• hc1 Goes High-Tech in Opioid Battle

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

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    IU, OrthoWorx Collaboration Takes Flight

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

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    Endocyte to Join Key Nasdaq Index

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTY) has been selected for addition to the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index. The biopharmaceutical company says the addition will become official Monday before the market opens. 

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    Riley Children's Health Plans $142M Maternity Project

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

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Reid Hospital Demo Bid Cuts Loan Need

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

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    Lilly Cancer Treatment Falls Short in Study

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

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

    Erskine Green Institute Lands AWS Foundation Grant

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

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

    Holcomb Announces Parental Leave Policy

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

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

    Bloomington, Monroe County to Sue Opioid Makers, Distributors

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

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

    Lilly Issues 2018 Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is expecting low-single-digit revenue growth next year. In its 2018 financial guidance, the drugmaker is projecting revenue to be between $23 billion and $23.5 billion, driven by recently-launched products including Trulicity, Taltz and Cyramza. Lilly expects earnings per share for 2018 to be in the range of $4.24 to $4.34. The company is maintaining expectations for at least 5 percent average annual revenue growth from 2015 to...

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    Purdue Details Online Master of Public Health Degree

    An online Master of Public Health program will launch in May at Purdue University. The College of Health and Human Sciences says the degree is an expansion of the two-year-old Public Health Graduate program in West Lafayette. Graduates of the online program, the school says, often pursue public, private and nonprofit careers including epidemiologist, health promotion specialist, clinical research coordinator and community wellness coordinator.

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    IUK Details New Masters

    Indiana University Kokomo will launch a mental health counseling masters degree next fall. The program, a half online, half on-campus hybrid, is being developed in cooperation with IU East in Richmond and IU Southeast in New Albany. Students of the three campuses will share online classes. IUK Psychology Department Chair Kathy Holcomb says...

  • Community Health Names Region President

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network has selected David Kiley as president of its south region. Kiley, who has been a part of the health system for 25 years, has served in the role on an interim basis since May. 

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    Ambulance Service Plans Indy Layoffs

    The Indianapolis Division of Care Ambulance has announced plans to close its facility near the city's downtown. In a notice to the state, Louisville-based parent company Procarent says the closure will leave more than 80 employees out of work.

  • East Chicago Site Targeted For 'Intense' Remediation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included a northwest Indiana property on its list of Superfund sites that are "targeted for immediate and intense attention." The old USS Lead property in East Chicago, also known as U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery Inc., will receive remediation work designed to accelerate redevelopment efforts. The actions, the EPA says, include more direct involvement from Administrator Scott Pruitt. The response could include...

  • Charity Looks to Larva as Food For African Orphans

    The Indianapolis-based Global Orphan Foundation has a bold mission -- to care for the world's most vulnerable children -- and is turning to a protein source unusual to the western world. The organization is on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to implement an easy-to-use system of raising vitamin, protein and micronutrient-packed palm weevil larvae to feed the orphans. Executive Director Nicole Brandt tells Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health the...

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

    Grant to Fund IUPUI Study on 'Water on the Brain'

    A team of researchers from IUPUI is using a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study hydrocephalus and develop potential treatments. The university says the team is conducting a preclinical evaluation of drug compounds that could be used to treat the condition known as "water on the brain."

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

    Examining Potential Side Effects of a CVS/Aetna Merger

    The private sector and academia are weighing in on a proposed $69 billion merger between CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET). Indianapolis-based OurHealth co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Ben Evans says the deal is characteristic of "this impending collision of insurers and providers," where insurers and health care providers are competing for the patient.

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

    DeKalb Health Appoints Interim CEO

    DeKalb Health in Auburn has named Tasha Eicher interim president and chief executive officer. Eicher will succeed Craig Polkow, who announced last week he is leaving at the end of the year to accept a position with a larger healthcare system in southern Indiana. 

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    Don Brown Biotech Startup to Invest $16M

    A biotech startup in Indianapolis is looking to establish its headquarters near the IUPUI campus. According to documents filed with the city, LifeOmic Inc. plans to invest $16 million to set up shop at the IU Emerging Technology Center and hire 225 employees by 2023. LifeOmic provides a cloud-based service that allows medical professionals to compile comprehensive medical records for specific patients in one location. The company was founded by Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown...

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    Dozens of New Jobs Planned in Boone County

    Two Zionsville companies have announced expansions. Two companies expanding their operations in Zionsville Zionsville, Ind. – 120WaterAudit and Stringcan, Inc. dba Gear Marketing are expanding their operations in Zionsville.

  • Tridien develops, manufactures and markets medical support surface and patient positioning technology.

    Medical Device Maker to Close Fishers Operation

    A Florida-based company says it will close its Fishers facility late next year. Tridien Medical, which was acquired last year by Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC), says in a filing with the state the decision will affect 69 employees. The first round of Indiana employees are expected to be let go January 31 and continue through the end of September. Hill-Rom Executive Director of Human Resources says in a letter to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development...

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    Lilly Treatment Gets FDA Approval

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Taltz for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis. The FDA last year approved the injectable treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. The company says Taltz proved effective and safe during two Phase 3 studies involving more than 670 adult patients. Lilly says results from both studies showed patients treated with Taltz achieved...

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

    Union Health, CareSource Detail Agreement

    Union Health in Terre Haute has announced an agreement to join the health plan network of Ohio-based CareSource. The deal involves access by CareSource Medicaid and Obamacare Marketplace members to Union Hospital and Union Medical Group services. Patient access will begin January 1 after the CareSource credentialing process is complete. CareSource Indiana Executive Director Steve Smitherman says "we are excited to expand our network with the addition of Union Health.

