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Tornado watch canceled for parts of central Indiana

Tornado watch for parts of central Indiana until 4 a.m. Aug 13, 2019

Ashley Brown | News 8 at 10 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The National Weather Service had been issued a tornado watch until 4 a.m. EDT for Marion County plus 22 counties in central and southern Indiana.

One Monday evening, a tornado watch had been issued for a number of counties in central Indiana but they have since been canceled.

Storm Track 8 meteorologist Ashley Brown and Marcus Bailey said the primary threat from storms moving through overnight will be damaging winds.

In just a few hours showers and storms will move into the state bringing heavy rain, strong wind and the potential for severe weather. We're tracking the severe weather threat in your Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Posted by Ashley Brown on Monday, August 12, 2019


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.