Health Care Providers

Indy is poster child (again) for medical arms race

April 16, 2012
J.K. Wall
Indianapolis was highlighted in a new national study because its hospitals have been particularly aggressive at expanding their geographic reach—raising concerns among health insurers and even hospitals themselves that new medical facilities and market power can only lead to higher prices.
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Is health care bubble about to burst?

April 16, 2012
J.K. Wall
Citigroup economist writes that U.S. health care sector "reminds us somewhat ominously of the bubble in housing finance" because public spending is fueling private profits.
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St. Vincent nears another 'merger'

April 9, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis-based hospital system is working with Evansville-based St. Mary's Health System to mesh some of their corporate operations.
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Health care real estate owner takes over management of 29 buildings

April 3, 2012
Tom Harton
Healthcare Trust of America now handles property management and leasing for 29 buildings formerly managed by Hokanson Cos.
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Hospitals to build $14M medical center in Bargersville

March 7, 2012
J.K. Wall
Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital plan to spend $14 million to build a medical office building and outpatient center in Bargersville. The 70,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be completed in mid-2013.
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Franciscan pulls back Greenwood plans

March 5, 2012
J.K. Wall
Franciscan St. Francis Health said its plans to build an emergency room and physician office building in Greenwood are on hold due to uncertainty over the effects of health care reform.
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Anthem seeking state rule change allowing doctors to practice onlineRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
J.K. Wall
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has renewed its push to bring online care to the Indiana market, including video. It has asked the state’s Medical Licensing Board to relax a 2003 rule that stands in its way.
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IU Health names Kitchell chief financial officer

February 28, 2012
J.K. Wall
Ryan Kitchell, 38, replaces Marvin Pember, who left in July to take an executive position with Philadelphia-based hospital system Universal Health Services Inc.
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Economy could lift drug, device firms

February 20, 2012
J.K. Wall
The U.S. economy is showing signs of bouncing back and, if it does, look for drugmakers and medical-device companies to benefit. But if the economy has another summer stall like last year, expect health insurers to benefit.
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Developer plans $15.7M senior-living center on east side

February 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The city of Indianapolis approved the project after accepting Mainstreet Property Group's offer to purchase the property at 16th Street and Arlington Avenue for $912,500.
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Community agrees to absorb Howard Regional

January 31, 2012
J.K. Wall
Kokomo’s Howard Regional Health System has signed a letter of intent to join the Community Health Network less than four months after it broke off a merger deal with Indiana University Health.
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Walgreen marks retailers' push into health care

January 23, 2012
J.K. Wall
Health care reform is projected to cover 30 million more people with health insurance—and overwhelm the nation’s doctors. That's why retailers like Walgreen and Wal-Mart are moving into the space in a big way.
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Rating doctors and other health care providersRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
Sam Stall
A new onslaught of Medicare data might shine more light on providers, but tricky questions abound.
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Failed dental chain lists no assets, $3.6 million debt

November 29, 2011
Associated Press
A New York dental chain that closed offices in 13 states, including eight in Indiana, without warning late last year lists no assets and liabilities of $3.6 million in a bankruptcy filing.
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Community to move rehab service to new $23M hospital

November 28, 2011
J.K. Wall
Community Health Network plans to move its inpatient rehabilitation facility from its east-side hospital to a new $23 million, 60-bed facility in the Castleton neighborhood.
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Decatur Vein Clinic branches outRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
J.K. Wall
In little more than a decade, former Conseco director Dr. David Decatur has turned his single-office family practice into a multistate chain of vein clinics. A 14th location is planned.
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BROWN: The real reason hospitals are buying doctor officesRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Michael Brown / Special to IBJ
Raising prices is easier when numbers are limited.
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Slabosky retiring from IU Health Plans

November 22, 2011
J.K. Wall
Alex Slabosky, who ran the M-Plan HMO for 20 years, is retiring from IU Health and has been replaced by the hospital's treasurer, Ryan Kitchell.
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Riley promotes chief medical officer to CEO

November 11, 2011
J.K. Wall
Dr. Jeff Sperring takes the helm after a leadership void created by the departure of Riley's CEO and COO in late spring.
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Study: IU med school, hospitals boost Indiana economy

November 10, 2011
Associated Press
A new study says biomedical research at the Indiana University School of Medicine and its partner hospitals pumped about $370 million into Indiana's economy in 2009.
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Real estate brokerage sues IU Health over commissions

October 20, 2011
Scott Olson
CBRE Inc. accuses the local hospital system of cheating it out of consulting fees that could top seven figures related to several building projects.
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Best and worst of times for new docs

October 10, 2011
J.K. Wall
Medical residents are getting more job offers than before, yet greater numbers of them say if they had it to do over again, they would not go to medical school.
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Dentist driven to draw blacks to professionRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Ann Finch
When Jeanette Sabir-Holloway entered dental school at Indiana University in 1976, she was one of only three black students in a class of 120. She would be the only African-American to graduate with her class four years later.
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IU Health, Howard Regional call off merger talks

October 4, 2011
J.K. Wall
The integration of the two not-for-profit hospital systems, approved by Howard Regional's board in late May, is now dead, the two hospitals announced Monday.
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IU embraces medical homes to cut costs

October 3, 2011
J.K. Wall
Indiana University announced a partnership with the Indianapolis-based IU Health hospital system that will launch four primary care clinics in Bloomington, which can be visited for no extra charge by those enrolled in IU’s health plans.
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  1. Great article and post scripts by Mike L (Great addition to IBJ BTW). Bobby's stubborn as a mule, and doubt if he ever comes back to IU. But the love he would receive would be enormous. Hope he shows some time, but not counting on it.

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  4. Jim, your "misleading" numbers comment is spot on. This is the spin these posers are putting on it. News flash, fans: these guys lie. They are not publicly traded so no one holds them accountable for anything they say. The TV numbers are so miniscule to begin with any "increase" produces double digit "growth" numbers. It's ridiculous to think that anything these guys have done has awakened the marketplace. What have they done? Consolidate the season so they run more races on consecutive weekends? And this creates "momentum." Is that the same momentum you enjoy when you don't race between August and March? Keep in mind that you are running teams who barely make ends meet ragged over the summer to accomplish this brilliant strategy of avoiding the NFL while you run your season finale at midnight on the East Coast. But I should not obfuscate my own point: any "ratings increase" is exactly what Jim points to - the increased availability of NBC Sports in households. Look fans, I love the sport to but these posers are running it off a cliff. Miles wants to declare victory and then run for Mayor. I could go on and on but bottom line for God's sake don't believe a word they say. Note to Anthony - try doing just a little research instead of reporting what these pretenders say and then offering an "opinion" no more informed than the average fan.

  5. If he's finally planning to do the right thing and resign, why not do it before the election? Waiting until after means what - s special election at tax payer expense? Appointment (by whom?) thus robbing the voters of their chance to choose? Does he accrue some additional financial advantage to waiting, like extra pension payments? What's in it for him? That's the question that needs to be asked.

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