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    Goshen Health to Open NeuroCare Center

    Goshen Health is set to cut the ribbon Tuesday on its new NeuroCare Center. The health system says the facility will provide comprehensive care for patients with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

  • New Health Commissioner Outlines Priorities

    Opioid addiction, infant mortality and the state's overall poor health are among priorities for the new Indiana State Health Commissioner. Kristina Box, who spent more than 30 years as an OB-GYN at Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, recently took over for Dr. Jerome Adams, the new U.S. Surgeon General. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Box said after years of personally going on mission trips abroad, she decided to make Indiana her new mission field.

  • The program was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse.

    Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

    Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

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    Health Clinic at Gleaners Food Bank Now Open

    A health clinic is now open at a first-of-its-kind location. The St. Vincent Medical Group Health Clinic, inside Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, offers options for care that doesn't require an emergency room visit. The health care provider says the food bank-based health clinic arrangement is the only one like it in Indiana and among the first in the country. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says...

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

    Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

    The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

  • Jay County Hospital to Join IU Health

    Jay County Hospital and Indiana University Health have signed an agreement for the hospital to join the health system next year. The deal, which goes into effect March 1, brings IU Health's total number of Indiana hospitals to 16. The hospital, located in Portland, has been managed by IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie since 1998. IU Health says it will assume all assets and liabilities for the hospital once the agreement takes effect. 

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

    Medical Device Company Details Growth Plans

    Versailles-based Innovative Health Solutions Inc. has announced plans to expand operations. The medical device company will invest nearly $500,000 to move into a larger office in Carmel and create 30 jobs, while maintaining its headquarters Ripley County. The announcement comes less than a week after IHS received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its NSS-2 BRIDGE device, which is designed to help treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

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

    Dupont Hospital Gets New CEO

    DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne has named Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. He most recently served as chief operating officer of the Baptist Medical Center in downtown San Antonio. He will begin in his new role in mid-December. Before working at the 623-bed hospital in downtown San Antonio, Suter held executive positions with healthcare organizations in Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Lutheran Health Network Chief Executive Officer Mike Poore says Suter stood out...

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

    State Grants to Fund Aspire Indiana HIV Services

    The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana Health. The organization says the funds will be used to expand its HIV Services program in 2018.

  • Mainstreet Reorganization Results in 12 Layoffs

    Mainstreet says it is undergoing a corporate-level reorganization that will eliminate or consolidate 12 positions. The move is a result of a new strategy and to support what the real estate development, investment and health care company says is faster growth in its operations functions, compared to real estate functions. The affected employees, which the company says will receive severance packages, represent 4 percent of Mainstreet's work force.

  • The Symphony of Chesterton is one of two Indiana properties owned by Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.)

    Mainstreet Details $425M Deal

    Mainstreet Health Investments Inc., a Toronto company founded by Carmel-based Mainstreet, has announced a $425 million acquisition and planned name change. The senior health care real estate company says the deal for New York-based Care Investment Trust LLC includes a portfolio of 42 properties throughout the United States. Mainstreet Health Investments says Invesque Inc., its proposed new name, will be unique, recognizable and "eliminate any possible confusion around...

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    Construction Begins on $25M Assisted Living Facility

    Officials in Noblesville have broken ground on a $25 million assisted living and memory care facility. The four-story, 105,000-square-foot Heritage Woods of Noblesville will include 124 studio and one-bedroom apartments and create nearly 80 full-time and part-time jobs.

  • Indiana Health Official Heading to South Dakota

    An Indiana health official has been tapped to serve as the next state epidemiologist in South Dakota. Joshua Clayton currently serves as deputy state epidemiologist and director of the Epidemiology Resource Center for the Indiana State Department of Health.

  • Outpost Medicine was launched in 2016.

    Funding Grows For Indy-Connected Biopharma Company

    A biopharmaceutical company with offices in Indianapolis and London has announced a $20 million boost to a Series A round of financing. Outpost Medicine, which focuses on treating urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, says Scott Byrd will succeed co-founder David Socks as president and chief executive officer. Socks, who also serves as a venture partner with one of Outpost's key VC providers, Frazier Healthcare Partners, will remain on the board of directors.

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    Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Lands FDA Clearance

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for a medical device developed in Indiana to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, known as the NSS-2 BRIDGE, was created by Innovative Health Solutions Inc. in Versailles.

  • CNO Financial Group in Carmel is the highest-ranked Indiana company on the list.

    Hoosier Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

    Several Indiana-based companies are ranked among the "Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America." The ranking from Healthiest Employers was determined through an assessment based on a number of key categories, including culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning and programming and interventions.

  • Merritt says every Hoosier "is affected by this scourge in one way or another."

    Merritt: Companies Relaxing Rules to Deal With Opioid Issue

    An Indiana senator who has been a major voice in the battle against the opioid epidemic says addiction is causing companies to relax their drug testing rules. "People are having to not drug test when they ordinarily would to get employees," says Jim Merritt (R-31). He believes those companies are hopeful that, if an employee has addiction issues, they can resolve them in-house without termination. The recently-released Indiana University Kelley School of Business...

  • Floyd County Company Continues Rapid Growth

    New Albany-based SmartBox LLC is planning to add 100 jobs by 2022. The digital marketing company focused on the dental industry says it will pump $1 million into doubling the size of its headquarters. It was one of five Hoosier companies included in the most recent Inc. 5000 Best Workplaces list. Nearly 50 SmartBox employees are based in Floyd County and 30 work remotely. SmartBox says the new positions are expected to pay average wages more than 65 percent higher than the state average.

  • Indiana Added to CVS Apprenticeship Program

    Indiana is one of seven states to join a program created by CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) designed to increase the number of apprentices throughout the country. The company says the expansion of its Registered Apprenticeship program will help reach its goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022.

  • Hanley says 2017 will finish with the organization's highest participation yet.

