• 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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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.

    Lilly Migraine Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it second Phase 3 study of an oral migraine treatment has yielded positive results. Lilly says, as a result of the positive outcome for lasmiditan, the company plans to submit a New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the second half of 2018.

  • Indiana Health Commissioner Confirmed as Surgeon General

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams for U.S. Surgeon General. On Twitter Thursday, Adams called the confirmation "truly an indescribable honor." Trump selected Adams in late-June and the Senate confirmed him as the 20th person to serve the position during a flurry of activity prior to its annual August Recess. Adams became Indiana's health commissioner in 2014 following his appointment by then-G...
  • The job fair will take place on the IPFW campus.

    Banks Hosting Job Fair in Fort Wayne

    Congressman Jim Banks (R-3) will Wednesday host a job fair on the campus of IPFW. More than 70 employers from northeast Indiana will be on hand in an effort to fill 2,300 open positions.

  • Grant to Expand Eskenazi Health Program

    Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Eskenazi Health and the Eskenazi Health Foundation in Indianapolis. The health system says the funding will be used to expand the Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence program, which provides internships for Indiana students with disabilities.

  • Zimmer Biomet Swings to Profit

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is reporting second quarter net income of $184 million, compared to a net loss of $31.3 million during the same period the previous year. The earnings report follows the announcement earlier this month that Chief Executive Officer David Dvorak is stepping down.

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    Good Samaritan Expanding Primary Care Services

    The board of governors for Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes has approved a purchase aimed at expanding the hospital's primary care clinic. The hospital is investing more than $300,000 to acquire the building, which will allow the clinic to offer more services to patients, including dental care and mental health services.

  • 'Options Open' For Potential Anthem Mergers, Acquisitions

    Two months after a proposed $54 billion merger fell apart with Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), the chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) says the insurance company will "keep options open" for other potential merger and acquisition opportunities. During a conference call with investors Wednesday morning, Joe Swedish said "broadly-speaking," growth through M&A is still a significant long-term strategy.

  • German Subsidiary Growing in Whitley County

    Columbia City-based DOT America Inc. has announced plans to further expand operations in the Whitley County city. The company is proposing a $3.2 million investment to add to its current facility along with new equipment and a small number of jobs.

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

    Debate Swirls on Potential Obamacare Repeal

    The president of the Indiana Hospital Association says "it's still anyone's guess" as to how potential changes to the Affordable Care Act will pan out. Brian Tabor, who took the helm at the IHA last month, believes the debate on the future of the nation's health care system will continue, regardless of the regulatory outcome. He says the organization that represents nearly every hospital in the state is "laser-focused" on three priorities.

  • Anthem Profit Perks Up

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is reporting second quarter net income of $855.3 million, compared to $780.6 million in the same quarter a year earlier. The results reflect the failed $54 billion merger between Anthem and Connecticut-based Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI), which was canceled in May. To date in 2017, Anthem says it has increased its medical enrollment totals by 500,000 and expects full-year enrollment to grow by 300,000-500,000.

  • Ground Breaking Set For New YMCA

    The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will Wednesday break ground on the $10 million OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA facility on the city's northwest side. The OrthoIndy Foundation landed the naming rights for the facility after making a $3 million donation toward construction in March 2016. 

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    St. Vincent Names Region President

    St. Vincent Health has selected Dan Parod as president of its southwest region. The health system says Parod, who has served in the role on an interim basis since February, will be responsible for "advancing St. Vincent's mission of service in Evansville and the Warrick County Tri-State area."

  • Patchen's Perspective on Sports Legends Experience

    The chief executive officer of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis says the $35 million Sports Legends Experience is coming together and will "get our arms around fitness" in an unprecedented way. Jeff Patchen says partnerships with major local sports teams, which he calls "content experts," are helping shape the 7.5-acre outdoor/indoor exhibit that is expected to be complete in March.

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

    Holcomb: Shift From Obamacare to More State Control

    Governor Eric Holcomb is calling on federal lawmakers to work closely with states and give Indiana greater control over its health care subsidies. In an open letter to Hoosiers, Holcomb says the requests are a response to ever-changing debates and proposals related to Republican and Trump administration efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.

