HIP 2.0 a Catalyst For Compassionate, Personalized Care
Inside Indiana Business
One year ago this week, Indiana introduced the Healthy Indiana Plan to the state and nation. By working in good faith with federal officials, the state shaped a homegrown solution to expand access to quality and affordable healthcare coverage for those who need it most. As a result, more than 370,000 previously uninsured residents now have health coverage under HIP 2.0.
Indiana’s Top Doctors – St. Vincent Indianapolis, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
As part of Indianapolis Monthly’s annual “Top Doctors” issue, otolaryngologist and co-director of head and neck surgical Dr. Tod Huntley, of CENTA at St. Vincent Indianapolis, is featured for his work treating sleep apnea. This issue also features telemedicine practices at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital – specifically the use of “Rosie” the Double Robotics machine to connect patients to their teachers and friends during their stay at the hospital.
Thankful to Be “Boring” – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
The Indianapolis Star
This Thanksgiving week, the front page of The Indianapolis Star told the story of Cody Bevelhimer, a 12-year-old lacrosse player who was treated last year at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent for lymphoma. Now in remission, Cody and his family are thankful that their lives are returning to normal. Dr. Heather Escoto, Cody’s oncologist, is quoted in the story.
Westfield Man Runs with “Angels” at Drumstick Dash – St. Vincent Heart Center
Last year’s Drumstick Dash could have ended in tragedy for Don Rawson, a St. Vincent patient who collapsed after finishing the race from a massive heart attack. Rawson returned to run the Drumstick Dash this year, along with the “angels” who saved his life after he crossed the finish line. St. Vincent cardiologist Dr. Travis Taylor was interviewed.
Avoiding Holiday Stress – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
With the holidays in full swing, Mandy Grella, a social worker at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, offered tips for combating stress and enjoying the season.
Have a Healthy Thanksgiving – St. Vincent Women’s
St. Vincent Women’s dietician Anna Busenburg offers tips to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving meal and stay on track with nutrition during the holiday season.
Cardiologists Busier Over Holidays – St. Vincent Medical Group, St. Vincent Heart Center
We think of Thanksgiving as a time to fill our hearts with gratitude, but what we may unknowingly be doing is damaging our hearts with our overindulgence and stress. St. Vincent Medical Group cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Cowger said her workload increases during the holidays because of a phenomenon she calls “Holiday Heart,” in which the incident of arrhythmias or heart rhythm abnormalities, emergency room visits for heart attacks and hospitalizations are increased during the holidays.
The Talent Gene – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
Geneticists are zeroing in on “the talent gene” to explain why some people inherit unique gifts and abilities. Dr. Luis Escobar medical director of the Medical Genetics and Neurodevelopmental Center at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent talks about the talent gene and how it’s expressed in individuals.
Indiana Health Information Exchange Engages More Hospitals, EHR Vendors for Enhanced Interoperability – St. Vincent, St. Vincent Medical Group
Becker’s Hospital Review, InsuranceNewsNet.com, Pharmacy Choice
The Indiana Health Information Exchange and St. Vincent Medical Groupare collaborating to send patient tests, labs and clinical results directly to the group's athenahealth EHR. Dr. Richard Fogel, chief clinical officer of St. Vincent, is quoted on how the collaboration is improving efficiency and enhancing the provider-patient relationship so that each interaction is as productive as possible.
Pacers Visit Local Hospitals – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
Pacers players, coaches, Pacemates and more visited Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent as part of the Pacers Cares Season of Giving.
Robert Paul, MD, Joins St. Vincent Medical Group – St. Vincent Medical Group
Indianapolis Business Journal
Dr. Robert Paul, a plastic surgeon, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University in Bloomington and did his medical training at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
Adam Amos, MD, Joins St. Vincent Medical Group – St. Vincent Medical Group
Indianapolis Business Journal, Banner Graphic
Dr. Adam Amos, a family physician, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in Greencastle, Indiana. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
Healthy Help – St. Vincent Jennings
The article highlights a series of sessions staffed by financial officers at St. Vincent Jennings to help people enroll in health care plans during the marketplace open enrollment period. St. Vincent Jennings financial counselor Christina Huckleberry is quoted on St. Vincent’s commitment to helping patients navigate the changes and Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) expansion.
Kindness Was Shown At St. Vincent Dunn – St. Vincent Dunn
A St. Vincent Dunn patient writes a letter to the editor of the Times-Mail on a positive recent experience.
Two Duke Realty Healthcare Projects Named 2015 HREI Insights Awards Finalists – St. Vincent Carmel
Press Release Point
St. Vincent Carmel has been honored as a finalist for Healthcare Real Estate Insights magazine’s annual, national awards program. The HREI Insights Awards are the only national awards dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership.
County Extends Health Contract – St. Vincent Dunn
Lawrence County commissioners have approved the extension of the county’s primary care program with St. Vincent Dunn. Under the program, employees may access primary care at specified hours with no out-of-pocket costs.
Free Help Available for those Wanting to Kick Smoking Habit – St. Vincent Jennings
North Vernon Plain Dealer
The article highlights this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found that American adults who are uninsured or on Medicaid smoke at rates more than double the amount of Americans with private health insurance. The piece also promotes the free smoking cessation programs offered by St. Vincent Jennings.
Free Pregnancy Testing – St. Vincent Mercy, St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Alexandria Times-Tribune
The Alexandria Times-Tribune promoted St. Vincent Mercy’s and St. Vincent Anderson Regional’s free pregnancy testing offerings in a community bulletin.
Hair Tie Health Risk: Why You Should Think Twice Before Wearing It around Your Wrist – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
FOX-59, CBS-4, KUTV.com
After a Kentucky woman’s photo of an infection on her wrist went viral, presumably from an infection caused by her hair tie, Dr. Christopher Belcher, pediatric director of Infectious Disease at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, said the actual culprit on the hair tie was its sharp plastic edges, which caused an abrasion that led to an infection.
Make-A-Wish Grants Documentary and Premiere for Plainfield Boy – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
Eight-year-old Hendrix, a Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent patient with a pulmonary condition, walked the red carpet for the premiere of a documentary about himself. Make-A-Wish granted his wish to make the film so people can see what it’s like to live in his shoes. The movie, “Livin’ Like Hendrix,” was created by filmmaker Ken Nelson and filmed at several local locations, including Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
Stroke Rounds: Young Women at Risk Long After MI, Stroke – St. Vincent Heart Center
Women who survive cardiovascular events relatively early in adulthood have an elevated long-term risk for death or for a second heart attack or stroke, according to a case-control study from the Netherlands. In an interview with MedPage Today, medical director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation and director, Nuclear Cardiology, Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, of St. Vincent Heart Center said it was no surprise that women who experience MIs and strokes at young ages have an increased long-term cardiovascular risk. She noted that findings from larger studies -- most notably the Variation in Recovery: Role of Gender and Outcomes of Young Patients with AMI (VIRGO) trial -- have increased the understanding of gender-specific risks and outcomes for cardiovascular events.
Stormtroopers Protect Toys for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Patients – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
The Indianapolis Star
A photo was published of a Stormtrooper named TK 5305 visiting with an 11-month-old being held by her father outside of Scotty’s Brewhouse in Downtown Indianapolis. Each of the Scotty’s 13 locations are hosting appearances by Vader’s 501st Legion, a volunteer group that promotes interest in “Star Wars.” The group is “guarding” toy donations for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.