Community Launchpad showcases medical inventions
The Launchpad competition invites employees to pitch their ideas to improve patient outcomes. Among the innovative products are a vest to protect patients from falls, the "Elevation Station" that provides homecare nurses a clean and clear work surface, and IV pump covers to help patients sleep better. Watch more in this video from CBS4 WTTV.
How Hospitals Can Apply 'Shark Tank' Tactics to Boost Innovation
HealthLeaders Media, May 8, 2015—Community Health Network looks inward for innovative concepts and products to improve patient care and outcomes. Employees can submit ideas electronically at any time; the most promising receive cash awards. Employees may share in savings or profits as ideas are investigated for commercial value. Read more >>
Community Launchpad featured on Inside Indiana Business
Community's Pete Turner is interviewed about the success of Community Launchpad, the innovation accelerator and division of Community Health Network’s Visionary Enterprises, Inc. Launchpad’s innovation platform allows Community employees an opportunity to be connected to leading industry experts specializing in research and design, intellectual property, funding alternatives, and others, to help bring their ideas to market.
Meet our Innovation Competition semifinalists
The Innovation Competition from Community Launchpad ended with the announcement of the top three winning ideas. Eight hundred submissions were initially contributed. The nine semifinalists spent hours developing their ideas and presenting them to a panel of judges. The top three cash prize winners were chosen and announced November 13 at Community’s Leadership Development Institute event. More about our Innovation Competition >>