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

    Colts Team Physician to Step Down

    The longtime physician with the Indianapolis Colts has announced plans to step down. Arthur Rettig has served as the team's head team physician since 1999 and has been with the organization since its relocation to Indy in 1984. 

  • Columbus Regional Health Acquires Former Hotel

    Columbus Regional Health says it plans to demolish the former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in the Bartholomew County city and build a new facility. The health system purchased the 21-acre property from German American Capital Corp. at a foreclosure auction earlier this month. The price of the acquisition is $4.5 million. Columbus Regional Health Chief Executive Officer Jim Bickel says...

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    South Bend Researcher Secures Grants Totaling $1.9M

    An Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend researcher has been awarded nearly $1.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense. The funds will support Molly Duman Scheel's work focusing on safeguarding field troops from mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and dengue fever.

  • Eskenazi Medical Group Names CEO

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has named Curtis Wright president and chief executive officer of Eskenazi Medical Group. Wright, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, had previously served in the role on an interim basis.

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

    Deaconess Hits Milestone in Expansion

    Evansville-based Deaconess Health System will Wednesday celebrate a construction milestone at its new Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital in Newburgh. Officials will place final steel beam for the hospital, which is part of a $135 million expansion.

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    Gold Medalist Planning New Volleyball Academy

    A Fort Wayne-born Olympic volleyball star has announced plans for new volleyball facility in Angola. Lloy Ball, a four-time Olympian who won a gold medal with the USA Men's National Team in 2008, says the proposed Ball Sports Academy will serve as the new home for his northeast Indiana organization, Team Pineapple Volleyball Club. Ball tells The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne the Steuben County facility will be 25,000 square-feet and be complete sometime next year.

  • The Methodist Hospital's Northlake Campus is located in Gary. (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Methodist Completes $12M Gary Renovations

    Methodist Hospitals has completed more than $12 million in renovations at its Northlake campus in Gary. The project, which took 14 months to complete, included improvements to its emergency room and existing intensive care unit, along with the construction of a new ICU. 

  • (Rendering courtesy of the city of South Bend)

    Coal Line Trail Would Create 'Purposeful' Connections

    The city of South Bend is detailing a proposed trail along a rail corridor that has gone unused for more than 20 years. Plans call for the Coal Line Trail to initially include two phases, with potential for a third section. Current construction estimates put the project at $4.5 million and it is expected to begin in 2020 and be complete around a year later.

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

    Surack Quits Lutheran Boards

    The founder of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound has resigned from the advisory boards of Lutheran Hospital and Lutheran Health Network. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Chuck Surack's decision came amid disappointment with Lutheran's parent, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH). 

  • Springbuk Touts Customer Milestone

    An Indianapolis-based employer health data company says demand for its portfolio is rising and it plans to add employees to keep up. Springbuk says its services are now used by 900 employers and it is looking to hire around 10 by year's end. Springbuk currently employs 38 at its headquarters in The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. The company says it has added 300 customers in the second quarter alone.

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

    Fundraiser to Spotlight Disability Awareness

    Hundreds of participants and more than 1,000 spectators are set to take part this weekend in an event to support an organization working to raise disability awareness and programs such as inclusive athletics. The Joseph Maley Foundation says Saturday's 9th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll Event in downtown Indianapolis will help fuel its mission of "serving children of all abilities." The foundation is named for Joseph Maley, who...

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

    Hoosier Hospitals Among 'Most Wired'

    Several Indiana hospitals and health systems are included in the 2017 "Health Care's Most Wired" list by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, recognizes institutions based on their use of information technology.

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    Expansion Complete at SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse

    A multi-purpose athletics expansion is now complete at the SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse. Officials say the 35,000 square-foot addition includes more basketball, volleyball and pickleball court space, as well as an adult sports performance training facility. Facility General Manager Todd Ramsey says the expansion has been focused on kids, families and the community.

  • Officials broke ground on the hospital in May 2016.

