New Regenstrief chief: Data provides solutions to health inequities

The incoming president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute says data plays a key role in developing solutions for health inequities across the U.S. Last month, the Indiana University School of Medicine announced it had selected Dr. Rachel Patzer to lead the world-renown medical research organization.... Read More

Methodist Hospitals marking centennial

Gary-based Methodist Hospitals is preparing to celebrate 100 years in operation this year. CEO Matt Doyle says the health system, which operates hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, is using the milestone to emphasize its focus on the future.... Read More

Lilly to cut price of popular insulins by 70%

Eli Lilly and Co. on Wednesday announced it is cutting prices by 70% for some of its most commonly prescribed insulins. The Indianapolis-based drug maker also said it will expand a program that caps patient out-of-pocket costs at $35 or less a month.... Read More

Community Healthcare hosting recruitment fair

Munster-based Community Healthcare System will Wednesday host a career fair to fill a variety of positions at its four northwest Indiana hospitals. Some of the available jobs include nursing assistants, respiratory therapists and surgery techs.... Read More

IU School of Medicine lands $215M in NIH funding

The IU School of Medicine landed $214.8 million in total funding last year from the National Institutes of Health, just narrowly missing setting another record. The NIH is the lead federal agency responsible for biomedical and public health research.... Read More

Nutreco acquires minority stake in Fishers company

A European animal nutrition company has acquired a minority stake in Fishers-based BiomEdit. Nutreco is not disclosing the amount of its financial investment but said it is part of BiomEdit's $40 million Series A funding round announced last year.... Read More

Study: Smoking cost Hoosier businesses $3B in ‘hidden tax’

Results of a new study commissioned by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation found employees who smoke cost Indiana employers more than $3.1 billion annually in lower productivity and higher healthcare costs. The foundation says worker absenteeism and unsanctioned smoking breaks serve as an additional “hidden tax” to businesses equaling 1.7% of total wages. ... Read More

Health practices join forces

Foundations Family Medicine, which has medical practices in Scott and Clark counties, has joined Richmond-based Well Care Community Health Inc. Well Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center that is certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and primarily serves underserved, uninsured and homeless populations.... Read More

Franciscan Crown Point opens midwife center

The Franciscan Physician Network Center for Midwifery Women's Health joins Franciscan’s portfolio of care options for expectant women and infants in Crown Point, including OB-GYNS, maternal fetal medicine specialists and specialized emergency obstetric care.... Read More

UE receives READI grant for new wellness clinic

The University of Evansville has received a $750,000 grant as part of the state’s READI program for the development of a community-based clinic. UE says the clinic will serve area residents and provide clinical experience to healthcare students.... Read More

Indiana pain management company acquired

Bloomington-based Wellspring Pain Solutions is under new ownership. Capitol Pain Institute, an interventional pain management company headquartered in Texas, said Thursday it has acquired Wellspring, though financial terms were not disclosed.... Read More

Elevance Health completes BioPlus acquisition

Indianapolis-based Elevance Health (NYSE: ELV) has finalized its agreement with Washington-based CarepathRx to acquire BioPlus, a comprehensive specialty pharmacy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Elevance says the acquisition will help it meet the specialty drug needs of its clients and customers.... Read More

Insurance company to open healthcare facility in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne-based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana plans to build a primary care facility in partnership with Premise Health, a Tennessee-based primary care provider that operates more than 800 centers nationwide. The new center, which will be located in Fort Wayne, will provide access to primary care services for select employer groups that carry PHP insurance.... Read More

Martinsville Treatment Services opens

A new opioid addiction treatment center is now open and serving patients as part of the Recovery Works Martinsville campus. Martinsville Treatment Services provides medication-assisted treatment for adults who have become addicted to heroin, prescription painkillers, and other opioids.... Read More