footprint covers 25 states and it has contracts with more than 20 health plans. Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Anthem Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says...

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    Low-Income Senior Care Facility Moving Forward in Indy

    Georgia-based developer Integral Community Development has secured $17.3 million in federal financing for an assisted living facility in Indianapolis. The funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Low-Income Tax Credit program will support the 124-unit Oasis at 56th. The more than three-acre property is located on the city's northwest side and financial coordinator Walker & Dunlop Inc. of Maryland said the development is...

  • IU Associate Vice President Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    University Research Network Awarded $33M Grant

    The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has landed a $33 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund work by a network of researchers from Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame to improve public health statewide. IU Associate Vice President of Research and University Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar founded the institute in 2008. He says the funding "enables us to continue improving health for ...

  • Biosciences Company Lands $2M+ in Funding

    Indianapolis-based Scioto Biosciences Inc. has closed a $1.8 million round of funding and has also been awarded nearly $400,000 in grants from the National Institutes of Health and the state of Indiana. The preclinical stage company says it will use the funds to further the development of its microbiome platform technology.

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    Parkview Plans Regional Medical Center Expansion

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has announced plans to expand its Parkview Regional Medical Center campus. The health system says the project includes a new six-story, 168,000-square-foot medical tower. The new facility will allow the hospital to add 72 inpatient beds. 

  • EnPak Vice President of Operations Rick Rivera (left) and CEO Marlene Mulero-Betances. (photo courtesy EnPak)

    EnPak Relocates to Larger Warsaw HQ

    Warsaw-based EnPak LLC has completed the relocation to its new Kosciusko County headquarters. The company, which provides aftermarket services to area orthopedic companies, says the larger facility will accommodate EnPak's recently-expanded customer base.

  • The Women's Hospital in Newburgh is among the Indiana representatives on the list. (photo courtesy Deaconess Health)

    Hoosier Companies Among 'Best Places' in Healthcare

    Several Indiana companies are included in Modern Healthcare magazine's 2018 list of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The publication says those that made the list stand out in their efforts "to create an empowered and satisfied workforce." 

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    Feminine Hygiene Product Wins 'Next Launch'

    A sustainable feminine hygiene product developed by a Fishers High School student took the $25,000 first place prize in Wednesday's "The Next Launch" competition at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The event drew business ideas from students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event, and Director Alex Kurrelmeier says the goal is to make the competition national to address...

  • Cluster Headache Treatment Showing Promise For Lilly

    Lilly Bio-Medicines President Christi Shaw characterizes positive results from late-stage research for a potential headache treatment as "truly a landmark moment."  Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says galcanezumab met its primary goal of reducing weekly cluster headache attacks. The treatment, however, missed its primary endpoint on a separate study focusing on chronic cluster headaches. Shaw says...

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

    OrthoPediatrics Touts 'Solid Start' With Revenue Growth

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is reporting a first quarter net loss of $5 million, compared to a loss of $1.3 million during the previous quarter. Despite the drop, the medical device manufacturer says total revenue for the quarter rose 24 percent to $12.1 million.

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    Franklin, Johnson Memorial Plan Graduate Center

    A new partnership between Franklin College and Johnson Memorial Health aims to provide a state-of-the-art learning space for graduate students. The partners have established the Franklin College Graduate Health Science Center, which will house the college's Master of Science in Athletic Training and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs.

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    Hoosier Cities Weigh Down 'Fit City' List

    Two Indiana cities made the ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking of the 100 most fit cities in America. The list, compiled in Indianapolis by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, uses 33 indicators to rank the cities.

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    Study: Opioid Abuse Costs Indiana $4B+ Annually

    New research from Indiana University says the opioid crisis cost the state $4.3 billion last year and will reach a similar level this year. The findings were pulled from 15 years of data that show opioid deaths have increased more than 500 percent over that time. It estimates some 12,300 Hoosiers have died since 2003 from opioid overdoses. The research was conducted by...

  • Late Philanthropist Honored By Reid Health Foundation

    The Reid Health Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Center will be renamed in honor of the late Jack Edelman. The philanthropist died in October 2017 and his wife, Debra, donated $1 million to the Reid Health Foundation, which brought the couple's contributions to $2.12 million, which is the largest individual contribution ever received by the Foundation.

