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Medicare driving health care hookups

The scramble by local hospitals to form their physicians and facilities into “clinically integrated” networks
that can do business with employers and health insurers has another huge motivating factor: Beginning January 2012, they can
also do business with Medicare, the massive federal program for seniors.

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Hospitals see dip in charity care after 2008

Unemployment in Indiana has moderated slightly, but more than 313,000 Hoosiers remain out of work. And with attempts to extend
benefits for the jobless stalled in Congress, it’s likely more people will struggle to pay medical bills.

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St. Vincent closes in on new hospital deal

A deal in which St. Vincent Health would buy or lease Bedford’s Dunn Memorial Hospital is in the final stages, according
to the Times-Mail of Bedford. The hospital board held two hours of closed-door talks on May 26, and one board member
predicted a decision within days.

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Osteopathy and Indiana Wesleyan

The Indiana Osteopathic Association passed over a virtually certain $75 million in startup funding from Indiana Wesleyan University
to choose Marian University for its new osteopathic college.

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St. Vincent, OrthoIndy form partnership

St. Vincent Health has acquired a minority interest in Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital and is in discussions with OrthoIndy physicians
and other independent doctors to create a management company that would oversee orthopaedic and spine services at St. Vincent
Indianapolis. The health care providers announced the deal early Friday.

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Power Breakfast panel debates health care reform

As health care legislation
continues to wend its way through Congress, Indianapolis-area industry leaders still harbor strong
opinions about the issue. Five industry insiders discussed how to improve the health care system during
IBJ’s Power Breakfast Sept. 25 at the Westin Indianapolis.

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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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Hall-Render co-founder returns to law firm

A co-founder of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC is returning to the downtown law firm more than a decade after
he left it. Rex Killian will lead the firm’s governance consulting practice, which serves both not-for-profit
and for-profit health care clients.

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St. Vincent taking over Thomson HQ

A shrunken Thomson, the former manufacturer of RCA
televisions, is vacating a landmark office building at its Carmel headquarters to make way for St. Vincent Health, the parent
company of a growing chain of Indiana hospitals.

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