Foster, 58, is a registered nurse and program manager of the special pathogens unit at Indiana University Health, which is dealing with many facets of the pandemic, from vaccinations to keeping bedside workers safe.
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Indiana University Health saw its earnings more than double in the first half of the year, to $414 million, compared to a year ago, as patients flocked back to hospitals and clinics, many for procedures they had postponed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IBJ talked to Dr. Cole Beeler, an infectious disease specialist at Indiana University Health, about vaccines, the CDC’s mask recommendation and more.
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.
A vascular surgeon in Bloomington is suing Indiana University, claiming it unfairly revoked his hospital privileges and spread false information about him in an effort to dry up referrals and exert monopoly control in the market.
In a change of policy, Indiana University Health said Tuesday it will require doctors, nurses and other team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1.
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 report seems to indicate that the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over for the state’s largest hospital system, as surgeries and hospital admissions are climbing, and emergency visits are falling. However. the evolving nature of the pandemic makes the future hard to predict.
The center, which is home to one of the medical school’s largest programs, will move from its current location at Senate Avenue and 15th Street to the IUPUI campus.
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.
The former IU Health CEO has had a front-row seat for decades to Indiana’s bustling health care landscape.
The Indiana Department of Health said more than 86,000 Hoosiers aged 80 or older had registered as of 4 p.m. Sunday for vaccinations.
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.”
Indiana University Health promised a “full external review” into the treatment of Dr. Susan Moore, 52, who tested positive for COVID-19 late last month and died Dec. 20.
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.
Across Indiana, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations has been shattering records day after day, putting a strain on many hospitals and adding to the anxiety about how much longer the pandemic will continue.
Thestates’ largest hospital system saw decreases in admissions, surgical cases, ER visits and inpatient days; overall, patient service revenue fell about 2.5% during the nine-month period.