INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Big weekend for big hospital

2013-11-15T14:09:00Z 2013-11-15T18:51:24Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Big weekend for big hospitalGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
November 15, 2013 2:09 pm  • 

Big Weekend For Big Hospital

The unveiling of a $754 million hospital project in Indianapolis is set for this weekend. It has taken four years to build the Sidney & Louis Eskenazi Hospital to replace the Wishard Memorial Hospital campus. The effort took in approximately $80 million in private donations. In an interview to air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County Chief Executive Officer Matt Gutwein says a ribbon cutting is set for tomorrow and patient care will begin next month.

Sports Equipment Company Adds to Portfolio

Evansville-based Escalade Inc. has purchased a division of a Pennsylvania company. The deal involves DMI Sports Inc.'s indoor games business, which includes several darting, table tennis and billiards brands.

INDOT to Rename Interstate Stretch

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to rename a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 164. INDOT says the move will officially make the section in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties part of the national I-69 corridor.

Influential Insurance Newsletter Ends 40-Year Run

A highly-regarded Indiana-based insurance industry newsletter has come to an end after four decades. The Herald-Times in Bloomington reports Joseph Belth has published the final edition of the The Insurance Forum. The 84-year old used $2,000 of his own money to begin the monthly publication in 1973.

Ball State Students Prep For Olympic Coverage

A team of Ball State University media students and faculty is set to travel to the Winter Olympics in February as part of an immersive learning program. Two dozen students will provide news coverage of the events in Sochi, Russia and another group will produce games-related graphics for the Chicago Tribune.

Indianapolis to Host Nursing Convention

More than 2,000 nurses from 34 countries are expected to attend a convention that begins tomorrow in Indianapolis. The Honor Society of Nursing event will feature research presentations and the installation of the group's first non-North American president.

Wabash College Announces New Dean

Wabash College has named Scott Feller dean of the college. He has been with the school since 1998. Feller is set to take over the role in July, succeeding Gary Phillips, who is taking a sabbatical.

Stonegate Mortgage Profit Drops

Indianapolis-based Stonegate Mortgage Corp. is reporting third quarter net income of $1.7 million, compared to $9.5 million during the same period a year earlier. The company says the results reflect a recently-completed initial public offering, the acquisition of Crossline Capital and the planned acquisition of a Texas-based lender's wholesale channel.

Purdue Receives Global Education Partnership Funding

The Purdue University College of Technology has received a gift of more than $2 million. The funding from the Hochschild Plaut and Rodolfo Beeck Navarro Trust will support global education partnerships in South America.

Funding Will Aid Big Data Projects at IU

An Indiana University program has received a large grant to boost its Big Data applications. The $600,000 in funding for International Networking at IU comes from the National Science Foundation.

WGU, St. Vincent Form Partnership

WGU Indiana has added St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. as a corporate partner. St. Vincent employees are now eligible for a five percent tuition discount for the online university's programs in its colleges of business, health care and information technology.

Grant to Support Franklin College Scholarships

Franklin College has received a $20,000 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The funding is supporting student scholarships. Officials also say Caterpillar's Cat Reman division is continuing an internship program at Franklin.

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