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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.

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    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...
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    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...

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    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."

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    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.

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    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...

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    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. 

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    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...

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    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.

  • Stacey McCreery is founder and president of ROI Search Group.

    Talent Consulting Firm Growing in Fishers

    Fishers-based ROI Search Group LLC says it will add up to 25 new jobs in the next three years. The executive search, talent management and consulting firm was founded in 2014 and has a presence in Indiana, Maine and South Dakota. ROI Search Group says the new positions, which include senior client partners and talent acquisition specialists, are expected to pay average salaries three times higher than the state average. The company plans to invest...

  • The CARE Plus program will be available for all opioid-dependent mothers who deliver babies at IU Health Methodist Hospital. (photo courtesy IU Health)

    Fairbanks Grant to Support Opioid Program

    The Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has awarded nearly $845,000 in funding to support a new initiative to address a gap in care for opioid-dependent mothers in Indiana. The Indiana University School of Medicine will use the funding for CARE Plus, which will be offered to all opioid-dependent mothers who deliver babies at IU Health Methodist Hospital. CARE Plus seeks to help more opioid-dependent mothers get access to treatment, and to improve the...

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    Parkview Wabash Hospital Set to Open

    After nearly two years of construction, the new Parkview Wabash Hospital will Wednesday open to the public. Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health says the $35 million facility includes a full-service emergency department, an inpatient medical and surgical unit and diagnostic imaging, among other amenities.

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    Medical Device Company Building in Whitley County

    A Tennessee-based medical device manufacturer has broken ground on a new research and development facility in Columbia City. The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. says the investment from Wright Medical Group N.V. will create up to 20 jobs. The project is estimated to cost more than $3 million. The new facility will be located in the Park 30 Business Center in the Whitley County city. Wright Medical Group specializes in...

  • National Recognition Continues For Riley

    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis continues its distinction as the only nationally-ranked children's hospital in Indiana. U.S. News & World Report included the hospital in its 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

  • The program will be housed in the Health Professions Building, which is currently under construction. (rendering courtesy Ball State University)

    Ball State Adds Social Work Master's

    Ball State University has created a master's program it says will address "urgent, statewide needs." The Master of Social Work program, the university says, will provide advanced clinical and management training for students beginning in the fall of 2019.

  • 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...

  • Groundbreaking of new water treatment plant in Muncie (photo courtesy of Indiana American Water)

    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.

  • Fishers Nickel Plate Trail Rendering (rendering courtesy of City of Fishers)

    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...

  • (Image of Vicki Lundy Wilbon courtesy of Integral Community Development.)

    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.

  • American Fitness Index Ranking 100 Most Fit Cities

    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.

  • (Image of Ryan Brewer [pictured left] and Kayla Freeman [pictured right] courtesy of Indiana University.)

    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.

  • (Rendering of Beacon Health Granger provided by Beacon Health.)

    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...

  • (Image of Bill and Mary Stone courtesy of Indiana University.)

    $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...

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