Murphy will become CEO of IU Health in April. Those who know him say Murphy’s early experiences with family, church and medicine make him exceptionally well-suited to a complex hospital system in swiftly changing times.
The area surrounding Methodist Hospital at Capitol Avenue and West 16th Street could be ripe for much-needed redevelopment following Indiana University Health’s announcement that it will spend $1 billion to expand the campus.
Hendricks Regional Health will construct a 100,000-square-foot emergency room and outpatient center on the north side of Brownsburg by early 2017, hoping to capitalize on an underserved part of the state’s second-fastest-growing county.
The Indianapolis hospital group and its Tennessee partner were able to reduce emergency room visits, inpatient admissions and readmissions, and increase the percentage of generic drugs under a new model of care.
A hot-selling drug for diabetes sold by Eli Lilly and Co. and a co-partner just got another potential boost, as a government panel narrowly recommended that the companies should be allowed to claim that the drug cuts the risk of cardiovascular death.
The money will be awarded from IU’s Grand Challenges Program, a new push that is designed to tackle “major and large-scale problems facing humanity” that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary research teams.
Dr. Joseph Tector, who built IU Health's transplant program into one of the nation's largest before announcing his departure Friday, is seeking back wages and penalties worth $4.7 million from the hospital system.
Across Indiana, 64 hospitals are facing total federal penalties this year estimated at $9.3 million, according to the Indiana Hospital Association. Nationally, hospitals will pay an estimated $420 million.