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Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related
House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

House Republicans bet on private sector for infant mortality fix

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans are preparing to wager the lives of some 700 Hoosier babies a year on their philosophy that the private sector is more capable of reducing infant mortality than any government program.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Symposium focuses on “Common Cancers in Women”

Symposium focuses on “Common Cancers in Women”

MUNSTER | “Common Cancers in Women” is the theme of the free annual symposium from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Health care, Methodist trauma center focus of forum

Health care, Methodist trauma center focus of forum

Guests listen as state Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, speaks during Friday's Community Forum luncheon at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

October 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Health care, Methodist trauma center focus of forum

Health care, Methodist trauma center focus of forum

GARY | A group of civic leaders, business persons, residents and health care professionals gathered Friday to reflect on a decade of work by the Community Forum, a group dedicated to improving health care in the city, and to consider the future of Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus.

October 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence doesn't seem to be making much progress in his quest to win federal approval for his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

INDIANAPOLIS | An afternoon of corn harvesting and an evening campaign fundraiser kept Gov. Mike Pence from greeting President Barack Obama in Gary on Wednesday.

October 02, 2014 2:07 pm Related

Infant mortality remains state's top health priority

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess continues to beat the drum on the state's startling infant mortality rate and its causes.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm

State releases annual medical errors report

The State Department of Health on Wednesday released an annual report detailing medical errors at sites throughout Indiana.

September 24, 2014 7:40 pm
Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers overwhelmingly told federal health officials they oppose Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Report explores feasibility of trauma care, academic medical center

A more than 200-page report released Thursday supports a consultant's findings that existing local hospitals can provide trauma care and that existing facilities should be used for academic medical purposes.

September 18, 2014 5:30 pm

AG accuses abortion docs of paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | The medical license of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former Gary abortion provider, could be revoked after Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a 1,833-count compliant against him Wednesday with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related

S'ville facility expands memory support care

SCHERERVILLE | Residences at Deer Creek has started construction on its memory support expansion, less than two years after opening.

September 09, 2014 11:45 am
Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

GARY | Hospital officials and community leaders on Monday celebrated Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus' designation as an in-process Level III trauma center, with some calling for the hospital to pursue an even higher level of care.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

It is said that there is no higher form of career praise than that expressed by one’s coworkers.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local nurses open hospice company

VALPARAISO | Two local nurses with ties to the Northwest Indiana health care community have opened Dunes Hospice LLC.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Wagering on good health

HAMMOND | Employees at Horseshoe Casino now have access to health care without stepping foot off the boat.

September 03, 2014 12:00 pm

REGION RANTS: Lifting the gated life

We had our theories.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q&A: Gene Diamond, CEO Franciscan Alliance's Northern Indiana Region

Q. What are the great strengths of your health care system?

August 30, 2014 1:54 pm
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