Franciscan joins two other large hospital systems in central Indiana—Indiana University Health and Community Health Network—in laying down the new health requirement.
Riley Health hires new president from Connecticut
Gil Peri begins his new job just as the system is about to undertake one of its biggest projects in a decade—relocating its maternity services from Methodist Hospital to new, centralized maternity and newborn health unit at Riley Hospital, as part of a $142 million expansion.Read More
One company’s bill for testing Hoosiers for COVID-19: $139.6 million (and counting)
More than 541,000 free COVID-19 tests have been provided at an OptumServe site since May 6, 2020, the state said last week, when it announced it was closing the vendor’s testing sites at the end of June.Read More
Community Health reports 37% drop in operating income in 2020
Since July, however, the hospital system has seen an “upward positive trend in all its services,” it said in a debt filing, the latest signal that the worst of the pandemic’s financial affects on hospitals might be over.Read More
Former head of Eskenazi burn unit sues IU Health, IU medical school
A prominent Indianapolis surgeon is suing Indiana University and Indiana University Health, claiming they broke his contract and interfered with his ability to get another job.Read More
The federal government issued rules Thursday to shield Americans from large, unexpected medical bills after patients wind up in emergency rooms or receive other care they did not realize lay outside their insurance networks.
Legal experts say such vaccine requirements, particularly in a public health crisis, will probably continue be upheld in court as long as employers provide reasonable exemptions, including for medical conditions or religious objections.
Legal experts say such vaccine requirements, particularly in a public health crisis, will probably continue to be upheld in court as long as employers provide reasonable exemptions, including for medical conditions or religious objections.
Community Health said more than 60 percent of the system’s 16,000 employees have already voluntarily received the vaccine since becoming eligible to receive it in December.
Ascension Technologies, the IT subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension, is outsourcing the jobs to overseas companies.
With medical visits picking up again among patients vaccinated against COVID-19, health providers are starting to see the consequences of a year of pandemic-delayed preventive and emergency care.
The tech giant announced it will immediately expand Amazon Care to interested employers in Washington state. By the summer, it will expand nationally to all Amazon workers and to private employers across the country who want to join.
Declines were seen almost across the board in patient service categories, including hospital admissions, surgeries, ER visits, radiological exams, due in part to a government order to shut down elective procedures for several months.
The hospitals, including six in the Indianapolis area, will be docked millions of dollars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for high rates of infection or patient injuries.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he is extending his executive order that outlines restrictions based on the rate of infection in each county for another three weeks.
U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages.
Departures are not surprising, according to experts, considering not only the mental toll of the pandemic but the fact that many nurses trained in acute care are over 50 and at increased risk of complications if they contract the virus.
The joint statement by Indiana University Health, Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health is the latest pledge by Indianapolis-area business groups to address racial inequities.
Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 250 U.S. hospitals and other clinical facilities, said Monday that its network was offline and doctors and nurses were resorting to “back-up processes” including paper records.
Like many other providers, Ascension suspended all elective, nonessential medical and surgical procedures for several months to prepare for the surge of COVID-19 patients, reducing volume and revenue.
A new study released Friday by the Rand Corp. found that Hoosiers covered by employer health plans paid Indiana hospitals three times what Medicare would have paid for the same procedures, exceeding the national rate of disparity.
The grant will help fund an ongoing study to evaluate long-term health outcomes for cancer patients who receive life-saving chemotherapy treatments that often have difficult side effects.
Threatening fines and funding cut-offs, the Trump administration on Tuesday issued new COVID-19 requirements for nursing homes and hospitals.