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
Cybercriminals target internet-connected medical devices
Indiana University Health has created a lab to testing the vulnerability of hundreds or even thousands of devices, to protect both patients and the hospital system’s records.Read More
Ascension St. Vincent unveils three major projects on 86th Street campus worth $325M
The heavy investment in the campus—including a new women’s hospital and a brain and spine center—is the latest indication that Ascension St. Vincent is committed to the location, a major anchor along the busy West 86th Street corridor.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
A new report submitted to the Indiana Legislative Council calls for the regulation of “white bagging,” a practice that requires hospitals to buy drugs from an outside pharmacy, which delivers them premixed ahead of time of the patient’s visit. It is a growing practice, aimed at lowering the cost of care, but many providers say it can compromise care.
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 to be upheld in court as long as employers provide reasonable exemptions, including for medical conditions or religious objections.
In a scathing ruling Saturday, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston deemed lead plaintiff Jennifer Bridges’ contention that the vaccines are “experimental and dangerous” to be false and otherwise irrelevant.
IU Health puts staffers on administrative leave for diversity training following Black doctor’s death
The hospital system’s CEO said Wednesday that no staff members have been terminated in relation to the patient’s care, which was a recommendation of an outside board that reviewed the case.
The group, Hoosiers for Affordable Healthcare, is pushing an amendment that would require most of Indiana’s hospitals to hold annual public meetings to explain their prices, including any price increases, and to take questions about their finances.
Health care practitioners and insurers are fighting over the hefty prices hospitals charge for specialty drugs to treat patients with cancer, vision loss, low white-blood-cell count and other serious diseases.
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.
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.
U.S. hospitals face up to $122 billion in lost revenue this year as the pandemic continues its rampage, threatening to push more critical-care centers into bankruptcy or out of business entirely.
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.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took up Dr. Moore’s cause on Tuesday, saying the complaints of Black women are “often downplаyed or ignored in our health care system.”
Dennis Murphy, the president and CEO of Indiana University Health, has asked an external team to review the case.
In an unusual show of solidarity, officials from several major Indianapolis-area health care systems held a joint press conference Monday afternoon to issue dire warnings about the most recent surge in COVID-19 cases and explain how their facilities and staffs are close to becoming overwhelmed.
The state of Indiana is set to receive more than 55,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers next week, with the initial doses going to five pilot hospitals. By the end of next week, additional doses are expected at a total of 50 hospitals throughout the state.
Hospitals are discharging patients several days earlier than they otherwise would, sending them home sometimes with oxygen machines, intravenous lines and powerful medicines.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday said he was directing hospitals across the state “to postpone or reschedule non-emergent procedures done in the in-patient hospital setting” from Dec. 16 to Jan. 3 to ensure they are not overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.