Even before news broke that an unidentified health care system had lined up 30 acres at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for a massive development, projects costing billions of dollars were underway or on the drawing board across the region.
Whether so-called micro-hospitals can succeed financially might depend on whether they can meet Medicare’s definition of a hospital: a medical facility that dedicates the bulk of its services to inpatient care.
Around Indiana, hospitals are doubling down on the lofty goal of patient satisfaction. Some, like IU Health, are hiring managers to oversee various aspects of the patient experience, from registration to discharge.
An Ohio-based animal rights group is calling on the Indiana University School of Medicine to fire staffers the group alleges violated laboratory protocols that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 lab animals.
A five-year, $7 million program is led and supported by a coalition of local health institutions, including Eli Lilly and Co., Fairbanks School of Public Health and Eskenazi Health. It is based on a model that Lilly has used in other countries.
Carmel has postponed a rezoning hearing on a developer's vague plan to build a medical complex at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for St. Vincent Health. Carmel officials say they won't consider a rezoning without specifics about the project.
A lawsuit against Hendricks Regional Health and the Indianapolis law firm alleges they used “malicious, oppressive, willful, wanton, and/or reckless conduct” in conspiring to squelch a competitor’s deal to operate 23 Indiana care facilities after Hendricks’ contract was terminated.
Dr. Donald Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility specialist, secretly inseminated dozens of unwitting patients with his own sperm decades ago. Now, many of his offspring are trying to make the most of the long-hidden family ties.