  • Quinones will speak at the May 14 event at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

    Author: 'Community Is The Answer' to Opioids

    An author who has written about the nationwide opioid epidemic says communities collaborating with "many ideas and solutions being tried together" will be key to addressing the crisis. "Dreamland: A True Tale of the Opioid Epidemic" author Sam Quinones will speak Monday at a fundraiser supporting the IU Behavioral Health facility in downtown Indianapolis. He says, while there will be no singular, quick fix for the opioid issue, the more communities work...

  • IU Doctors Lester Smith, Burcin Ekser, Ping Lee

    Collaboration to Help with Organ Transplant Science

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine are closer to artificially growing organs, helped from a partnership with Maryland-based Lung Biotechnology.

  • Anthem Names IngenioRx Leader

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has named a new leader for its new pharmacy benefits management company. Deepti Jain, who currently serves as chief operating officer of IngenioRx, will take over operation of the company while the search for a new chief executive officer continues. Anthem says Jain has been directly responsible for the development and operational plan for IngenioRx, which Anthem announced in October. Jain has been with Anthem since 2014 when she was named ...

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    Lilly Makes $1.6B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE :LLY) is acquiring a California company in a $1.6 billion deal. ARMO BioSciences is developing a pipeline of products designed to boost the immune system of cancer patients and eradicate tumors. Lilly Oncology President Sue Mahony says the acquisition adds a "promising next-generation clinical immunotherapy asset" to Lilly's pipeline. Lilly says ARMO's lead product candidate, pegilodecakin, has shown positive results both as a...

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    Kroger Opens Former Marsh Store

    Kroger has renovated and reopened a former Marsh store to serve Carmel and Zionsville. The company invested nearly $5 million to upgrade the building at 106th and Michigan Road.

  • Nalli: St. Vincent Adapting by 'Disrupting Ourselves'

    The chief executive officer of St. Vincent Indiana says the launch of a neighborhood hospital model throughout central Indiana is part of a strategy by the state's second-largest health care system to adapt to an ever-changing health care landscape. "We feel that if we don't drive transformation in health care, we will be disrupted and so we believe disrupting ourselves is the most important way to evolve health care as an industry," Jonathan Nalli said.

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    Beacon Details New Granger Hospital, Bremen Agreement

    South Bend-based Beacon Health System is planning a new hospital in Granger and, pending final approvals, will also bring Community Hospital of Bremen under its umbrella. The nearly $26 million Beacon Granger Hospital is slated to break ground in the summer and be complete in about a year. The one-story, nearly 33,000 square-foot facility will be located across from Beacon Health & Fitness Mishawaka and include 11 beds, a full emergency department and eight inpatient beds.

  • Ricks Sees 'Bright Period Ahead' For Lilly

    Buoyed by strong first quarter results and a spate of new and expected product launches, Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks is speaking with optimism about the company's outlook. Lilly raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance and earnings-per-share expectations after reporting first quarter results that showed profits surging to $1.2 billion. However, Ricks says it's the quality behind the numbers that gives him reason for optimism, noting...

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    $15M Donation Spurs New Name For Downtown Med Center

    The $70 million medical facility being built in downtown Evansville has a new name. The Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, named in honor of Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies Inc. founder Bill Stone following a $15 million donation, is a collaboration among Indiana University, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School.

  • Broecker says the company has been "operating mostly in virtual mode" so far.

    Broecker Device Startup Gaining Traction

    One of the biggest names in Indiana life sciences is finding success with a new startup. Indianapolis-based Zorion Medical Inc., which is developing medical device technology that absorbs in the body, has leased lab space and joined the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute's SPARK program. Founder David Broecker, who left his post as IBRI's CEO last year, says joining the program will give Zorion access to the institute's resources, including microscopy, 3-D printing and...

  • Evansville Med Center to Receive New Name

    The title sponsor and new name for the multi-million dollar, multi-institutional medical campus in downtown Evansville will be unveiled Friday. The Evansville Center for Health Sciences, as it's currently called, is a collaboration among Indiana University, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana. The announcement will be led by UE President Tom Kazee and will include details about a donor and key gift. The high-profile facility is previously known as...

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    Doctor: Opioid Program Will Build on Pilot Successes

    A physician at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis says the program announced Monday by Governor Eric Holcomb to curb opioid addiction among expectant mothers and newborn babies will expand upon efforts that have already seen success. Anthony Sanders says the funding from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration will help grow the program beyond Indy's east side. The Community Health Network Neonatal Opioid Addiction Project was born out of a pilot program at...

  • IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar announced the launch of the program.

