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Fever host Inspiring Women Night

Fever host Inspiring Women Night

News 8 at 10 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana Fever hosted Inspiring Women Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during Tuesday’s game against the Las Vegas Aces.

News 8 sports reporter Olivia Ray emceed a halftime event that featured a conversation with Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffett McGraw and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

Engelbert believes now is the time to use the WNBA to empower women both on and off the court.

“Not only as women’s basketball players but as leaders. We’re going to be working on things like the economics of the league and the teams will be working on players experience and fan experience,” Engelbert said. “We have passionate fans… We’re the only women’s professional sports league to have lasted over two decades. We’re in our 23rd year, so we have huge momentum for the WNBA and for women’s empowerment.”

Engelbert played college basketball at Lehigh University, where her coach was McGraw.

On the court, the Fever defeated the Aces Tuesday night.


Seven rural Hoosier hospitals named to Top 100 list

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Seven hospitals serving rural communities in Indiana have been named Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The center is run by Chicago-based Chartis Group, a consulting, analytics and technology focused on the healthcare industry.

The index is based on a variety of factors, including market, value and finance-based categories. Chartis says the hospitals on the list received the highest overall scores among all rural and community hospitals across the country.

“The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Here’s the list of seven Indiana hospitals to earn the achievement:

  • King’s Daughters’ Health, Madison
  • Major Hospital, Shelbyville
  • Marion General Hospital, Marion
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper
  • Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington
  • Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville
  • Schneck Medical Center, Seymour

Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has two hospitals to make the list. The health system says it’s the second straight for Parkview Noble and Parkview Huntington to be recognized as a Top 100 hospital by Chartis.

“It is such a pleasure to receive this important recognition again,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “Our hospital team members take great pride in providing world-class care for every patient, and Top 100 recognition is a great reinforcement of all their hard work, patient advocacy and teamwork.”

Click here to view the entire list of top 100 rural hospitals.