Indiana University Health and Community Health Network have joined the national trend of posting online reviews, in a quest to win prospective patients and boost transparency.
The private university has started conversations with the state for assuming control of the site that holds Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital, which will close later this year.
Indianapolis hospitals are among those in the state imposing restrictions on visitors to try to curb the spread of flu.
State Sen. John Ruckelshaus said too many new hospitals, especially in small wealthy clusters, might be driving up the cost of health care. He said his bill was prompted by a recent effort by St. Vincent to rezone a 30-acre site in Carmel.
Starting Jan. 1, every U.S. hospital will be required to post standard charges online for every item and service they provide, from bandages and drugs to operating rooms and organ transplants.
The health system said the 15-year-old elevated train service needs major maintenance, but did not say whether the system would ever return to service.
It’s the foundation’s first capital campaign since 2010, when it raised $200 million. The money will be used for pediatric research, patient care, maternity and newborn health, and family support programs.
Riverview Health plans to build one of its new freestanding combined ER/urgent care facilities on Hazel Dell Road, south of 146th Street.
The standalone, two-story facility is expected to offer a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services, including addiction treatment, counseling and psychiatric intensive care.
The physicians’ group claims the Connersville health system misled it on patient volumes and has refused to adjust a subsidy to make up the difference.
Indiana hospitals are racking up millions of dollars in penalties for having too many patients return for care within a month of discharge.
The Indianapolis health system said it has not yet decided how to develop the site, but wants to keep its options open. It dropped plans four months ago to rezone the land after neighbors objected.
Indiana University Health isn’t shy about telling the world how it stacks up in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” annual rankings.
More than 100 colleges and high schools have participated in the dance marathon program since 1991, raising $50 million for Riley Hospital for Children.
The Indianapolis-based health system said it is in discussions with officials from Frankfort and Clinton County to build a new hospital to replace a 25-bed facility that is more than 60 years old.
The hospital system said the facility would help meet the soaring demand for hip and knee replacements while also serving patients with the “most complex” orthopedic conditions.
The cancer center, which is being built on the campus of IU Health North Hospital, will be named after Joseph Schwarz, who died in March of throat cancer, and his wife, Shelly.