    Topping Off For Michigan City Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health will Friday celebrate a key milestone in the construction of its new hospital in Michigan City. The health system will hold a topping off ceremony, placing the final steel beam on the frame of the $233 million facility.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

    State Plays Role in Big Medical Fraud 'Takedown'

    The Office of the Indiana Attorney is detailing results of a major effort to uncover health care fraud. In all, the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unity was involved with seven investigations that have led to the indictments of two companies and 15 individuals. The announcement of the crackdown is connected to a U.S. Office of Inspector General-led initiative called Fraud Takedown Week, which is billed as the largest effort of its kind in U.S. history.

  • Could Health Tech Become Indiana Calling Card?

    A panel of some of the state's top health care technology executives agrees that Indiana is poised to take a lead role in the emerging industry. During a recent event at The Speakeasy in downtown Indianapolis, Formstack Chief Executive Officer Chris Byers, Healthx Inc. Chief Operating Officer Tom Millay and Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen discussed the components that make the city and the state stand out in health tech, including strengths in life sciences, data analytics and insurance.

  • Florida Company Acquires Home Health Depot

    Indianapolis-based Home Health Depot Inc. has been acquired by Florida-based Lincare Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the medical equipment retailer tells Inside INdiana Business the majority of its employees were offered positions at Lincare.

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

    Lilly Reaches Settlement on Cialis Patent

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it has reached a settlement agreement with generic drug companies regarding the unit dose patent for Cialis. Under the terms of the agreement, Lilly's patent, which had been set to expire in April 2020, will now expire at the earliest in September 2018.

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

    Big Grant Targets Top Scientists

    An effort to attract top scientists to Indiana has received a major boost. Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $25 million grant to fund the INCITE program, which is a collaboration among players including the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to bring biomedical scientists to enhance research and education at the school and strengthen the state's life sciences sector.

  • Zimmer Biomet CEO Steps Down

    The president and chief executive officer of Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has stepped down. The company says David Dvorak, who also stepped down from its board of directors, will remain in an advisory capacity for an undisclosed period of time. 

  • IU Med School Adds Residency Positions

    The Indiana Graduate Medical Education Board has approved seven new residency positions for the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. The school says the positions will help to address the state's need for more physicians. 

  • Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the New Drug Application for a potential breast cancer treatment. The application for abemaciclib also received a Priority Review designation, which aims to expedite the approval process by regulators.

  • Research Combo Can 'Raise Level of Tech Talent' in Indiana

    The partners in a just-announced life sciences research collaboration between Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Purdue University say the deal could have implications that extend far beyond the two institutions. The five-year, $52 million partnership is designed to expand Lilly's efforts to get medicines to market more efficiently, says Lilly Research Labs Chief Operating Officer Andrew Dahlem, who adds talent is key to making it happen.

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

    UK Supreme Court Ruling Favors Lilly

    The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) in a case relating to alternative salt forms of lung cancer treatment Alimta. The ruling suggests the products from generics manufacturer Actavis infringe on Lilly patents in the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

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    $35M Senior Care Project Underway in Boone County

    Construction has started on the $35 million Anson Senior Living Community and Memory Care Center in Whitestown. Plans call for nearly 180 units in four-story and two-story facilities. Denver-based Spectrum Retirement says the project is expected to be complete next year. It will sit on 4.9 acres near I-65 in the Boone County community. The developer has two existing senior care communities in central Indiana and two being built.

  • Lilly Drug Receives Approval in Japan

    The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has granted Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Delaware-based Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) marketing approval for a once-daily treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lilly says the approval for Olumiant is based on four phase 3 clinical trials.

  • Portage Medical Facility Gains Approval

    The Portage City Council has approved plans for a new $18 million medical facility. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report North Shore Health Centers will build the 50,000 square-foot facility on 10 acres across from Portage Hospital.

  • Grant to Support Health Informatics Program

    The National Library of Medicine has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. The five-year award will support the institute's new Indiana Training program in Public and Population Health Informatics, which will begin later this month. 

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

    Purdue, Lilly Partner on 'Biomedical Revolution'

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE LLY) and Purdue University have announced a five-year, $52 million life science research collaboration. The agreement marks Purdue's largest strategic collaboration with a single company. The partnership will initially focus on improved development and delivery of injectable medicines designed to reduce pain. Purdue researchers will work with the company to harness what Lilly CEO David Ricks calls "the biomedical revolution."