    Nine13sports Growing With 'Kids Building Bikes'

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on children's health and wellness through riding bicycles is diversifying its programming. Nine13sports will launch Kids Building Bikes next summer, a four-week program that teaches bike safety and maintenance where participants who complete it will ride away on a new bike. The program is geared toward fourth and fifth-graders and will be primarily after school. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, CEO Tom Hanley says...

  • Former Lilly USA Head is Trump's HHS Pick

    President Donald Trump says he is nominating the former president of Lilly USA LLC to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Azar left Lilly in January following a leadership restructuring announced by Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks. Azar spent 10 years at the pharmaceutical company, including five years as president of its largest affiliate. He came to Lilly in 2007 as...

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Contractor Selected For Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a bid for the demolition and cleanup of the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the city has selected Indianapolis-based Renascent Inc., which submitted a bid of just under $3.5 million.

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    Franciscan Health Acquires Vacant Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health Inc. has acquired a vacant hospital in Hobart. Financial terms of the deal for the former Hind General Hospital were not disclosed and the health system did not immediately state its plans for the property. 

  • (Image of Joe Swedish courtesy of Anthem Inc.)

    Swedish Stepping Down at Anthem

    The chief executive officer of one of Indiana's most prominent companies could be on his way out. The Wall Street Journal reports Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) CEO Joe Swedish will step down and be succeeded by former UnitedHealth Group President Gail Boudreaux. Boudreaux is also a board member for Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH). She served in leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group and UnitedHealthcare from 2008-2015...

  • (Image of Mayor Jeff Gahan courtesy of the city of New Albany.)

    New Albany to Tangle With Opioid Companies in Court

    The city of New Albany is joining other communities in a court room battle against opioid distributors. Mayor Jeff Gahan says the companies have helped lead to the spread of the crisis. In early October, the city of Indianapolis announced it would be the first city in the state to take the fight against opioid manufacturers and distributors to the legal system. Gahan said in a statement...

  • Anderson says one of Indiana's biggest hurdles is education and training levels.

    Economist: Opioids a Billion-Dollar Problem

    One of the economists behind the 2018 Indiana University Kelley School of Business economic forecast says Indiana's opioid epidemic is an "absolutely urgent" issue from a public health and economic standpoint. Kyle Anderson says opioid misuse impacts the number of people in the labor force as well as the productivity of those who are working. The report pegs the estimated annual loss in Indiana's Gross State Product as a result of the epidemic...

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    Health Tech Company Details Carmel Expansion

    Carmel-based Clinical Architecture LLC is planning to expand its headquarters and add 40 jobs over the next three years. The health care information technology company says it will invest $4.2 million into leasing, renovating and equipping its space at the Meridian Mark I building in the Hamilton County city. Clinical Architecture currently employs 57 and all but five are located at its HQ. The new positions include...

  • MDwise Agrees to Acquisition

    A Michigan health care management organization has announced an agreement to acquire Indianapolis-based MDwise. McLaren Health Care says the deal, if approved by state and federal regulators, would more than double the number of individuals it serves. McLaren's beneficiaries currently total 260,000, while MDwise covers 360,000 individuals. McLaren says it will "maintain MDwise's Indiana operations" and customers shouldn't notice changes.

  • Yongsheng Bai of Indiana State University (pictured left) and Kevin Coombes of Ohio State University (pictured right) serve as co-principal investigators for the NIH-funded program.

    ISU Lands Big Data, Bioinformatics Grant

    Indiana State University has received $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health. The four-year grant will fund efforts to support students from underrepresented groups in bioinformatics and biomedical sciences fields. ISU says the program will offer hands-on experience in big data and bioinformatics, as well as provide a stipend to qualified participants and summer workshop opportunities.

  • The technology illuminates cancer cells.

    On Target Laboratories Illuminates Big Funding

    Purdue Research Park-based On Target Laboratories Inc. has received $40 million in funding. The biotechnology company, which develops fluorescent dyes used to illuminate cancer cells for surgical procedures, says the combination of equity and financing will be used to advance its lead imaging compound, OTL38, and create a second cancer-illuminating compound. Johnson & Johnson's venture capital arm, JJDC Inc., led the round that also includes existing On Target Laboratories investors.

  • (Image of Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman courtesy of the IU Center for Aging Research.)

    Grant Could Lead Researchers to Higher Returns

    A pilot for advance nursing home care planning for patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias could lead to big additional funding for two IUPUI researchers. Kathleen Unroe and Susan Hickman will initially receive $400,000 for the work from the National Institute on Aging and $3 million more could follow with a successful pilot. The study will include 200 nursing homes in multiple states.

  • Hathaway Strategies specializes in public and governmental affairs consulting.

    Hathaway to Lead Medical Device Council

    The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council has named Anne Hathaway executive director. She is founder of Indianapolis-based Hathaway Strategies and previously served as chief of staff for the Republican National Committee. Hathaway Strategies specializes in public and governmental affairs consulting. Hathaway is chair of the Julian Center Board and serves on the boards of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. The Illinois native will su...
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    IU Health Plans Major Hospital Expansion

    Indiana University Health has approved an $83 million expansion of IU Health West Hospital in Avon. The health system says the project will include 48 new inpatient beds, a new operating room and expanded support service space. Hospital President Doug Puckett says the communities served by the hospital have grown, "and our ability to provide care to all of the patients who need us has been challenged by our capacity." He says the hospital has had to transfer more than...

  • IU Health Expanding Into Fort Wayne

    Indiana University Health has announced plans to open a primary care medical office in Fort Wayne. Financial details of the project were not disclosed, however the health system says the new office will open in the first quarter of 2018. The office will be staffed with up to 15 physicians and advanced practitioners and IU Health says it will have the potential to add more in the future. The physicians will be a part of a new IU Health physician group led by...

  • Ascensia makes blood glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes.

