The Indianapolis-based hospital system broke ground Tuesday on the project at 1550 E. County Line Road. The work is expected to take 12 to 15 months to complete.
Indiana’s high court to consider privacy in ‘bizarre’ Community Health case
An Indianapolis woman is suing Community Health Network after the hospital system mailed her test results to the wrong person and that person posted the information on Facebook.Read More
Community Health opens rehab hospital in Brownsburg
Community Health said the 50,000-square-foot hospital at 8920 E. 56th St. has 40 beds and is designed to address a growing need for inpatient rehab services throughout central Indiana.Read More
Coming off huge losses, Community Health to cut jobs in restructuring
Community Health Network, which lost $161 million last year on operations and investments, plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs through a workforce restructuring. The Indianapolis-based hospital system confirmed Wednesday that it is taking the “unfortunate and necessary step” of making job cuts. It did not say how many jobs would be lost, or […]Read More
Higher costs for staff and supplies squeeze Community Health’s operating income
Community Health Network said income from operations fell 76% last year, even as the number of admissions, emergency-room visits, physician visits and outpatient surgeries all increased.Read More
After 3 years and 500 court filings, Community Health and feds still wrangling over false-claims allegations
In January 2020, the federal government filed a lawsuit against Community Health Network, alleging the system engaged in a years-long scheme to recruit physicians and pay them huge salaries and bonuses in return for referrals. The two sides are still battling in court.
Net patient revenue for the first nine months of the year increased an undisclosed amount, driven by an increase in volumes in many areas. Patient days climbed 5% and admissions rose 5.7% during the period.
Community Health Network said the new arrangement with the largest cancer center in the United States will give Hoosiers access to some of the most advanced cancer treatments in the nation.
Admissions, patient days, emergency room visits, outpatient surgeries and outpatient visits with physicians all climbed last year for Community Health Network. The only decreases were for inpatient surgeries and virtual appointments.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young this week threw out most of Community Health’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Thomas Fischer, who served as the hospital system’s chief financial officer for eight years before he was fired in 2013.
A federal judge in Indianapolis has tossed out Community Health Network’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department that alleges the hospital system engaged in a fraudulent scheme to keep patient referrals in its network.
In an unusual show of solidarity, officials from several major Indianapolis-area health care systems held a joint press conference Monday afternoon to issue dire warnings about the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases and explain how their facilities and staffs are close to becoming overwhelmed.
The hospital has made more than $60 million in cuts, including the elimination of its 401(k) match through the rest of the year and the closing of a rehabilitation hospital in Kokomo.
Community Health Network was one of the first behavioral health inpatient programs in the country prepared to care for patients with COVID-19.
The Indianapolis-based hospital system is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also lost $201.2 million on investments during the quarter as the economy and financial markets tanked.
The Indy Parks and Recreation Department would share space in the $20 million center with Community Health Network. But a new wrinkle potentially stands in the way of the project.
IBJ’s John Russell has written about the Community case and talks with host Mason King about the details, what it means for Community Health and how the lawsuit fits into a larger effort by the federal government to claw back what it considers “unjust enrichment” by hospital systems.
A high-stakes suit this month by the federal government against Community Health Network is raising questions about when they are proper and when they cross the line.
The Justice Department said the financial arrangements were outlined in a whistleblower suit brought by Thomas Fischer, who served as Community Health’s CFO from 2005 until his sudden exit in 2013. In a separate suit, Fischer claimed he was fired in retaliation for questioning possibly illegal practices.
A deal to build a new family center at Broad Ripple Park could be just the first of several privately funded projects considered by the park system.
The merger, announced Wednesday, is designed to give patients a more comprehensive approach to addiction and behavioral health services,” including treatment for serious mental illness and a psychiatric intensive care unit.
The dispute centers on extensive cracking in the foundation at Community Hospital East, which just underwent a massive, $175 million upgrade with a new patient tower.