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.
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
Battered by pandemic, IU Health sees annual operating income fall
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.Read More
New York-based Simplifeye moving HQ to Carmel, hiring 75
Dr. Ryan Hungate, a Kokomo native who founded the medical-practice software firm in 2014, said he plans to spend up to $10 million to shift a majority of the company’s operations to Carmel.Read More
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.
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.
The sudden departure follows accusations that Matthew Gutwein, 57, exploited legal loopholes to shift millions of dollars from nursing homes to the system’s Eskenazi Hospital and other programs.
Collective experience might be showing results. U.S. deaths, which often ranged between 2,000 and 3,000 a day in April and May, have mostly remained below 1,000 and in the low hundreds since the beginning of June.
Cornerstone Cos. Inc.’s latest local project is a three-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building along North Meridian Street for four tenants.
Health care provided the biggest drag on the U.S. economy in the first quarter. Spending on care fell at an annual rate of 18%, the largest drop for that sector among records going back to 1959.
A Fishers-based operator of nursing homes plans to relocate residents from one of its facilities to other sites and designate the vacated 140-bed facility for COVID-19 patients only—a move that is meeting resistance from some public officials and family members.
This area has 1,081 intensive care unit beds, but they could be filled by coronavirus patients within weeks under numerous scenarios mapped out by the Harvard Global Health Institute.
Ascension St. Vincent, Community Health and Franciscan Health have confirmed plans to restrict elective procedures to shore up critical supplies and keep the virus from spreading.
Thousands of people are calling hospitals and state health offices with concerns, but as of Thursday evening, only 64 Hoosiers had been tested—or about 0.00009% of the Indiana population. The tests have resulted in 12 positive cases.