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IU Health 2015-16 US News & World Report Rankings

07/21/2015 | CommunityAnnouncements

Indiana University Health is honored once again to be nationally ranked in 10 patient-care specialties by the 2015-16 U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.  IU Health was among only three percent of all U.S. hospital to earn a national ranking.  IU Health has been nationally ranked for 18 consecutive years, and remains Indiana and Indianapolis’s top-ranked hospital system. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Learn…

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Indiana First Lady Karen Pence and Dr. Jeff Sperring, president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, announce the Labor of L

“Labor of Love” campaign to reduce infant deaths in Indiana

01/14/2015 | MaternityWomen's HealthAnnouncements

Each year in Indiana, approximately 654 babies die before reaching their first birthdays. This puts Indiana 39th in the nation for infant mortality, a tragic issue that is largely preventable. The state plans to reverse these statistics with a new public health campaign called “Labor of Love,” officially launched at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Led by the Indiana State Department of Health, Labor of Love aims to educate and support Hoosier mothers so they may have healthy…

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The Effects of Daylight Savings Time

10/28/2014 | CommunityAnnouncements

The switch to daylight savings time can cause symptoms akin to the jet lag you might have when you cross time zones. In general, it takes about one day to adjust for each hour of time change. If you are currently getting enough sleep and sleeping well, you may not notice much of a change. However, if you are having trouble sleeping or getting by on less than seven hours nightly, you may have negative effects related to the time change. These may include:  Decreased performance Lack of concentration…

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Let’s Talk About Healthcare and Medicare

11/21/2013 | CommunityAnnouncements

We’ve been talking about open enrollment for a Medicare Advantage plan, which runs through Dec. 7, 2013. If you’re already in a Medicare Advantage plan and don’t need to make changes, then you don’t need to do a thing. If you are considering changes, you can find valuable tips about things to consider when renewing your policy here. Almost every American over age 65 depends on Medicare for health insurance, but talking about healthcare can seem confusing and at times overwhelming.…

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Learning to Cope with Trauma

05/21/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineAnnouncements

One of the pillars of being a Level I Trauma Center is providing education and awareness programs for health care providers in the area you serve. For Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, that comes in the form of regular seminars like the one offered to area first responders at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week. The goal is to improve patient care through education, but health care workers may benefit as much as the patients they serve. Infection is the leading cause of death in…

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Beth’s Legacy of Hope

05/20/2013 | CommunityAnnouncements

When Beth Stayer, 34, a registered nurse working at IU Health North Hospital was beaten to death by her ex-husband in 2009, her co-workers were shocked and grief stricken. IU Health Methodist Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, where Beth was treated, turned the tragedy into a legacy of hope. A collaborate effort between IU Health Methodist Trauma Services and the Forensics unit aimed their goals at spreading awareness about the warning signs of domestic violence. “The need for some sort…

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05/06/2013 | CommunityAnnouncementsWellness

When you are at your best, you can best live the Indiana University Health promise of assurance. Inspire others with your story or tips on how to improve well-being at the updated Pulse page: Two IU Health team members who submit a comment will be randomly selected to win a pair of suite tickets to upcoming events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act

07/05/2012 | CommunityAnnouncements

So, you’ve heard the news coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Accountable Care Act  and you may be left wondering what impact the decision will have on you and your family. Recently, in a 5 to 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Specifically, the individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance was found to be constitutional, while the Medicaid expansion was essentially made optional…

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A Time of Unprecedented Change in Healthcare

05/22/2012 | CommunityAnnouncementsLatest from our LeadersJohn Fitzgerald, MD

By now it’s no secret that we are living and working in a time of unprecedented change in healthcare. These changes, often referred to collectively as “accountable care,” will radically alter the way Americans receive healthcare in the future. Accountable care focuses on the value of care, not the volume. Healthcare value is determined by the quality of care and the associated costs of delivering that care. “High value” means high quality and good patient outcomes at…

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Patient-Centered Medical Home

04/30/2012 | CommunityAnnouncementsLatest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Becoming a successful accountable care organization depends on many factors. One of the most important is the concept of the “patient-centered medical home.” A patient-centered medical home (or simply, “medical home”) is a medical office in which a team of healthcare professionals, typically led by a primary care physician, works together to improve the health of patients and eliminate unnecessary use of the emergency room and hospital. Efforts are 24/7, proactive, and extend…

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