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Congressman Bucshon To Kickoff Hoosier Healthcare Tour Monday
Updated April 11, 2014 6:38 AM | Filed under: Health
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(UNDATED) - U.S. 8 th District Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D (R-IN). and District 41 Indiana State Representative Tim Brown, M.D. will begin their "Hoosier Healthcare Tour," on Monday.

The statewide tour is to discuss the status of health and healthcare in Indiana.

Over the course of two weeks, Drs. Bucshon and Brown will travel to nine different cities and host 11 events focused on aspects of Hoosier healthcare. Through a series of events focused on child healthcare, physician retention, minority healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid, medical device, rural healthcare, veterans healthcare, and prevention/wellness, the doctors hope to get a comprehensive overview of the state of healthcare in Indiana.

The tour schedule is:


Tour Riley Hospital for Children & Discussion with Physicians/Research Staff
When:Monday, April 14 at 1 -- 2:30pm ET
Where: Riley Hospital for Children -- 705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202

Tuesday, April 15 at 9:30 -- 11 am ET
Where: Indiana State House (North Atrium) -- 200 South Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tuesday, April 15 at 2:-- 3:30pm ET
Where: Glick Eye Institute Building (Room 103) -- 1160 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202


Discussion on Medicare/Medicaid & Affordable Care Act
When:Wednesday, April 16 at 9 -- 10:30am ET
Where: Lutheran Health Network -- 7950 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46804


Tour of Medical Device Company
When: Wednesday, April 16 at 1:30 -- 3:30pm ET
Where: Paragon Medical -- 8 Matchett Drive Pierceton, IN 46562


Roundtable Discussion on Minority Healthcare
When: Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 -- 5:00pm ET
Where: Vigo County Minority Health Coalition -- 1101 South 13th Street #6 Terre Haute, IN 47802


Rural Healthcare Event
When: Wednesday, April 23rd
Where: TBA


Discussion on Mental Health
When: Thursday, April 24th at 9:30 -- 11 am ET
Where: Centerstone -- 645 South Rogers Street Bloomington, IN 47403


Prevention and Wellness Event
When: Thursday, April 24th at 2:-- 3:30 pm CT
Where: St. Mary's Medical Center (Amphitheater) -- 3700 Washington Avenue Evansville, IN 47714


Tour of VA Clinic & Luncheon on Veterans Healthcare
When: Friday, April 25 at 10:30 am -- 12:30 pm ET
Where: Louisville VA Medical Center - 800 Zorn Avenue Louisville, KY 40206


Critical Care Event
When: Friday, April 25
Where: St. Vincent Jennings Hospital -- 301 Henry Street North Vernon, IN 47265

Bucshon, a cardiothoracic surgeon, is serving his second term in Congress representing Indiana's 8th District, which includes all or parts of Clay, Daviess, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warrick, Crawford, Dubois, Perry, and Spencer counties.

Brown, a practicing emergency room physician, has served the General Assembly since 1994. He currently represents House District 41, which covers portions of Boone, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties.

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