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    Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign

    The New Albany-based Floyd Memorial Foundation is kicking off a fundraising effort to build a new chapel at Baptist Health Floyd hospital. The Chapel Capital Campaign aims to raise $600,000 over the next year.

  • State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions

    More than a dozen substance abuse coalitions will share in $750,000 in grants from the state. Governor Eric Holcomb's office says the one-year funding will support the recipients' efforts to combat the drug crisis in Indiana.

  • Lilly Completes $8B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) in Connecticut. Loxo Chief Executive Officer Josh Bilenker says the deal will allow the company to realize the full value of its pipeline of medicines.

  • IU Health Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal

    The Indiana University Health Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal by more than 300 percent in its first full year. The foundation raised more than $19 million in 2018, which includes government grant dollars and commitments raised through the foundation. 

  • Major Hospital in Shelbyville (photo courtesy Major Health Partners)

    Health Center Coming to Shelbyville

    Shelbyville will soon see a new $18 million wellness center to be built by Major Health Partners and the YMCA. Shelbyville City Council approved final funding for the project earlier this month. Other funding was secured from the Shelby County Council and Blue River Community Foundation. 

  • Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is included in the Top Rural & Community Hospitals list. (photo courtesy of Schneck Medical Center)

    Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists

    Several Indiana hospitals are included in two lists from The Chartis Center for Rural Health that feature the top 100 critical access hospitals and rural and community hospitals. The healthcare advisory services and analytics company says the lists are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics, which provides a "comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance." The Chartis Center says the hospitals that make...
  • Elanco went public in September 2018.

    Lilly Reveals Plan to Offload Elanco Stock

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to divest its remaining interest in Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN). The pharmaceutical giant retained a more than 80 percent ownership interest in Elanco, following the company's Initial Public Offering in September.

  • Cook Group in Bloomington is one of the largest life sciences companies headquartered in the state.

    Georgia Woman Wins $3M Verdict Against Cook Medical

    A federal jury in Indianapolis has awarded $3 million to a Georgia woman who claimed an intravenous filter made by Bloomington-based Cook Medical was defective. Tonya Brand says she suffered medical complications after the filter deteriorated inside her body.

  • Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion.

    Lilly Returns to Profit

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $1.1 billion, compared to a loss of $1.7 billion the previous year, when earnings were impacted by U.S. tax reform. The company is also cuttings its revenue and profit forecast for 2019, due in part to disappointing results from a Phase 3 study of cancer drug Lartruvo. Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion, topping estimates. The company cites higher sales of...

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    IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine received a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The school says nearly $150 million was awarded, marking a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

  • IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

    A Purdue Associate Professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to focus on one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Chien-Chi Lin's research focuses on pancreatic cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, and is projected to be the second leading cause of all cancer-related deaths by 2030.

  • Rehab Medical Merges With Wound Care Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has announced a merger with medical device manufacturer Cork Medical, also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Rehab Medical tells Inside INdiana Business it plans to add 50 jobs by the end of the year.

  • Wellness Council Partnership Aims to Reduce Obesity Rate

    The Wellness Council of Indiana is partnering with On Target Health for employer-sponsored weight management programs targeting obesity. WCI members will receive exclusive pricing through the Indianapolis-based organization.

  • Construction on the tower began in the summer of 2018.

    $175M Community Health Project Hits Milestone

    Community Health Network says patients will today begin moving into the new patient tower at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. The facility is part of a $175 million effort resulting in a new hospital to be completed in 2020. The tower includes a new emergency department and medical imaging, surgery, delivery and inpatient rooms. Community Health says the facility also includes enhanced privacy features and will operate under a "NIC2 model" allowing mothers to...

  • Hoosier Companies Team Up on Dementia-Friendly Cruises

    A pair of Indiana companies is teaming up to provide people with dementia, their caregivers and loved ones opportunities to share a special trip together. American Senior Communities in Indianapolis has joined with Hobart-based travel agency Elite Cruises and Vacations to sponsor the agency's cruise that will take place in late February. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Kathy Shoaf, a registered nurse and owner of Elite Cruises and Vacations, says the trips...

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    Tyler Trent Donations Top $1M

    The impact of the Purdue superfan who gained national attention while battling cancer continues to be felt. The Journal & Courier reports a fund started in Tyler Trent’s name has raised more than $1 million for the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. 

