Anderson Hospital Lands Key Designation

Ascension St. Vincent Anderson was recently designated a Level 1 facility for obstetric care by the Indiana Department of Health. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the hospital applied for the designation three years.... Read More

Low: FDA Approval Could Be Revolutionary for Cancer Surgery

The founder of West Lafayette-based On Target Laboratories Inc. says the recent approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the company's imaging drug Cytalux brings "a whole rainbow of emotions." Cytalux uses fluorescent technology to help surgeons spot ovarian cancer tumors. ... Read More

Ivy Tech, Baptist Health Partner in Sellersburg

Ivy Tech Community College and Louisville-based Baptist Health have announced a $2.5 million partnership. Ivy Tech says the commitment will establish the Baptist Health School of Health Sciences and support renovations of Pfau Hall on its Sellersburg campus.... Read More

Methodist Sports Medicine Rebrands

Carmel-based Methodist Sports Medicine has changed its name to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. The practice says it underwent a rebranding process to find a name that would highlight its brand promise and position itself for future growth.... Read More

Braun Backs Businesses Setting Vaccine Rules

Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), who is heading a congressional fight against President Joe Biden’s proposed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates, said Wednesday he was against state-level efforts to block businesses from imposing their own workplace vaccination requirements.... Read More

Methodist Hospitals Opens Valpo CareFirst Facility

Gary-based Methodist Hospitals has launched a CareFirst facility in Valparaiso. The hospital says the facility is the fourth CareFirst Immediate Care center in northwest Indiana, in addition to facilities in Crown Point, Merrillville and Schererville.... Read More

Terre Haute VA Clinic Preparing to Open

The new Terre Haute Veteran's Clinic is getting set to open its doors almost two years to the day after plans for the $40 million facility were announced. Our partners at WTHI-TV report the 46,000-square-foot clinic will serve some 10,000 veterans from throughout the state.... Read More

Duke Energy Funds Mental Health Programs

The Duke Energy Foundation is awarding nine grants totaling $255,000 for mental health and substance abuse programs throughout Indiana. Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana in Plainfield, says the state has seen a rise in mental health and substance use disorders since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read More

EUA Expanded for Lilly COVID Combo Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization for a combination therapy developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to treat patients with COVID-19. Lilly says bamlanivimab and etesevimab can now be used to treat certain high-risk pediatric patients from birth to 12 years old.... Read More

Union Health in ‘Conversations’ with Terre Haute Hospital

Terre Haute-based Union Health says it is in "preliminary conversations" with Terre Haute Regional Hospital, though details of the talks are unclear. In a letter to employees, obtained by our partners at WTHI-TV, the health system says the conversations about a "unique and historic opportunity."... Read More

Plastics Company Expands Elkhart Facility

Wisconsin-based Placon is celebrating the opening of its expanded medical facility in Elkhart. The Elkhart Truth reports the plastic packaging manufacturer has invested $11 million to construct the 42,000-square-foot addition and create up to 25 jobs.... Read More