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Community to expand Heart Hospital

Community Health Network will break ground this month on a $6.9 million, 4,600-square-foot expansion of its Indiana Heart Hospital, adding two operating rooms.

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Mills: Health care’s future is partnership

In spite of all the consolidation lately among hospitals, Community Health CEO Bryan Mills says the future of hospital systems will hinge more on partnerships like the one Community struck last week on its rehab hospital.

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IU Health reports most serious medical errors

Indiana’s largest and busiest medical system committed 19 preventable errors last year at its hospitals in Indianapolis and other cities, three fewer than in 2009, according to a report released Monday.

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Community Health adopts low-cost mantra

Community Health Network has embarked on a strategy to become a low-cost, high-output machine in order to survive the coming harsh economic environment that an aging population and expanded health care coverage promises for hospitals.

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Q&A: Tony Lennen

Tony Lennen became president of Community Hospital South in 2009, overseeing a 50-bed expansion that was completed last summer, giving the hospital 150 private rooms. The facility, located along the line between Marion and Johnson counties, competes against nearby facilities run by Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indiana University Health and Johnson Memorial Hospital.

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New doc lifts Community breast biz

Community Health Network wooed Dr. Robert J. Goulet Jr. to join its breast-surgery team from the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. The move fits nicely with Community’s focus on breast-care services and the economics of health care.

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Building binge hasn’t crimped hospital profits

Indianapolis-area hospitals spent billions on construction in the past decade and increasingly tried to poach patients from one another’s territories. Yet last year—one of the worst economically in recent history—21 of 26 hospitals still were able to show operating profits.

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