  • Stephen Downs founded Digital Health Solutions. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    Health Startup Launches Epilepsy Software

    An Indianapolis-based health tech startup has launched its software platform. Digital Health Solutions LLC says the software will help physicians determine pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits.

  • Spero Health Names Medical Director

    Integrated healthcare services organization Spero Health Inc. has hired a new central Indiana medical director. Darrin Mangiacarne will help oversee the launch of new Spero sites and provide patient care at a northeast Indianapolis location, which is slated to open March 1.

  • Anthem Quarterly Profit Drops

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $424 million, down from $1.2 billion during the same period the previous year. Despite the drop, Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the fourth quarter and full-year performance provides a strong foundation for 2019.

  • IU Health Saxony Names New Leaders

    Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has named a new chief operating officer and a new chief medical officer. Soula Banich is the new COO and Larry Stevens is chief medical officer.  Banich most recently served as IU Health North and Saxony Hospitals director of allied health and cardiovascular services. She will continue in those roles and also take on new responsibilities. 

  • IBRI Project Leads to Disease Discovery

    A collaborative research project involving the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has led to the discovery of a new disease. The IBRI says the monogenic disease, known as DHPS Deficiency, can lead to neurodevelopmental delay and seizures. 

  • Franciscan Alliance Chooses New Research Director

    The Franciscan Alliance Research Administration has appointed Kathleen Kioussopoulus as research director at the Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance. Kioussopoulus will oversee research of cardiology, orthopedics, and many other areas for 13 Franciscan hospitals in Indiana and south of Chicago.  She most previously served as director of cardiovascular research at Franciscan Health Indianapolis where she developed research for Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart ...
  • Zimmer Biomet Receives Clearance For Knee System

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) has received FDA approval for the ROSA Knee System for robot-assisted knee replacement surgeries. The ROSA system includes 3D pre-operative tools and uses real-time data on anatomy to improve bone-cutting and restoration of natural joint movement.  

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    Goshen Health Opening Bristol Location

    Goshen Health is today hosting an open house at the grand opening of the Goshen Physicians Family Medicine in Bristol. Daniel Berger and Mackenzie Shireman will relocate to the new facility from Goshen Family Medicine and Urgent Care. The 4,775 square foot building holds six exam rooms, phlebotomy room for quick lab testing, procedure room and a collaboration room for team-based care. 

  • Lilly 'Disappointed' by Cancer Drug Study

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced what it calls disappointing results of a study of a new cancer drug. The pharmaceutical giant says the Phase 3 study of Lartruvo, which aims to treat patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, did not meet its primary endpoints.

  • Greene County Chosen for IU Community Initiative

    Greene County has been chosen as community partner for the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities Initiative. Plans call for more than a dozen community-related projects during the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • New COO Named at IU Health Bloomington Hospital

    Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital has named Alan Biggs as chief operating officer. Biggs most recently served as vice president of EMCARE/EMVISION Physician Services and was also chief financial officer and chief Operating officer of Logansport Hospital from 1997-2010. He succeeds Brian Shockney, who now is IU Health's South Central Region President. 

  • Gahan to Cut Ribbon at Purple Pearl Skin and Beauty

    New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan will cut the ribbon during the grand opening ceremony of Purple Pearl Skin and Beauty on January 17. The medical spa and cosmetic aesthetic center will host the event, starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing all day.

  • Indy Healthcare Provider Acquired

    Colorado-based Paladina Health has announced its acquisition of another healthcare provider in Indianapolis. Financial terms of the deal for Activate Healthcare have not been disclosed. Activate Healthcare provides customized services to employers and unions for preventative and primary medical care.

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    Holcomb Set For 'Next Level' State of The State

    Governor Eric Holcomb will tonight shine a spotlight on his Next Level Agenda in his annual State of the State Address at the Statehouse. Holcomb is expected to detail plans in areas including infrastructure, education and the drug epidemic. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, WIBC Statehouse Bureau Chief Eric Berman said the address could include some surprises as well. The address is set for 7:00 this evening. Holcomb unveiled his...

  • Urology of Indiana Breaks Ground on Fishers Center

    Urology of Indiana has broken ground on its $8 million Center of Excellence at the new Med Tech Park complex in Fishers. The company says the facility comes in response to the increased demand for urologic services in central Indiana. 