  • Shawn McCoy (left) and James Porter (photos courtesy Deaconess Health System)

    New Leadership in Place at Deaconess

    The change in leadership at Evansville-based Deaconess Health System has taken place. Shawn McCoy and James Porter have taken over as chief executive officer and president, respectively, following the June 30 retirement of Linda White, who had served in both roles since 2004.

  • Holcomb's announcement is set for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

    Governor to Make 'Significant' Drug Treatment Announcement

    Governor Holcomb's office says he will make a "significant treatment expansion announcement" involving the state's drug epidemic. The governor will make the announcement Wednesday morning at Valle Vista Health System in Greenwood.

  • Last month, Lutheran Health Network announced a planned $500 million investment in its local facilities.

    Group Ends Effort to Acquire Lutheran Health

    The organization that sought to acquire Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne for $2.4 billion is ending its effort. The 10 physicians who formed Fort Wayne Physicians LLC say they have dissolved the organization and will no longer seek the acquisition from Lutheran’s parent, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH).

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.)

    State Study: Homeless Population Dips

    A new study from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority shows the state's homeless population has dropped. The 2017 Balance of State Point-in-Time Homeless Count shows a 14 percent decrease in the overall homeless population and a 29 percent drop in chronic homelessness. IHCDA Executive Director Jacob Sipe calls the numbers "encouraging," but says there more work to be done. "With the passage of S...

  • Adams first became Indiana State Health Commissioner in 2014.

    State Health Commissioner Tapped by Trump

    President Trump has nominated Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams to be the next United States Surgeon General. Adams was appointed to the state position by then-Governor Mike Pence in 2014. Governor Eric Holcomb reappointed him to lead the state health commission in January. Adams is currently an assistant professor of clinical anesthesia at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a staff anesthesiologist at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.

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

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman-Owned Device Company on a Roll

    Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Chief Executive Officer Maggie Galloway took top prize at the recent Winner's Circle competition at inX3 in Indianapolis. The startup develops controllable suction technology designed for breathing tube procedures. Galloway says the first device will be fully-launched in September with the goal of "getting this device in every hospital around the world."

  • Poseyville Regional Cities Project Set For Ribbon Cutting

    State and local officials will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a project in Poseyville supported by Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc. has completed work on the $700,000 Regional Medical Center, for which the state contributed more than $135,000.

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    Construction Set to Begin on Johnson County Micro-Hospital

    Franciscan Health officials will break ground Thursday on a planned $50 million micro-hospital and health complex in Greenwood. The facility will include an emergency room and outpatient services. The new Johnson County location will be near the fast-growing Bargersville and Center Grove areas. The three-story, 108,000 square-foot facility will feature eight inpatient rooms, emergency exam space, as well as imaging services and lab capabilities.

  • The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month program at IWU.

    Taylor, IWU Partner on Nursing Program

    Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University are partnering on a nursing program. The schools say the cooperative effort will allow students to earn two bachelor's degrees in four years at a similar cost to earning a single four-year degree. The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program at IWU. The schools say students will gain experience in a variety of allied health professions and...

  • The 2015 cyberattack resulted in the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people.

    Anthem Reaches $115M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a $115 million settlement agreement over the 2015 data breach involving nearly 80 million people. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit say the agreement, if approved by the court, would be the largest data breach settlement in history. The settlement fund would be used to provide those affected by the breach with at least two years of credit monitoring or reimburse those who are already enrolled.

  • Roche HIV Testing Technique Lands FDA Approval

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Premarket Approval Application for a new HIV testing technique developed by Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis. The company says the technique could increase the likelihood of early detection of HIV infection. 

  • Insurers Anthem, MDwise Leaving Indiana Exchange

    The Indiana health insurance marketplace will have two fewer providers next year. Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and MDwise Marketplace, also in Indianapolis, announced they will not be offering individual plans in Indiana through the federally-subsidized Affordable Care Act exchanges next year. In statements, both cited instability in the individual market.