    Medical Company Closing Mishawaka Facility

    New Jersey-based Ascensia Diabetes Care Inc. has detailed plans to close its facility in Mishawaka. In a notice to the state, the company says the closure will leave more than 100 employees out of work. 

  • Ashay Bhatwadekar is the leading the research. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    NIH Grant to Fund IU Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to the Indiana University School of Medicine to study a vision-threatening condition caused by diabetes. The grant will fund research aimed at discovering a treatment to manage the condition, known as diabetic retinopathy.

  • Anthem says operating revenue increased by $1 billion quarter-over-quarter

    Anthem Announces Acquisition, Profit Increase

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting third quarter net income of $746.9 million, compared to $617.8 million during the same period the previous year. The company has also announced the acquisition of privately-held Medicare Advantage organization America's 1st Choice. America's 1st Choice offers HMO products under its Florida-based Freedom Health and Optimum brands and operates America's 1st Choice of South Carolina. Anthem Chief Executive Officer Joe Swedish says...
  • Ricks says "over the last many years, we've grown this business rather substantially,"

    Ricks: 'Good Time' to Weigh Elanco Options

    The chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says growth for its animal health division Elanco, including two recent major acquisitions, makes now a good time to evaluate the unit's future. During a conference call this morning with investors, David Ricks said the company expects to complete its analysis by mid-2018. The company today announced it was weighing options for Elanco, including a potential sale or taking it public. Ricks says "over the...

  • Cook Pharmica was founded in 2004.

    Cook Pharmica Sale Complete

    Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. has completed the $950 million sale of its biopharmaceutical subsidiary, Cook Pharmica, to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT). Cook Pharmica will now be known as Catalent Bloomington.

  • Last year, Elanco announced an $885 million acquisition deal with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

    Lilly Mulls Elanco Future, Reports Profit

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it is "reviewing strategic alternatives" for Elanco, its animal health division, with options ranging from an initial public offering to a sale. The company says it will update the process no later than the middle of 2018. Lilly today reported third quarter net income of $555.6 million, compared to $778 million during the same quarter last year. The company says revenue increased 9 percent over the third quarter...

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    McGoff Named Medical Association President

    The Indiana State Medical Association has elected John McGoff president for 2017-2018. McGoff, a member of the Community Health Network medical staff, previously served as speaker of the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the ISMA.

  • Anthem Partnership Aims to Improve Health Care Delivery

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has announced a partnership with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The collaboration involves the study and pilot of new ideas in an effort to improve health care quality, accessibility and affordability.

  • IVDiagnostics CEO Frank Szczepanski (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Biotech Company Details Partnership on Cancer Test

    A Gary-based biotechnology company has announced a strategic partnership designed to accelerate the timeline toward FDA approval for its breast cancer testing technology. IVDiagnostics says the deal with Pennsylvania-based Prevail Partners Inc. will provide high-quality data from clinical studies at a more rapid pace.

  • Robin Newhouse is leading the $50 million Grand Challenges initiative to tackle the state's addiction crisis. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Dean Selected For Major Honor

    The dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing has received what the university calls one of the highest honors in health and medicine. The National Academy of Medicine has elected Robin Newhouse, who is also an IU Distinguished Professor, to serve as one of its newest members. 

  • Lilly in March detailed plans to invest $850 million into its U.S. operations this year.

    Lilly Announces $72M Indy Investment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to invest $72 million in an insulin manufacturing project at one of its Indianapolis facilities. The company says the investment will replace an existing insulin vial filling line and allow it to meet growing demand for its insulin products. The project is part of the $850 million in U.S. investments that Lilly announced in March. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the move...

  • James Sullivan (left) and William Evans are leading the research initiative. (photos courtesy University of Notre Dame)

    NIH Grant to Support Homelessness Prevention Research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $350,000 grant to the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economics Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. The funding will support research on the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness.

  • The Indiana Family And Social Services Agency says federal funding has been approved to establish a new health services initiative for enhanced lead testing and abatement for low-income Hoosiers.

    Initiative To Provide Enhanced Lead Testing, Abatement

    Indiana will now be able to provide lead testing, prevention and abatement services to low income Hoosiers.  The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration received federal approval to use up to $3 million annually over the next five years to establish a new health services initiative that will focus its efforts on lead testing and abatement among children primarily in East Chicago, South Bend and other areas in the state identified as high-risk for lead exposure.  ...

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    'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

  • Anthem to Launch IngenioRx

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is launching its own pharmacy benefits management company. IngenioRx will begin serving customers in 2020 following the expiration of Anthem's current PBM contract.

  • Lilly Collaboration to Target Cancer Vaccines

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration agreement with Germany-based CureVac AG. Lilly says the deal focuses on the development and commercialization of up to five potential cancer vaccines. 

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

    CEO: OrthoPediatrics IPO Will Accelerate Growth

    The chief executive officer of Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) says last week's Initial Public Offering was more than a year in the making. Mark Throdahl says going public was necessary in order to maintain OrthoPediatrics' growth rate of 20 percent or more each year, a mark it has hit for the past six years. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Throdahl said the IPO marks a...

  • CareSource Executive Director Steve Smitherman joined Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health earlier this month.

    CareSource Indy Call Center to Begin Operations

    Ohio-based CareSource will Monday open its new call center on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The nonprofit insurance and health care management organization says the new location will create more than 150 jobs. 

  • OrthoPediatrics rang the opening bell Friday at the Nasdaq in New York City. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Goes Public

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is now a publicly-traded company. The pediatric orthopedic medical device manufacturer Thursday completed its Initial Public Offering of common stock, raising $52 million.