  • Olio Launches National Tech Platform

    Carmel-based tech startup Olio has officially launched its software platform nationwide. The company's software aims to digitally connect hospital and physician teams with post-acute providers in an effort to close the communications gap and provide more coordinated care for patients.

  • Cook Medical Partnering on Snoring Device

    Bloomington-based Cook Medical has announced a sales and marketing agreement with Zelegent Inc. in California. Cook says the partnership aims to enhance treatment options for patients suffering from snoring.

  • IU Fund Invests in Health Tech Company

    The Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund has announced a $500,000 investment in Indianapolis-based Diagnotes Inc. The company, co-founded by an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, focuses on helping healthcare professionals communicate with each other, patients, and caregivers through a single platform. Todd Saxton co-founded Diagnotes along with Chief Executive Officer Dave Wortman and Bharath Bynagari. Wortman says...

  • Lilly's acquisition is the latest in an effort to strengthen its cancer treatment portfolio.

    Lilly Announces $8B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced an $8 billion deal to acquire Loxo Oncology in Connecticut. Lilly says the deal adds precision medicines to its oncology portfolio through Loxo's pipeline of medicines for patients with certain types of cancers. The Indy drugmaker says the acquisition would be the largest in its ongoing effort to strengthen its cancer treatment portfolio. Loxo's pipeline is focused on cancers that involve single gene abnormalities that can...

  • Indiana Chamber Supports Tobacco Tax Increase

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is adding an effort to significantly decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers to its list of legislative priorities for 2019. It will support a per pack tax increase and push to raise the smoking age to 21. 

  • Vibra Hospital to Lay Off 120

    Pennsylvania-based Vibra Healthcare LLC has detailed plans to close its Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne at the end of the month, resulting in the layoffs of 120 employees. In a statement to Inside INdiana Business, the company cites recent changes in healthcare reinbursement as the main reason for the closure.

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    Cook Medical Purchases North Carolina Cigarette Factory

    Bloomington-based Cook Medical has finalized an agreement to purchase a former North Carolina cigarette factory. The medical device manufacturer completed an agreement to buy the facility in Winston-Salem's Whitaker Park and plans to convert a section of the longstanding R.J. Reynolds facility into a medical device manufacturing facility this year.  The 850,000 square foot building was built in 1961 and will house Cook Medical's 650 Winston-Salem employees

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    Remembering Tyler Trent

    Purdue University, state and community leaders are today remembering Tyler Trent, the Purdue superfan who passed away Tuesday after a long battle with bone cancer. In a statement, Governor Eric Holcomb called Trent "among the biggest, strongest and wisest people you could ever meet." Trent inspired and helped spearhead several efforts to boost cancer research, including the Riley Children's Foundation's Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, the Tyler Trent...

  • Sports Concussion Study Aims to Benefit Everyone

    One of the leaders of a massive study by Indiana University on concussions among athletes says a recent funding commitment from the NCAA and the Department of Defense will help further research the long-term effects of brain injury. Thomas McAllister, director of the administrative and operations center for the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium, says what is learned from the study could benefit all walks of life beyond just sports.

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    Reid Health to Provide Ambulance Service to Western Wayne County

    Reid Health to provide ambulance service to western Wayne County Reid Health will offer EMS/ambulance services to Wayne County beginning Jan. 1. The service will provide three vehicles, with at least one of them stationed in the Cambridge City area. 

  • Twenty-one organizations received grants in the 2018 Community Grant program

    IU Health Announces 2018 Community Grants

    Over $900,000 in grants have been given to organizations from the IU Health Community Outreach and Engagement department's 2018 Community Grants. The grants were administered to institutions who have prioritized access to healthcare, behavioral health and substance abuse, community revitalization and nutrition.  The 2018 community grants were awarded based on areas of priority determined by the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment.  

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    Community Healthcare Offers Clinical Assistant Program

    The Central Laboratory at the hospitals of Munster-based Community Healthcare System is offering a new Clinical Assistant program that helps prepare students interested in the healthcare field for a career in laboratory services. The 12-week program includes classroom instruction in clinical laboratory sciences, hands-on student laboratory activities and clinical training with a medical laboratory scientist.  

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    Lutheran Health Finalizes Plans For New Hospital

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has detailed the final plans for the facility that will ultimately replace St. Joseph Hospital. The health system says Lutheran Downtown Hospital will be built across the street from the existing facility in downtown Fort Wayne with construction slated to begin next summer.

