NWI Perspectives: health care
With a looming doctor shortage, local hospitals are making efforts to attract and retain physicians, and local colleges and universities are adapting their programs to meet the needs of the area.
When it comes to health, Indiana consistently falls among the lowest in the nation.
High-tech medical equipment and cutting edge techniques are found beyond the boundaries of a metropolis like Chicago.
Parts of the Affordable Care Act focus on keeping people out of hospitals as a way to cut costs and to focus on patient care. That shift is putting more emphasis on areas like home-based care and transitional care.