The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 28, 2013

Indiana hospital looks ahead

Randy Griffith
rgriffith@tribdem.com

INDIANA — Although the new Human Motion Institute building at Indiana Regional Medical Center is the biggest symbol of the hospital’s investment in the future, there are other signs of growth.

Indiana recently opened an Urgicare Center at its main campus to offer added convenience to Indiana County residents, hospital President and CEO Stephen Wolfe said.

In addition, the hospital is working to expand its vascular surgery program and cardiology line.

“Indiana Regional is having a good fiscal year,” Wolfe said. “This year, we are in the black and we are continuing to see some growth.”

Employment remains stable at about 1,300 workers.

Like all the hospitals contacted, Indiana is investing in information technology to improve tracking data and reporting in preparation for new requirements under health care reform legislation. Eventually, the Affordable Care Act will shift reimbursements from Medicare and other insurance plans to pay doctors and hospitals more for helping patients stay healthy.

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