  • 120WaterAudit beat nine other startups to win the competition. (photo courtesy TechPoint)

    CEO Calls Rise of the Rest Win 'Validation'

    An Indianapolis-based water quality testing startup has won the Rise of the Rest pitch competition. A panel of judges selected 120WaterAudit, which provides subscription-based water-testing services for residents, schools and utilities, to win the $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case. Chief Executive Officer Megan Glover says the win puts the young company on the map and is "validation that what we're doing matters and we need to continue to do it."

  • Anthem's Atlanta Tech Center Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has entered into an agreement for the construction of a 21-story building in Atlanta that will serve as the company's IT services hub. Work on the 352,000-square-foot Anthem Technology Center is expected to begin in January. 

  • FirstNet was established in 2012 by federal law.

    Indiana Opts Into Public Safety Wireless Network

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced Indiana will be the 25th state to opt into a nationwide public broadband network deployment plan. The FirstNet initiative allows AT&T to install infrastructure at no cost to the state, giving public safety workers and first responders access to high-speed, wireless communication infrastructure. Holcomb says the network will "help those on the front lines coordinate better and faster to serve and protect our citizens and communities."

  • (Image of Michael McRobbie courtesy of Indiana University.)

    McRobbie Lays Out Vision in State of The University Address

    In addition to unveiling the $50 million Responding to the Addictions Crisis initiative, part of the Grand Challenges research program, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie used his 11th State of the University address to discuss future initiatives in Bloomington and beyond. He called for faculty, students and staff to launch a university-wide review of programs on each campus that support teaching and learning. During his presentation Tuesday, McRobbie also introduced...

  • Lilly Reports 'Unfortunate' Study Results

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) the results of a Phase 3 study for the drug Verzenio did not meet its primary endpoint in the treatment of advanced lung cancer. The drug, also known as abemaciclib, has already received FDA approval as a treatment for breast cancer. 

  • IU President Michael McRobbie detailed the initiative Tuesday at the Statehouse.

    Grand Challenges Initiative to Attack Addiction Crisis

    Indiana University's third Grand Challenges initiative aims to address the crisis of addiction throughout the state. IU President Michael McRobbie says the $50 million project, Responding to the Addictions Crisis, will leverage resources from the university's seven campuses throughout the state in what is being called one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive state-based responses to the opioid addiction epidemic.

  • BioCrossroads says Caine helped reduce black infant mortality rate to its lowest level in the city's history.

    'Catalyst' Caine Wins Watanabe Award

    Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine is this year's Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads presented the award this morning at the Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. The organization calls Caine an "ardent voice for public health and access to medical care for the disadvantaged." She is a former president of the American Public Health association and also serves as an associate professor at the Indiana University School...

  • Hopebridge is led by former hhgregg CEO Dennis May.

    Hopebridge Growing Out-of-State

    Indianapolis-based autism therapy provider Hopebridge is expanding into Ohio. The company says several new therapy centers throughout the state will ultimately result in more than 200 full-time and part-time jobs and serve around 800 new patients. Hopebridge says the centers will pediatric therapy equipment, rooms designed to reduce distractions and interdisciplinary consulting and collaboration among occupational, physical and speech therapists. The first new centers are...

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    Health Care Benefits Survey Details Trends, Challenges

    Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits has released a health care benefits survey featuring responses from 380 Indiana employers. Chief Executive Officer John Gause says the goal of the 2017 Indiana Medical Benchmarking Survey is to arm employers with data to make better strategic decisions on the health care needs of their company. The results show trends Apex Benefits says are impacting the employee benefits marketplace. They are...

  • (Image of the Indiana Life Sciences Summit courtesy of BioCrossroads.)

    New Venture Winner Fighting Cancer at Nano Level

    A company that uses nanotechnology to boost the punch of cancer-killing radiation treatments is the winner of this year's New Venture Competition at the Indiana Life Sciences Summit. West Lafayette-based LoDos Theranostics, which was launched two years ago by a Purdue University chemical engineering professor and an MBA graduate from MIT, couples its Radio-Luminescent ultra-violet nanoparticles with X-rays or gamma-rays traditionally used against cancer tumors.

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    IU to Unveil Next Grand Challenges Initiative

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will Tuesday join Governor Eric Holcomb and other officials at the Statehouse to unveil the third IU Grand Challenges initiative. The university says the initiative will focus on a "comprehensive response to the state's opioid addiction crisis."

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

    Grant to Help Alzheimer's Study Begin

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $7.6 million grant to study early-onset Alzheimer's disease. IU says the grant will support the beginning of what will be a $45 million research program.

  • (photo courtesy Bethel College)

    Bethel College Completes Nursing Lab

    Bethel College has completed construction on a nearly $1.2 million nursing simulation lab. The facility, located on the south side of the Middleton Hall of Science on the Mishawaka campus, includes three human patient simulators aimed at giving students the ability to "practice high-level skills in a safe learning environment."

  • (Rendering of proposed IUPUI gateway courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Trustees OK Degrees, Projects

    A batch of new degrees and architectural designs has been approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The academic programs still need final approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the construction work involves the main campus in Bloomington and the IUPUI campus. The new degrees and projects include...

  • CareSource Executive Director Steve Smitherman joined  Barbara Lewis in The Business of Health.

    Insurer Talks 'Holistic' Approach, Jobs

    A nonprofit insurance and health care management organization will open a new call center in Indianapolis later this month, and its executive director says CareSource focuses on "all elements of life" when dealing with customers. Steve Smitherman says that philosophy extends to financial well-being, as well. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Smitherman told Business of Health Reporter Barbara Lewis the organization offers job placement and...

  • Indianapolis Opioid Battle Targets Pharma Companies

    The city of Indianapolis will be the first city in the state to take the fight against the opioid epidemic to the corporations it says have contributed to the crisis. Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced the city has hired locally-based law firm Cohen & Malad, LLP to handle a planned lawsuit targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors. The stakes are high, officials say, citing 345 deaths in Marion County last year from drug overdoses. During a news conference Thursday morning...

