Indiana Hospitals Included Among ‘Top 100’

Several Indiana hospitals are included in The Chartis Group's annual lists of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals. Chicago-based Chartis, which provides advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry, says the program honors outstanding performance among the country's rural hospitals.... Read More

Lilly Drug Gains Additional FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded another approval for Jardiance developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany. The company says Jardiance has been approved to treat adults with any type of heart failure.... Read More

Record Research Funding for IU School of Medicine

For the sixth straight year, the Indiana University School of Medicine is celebrating a record-breaking year of research funding. In 2021, the institution brought in more $217 million from the National Institutes of Health, which is $5 million more than the previous year. Of the top 20 research projects throughout the U.S., eight departments of the IU School of Medicine appear on the list.... Read More

CareSource Launches Substance Use Program

Nonprofit health plan CareSource is partnering with Wayspring in Tennessee, a treatment services provider for people with substance use disorder, to launch the SUD Home program in Indiana. CareSource says the program aims to reduce the burdens and barriers on members with substance use disorder throughout rehabilitation.... Read More

IU Health Bedford Receives Dementia Friendly Designation

Indiana University Health has designated its first Dementia Friendly hospital. IU Health Bedford Hospital is receiving the designation, which comes from the health system's Community Health Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service, trains organizations on how to interact with and assist individuals with dementia.... Read More

Denver Company Buys Indy Healthcare Management Firm

Indianapolis-based Solutions Healthcare Management has been acquired by Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting in Denver. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Pinnacle says the deal creates one of the most comprehensive physician advisory companies in the country.... Read More

Roche Lands $213M Contract Boost

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $213 million contract modification to Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis. The contract boost is for the production of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for the U.S. Army.... Read More

COVID Reporting Rules to End in Hoosier Schools

The Indiana Department of Health is changing its COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools and childcare programs throughout the state. Among the changes, schools will no longer have to report COVID-19 cases to the state or conduct contact tracing beginning February 23.... Read More

Cleveland-Cliffs Settles Wastewater Pollution Claims

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is settling over alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and other laws for an August 2019 discharge of ammonia and cyanide-laden wastewater into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River, which flows into Lake Michigan. The discharge led to fish kills and also caused beach closures along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.... Read More

Quarterly Loss Widens for Inotiv

West Lafayette-based Inotiv Inc. (Nasdaq: NOTV) is reporting a first quarter net loss of $83 million, compared to a loss of $366,000 during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Robert Leasure says, despite the drop, the company's recent acquisitions and partnerships will help mitigate potential supply bottlenecks.... Read More

Crown Point Hospital Marks Construction Milestone

Franciscan Health Crown Point’s new $200 million hospital has reached a major milestone. The hospital held a topping off ceremony this week to celebrate the installation of the final steel beam used in the construction of the building, which is set to open in 2024.... Read More

Design Approved for IU School of Medicine Building

Indiana University's board of trustees has approved the architectural design for the IU School of Medicine's new Medical Education Building in Indianapolis. IU says the 11-story, 325,000-square-foot facility will be used to address instructional and research needs of programs.... Read More

Indiana Opioid Treatment Centers Acquired

Texas-based AppleGate Recovery has acquired Lucina Treatment Centers, a group of five opioid treatment centers in central and northeastern Indiana. AppleGate, a subsidiary of BayMark Health Services, says the acquisition includes two Indianapolis offices as well as locations in Kokomo, Muncie and Fort Wayne.... Read More