Changes spark closure fears
The head of the Indiana Rural Health Association says some Indiana rural hospitals could close without changes to the Affordable Care Act. Don Kelso says such populations tend to be older and lower income, leading to more health problems for patients with less means to pay. The organization is partnering with the Zionsville-based Greenspire Leader Center to provide strategic planning resources to hospitals dealing with higher costs and lower reimbursements. Kelso outlines the message his group is taking to federal lawmakers.
Auto supplier adding jobs in Lafayette?
The state is hinting at more jobs for Tippecanoe County. A tweet from an Indiana Economic Development Corp. official suggests Heartland Automotive Inc. is about to expand. Gov. Mike Pence says the company, which also has an operation in Greencastle, is expected to announce hundreds of new jobs in Lafayette "in the near future."
South Bend company announces hiring plans
Alliance iCommunications Inc., which has U.S. headquarters in South Bend, is looking to add 40 call center employees. The company says the new hires are slated to begin at the end of the month.
Multimillion-dollar park project begins
Jeffersonville officials have broken ground on a more than $4 million attraction. Big Four Station is a bike and pedestrian-friendly park at the foot of the Big Four Bridge that spans the Ohio River to Louisville.
Kite Realty announces $16M deal
Indianapolis-based Kite Realty Group Trust has acquired a shopping center in North Carolina. CEO John Kite says the $16 million deal is part of the company's strategy to increase its presence in the southeast.
Scottsburg to host defense conference
Indiana's National Center for Complex Operations will host an event next week highlighting the use of unmanned systems in multiple industries. The Mid-America Defense Conference in Scottsburg will include information on Indiana and Ohio's joint pursuit of a Federal Aviation Administration test site designation.
OrthoWorx announces joint devices program
The state's initiative to support the orthopedic industry is partnering with Grace College in Winona Lake for a Quality in Medical Devices Program. OrthoWorx says the agreement will help fill a talent gap, while addressing industry growth and quality requirements.
Wabash signs research pact
Wabash College has signed an agreement with a university in Peru. The schools say the formal relationship will focus on future research and health projects, including student and faculty exchanges.
Purdue appoints new registrar
Purdue University has named Frank Blalark registrar. He has been serving as director of the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities since 2008.
Bluelock appoints COO
Indianapolis-based Bluelock has named Martin Van Buren chief operating officer. The information technology company says Van Buren previously served as a senior vice president for ITT.
Bethel Names New VP
Bethel College has tapped Toni Pauls for vice president of adult and graduate studies. She most recently served as a vice president at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne
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