  • Indiana Conference For Women Names Pitch Finalists

    The Indiana Conference for Women has named the finalists for its 2017 Pitch Competition. The pitch session, organized by Fishers-based The Startup Ladies, will take place November 7 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. 

  • (Image of Flora Hammond courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Brain Injury Research Gets a Boost

    A $2.1 million grant will support the study of traumatic brain injury at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The research involves a partnership with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. It covers five years and comes from the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, of which IU is one of its 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems sites throughout the U.S.

  • (image courtesy of Endocyte) Mike Sherman previously served as chief financial officer and helped the company transition to being publicly-traded.

    Endocyte Bullish on Potential Blockbuster

    The chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is using a word to describe the company's $12 million worldwide licensing acquisition of a late-stage prostate cancer therapy that he says is often overused: transformational. "In this case, the word is absolutely fitting," said Mike Sherman during a conference call with investors detailing the deal with Germany-based ABX GmbH.

  • Fishers-based Fuzic is one of the award winners.

    Centric Names Innovation Award Winners

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards. The honors are presented to individuals and organizations "who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state," according to the think tank.

  • Geoffrey Fox serves as IU Distinguished Professor and interim associate dean for intelligent systems engineering at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

    Federally-Funded Hub Will Explore Nanoscale Devices at IU

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $4 million to the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Researchers at the school's intelligent systems engineering program, which was established last year, will use the five-year grant to form one of three NSF's Network for Computational Nanotechnology nanoHUB "nodes." The effort is focused on moving forward nanoscale devices to fight cancer and improve human health. The technology will...

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    Lutheran Hospital Announces Next CEO

    Lutheran Health Network has named Paula Autry chief executive officer of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She will succeed Lutheran Health Network CEO Mike Poore, who has also been serving as interim head of the hospital since June when the health system said unspecified circumstances put then-CEO Brian Bauer's employment "in an untenable position." Autry will begin November 6. She previously served as CEO of Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

  • FDA Approves Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The approval comes less than three months after Verzenio was submitted to the FDA for review.

  • The center will be led by Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success Jason McDonald.

    Cloud Tech Company Growing in Indy

    Silicon Valley-based medical technology company PracticeSuite Inc. is expanding in Indianapolis. The medical billing and electronic health record systems provider says it will add up to 20 jobs over the next year at a consolidated Sales and Customer Success center in the city. The company says the center will support a growing client base and provide a "much-needed eastern time zone presence" to compliment its Silicon Valley headquarters.

  • Lilly Makes Leadership Changes

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced several changes in executive leadership. They include a new chief financial officer and a new president for Lilly Research Labs. All of the changes will go into effect in 2018.

  • Methodist Sports Medicine Opens Grand Park Clinic

    The chief executive officer of Methodist Sports Medicine says the opening of a new clinic at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield is the culmination of two years of work. The clinic, which was announced in February when Methodist Sports Medicine was named the official sports medicine provider for the campus, includes athletic trainers, physical therapists and an orthopedic doctor. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Marty Rosenberg said...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Rural Health Association.) Amnah Anwar is leading the Indiana Opioid Consortium.

    Federal Funds Spark Indiana Opioid Consortium

    A $750,000 federal grant will support the launch of an effort designed to combat the opioid epidemic in rural Hoosier communities. The support from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will fund the Indiana Opioid Consortium for three years. Amnah Anwar will serve as program director of the consortium, which will be made up of seven clinical and educational partners throughout the state. The initiative will focus on...

  • IU and Regenstrief scientists will work with LifeOmic to develop a platform to store data for millions of patients.

    IU Partnership Targets Precision Medicine

    Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based LifeOmic are partnering on an effort to advance personalized medicine. As part of the collaboration, LifeOmic, founded by noted Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown, will have a blanket license for a broad range of intellectual property owned by IU and Regenstrief. The company will also have access to IU faculty for its work in precision medicine and data analytics. In exchange, IU and Regenstrief will have a...

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    Reid Health Verified as Trauma Center

    A hospital in Richmond is the latest to receive a key designation. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma has verified Reid Health as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the 10th of its kind in the state. 

  • Angie's List in Indianapolis received a Bronze recognition this year.

    Indiana Companies Recognized For Workplace Health

    The American Heart Association has recognized eight Indiana organizations on its Workplace Health Achievement Index. More than 800 companies throughout the country were assessed on the index, which evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company's workplace health program.

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    Collaboration Key to $62.5M Health Building at Ball State

    The first dean of Ball State University's College of Health says the focus on interprofessional relationships will come to define the school. Mitch Whaley's remarks came during the recent groundbreaking of the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, which will bring most of university's students in health-related fields under the same roof. Whaley says these close collaborations will benefit students, patients and employers.

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    Aspire to Open to Boone County Office

    Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana will Monday celebrate the opening of its expanded facility in Lebanon. The behavioral healthcare organization says the move to the new building was necessary in order to meet the Boone County's "explosive growth over the past three years." 

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    Planned Sport Resort in Jeopardy

    The fate of a planned $75 million Sport Resort in Porter County is unclear. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report two partners in the Catalyst Lifestyles LLC project have taken issues to court and little progress has been made at the 170-acre site since groundbreaking nearly a year-and-a-half ago. Plans include multi-purpose dome facilities for sports, entertainment and movie events, a cable wakeboarding lake, lodging space and outdoor athletic fields.

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

    Union Hospital Lands Trauma Center Verification

    A Vigo County hospital has received a major designation. The American College of Surgeons has verified Union Hospital in Terre Haute as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the first verified trauma center in the Terre Haute area. 

  • The Anderson job fair will take place at Mounds Mall.

    Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

    The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

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    Ball State to Break Ground on Health Building

    Officials at Ball State University will Thursday afternoon break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019. 

