Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 23-29, 2014

Indiana University Health wants to consolidate its University and Methodist hospitals into one downtown location, a plan that would see one or both facilities close or be converted to another use. J.K. Wall has the story on the plan that will reshape downtown's health care landscape. Also in this week's issue, we present our annual ranking of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the state—the 2014 Indiana 100. And in A&E, Lou Harry noshes at North End Barbecue.

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Lilly, IU expect $25M plan to create new model for drug R&D

A new research consortium spearheaded by the Indiana University School of Medicine and Eli Lilly and Co. could bring in $25 million to $50 million over five years to create a new approach for developing drugs that provide more precise treatment for small groups of patients.

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GUNDERMAN; MUTZ: We’re now worshipping numbers

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” It is difficult to think of an adage more universally endorsed in business, government, not-for-profits and throughout our culture. Every enterprise wants to demonstrate its success through measurable outcomes—whether reduced wait times in the Veterans Administration health system, increased student test scores in the Atlanta public school system, or profits in a business.

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Kim: Envy can be dangerous to your financial health

If your employer offered to double your salary, would you jump at the chance? In a rational world, you’d take that deal 100 times out of 100. However, you’ll probably be surprised to learn how we make a “no brainer” decision like this depends on whether someone else is involved.

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Scales was pilloried

The [June 16] front page story about Councilor Christine Scales was very disappointing. It seems to me that what is missing at virtually all political levels are individuals who will in fact stand upon principles. Despite partisan bickering in the council, the city administration—Republican or Democrat—eventually seems to get what it wants.

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Gregg’s priorities faulty

John Gregg [June 16 Forefront] says Republicans are being Chicken Little because they want to do something rational like stopping spending more than we have.

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Anthem works with autism

The tone of the [June 16] story “Insurance changes put state’s autism industry on edge” implies that an adversarial relationship exists between the autism community and insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In fact, the opposite is true.

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Rusthoven disparages conservative trend

While I have the greatest respect and admiration for Peter Rusthoven’s public service under President Reagan, I take issue with his June 9 Taking Issue column. It almost sounded as if Rusthoven leans Democrat!

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Voters should do their jobs

State Sen. Jim Smith claims in his [June 2] letter to the editor that Doug Masson missed most of the story regarding the legislation to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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Chamber Orchestra lands $600K gift

The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s latest fundraising initiative, launching later this year, received a sizable kick-start thanks to a $600,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

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PROXY CORNER: Angie’s List Inc.

Angie’s List Inc., 1030 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, operates a consumer website that reviews and rates local professionals for home, health care and automotive services.

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