The Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County is a defendant in a lawsuit that some worry would impact any Medicaid beneficiary receiving care in a government-owned facility.
Health department forces Broad Ripple ice cream shop to close
The Marion County Health Department forced the Baskin-Robbins in Broad Ripple to close last week because of a malfunctioning air conditioner. The shop’s owner said he has no plans to reopen.Read More
City preparing to open Assessment and Intervention Center next week
Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration has described the new substance abuse and mental health treatment center as the first of its kind in the state.Read More
Public health veteran Dr. Virginia Caine both upbeat and frustrated
IBJ talked with Caine about her pandemic frustrations, how testing and contact-tracing are going and whether the Indianapolis 500 should run with fans in the stands.Read More
The Freedom Forum podcast: Angela Smith Jones, vice president of diversity and inclusion for the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Jones explains how she has incorporated lessons from her previous role as deputy mayor of economic development for the city of Indianapolis into her new role focusing on DEI in the health care sector.
Former CEO James Burkhart pleaded guilty in January 2018 to a scheme in which vendors working for American Senior Communities inflated invoices and kicked back profits to Burkhart and other company officials.
A strip mall central to Indianapolis’ vision for the neighborhood that is home to the new Community Justice Campus is now in city hands, after years of negotiations.
A Marion County Public Health Department inspector found in August that St. Elmo Steak House had violated a public health order mandating closure of bar areas. The restaurant passed subsequent inspections in September and March.
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.
For more than three decades, Gallagher, 61, has supervised mosquito control programs for Marion County, overseeing a small army of technicians who spray ditches and collect mosquitoes from traps around the county to track the variety and size of the mosquito population.
The not-for-profit that helps low-income Hoosiers get health care coverage and social services lost $60 million in 2016 and cut about 80 jobs last year.
An indictment unsealed Wednesday alleges former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart orchestrated a massive scheme that defrauded the nursing home company, its owner and federal health care programs out of more than $16 million.
The university wants to expand its health services program by using some existing Wishard space and tearing down other buildings and replacing them with modern facilities,
Eskenazi Health leadership’s desire to connect the diversity of its hospital’s population through a healing park drew in a landscape architect firm that is not only one of the top in the country, but also one of the hottest architecture firms in the world.
At 1.3 million square feet, the new hospital has plenty of room to display art, most of which was purchased with contributions from donors. The hospital is set to open Dec. 7.
Hospitals around Indianapolis and the nation are expanding programs to help people before they become patients. They are trying to teach cooking as well as treat cancer, to do social work as well as do surgery.
Wishard Health Services will change its name to Eskenazi Health after receiving a $40 million gift from Indianapolis real estate developer Sidney Eskenazi and his wife Lois, the county-owned hospital announced Wednesday morning.
The team, which plans to build an office building in the 200,000-square-foot range, beat out six other groups that submitted proposals.