Franciscan Health is the undisputed king of south-side health care providers, but its executives see a huge opportunity to expand services even farther south into fast-growing Johnson County.
The Indianapolis-based system has spent $9 million on the “high-tech integrated service center,” but hopes to save up to $3 million a year through standardizing inventory, ordering in bulk at a discount, and streamlining delivery routes.
The Indianapolis-based health system said it will continue to study possibilities for the land after neighbors objected to plans calling for nine buildings and four parking garages that carried an estimated price tag of $1 billion.
St. Vincent Health has agreed to pay $15,000 to a former employee and increase worker training under a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Researchers at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute are measuring whether a virtual walk on the beach could help prevent cognitive issues faced by patients who spend time on a mechanical ventilation machine in the intensive care unit.
Community Health has been looking for a buyer for Community Healthplex since it closed down a small hospital on the same campus at the end of 2016.
An Ohio-based animal rights group is calling on the Indiana University School of Medicine to fire staffers the group alleges violated laboratory protocols that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 lab animals.
The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care.
The money is designed to further the work of Dr. Burcin Ekser and his team, who are working to print three-dimensional pig liver tissue from genetically engineered pig liver cells.
Carmel has postponed a rezoning hearing on a developer’s vague plan to build a medical complex at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for St. Vincent Health. Carmel officials say they won’t consider a rezoning without specifics about the project.
The Indianapolis-based health system will present details Tuesday to the Carmel Plan Commission for the two-story, 88,000-square-foot building.
But Jonathan Nalli said the health system has no plans to build a $1 billion hospital complex.
By the end of the year, officials expect to unveil its master plan to remake the state’s largest hospital—currently an amalgamation of ancient health care amenities and modern facilities.
A lawsuit against Hendricks Regional Health and the Indianapolis law firm alleges they used “malicious, oppressive, willful, wanton, and/or reckless conduct” in conspiring to squelch a competitor’s deal to operate 23 Indiana care facilities after Hendricks’ contract was terminated.
More than 100 people gathered Tuesday to plan how to oppose the project, which calls for nine buildings, two helipads and four parking garages.
The state’s largest health care system saw gains in admissions, inpatient days and surgeries, but visits to the ER and radiology exams dropped slightly.
Even before news broke that an unidentified health care system had lined up 30 acres at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for a massive development, projects costing billions of dollars were underway or on the drawing board across the region.
At the same time, the Indianapolis-based health system continues to sidestep questions about whether it is involved in a proposal to build a $1 billion hospital complex on a site just three miles from its 86th Street campus.
Hospital systems have been opening urgent-care centers at a fast clip, using the small storefront locations to expand revenue, reduce demand on their emergency rooms, and get patients into their networks.
Neighbors contacted about selling their homes to make way for the development say St. Vincent Health is behind it. But a St. Vincent spokeswoman said the organization does not have “details to share” at this time.