Three years after Indiana passed a law allowing doctors to prescribe drugs for patients without an in-person visit—using a computer, smartphone, video camera and similar technology—some health systems around the state are reporting higher use of virtual visits. St. Vincent, for example, sees hundreds of patients a month remotely for ailments ranging from minor rashes and sprains to follow-up visits for strokes.
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.
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.
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.
Whether so-called micro-hospitals can succeed financially might depend on whether they can meet Medicare’s definition of a hospital: a medical facility that dedicates the bulk of its services to inpatient care.
Urgent care centers, which already seem to have blanketed nearly every retail strip and neighborhood in central Indiana, are continuing to spring up at a surprising rate.
Franciscan Health said the complex at U.S. 135 and Stones Crossing Road will serve a rapidly growing part of Johnson County. It will be about 12 miles from its hospitals in Indianapolis and Mooresville.
The project, expected to take 18 months, will raze 900,000 square feet of adjoining buildings on a 15-acre site.
Just two years after United Hospital Services pushed into Kokomo by merging with North Central Indiana Linen Service, the co-op is planning its next move—this time into northwest Indiana.
In a move to create a stronger identity, Franciscan Alliance will become Franciscan Health, and will stop using the names of St. Francis, St. James, St. Anthony and other familiar saints at its hospitals, the company announced Tuesday.
Under the deal, Franciscan was financially accountable for what it would spend on care for about 60,000 patients who had Anthem benefits provided by its employers or purchased individually. Would it work?
A medical software company is notifying patients of the health care providers it serves—including Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis—that their private information may have been exposed when its networks were hacked.
Two Beech Grove officials said a $3.75 million agreement between Franciscan Alliance and Los Angeles-based DealPoint Merrill expired on Tuesday without closing, leaving the future of the mammoth campus in question.
Franciscan St. Francis Health has finally found a buyer for its former hospital campus in Beech Grove. Trouble is, it’s found two.
Before local hospitals slashed staff and expenses last year, they had been boosting the pay packages of their top executives faster than hospitals around the country. Seven of every 10 senior executives at the major hospital systems in Indianapolis saw their total compensation rise more than 10 percent from 2010 to 2012.