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IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

Navy team to aid Indiana's largest hospital amid COVID surge

Dec. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials are sending a 23-person U.S. Navy team to Indiana’s largest hospital to help relieve staffers exhausted and overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations. The U.S. Army North in San Antonio said Monday that medical personnel from the...

Big gift will go for youth mental health at medical school

Dec. 18, 2021 16:01 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A donation of $34.2 million will establish a youth mental health center at Indiana University medical school in Evansville. Evansville natives Bill and Mary Stone announced the donation Friday. The gift will endow three chairs and support six...

Indiana's largest hospital system announces price freeze

Dec. 17, 2021 14:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest hospital system says it's freezing its prices through 2025 to help align with national average prices at a time when it faces criticism for charging the highest hospital fees in the Indianapolis area. Indiana University Health said Thursday...

Irsay family donates $3M for IU mental health institute

Dec. 11, 2021 09:47 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Irsay family is donating $3 million to Indiana University for a new research institute on the Bloomington campus that will focus on addressing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. The gift from the Jim Irsay family, which owns the Indianapolis...

Indiana hospitals see record patient count amid virus surge

Dec. 09, 2021 17:12 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hospitals are seeing their highest-ever overall patient counts amid a monthlong COVID-19 surge and the state’s largest hospital system announced Thursday it had enlisted National Guard assistance. Indiana University Health said it sought the support of...

Indiana University renames street for prominent Black family

Dec. 04, 2021 09:16 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University officials are renaming a street through the Bloomington campus after a Black family that rose to prominence after escaping slavery instead of a 19th century president of the school who supported eugenics. The IU Board of...

Man, 93, continues lifelong learning quest at IU Northwest

Nov. 28, 2021 00:09 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University Northwest Adjunct Professor Chelsea Whittington was teaching an introductory computer and social media class as part of IUN’s Senior University when a student casually introduced himself. “He said, ‘I’m Stan and I’m 93...

Indiana GOP bill stymies workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor held back Monday from supporting a proposal by fellow Republicans that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization rules set by state universities. ...

Lead found in most paint chips after Bloomington house fire

Nov. 11, 2021 10:25 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Testing has detected lead in most of the paint chips that fell to the ground in southern Indiana when a house was burned for a firefighter training exercise, an Indiana University professor says. Gabriel Filippelli, a biogeochemist who is...