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    New Hospital Campus in The Works For Fort Wayne

    Lutheran Health Network has detailed plans to replace St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne with a new medical campus. The health care system says St. Joe has been in the same downtown location since 1869. Construction could begin next year and officials say build-out could take up to two years. A location and the full-scope of the work have not been determined, and LHN says "several potential properties are under consideration."

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    Stroke, Rehab Center to Bring 100 Jobs to Crown Point

    Community Healthcare System has announced plans for a 129,000-square-foot stroke and rehabilitation center in Crown Point. The health system will invest an estimated $40 million into the facility, which is expected to create 100 full-time jobs.

  • Hill-Rom Lands Military Contract

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a major contract to Batesville-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC). The $45 million contract calls for the provision of hospital equipment and accessories for the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Zeke Turner has served as board chairman for Mainstreet Health Investments since June 2016.

    Mainstreet CEO Steps Down From Board

    The founder and chief executive officer of Carmel-based Mainstreet has announced his resignation as chairman of the board of directors of the company's subsidiary, Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. Zeke Turner says he is stepping down to focus on Mainstreet's continued growth.

  • Kreg Gruber currently serves as the health system's chief operating officer. (photo courtesy Beacon Health System)

    Beacon Health Details Leadership Transition

    The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Beacon Health System has announced his resignation. Phil Newbold, who has served as CEO for 30 years, will step down November 1 and will be succeeded by the organization's current chief operating officer, Kreg Gruber. 

  • Cook Pharmica is located in a former RCA facility in Bloomington.

    Cook Creates 'Really Big Day in Bloomington'

    The president of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. says Tuesday's agreement to sell its Cook Pharmica LLC subsidiary to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) and the decision to acquire a former General Electric facility near the company's headquarters will have a positive impact on the city and state. Pete Yonkman says the nearly $1 billion dollar deal for Cook Pharmica has been six months in the making.

  • Holcomb Names State’s New Health Commissioner

    Indiana has named its next State Health Commissioner. Kristina Box, who has spent more than 30 years as an OB-GYN at Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, was selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to fill the role vacated earlier this year by Jerome Adams, who left to become the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Box will begin her new role with the Indiana State Department of Health on...

  • Competitors line up before a race at the 2016 edition of the event.

    Vaughn: Wellness, Connections Drive Thousands to Corporate Challenge

    The president of the Indiana Sports Corp. says 6,000 contestants representing nearly 140 companies will participate in this year's Corporate Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event, which covers two weekends, features competitions ranging from parallel parking and golf chipping to distance running and cycling around the famed oval. Ryan Vaughn credits the event's popularity in recent years to a wellness push among members of the business community.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the settlement Thursday.

    Indiana Shares in Pharmaceutical Company Settlement

    Indiana is part of a multi-state settlement involving a global pharmaceutical company. The agreement with insulin manufacturer Novo Nordisk settles allegations that the company did not comply with Food and Drug Administration requirements regarding the potential risk of a rare form of cancer in people who use one of its Type II diabetes medications. As part of the settlement, the federal government will receive more than $43 million, with state Medicaid programs receiving...

  • The companies presented the results today in Switzerland.

    Lilly Drug Yields Positive Results

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) say a treatment for patients with a certain type of dermatitis showed positive results in a Phase 2 study. Last month, the companies also announced plans to resubmit baricitinib to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Inpatient procedures and surgeries will still be done at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

    Riley Children's Health Growing Fort Wayne Presence

    Riley Children's Health is expanding its Fort Wayne footprint. The system plans to open an additional office in the city next year that will offer specialties including pediatric urology and cardiology. The office, set to open in early 2018, will feature 12 exam rooms along with office and diagnostic testing space. The system says pediatric cardiology and urology will be the first specialties to see patients at the Fort Wayne office, with additional specialties coming in...

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    NIH Grant to Support Notre Dame Study

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families at the University of Notre Dame. The grant will help fund a project to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention programs used to support families that include someone with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

  • A new Parkview Wabash Hospital campus is currently under construction. (rendering courtesy Parkview Health)

    Wabash Hospital to Receive 'Business of the Year' Award

    The newly-formed organization created through the merger of the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Group of Wabash County has named the county's 2017 Business of the Year. Grow Wabash County will present Parkview Wabash Hospital with the honor next month.

  • Lilly Continues Positive Outlook For Migraine Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says a 12-month Phase 3 study of a treatment for migraine has shown continued positive results. The pharmaceutical giant says the study for galcanezumab showed a "statistically significant reduction in the number of monthly migraine headache days" among patients.

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    Greenwood Hospital Set to Close

    A subsidiary of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare has announced plans to lay off 86 hospital employees in Greenwood. In a notice to the state, Transitional Hospitals Corp. of Indiana Inc. says Kindred Hospital - Indianapolis South will close by the end of the year. 

  • Lilly says it expects the majority of eliminated positions to come through a voluntary retirement program.

    Lilly Announces Global Restructuring

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced global restructuring, including work force reductions expected to impact about 3,500 workers. The company expects the moves to lead to about $500 million in annual savings beginning next year. The pharmaceutical giant says the cuts will include site closures in Iowa, New Jersey and China. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the restructuring will allow the company to reduce costs and "invest in the next...

  • Allison Pointe Healthcare Center in Indianapolis is one of the facilities acquired by CommuniCare. (photo courtesy CommuniCare)

    Ohio Company Acquires Indiana Nursing Centers

    Ohio-based CommuniCare Health Services has acquired 16 skilled nursing centers throughout Indiana. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the company says current staff at the facilities, which were previously managed by Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare, are expected to stay in place.

