Hospitals back on construction spree

Health care providers say they can’t attract patients tomorrow with facilities from yesterday. So they are scrambling to erect new structures that are more convenient.

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Hospitals’ occupancy declining over long term

Advances in non-invasive surgeries, changes in health care financing and now increasingly price-sensitive patients accelerate what has been a 40-year decline in the number of patients spending the night in hospitals.

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Hospital’s plans for Zionsville facility hit snag

Witham Health Services has a conditional contract to buy about 11 acres of undeveloped land at the northeast corner of 116th Street and Michigan Road from Christel DeHaan Investments LP, pending a zoning change that would allow for office and retail uses.

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Don Kelso is executive director of the Indiana Rural Health Association. The trade group is trying to help its members navigate the changes coming from health care reform and the financial pressures being created by federal budget cuts. The association recently launched a service for its members called SuiteStats, which is data-management software to help hospital executives identify areas ripe for cost-cutting.

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St. Vincent adds Bloomington hospital to its fold

Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health will manage operations at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington under an agreement announced on Tuesday. Monroe gives St. Vincent a line of hospitals stretching from Indianapolis to Bedford and even farther south to Salem and Evansville.

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