    Lilly, Fairbanks Launch Neighborhood Diabetes Program

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is partnering with the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI to launch a pilot program aimed at addressing the high incidence of diabetes. The five-year, $7 million program will focus on three Indianapolis neighborhoods that Lilly says have significant health disparities and high rates of diabetes. The program builds on similar efforts Lilly has used in lower-income areas in countries including...

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    Diabetes Prevention Program Reaching South Bend

    Mishawaka-based Saint Joseph Health System is among five hospital groups that will benefit from a $7 million diabetes prevention program. The effort, funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant, involves partnering with Michigan-based Trinity Health on an evidence-based lifestyle change initiative in underserved populations within communities like South Bend. The program will provide resources, information and connect prediabetic individuals or those at risk for...

  • Governor Holcomb announced the program Monday at Community Hospital East.

    State, Community Health Launch Opioid Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis-based Community Health Network have launched a program designed to address opioid use disorder in mothers. The Community Health Network Neonatal Opioid Addiction Project will also work to treat babies born addicted to opioids. A more than $570,000 grant from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration's Department of Mental Health and Addiction is funding the project. The program will begin at Community Hospital East with the goal of...
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    Zimmer Biomet Partnership to Help Patients in Guatemala

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is partnering with a Houston-based nonprofit to benefit patients in Guatemala. The medical device manufacturer says the agreement with Faith in Practice aims to improve access to total knee replacement procedures for residents in underserved communities.

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    Lutheran Health Cuts Ribbon on Wabash Facility

    Lutheran Health Network has cut the ribbon on its $10 million outpatient center in Wabash County. The health system says Lutheran Wabash will initially offer urgent care, physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as orthopedics, pulmonology and cardiology services.

  • Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital to be Acquired

    Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital in New Albany will soon be under new ownership. Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire the facility, which is set to close June 18. SIRH is currently managed and operated by Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health, in partnership with Clark Memorial Hospital and Baptist Health Floyd.

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    Lilly Oncology Taps NYU Professor

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has selected Leena Gandhi to lead immuno-oncology medical development efforts at Lilly Oncology. Gandhi currently serves as director of thoracic medical oncology at the New York University School of Medicine.

  • (Images courtesy of Indiana University.) From left-to-right: Nicholas Terry, Ross Silverman, Aila Hoss.

    IU Report Offers Suggestions to Fix Opioid Crisis

    As part of the ongoing Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge initiative, Indiana University researchers have released a series of recommendations designed to reduce the effects of the state's opioid epidemic. The report includes strategies for local, state and federal government officials involving: prioritizing harm reduction, removing legal impediments that hold up effective responses and investing in more and better evidence-based treatment services.

  • The recipients received their awards earlier this week. (photo courtesy Goshen Health)

    Goshen Health Awards $350K in Grants

    Goshen Health has awarded nearly $350,000 in grants to 29 community organizations throughout Goshen and the surrounding area. The grants, awarded through Goshen Health's Community Benefit Fund, are awarded to nonprofits who share the health system's mission to improve the health of the community.

  • Indiana's medical device industry is widely known as one of the strongest in the world.

    Zimmer Biomet Profit Drops, But Beats Estimates

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is reporting first quarter net income of $174.7 million, down from $299.4 million during the same quarter last year. Chief Executive Officer Bryan Hanson says the results reflect "supply headwinds" and ongoing quality remediation work at the company's Warsaw North Campus.

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

    UE Unveils Institute For Public Health

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

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

    Lilly Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance

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

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    Groundbreaking Set for Bloomington's Switchyard Park

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

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

  • David Naus (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Gift From IU Alum Targets Addiction Research

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

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    Central State Site Attracts More Investment

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

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    Zimmer Biomet Touts First Surgery of New Tibia

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

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    IU Health Names Leader For South Central Region

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

  • Northview Elementary School is located in Gas City.

    East Central Indiana School Plugs Into Telehealth Tech

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

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    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Grant

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

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    Rose Acre Farms Issues Egg Recall

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

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    IU Health Eyes Carmel Cancer Center

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

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    Health-Focused Alliance Hitting The Road

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

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

  • Foellinger Foundation Supports Taylor University Program

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

  • Ben Carson to Deliver Trine Commencement Address

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

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    Monon Greenway Improvements in Carmel

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

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

    Franciscan Opens New Lafayette Patient Tower

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

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    hc1.com Continuing Growth With $7M in Funding

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

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    Purdue, Peruvian University Launch Partnership

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

  • Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana receives state grant

    Meals on Wheels Announces $1M State Grant

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

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    St. Elizabeth to Open Greendale Facility

