Despite the change in fortunes, Ascension signaled that it is not yet out of the woods, noting that “consumer confidence and healthcare hesitation as a result of COVID-19 continue to affect Ascension markets, to varying degrees.”
The not-for-profit launched in 2013 as a way to bridge the gap between research universities and industry in life sciences. But its report card so far is decidedly mixed, and it just hired its third CEO.
The Indianapolis drugmaker said Thursday evening it was awarded an emergency use authorization for its drug baricitinib to be used in combination with Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir in severely ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
The 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, which was set up to guide lawmakers in crafting a long-term energy plan, voted 11-4 on a series of findings and non-binding recommendations.
Hospitals and nursing homes are searching high and low for doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff to relieve overworked teams, but it is difficult to find people, as all the health systems are looking at the same time.
A state energy task force is considering a sweeping array of measures that seem to favor existing large-scale utilities, many of which still burn coal, over providers of renewable energy.
Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are required to spend 80% to 85% of the revenue they get from premiums on medical care. If they don’t, they have to issue rebates or credits to make up the difference.
Across Indiana, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has been shattering records day after day, putting a strain on many hospitals and adding to the anxiety about how much longer the pandemic will continue.
Among those leaving is the investigations editor who oversaw the newspaper’s expose of USA Gymnastics that led the arrest of the team doctor who molested more than 100 girls.
Indiana health officials have identified five hospitals that will get the initial shipment of the first COVID-19 vaccine available, if and when one is approved for use.
The Indiana Hospital Association on Tuesday warned that medical facilities are struggling to keep up with a record number of hospitalizations. It called on Hoosiers to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
The federal government says readmissions are often unnecessary and cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year for treatments that should have been caught the first time around, or were not followed up adequately.
A group of prominent corporate, not-for-profit and government organizations is launching perhaps the most ambitious food-relief and sustainability program here in years.
Indiana lags much of the nation in flu vaccination rates, and some public health officials say the combination of flu and coronavirus illness could overwhelm hospitals this winter.
Jamal Smith applies lessons from his own hardscrabble childhood to all his jobs. Now director of strategic partnerships at Indiana University Health, he designs and runs programs to help communities overcome social impediments to good health.
But virtual appointments with physicians soared from 1,121 visits in the first nine months of 2019 to 327,432 in the same period this year, an increase of 29,000%
Thestates’ largest hospital system saw decreases in admissions, surgical cases, ER visits and inpatient days; overall, patient service revenue fell about 2.5% during the nine-month period.
Kristina Lund takes over as the utility is embarking on an ambitious plan to upgrade its grid, with $1.2 billion in investments designed to prevent outages and other service interruptions.