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    Riley Foundation Announces Tyler Trent Endowment

    The Riley Children’s Foundation is partnering with 20-year-old Tyler Trent to create the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. The fund will support the Precision Genomics program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

  • The company is projecting 2019 revenue between $25.3 billion and $25.8 billion.

    Lilly Issues 2019 Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced 2019 financial guidance, with projected revenue and adjusted profit above analyst expectations. The company says the growth is driven by demand for newer medicines including Trulicity, for diabetes, and psoriasis drug Taltz. The company is projecting 2019 revenue between $25.3 billion and $25.8 billion, and earnings per share between $5.52 and $5.62. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says, while he's happy with...

  • The performance center is located at Empowered Sports Club in Fort Wayne. (photo courtesy of Empowered Sports Club)

    Parkview to Cut Ribbon on Field Turf, Performance Center

    Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health will Tuesday cut the ribbon on two new multi-purpose facilities. The Parkview Sports Medicine Field Turf and the Parkview Sports Medicine Performance Center are the result of a nearly two-year-old partnership between the health system and Empowered Sports Club in Fort Wayne.

  • ISU to Add Business Minor and Revise Health Programs

    Indiana State University has created a business analytics minor and adapted three health programs. Board of Trustees members Friday approved the new minor along with a new sport management program, and the renaming of two health programs on campus. The new business analytics minor was added after a survey of Scott College business students in March of last year found at least 32 students had a strong interest in the minor.....

  • Lilly Acquires Pre-Clinical Program

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced an agreement with Massachusetts-based Hydra Biosciences. The company says it has acquired all assets related to a pre-clinical program from Hydra, though financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

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    IU Health West Plans 'Crane Christening'

    IU Health West Hospital will Friday hold a different sort of groundbreaking to mark the beginning of work on an $83 million expansion. The hospital will hold a "crane christening" ceremony, where teams that will be working on the hospital's three new floors will break champagne bottles on the body of a crane. The project will add about four dozen beds, a new operating room and additional laboratory and support service space. The work is expected to take about...

  • 16 Tech says the anchor building will ultimately house about 400 employees.

    Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building

    16 Tech developers have officially broken ground on the innovation district's first building, marking the beginning of an ambitious 10-year project. The $30 million Advanced Research and Innovation building is fully-leased and will anchor the 60-acre development. The facility, which will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, is set to be complete in mid-2020.

  • Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs

    Purdue University researchers are devising new ways to treat the world's fourth-leading cause of death: lower respiratory infections. Lung infections are often caused by 'superbugs' that are resistant to all available antibiotics, but researchers say they have created a drug formula that has shown progress in fighting them.

  • Dupont Hospital to Showcase Renovations

    Multi-million-dollar renovations at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne will be unveiled Thursday. Fourteen months of construction have added facilities and space for specialized services offered by Lutheran Children's Hospital. The additions include a six-bed pediatric inpatient unit and a three-bed pediatric intensive care unit. The second floor pediatric inpatient unit had previously been designated for medical surgical patients, but now features the color of...

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    Hammond Clinic Called 'First in Indiana'

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

  • IU Health Releases Community Health Grants

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

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

    OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer

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

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    Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital

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

  • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

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

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    Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution

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

  • IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant

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

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    Catalent Expanding in Bloomington

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

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit

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

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    Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic

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

  • Rick Sasso (photo courtesy of Indiana Spine Group)

    Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict

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

  • Marie Maher founded Synapse Sitters in 2017.

    Synapse Sitters Expanding in Indiana

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

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    State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital

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

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

    Riley Campaign to 'Double Down' on Research Efforts

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

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    Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare

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

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

    State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions

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

  • Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

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

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

    Ground Broken for Villas at North Willow

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

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    Grant to Support Opioid Outreach Project

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

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

    CDC Researcher Talks Turkey Recall in Indy

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

  • Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants

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

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    Health IT Company Makes Plans For Electric Works

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

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

    IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment

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

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

    Lutheran Health Settles With Former CEO

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

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

    Chamber Pushing For Healthier Indiana

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

  • NICO Corp. makes a variety of neurosurgical devices.

    Medical Device Company Secures $12.5M in Funding

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

  • Indiana Workplace Injury Rate Remains at All-Time Low

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

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    Reid Health Transforming Vacant Building Into PACE Center

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

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

  • Lilly Submitting Applications For Headache Treatments

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

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

    State Files Suit Against Pharmaceutical Company

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

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

    Public Safety Medical Joins St. Vincent Health

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

  • Construction is set to be complete in early 2020.