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

    Indiana-Connected Telehealth Effort Lands Funding

    A nearly $1 million grant will extend a telehealth initiative that has a presence in Indiana and three neighboring states. The Indiana Rural Health Association was the lead applicant for the three-year grant to the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center, which provides technical and educational programs in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The funding is from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. IRHA Executive Director Don Kelso says...

  • The Elkhart Health Fitness Aquatics and Community Center has received Regional Cities Initiative funding.

    Groundbreaking in Sight For $65M Elkhart Aquatic Center

    The much-anticipated Elkhart Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Community Center could break ground as early as next month and two key figures behind the $65 million project say it is about much more than sports. Elkhart-based Insight Strategic Concepts Inc. President Shelley Moore, who serves on the steering committee, was joined on Inside INdiana Business Television by Community Foundation of Elkhart County President Pete McCown and said the center will boost Elkhart's quality of life.

  • David Broecker (left) will be succeeded as CEO by Rainer Fischer (pictured right) in October.

    David Broecker to Step Aside as IBRI CEO

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has named its next chief executive officer. Rainer Fischer will continue to serve as chief scientific and innovation officer and succeed David Broecker as CEO October 1. Broecker, the IBRI's founding CEO, will stay on as an advisor to the institute. Fischer came to the IBRI last year and in a Perspectives piece for Inside INdiana Business last October, Broecker praised Fischer as a "superstar scientist."

  • Lilly to Resubmit Application For Arthritis Drug

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Delaware-based Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) have announced plans to resubmit the New Drug Application for a once-daily treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration previously rejected an NDA for baricitinib, saying more clinical results were needed. Lilly says the resubmission package, which will be provided to the FDA before the end of January 2018, will include new safety and efficacy data.

  • The new emergency/outpatient facility will replace the original 1947 hospital building on the east side of the campus.

    Construction to Begin on Johnson Memorial Project

    City and county officials will Wednesday join executives from Johnson Memorial Health to break ground on a $47 million medical facility in Franklin. The project will include a new emergency department and outpatient services facility as well as a new rehabilitation center. 

  • CareSource Looking to Fill Indy Jobs

    Ohio-based CareSource will Tuesday and Wednesday hold a hiring event in Carmel. The company is looking to fill 60 full-time positions that will be located at its new call center on the northwest side of Indianapolis. 

  • Franciscan, CVS Partner For Patient Care

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health has announced a partnership with Rhode Island-based CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) it says will enhance access to affordable health care services for patients. The clinical affiliation agreement aims to improve coordination of care between Franciscan primary care and CVS MinuteClinic providers.

  • The 130,000 square foot facility includes training space for the Indiana Pacers.

    Pacers, St. Vincent Celebrate 'Monumental Day'

    After a year-and-a-half of construction, the Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent Heath have cut the ribbon on the team's new $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis. During today's ceremony, the team announced St. Vincent is now the exclusive health care provider of the Pacers. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says the five-story facility will serve as a "dynamic health care access point" for the Pacers and the public in...

  • New CEO For Lutheran Health Network

    Lutheran Health Network in northeast Indiana has a new chief executive officer and regional president. Mike Poore, who has been serving as interim CEO since June, will also continue serving as interim CEO of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne until a permanent leader is identified. Poore succeeds Brian Bauer, who left the network June 12 after officials from Tennessee-based parent Community Health Systems said "current circumstances put him in an untenable position."

  • Oregon-Davis Elementary School is located in Hamlet.

    Another Telehealth Clinic Opens in Rural School

    A program harnessing technology to boost access to health care for Hoosier children in rural areas continues to grow. A new telehealth clinic will be dedicated this evening at the Oregon-Davis Elementary School in Hamlet, the fifth in a federally-funded initiative that already involves schools in Crothersville, Austin, Hanover and Elwood. The Starke County district has partnered with HealthLinc Community Health Centers and the Linton-based Indiana Rural Health Association.

  • Seleem has used previous funding to buy about 4,000 out-of-patent drugs to see if they can be repurposed.

    Purdue Research Looks at 'Repurposing' Drugs

    A Purdue University researcher says a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health could help address an "urgent need" for a certain type of drug. Mohamed Seleem says the funding will support his research on whether two FDA-approved drugs could be repurposed to treat life-threatening drug-resistant bacteria.

  • Gilliom holds degrees from Ball State University and Ohio State University.

    Mental Health Nonprofit Names CEO

    Nonprofit mental health provider Wabash Valley Alliance has named Thomas Gilliom chief executive officer. Gilliom has been with the Lafayette-based organization since 2008, most recently serving as chief operating officer. He succeeds Rick Crawley, who has led the alliance since 2003. He will remain with the nonprofit, overseeing special projects. Gilliom holds degrees from Ball State University and Ohio State University.

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

    Little Red Door Getting $2M Makeover

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

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

    Grant to Help Tackle Patient ID Issues

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

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

    Union Hospital Turns 125

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

  • Rendering provided to the Whitestown Plan Commission.

    Redesigned Health Care Facility Gains Approval in Whitestown

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

  • Insurers to Expand Indiana Obamacare Footprint

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

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    IU Health Bloomington Plans Move Forward

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

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

    Sportsplex Groundbreaking Keeps Hammond Hot Streak

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

  • (photo courtesy St. Vincent Health)

    St. Vincent to Add StatFlight in Evansville

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

  • Indy Healthcare Staffing Agency Acquired

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

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

    Indiana Hospitals Ranked Among Best in Nation

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

  • Officials broke ground on the facility in April 2016.

    Hendricks Regional Health Adding Jobs

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

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

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  • The job fair will take place on the IPFW campus.

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

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  • (photo courtesy St. Vincent Health)

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

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

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  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University)

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

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

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

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

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  • (Image courtesy of SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse)

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  • Officials broke ground on the hospital in May 2016.

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  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

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

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

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

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  • (Renderings provided by Spectrum Retirement.)

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

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