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Study nixes teaching hospital, promotes trauma centers

A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana but ratifies local hospitals' efforts to establish trauma centers and expand medical education.

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State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

State lays groundwork for marketing Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration has sketched out how it will promote Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to eligible Hoosiers, even though federal officials have yet to approve the governor's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion.

August 10, 2014 10:20 pm Related
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Report: Two area hospitals among best in the nation

Report: Two area hospitals among best in the nation

Community Hospital in Munster and Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey have been ranked among the top hospitals in the country.

March 01, 2014 12:45 pm

Indiana Hospital Association pushing for health care coverage expansion

The Indiana Hospital Association on Tuesday announced the launch of Expand Indiana, a campaign aimed at promoting expanded health care coverage in the state.

February 25, 2014 7:43 am

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related
Paper cutting: Methodist takes next step in e-records

Paper cutting: Methodist takes next step in e-records

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals is at the front of the pack for transitioning into electronic medical record keeping.

January 15, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Most health care facilities re-open Tuesday

Inclement weather forced the closure of some local doctor's offices, while others opened Tuesday after being closed because of cold and snow.

January 07, 2014 2:45 pm
Report shows health care's $31B impact on state

Report shows health care's $31B impact on state

Indiana hospitals and outpatient medical centers have a $31.3 billion economic impact, according to a report that examines the financial role of health care facilities in the state.

December 14, 2013 8:25 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Pinnacle nurse wins award

CROWN POINT | Nurse Sue Heflin received the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Pinnacle Hospital.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am
Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is only half-joking when he describes a new law permitting the sale of uninspected frozen rabbit meat at roadside stands as the jobs bill of the just-concluded 2013 legislative session.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Methodist Hospitals' annual State of the Organization address

Methodist Hospitals' annual State of the Organization address

Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden speaks Friday during Methodist's annual State of the Organization address at the Genesis Center in Gary.

April 05, 2013 1:04 pm
Urgent care serves in-between cases

Urgent care serves in-between cases

From strip malls to pharmacies to freestanding buildings, medical care increasingly is being found outside traditional hospital and doctors' office settings.

April 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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House approves revised plan for hospital police departments

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal allowing public and private Indiana hospitals to establish their own police departments was approved 84-8 by the House on Thursday, but only after lawmakers made several major changes to the Senate-approved version.

March 21, 2013 7:15 pm Related

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Hospitalization rates

Hospitalization rates

The parking lot at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer hospital is full Thursday afternoon. With a busier than usual flu season coming to a close, hospitals are emerging from peak occupancy times and preparing to ease into spring

February 28, 2013 6:28 pm

Senate OKs measure allowing hospitals to have own police

INDIANAPOLIS | Public and private hospitals could establish their own police forces under legislation approved 29-18 Monday by the Indiana Senate.

February 11, 2013 5:45 pm Related

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Study: Medicaid expansion worth $3.4B to Indiana economy, 30,000 jobs

Study: Medicaid expansion worth $3.4B to Indiana economy, 30,000 jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Hospital Association called on state lawmakers Monday to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act after a study showed expansion would provide the state $3.4 billion in added economic activity and support 30,000 jobs.

February 11, 2013 4:45 pm Related

Pelath demands debate on Medicaid expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, lashed out Friday at top legislative Republicans for not taking steps to decide whether Indiana should expand its Medicaid program under the new federal health law. 

February 08, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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Hospitals expand reach with ERs

Hospitals expand reach with ERs

Dr. Daniel Checco sits in the critical care procedure room at Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen. The hospital's freestanding emergency center has been in operation since 2009.

January 15, 2013 12:00 am
Hospitals expand reach with ERs

Hospitals expand reach with ERs

A CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen.

January 15, 2013 12:00 am
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