  • Dozens Considered OurHealth Investment

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based OurHealth says 100 different private equity investors reached out before the on-site and near-site clinic provider selected a San Francisco firm for a $37 million round of funding. The investment will boost OurHealth's national footprint and is expected to create nearly 500 jobs, almost half of which will be in its home city. The new positions will be in the field, as well as in marketing, business development and technology.

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    Franciscan to Open Micro-Hospital in Greenwood

    Franciscan Health has announced plans for a $50 million micro-hospital in Johnson County. The Franciscan Health Stones Crossing facility will include an emergency center and outpatient medical complex that the health system says will provide many of the same services offered at its Indianapolis and Mooresville locations, but on a smaller scale.

  • Turnstone is receiving more than $100,000 for its recreation programs and $1 million to help with its "Big Dream" project.

    AWS Grants to Help Hoosiers With Disabilities

    The AWS Foundation in Fort Wayne has awarded more than $1.5 million to 19 nonprofits that serve people with disabilities. The largest grant went to Turnstone for youth sports, recreation and wellness programs. Fort Wayne, IN - The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,514,122 in grants to 19 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    New Jump IN CEO Sets Focus on Health in Schools

    The new chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Healthy Kids says Indiana's poor health rankings present the greatest challenges for improving the health of children in the state. Julie Burns says while the organization has many areas of focus, she believes they can make the greatest impact in childcare and schools by helping to give kids an early understanding of the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. Burns was appointed CEO earlier this week.

  • Maggie Galloway accepted the prize on behalf of Inscope Medical. (Picture Courtesy: inX3)

    inX3 Spotlights Pitch Competition, Mira Winners

    The inX3 tech and entrepreneurship week continues today in Indianapolis with the Winners Circle, where 2017 TechPoint Mira Award winners will meet with representatives from growth-stage venture capital firms. Yesterday, Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Solutions took the top prize in the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase Pitch Competition. The medical device company will receive a $100,000 prize package.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    Jump IN Announces New Leadership

    Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Health Kids has named Julie Burns chief executive officer. Burns, who has served as head of program operations for the organization since 2014, succeeds Ron Gifford.

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

    Legislators 'Disappointed' in Lutheran CEO's Dismissal

    Members of the Indiana General Assembly representing northeast Indiana have expressed their disappointment in the sudden dismissal of Brian Bauer as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network. In a statement obtained by our partners at WPTA in Fort Wayne, the delegation says the decision "raises local concerns over the direction of the company." 

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    City Takes Steps Toward Old Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Redevelopment Commission has approved a measure involving funding for cleaning up the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the resolution would allow for tax increment financing district funds to help offset future costs if the project gets moving. The publication reports the total price of remediation and demolition on the property has not yet been determined...

  • IU East to Offer Applied Health Science Degree

    Indiana University East has announced plans to offer a new Applied Health Science degree this fall. The bachelor's degree program will offer two tracks in community health education and health administration.

  • Lilly, Pfizer Drug Lands FDA Designation

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and New York-based Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) have received a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a drug currently undergoing a Phase 3 clinical trial. Tanezumab is being developed for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. 

  • Tony (pictured left) and Julie (pictured right) Bombacino launched Real Food Blends in 2013 following an online crowdfunding campaign.

    Real Food Blends Partners on National Distribution

    Chesterton-based Real Food Blends has announced a distribution agreement with a company with a national footprint. The feeding tube meal provider's pouches are now available through Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services, which is considered the largest home infusion and nutrition company in the U.S. Real Food Blends was established in 2013 by wife and husband team Julie and Tony Bombacino when they found a lack of real food nutritional options for their son who used a feeding tube.

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

    Lutheran Announces Change in Leadership

    Brian Bauer is out as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. The health system says he is unable to continue in the role because "current circumstances put him in an untenable position." Mike Poore, an executive with parent company Community Health Systems, will serve as interim CEO while the network searches for a permanent replacement.

  • (Image courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Moving Forward With Potential Migraine Treatment

    An investigational migraine treatment from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has returned positive results in three Phase 3 studies. The company says it will now submit a Biologics License Application for galcanezumab to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration later this year. Lilly says it will also turn in additional applications with global regulatory agencies. Lilly Bio-Medicines President Christi Shaw says...

