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St. Vincent, OrthoIndy form partnership

St. Vincent Health has acquired a minority interest in Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital and is in discussions with OrthoIndy physicians
and other independent doctors to create a management company that would oversee orthopaedic and spine services at St. Vincent
Indianapolis. The health care providers announced the deal early Friday.

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Power Breakfast panel debates health care reform

As health care legislation
continues to wend its way through Congress, Indianapolis-area industry leaders still harbor strong
opinions about the issue. Five industry insiders discussed how to improve the health care system during
IBJ’s Power Breakfast Sept. 25 at the Westin Indianapolis.

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VIDEOS: IBJ panelists examine needs, options for health-care reform

Presenting five video excerpts from a free-wheeling panel discussion about health-care reform featuring five of the city’s
top minds and decision-makers. Reporter J.K. Wall moderates the IBJ’s Power Breakfast on Sept. 25, covering tort reform,illegal
immigrants, pay models and the role of insurance companies.

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Health reform could swamp doctors

Health reform that would cover millions of uninsured Americans would theoretically send a flood of new
patients to physicians. Yet in Indiana and nationwide, there’s already a shortage of doctors.

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Hospitals, doctors finally integrating patient care

The stitching together of doctors and hospitals—two groups that historically have kept each other at arm’s length—is
a trend picking up speed locally and nationally and could accelerate even further if Congress passes health care reform.

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Lilly pays $224,000 to area doctors

It’s no secret that Eli Lilly and Co. is the biggest private employer in the Indianapolis area. But
Lilly also supplemented the incomes of a few dozen local doctors — to the tune of more than $224,000 in just the first
quarter.

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St. Francis buys big cardiology practice

As concern grows among medical providers that health care reform augurs lower payments, St. Francis
Hospital & Health Centers has agreed to absorb a large group of cardiologists that bring lucrative heart patients to its
facilities.

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State law aims to attract doctors to areas in need of care

A state law that went into effect July 1 attempts to attract young physicians and mental health practitioners to underserved
areas by forgiving part of their student loans. But Indiana’s budget woes prevented lawmakers from allocating funds
to support the program.

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