Burst pipe halts surgeries at Wishard Hospital

Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis closed its main operating rooms and canceled at least 15 surgeries Friday after
a steam pipe burst. Hospital officials say the burst pipe is an example of the infrastructure problems that are prompting
plans for a new facility.

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Proposed Fishers medical park faces uncertain demand

Fishers development officials hope to create a huge cluster of medical and research facilities near Interstate 69’s Exit
10, near St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast, but local real estate experts disagree about the amount of potential demand
for such a development.

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Indiana hospitals settle Medicare lawsuit

Six hospital systems, including three in Indiana, have agreed to pay the federal government $8.3 million to settle a whistleblower
lawsuit alleging the hospitals deliberately overcharged Medicare for routine back surgeries.

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St. Francis resumes work on $265M project

With its financial performance exceeding expectations, St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers will resume construction on a $265 million, 221-bed patient tower at its Indianapolis campus, the hospital system announced Thursday.

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Clarian CEO pines anew for public insurance option

Most business groups cheered when Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced a health reform bill with no so-called public option,
a controversial government-run insurance plan for working adults. But there’s a big group that would like
to see it back on the table—hospitals.

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