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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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AT YOUR BEST

05/06/2013 | CommunityAnnouncementsWellness

Every day, the choices we make—big or small—play a part in our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Whether you are watching your diet, staying physically active, carving out time to participate in stress-reducing activities or staying away from unhealthy habits, you are taking steps to live a healthier and happier life. You are taking steps to be at your best. As healthcare workers, it’s particularly important for us to be at our best. When we are at our best—body,…

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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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What Makes Us Strong?  2012

04/10/2012 | CommunityAnnouncements

We are excited to announce the winnners for the Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP experience this weekend: D'Andria Majors—Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Tim Conn—IU Health La Porte Hospital Cain Ramirez—IU Health Tipton Hospital Sarahrina Gallagher—IU Health UniversityHospital   Thank you for all you do! And thanks to everyone who made a nomination!   Updated 08/14/12   It’s that time again—time to thank the IU Health people that go above…

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Taking a stand for exceptional care

07/19/2011 | CommunityAnnouncements

We stand for exceptional care and healthy families...and for the 14th year in a row, we stand among the nation’s best healthcare systems. U.S. News & World Report ranked IU Health in 18 adult and pediatric specialties, and we are the only nationally ranked healthcare system in Indiana. We are honored by this recognition, but more importantly, we are honored to serve you. You inspire us. At the end of the day, it’s your stories of strength that motivate us to continue to deliver exceptional…

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What Makes Us Strong?

07/13/2011 | CommunityAnnouncements

Five exceptional employees were recently selected as winners of a VIP experience at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nominated by their colleagues, Kathy Ruiz, Tasha Boyd, Dana May, Terri Thiesling, RN, and Rita Williams each showed they have the strength it takes to set an example of extraordinary care and service. We appreciate the skill and dedication of these talented folks. We also want to thank all the nominees. Everyday you motivate those around you by setting an example. Let’s not forget…

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Garden on the Go Brings to Communities in Need

06/01/2011 | CommunityAnnouncements

Indiana University Health is constantly looking for ways to help improve the health of its patients and community. One new initiative is bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to Marion County neighborhoods, providing healthy options for local families. The United States Department of Agriculture recently reported that 68 percent of residents of low-income neighborhoods throughout the nation live in “food deserts,” or areas lacking affordable, healthy food options. Recent studies also show…

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IU Health Methodist’s Paula Reiss, FRN, Receives the 2011 Advancement in Nursing Award

04/27/2011 | CommunityAnnouncements

And The Award Goes To... Paula Reiss, a Forensic Nurse from IU Health Methodist Hospital, has been awarded the Advancement in Nursing Award for the 2011 Salute to Nurses. Paula Reiss was born in Indiana and began her nursing career at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. She received a Masters Degree from the University of Indianapolis and is currently in process of receiving her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Purdue University. "Her Jaw Just Dropped" Paula was surprised to learn of her…

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