    Work Begins on $21M LaPorte Hospital

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

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    Endocyte Loss Narrows Amid Pending Acquisition

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

  • IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration

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

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

    120WaterAudit Continues Pattern of Growth

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

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    Don Brown to Headline Life Sciences Presentation

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

  • Survey Seeks Workplace Drug Abuse Knowledge

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

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

    IU's Opioid Grand Challenge Moves to Phase Two

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

  • Millions Awarded to IU Cancer Researchers

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

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

    Study to Investigate Opioid Epidemic in 11 Counties

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

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

    Hoosier Hospitals Named 'Most Wired'

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

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

    Elanco Swings to Profit in First Post-IPO Earnings

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

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

    Lilly, Maryland Company Ink $40M Partnership

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

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

  • High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County

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

  • Joe Wheat founded MiraVista in 2002.

    Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs

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

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    NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More For Concussion Research

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

  • Anthem Profit Jumps in Q3

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

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

    IU Fund Invests in Drug Company

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

  • Franciscan Health Partners With Northwestern Memorial

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

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    Lilly Details Collaboration That Could Grow Exponentially

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

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

    New Health Clinic to Open at CityWay

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

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    Riverview Breaks Ground on Fishers Facility

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

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    Springbuk Attracting Cultural Recognition

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

  • Program Offers Rehab to Workers Who Fail Drug Test

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

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    Dementia Care Initiative Lands $3.5M Grant

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

  • Trine University outlines plans for expanding health services programs

    Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs

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

  • Shirt Factory-Turned-Assisted Living Home to Open

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

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    Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board

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

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

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    Positive Studies Push Promising Lilly Treatment Forward

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

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

    OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance

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

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

    Construction on MedTech Park to Begin

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

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

    Ambulance Service Owner Charged With Fraud

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

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    $2.1B Endocyte Deal a Record-Breaker

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

  • Mike Sherman is CEO of Endocyte.

    Endocyte, Novartis Ink $2.1B Merger Agreement

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

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

    $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

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

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    Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness

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

  • Electric Works Lands Another Major Tenant

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

  • Anthem Reaches $16M Data Breach Settlement

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

  • Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

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

  • Ben Forrest is CEO of Olio.

    Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'

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

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    New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators

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

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

    Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled

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

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    Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw

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

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

    Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

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

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

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

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

    IUPUI Biologist Awarded NIH Grant

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

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

    IU-Led Study Lands Major NIH Grant

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

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

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

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    Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark

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

  • Indiana entities given millions to fight opioid epidemic

    Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse

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

    St. Vincent Adds Ascension to Name

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

  • (Image of Joel Feldman courtesy of St. Vincent.)

    St. Vincent Light on Details of Carmel Property Purchase

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

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    Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services

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

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    Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center

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

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

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    St. Vincent Announces Indy Land Purchase

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

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

    Purdue Startup Awarded Grant For New Drug

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

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

    BioCrossroads Names Competition Finalists

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

  • Notre Dame Psychologist Kristin Valentino awarded $2.7 million grant

    Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

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

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

    Elanco Rings Opening Bell at NYSE

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

  • Indiana Lands $21M in Opioid Treatment Funding

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

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    Old Pharmacy Opens New Location

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

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

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

  • Teresa and Leonard Bissonnette give gift to Franklin College

    Gift to Benefit Franklin College Master's Program

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

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

    Health Systems Partner for Acute Care Hospital

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

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

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    Elanco Begins IPO

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

  • Boone County EDC Set For Job Fair

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

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    New Leader Chosen for IU School of Medicine in Gary

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

  • Indy Dental Tech Company Acquired

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

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    Grant to Support Opioid Fight in Northwest Indiana

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

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    Parkview Partnering With Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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

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

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

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

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    Deaconess Steps up For Planned Aquatic Center

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

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    Mishawaka HealthLinc Clinic Opens After $3M Revamp

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    Construction Begins on IU Health Cancer Center

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    Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer

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    School in Greene County Links up to Telehealth Tech

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

    IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

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

    Medical Startup Seeks to Support Nursing Home Patients

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

    Evansville's Rathbone to be Reborn

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  • USDA program funds Royal Center sewer project

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