Indianapolis Business Journal

DEC. 8-14, 2023

Eli Lilly and Co. has struck pharmaceutical gold with its obesity drug, Zepbound. But the new drug carries a hefty price of $1,060 per month, and insurers and health care plans are balking, questioning its affordability. John Russell explores the ramifications for patients and the health-care cost debate. Also in this issue, Susan Orr reports the banking industry foresees an end to the slump in financial stocks. And Mickey Shuey explains how Indy-area logistics companies are using drones to help them track inventory inside giant warehouses.

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Indiana 250: Dr. Lisa Harris

Dr. Lisa Harris leads Eskenazi Health, one of the nation’s essential health care systems that also serves as a training ground for the Indiana University School of Medicine. She’s been engaged in patient care, research and teaching for 40 years at Eskenazi Health, which the Lown Institute Hospitals Index has ranked as one of the […]

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Made in Indiana: Pressure washers by Aqua Blast Corp.

History: Founded in Bluffton by Paul Gerber in 1962, Aqua Blast first sold pressure washers only to agricultural customers. Under new ownership in 1984, the company moved to the Adams County community of Decatur. Present owner David Tumbleson joined Aqua Blast’s sales staff in 1987. Tumbleson became a co-owner two years later, and he’s been […]

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2023 CFO of the Year: Kip Zurcher

Kip Zurcher leads all financial, legal, compliance and data-privacy operations for Authenticx, an IBJ Fast 25 company whose software allows customers in the health care and insurance industries to analyze millions of client interactions (phone calls, texts, online chats and more) to improve their services.

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2023 CFO of the Year: Jeanné Wickens

As CFO of Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health, Jeanné Wickens is responsible for financial decision support, fiscal services, health plan services, managed care contracting, strategic financial planning and budgeting, tax and treasury services, and more.

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2023 CFO of the Year: Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson has worked for the state of Indiana for 16 years and been in his current position since 2019. His role is to develop strategies and financial models to ensure the office delivers cost-effective services to partner agencies.

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