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University.) Mark Kelley has three decades of experience as a cancer researcher.

    Biotech Company Licenses IU Discoveries

    An Indianapolis-based biotechnology company is looking to commercialize discoveries made at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Apexian Pharmaceuticals Inc. has licensed all technology discovered by the Mark Kelley, Betty and Earl Herr Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research at the school.

  • 'New Mechanism' Could Join Lilly Diabetes Fight

    The global development leader of Lilly Diabetes says a new $55 million agreement could open the door for potentially innovative treatments and approaches for patients with type 2 diabetes and other metabolic conditions. Brad Woodward says the collaboration with Switzerland-based KeyBioscience AG taps into "an entirely new mechanism" to potentially improve control of blood glucose and weight loss.

  • Frank Levinson graduated from Butler in 1975. (photo courtesy Phoenix Venture Partners)

    'Transformational' Gift to Support Sciences at Butler

    A Butler University alumnus has awarded a $5 million gift to support the sciences. The university says the gift from Frank Levinson will be used to help transform its science teaching and laboratory spaces, which will be designed to complement those of companies throughout the world. 

  • IU Simon Cancer Center Director Honored

    The director of the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis has received a major honor. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has presented Patrick Loehrer with the inaugural Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award. 

  • One of the clinics is located at St. Vincent Anderson. (photo courtesy St. Vincent Health)

    St. Vincent Opens Telehealth Clinics

    St. Vincent Health is launching two telemedicine outreach clinics for its kidney transplant program. The clinics, located at St. Vincent Anderson and near the campus of St. Vincent Evansville, seek to provide more convenient access to transplant surgeons and specialists in underserved areas of the state.

  • Parkview Huntington Hospital is one of the Indiana representatives on the list.

    'Great Community Hospitals' List Includes Hoosier Facilities

    Four Indiana hospitals are included among "100 Great Community Hospitals" by Becker's Hospital Review. The list features facilities with fewer than 550 beds that have been recognized for criteria including quality and patient satisfaction.

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

    St. Vincent Details Job Cuts

    St. Vincent Health Inc. has detailed job cuts at five locations throughout the state. In a notice to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the health care provider says an expanded partnership with a revenue cycle management company will result in the loss of 111 jobs in Anderson, Evansville, Indianapolis, Kokomo and Salem. In early May, St. Vincent parent Ascension Health announced an expansion of an existing agreement with Chicago-based R1 RCM Inc. that...

  • Jeff Schwegman founded AB BioTechnologies in 2008.

    Life Sciences Company Breaks Ground in Bloomington

    Bloomington-based AB BioTechnologies has broken ground on a $10.5 million pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Monroe County. The facility, plans for which were announced in January, will house clinical and small-scale commercial manufacturing services.

  • (Image Courtesy: Lilly Oncology)

    'Encouraging' Results For Potential Lilly Cancer Treatment

    One highly-touted piece of the Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) pipeline has returned positive results from a late-stage study. Cyramza, in combination with another drug, met its primary endpoint by showing an improvement in the progression-free survival rate among patients receiving the treatment. The Phase 3 RANGE study involved patients in various stages of urothelial carcinoma. Lilly says bladder cancer accounts for the majority of all urothelial carcinoma.

  • Image (left) of Ben Zarzaur provided by Eskenazi Health, image (right) of Malaz Boustani provided by Regenstrief Institute.

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  • (Image provided by the Indiana Department of Education) From L-to-R: Ujwala Pamidimukkala, Samantha Fassnacht, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Governor Eric Holcomb, Miranda Shook, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, Truman Bennet

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  • (Image courtesy of the IHSAA) Pat Roy -- October 3, 1938 - May 23, 2017.

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  • (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin, The Times of Northwest Indiana)

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  • EasyDial expects to begin Porter County operations in 2018.

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  • (Rendering provided by Franklin College)

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  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University.) Mark Kelley has three decades of experience as a cancer researcher.

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  • Town and Country currently operates a facility in Wilder, Kentucky.

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  • (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

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  • (photo courtesy IU Health)

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  • (photo courtesy Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance)

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