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

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

    Medical Device Startup Looking to Win Big

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

  • Deputy Surgeon General Visiting ISU

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

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

    Cautionary Tale: Health System Victim of 'Breach Season'

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

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    New Lilly Collaboration Could Grow by Hundreds of Millions

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

  • Grant Supports Opioid Prescription Education Program

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

  • Zimmer Biomet Device Lands FDA Clearance

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

  • Zionsville Joins Opioid Fight

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

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    USF Grad Students to Benefit From New Partnership

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

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    CareSource Names CEO

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

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    USF Partners with Manchester University

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

  • Grant to Help Franciscan Alliance Combat Hepatitis C

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

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

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

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    DeKalb Health Names First Female CEO

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

  • Jerome Adams took office in 2017.

    Surgeon General Talks Indiana Opioid Crisis

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

  • Goshen College to soon offer new programs

    Goshen College to Offer New Programs

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

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    Derica Rice Joining CVS

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

  • Indiana Grown, Eskenazi Strike Up Food Connection

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

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

    Counterpart Partnering With Riley Foundation

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

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    Eskenazi, Indiana Grown to Outline Partnership

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

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    Sports Legends Experience to Debut

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

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    Partnership to Provide Faster Access to Addiction Treatment

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

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

    Indianapolis Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

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

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

    Drug Czar, FSSA Secretary to Announce New Partnership

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

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    New Manchester Degree Program 'Nation's First'

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

  • Evansville-based Curvo Labs buys Mendenhall Associates

    Curvo Labs Purchases Orthopedic News Publisher

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

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    On Target Laboratories Outperforms Funding Expectations

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

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    New CEO For Franciscan Crown Point

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

  • Lilly extends program for Type 1 Diabetes research

    Lilly Extends Diabetes Research Collaboration

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

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    Deaconess to Build Replacement Rehab Hospital

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

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

    Carmel Ranked Best Place to Live

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

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

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

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

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    Four Winds Invitational Returns to South Bend

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

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    Biotherapeutic Company Details Franklin Expansion

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

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    Indiana Hospitals Among Top in U.S.

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

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    Purdue Startup Aims to Increase MRI Efficiency

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

  • New walkway to connect Terre Haute to West Terre Haute

    Walkway Announced in Vigo County

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

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

    Columbus Regional Enters 'Next Big Phase'

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

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    Anthem Partners With American Medical Association

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

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

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

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    IU Celebrates Dental School Facility Opening

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

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    Pediatric Therapy Company Plans Crawfordsville Expansion

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

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    Notre Dame Research Could Uncover Infection Mechanism

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

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    Assisted Living Community Opens in Muncie

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

  • IU Bloomington Awards Millions in Research Grants

    IU Awards Millions in Research Grants

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

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

    Pain Management Business Poised For Midwest Expansion

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

  • Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment Lands Another Approval

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

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    Community Foundation of Delaware County Awards Grants

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

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    Endocyte to Begin Trial of Prostate Cancer Treatment

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

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

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

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    IU Health Touts 'Substantial Progress' in 2017

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

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

    Deputy Surgeon General to Speak at ISU

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

  • Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director.

    Clinic to Offer Therapies Not Available to Hoosiers

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

  • Next Board Chairman Set at Anthem

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

  • Governor Eric Holcomb Makes Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

    Governor Holcomb Makes Commission Appointments

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

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Opens Health Clinic

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

  • Franciscan Closing Carmel Facility

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

  • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

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

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

    Purdue, IU Teaming up to Breed and Sell Rare Pigs

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

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    Anthem Completes Acquisition of America's 1st Choice

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

  • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Tops Survey

    Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tops Survey

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

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    Riverview to Build ER/Urgent Care Facilities

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

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

    Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

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

  • St. Vincent Opens Plainfield Hospital

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

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

    State, Chamber Partnering on Opioid Effort

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

  • City of Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic

    Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic Fight

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

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    Elanco Agreement Focuses on Animal Gut Health

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

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

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

    New Focus For Bloomington Foundation

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

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  • (photo courtesy The Renaissance at Historic Hotel Elkhart)

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  • Holcomb and Azar announced the approval Friday in Indianapolis.

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

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

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  • The president of Innovative Health Solutions is Brian Carrico.

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  • (Image Courtesy of Indiana University)

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

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  • (Image courtesy of IU Health.)

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

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

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  • John Elliott was named CEO of Gleaners in 2016.

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

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

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

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  • (rendering courtesy Indiana University Health)

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