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Health care firm plans to create 114 jobs

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Indianapolis-based SynCare LLC plans to create 114 jobs that pay an average of $25 an hour, pending city approval of its request for a property tax abatement.

The Metropolitan Development Commission is set to vote on the five-year abatement at its Wednesday meeting. MDC staff members have recommended approval.

SynCare is a certified minority enterprise that helps evaluate and coach Medicaid patients at high risk for hospitalization—those with multiple chronic diseases or high-risk pregnancies, for example.

The company requested property tax abatement to offset a nearly $1 million investment in the purchase and installation of computer servers and other network equipment related to an office expansion. SynCare is located on Purdue Road on the city’s northwest side.

Besides its job-creation plans, SynCare said the abatement will help it retain 31 existing employees.

Stephanie DeKemper purchased the 4-year-old SynCare in January from Dr. Steve Simpson, a pediatrician in Gary.

A former police officer, DeKemper designed programs to fight substance abuse for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She became interested in health disparities among minorities, leading her to help found the Indiana Minority Health Coalition and serve as its first executive director.

She later became chief operating officer of Managed Health Services, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene Corp. It serves about 200,000 Medicaid patients on contract with the state of Indiana.

SynCare uses nurses and social workers to call and visit Medicaid patients to evaluate their needs, teach them about their health issues, and establish specific goals to improve their health.

 

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  • oh boy
    ...aren't we lucky a for-profit 'health care' company sucking on the govt. teet for all of its 'profits' is going to bring us all these nice jobs but only if they get MORE money from the taxpayers who they are fleecing at the other end of the line...man I've heard of getting it both ways but not sure this is what I was thinking of! thnaks for more tales from the corporate whoreland!!!

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