INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (February 4, 2013) – The highly successful Midwest Invent Your Future Conference for Women is combining forces with Governor Mike Pence to create the first annual Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women in October 2013. Date to be determined.
The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women co-chairs and co-founders includes two Hoosier women business leaders, Ms. Billie Dragoo and Ms. Deborah Collins Stephens. Billie was named as one of the top ten most powerful women entrepreneurs by Fortune Inc. Billie is also the owner andPresident of RepuCare and incoming Board Chairwoman of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) based in Washington DC. Deborah is a nationally acclaimed best-selling author and consultant on leadership development, employee engagement, and entrepreneurship. As managing partner of the Center For Innovative Leadership, she has worked with many Fortune 500 companies, universities and government organizations.
About Invent Your Future
The Invent Your Future Foundation (IYFF) is a nonprofit corporation formed to create educational training programs and scholarships for women and girls specifically geared to career opportunities and advancement; including building the pipeline of women in careers using math, science and technology. Proceeds from the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women will be used to create the Midwest Dare 2B Digital Conference for young girls, which encourage their interest in careers in business, science, technology, and math. (www.dare2bdigitalconference.org).
The Invent Your Future Conference for Women originated in Silicon Valley and brings an exciting and uniqueopportunity for women to reach their full career potential by building leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Ruth Stergiou, Chief Executive Officer of Invent Your Future, created the first Governor’s Conference for Women in California and served as consultant and advisor for the Texas Governor’s Conference on Women.
“We’re delighted to join forces with Governor Pence and local leaders in empowering high-potential women throughout our state to accelerate their careers and businesses,” said Deborah Collins Stephens. Dragoo added, “I’m thrilled to bring national thought leaders and powerful resources to the women in our state who are leading innovation and paving the way for growth. The Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women will be an outstanding opportunity to share new ideas, learn new skills, and build our social networks. Indiana will continue, through this conference, to be recognized nationally as a pioneer and benchmark for economic and social awareness of women-owned businesses and leadership.
March 6th, 2013 by: mrodriguez
RepuCare’s own Spencer Milus, RN Executive Vice President of RepuCare Onsite was recently interviewed for the Biz Voice segment of the Inside Indiana Business TV show. You can watch the video at this link
July 3rd, 2012 by: admin
J. Spencer Milus, RN, Executive Vice President of RepuCare Onsite was interviewed for an article in the most recent issue Biz Voice Magazine talking about the importance of focusing on employee health to help reduce both medical and workers compensation spend. You can find the full article at the link below.
Biz Voice Magazine Wellness Article
July 2nd, 2012 by: admin
Now in its 6th year, the popular Invent Your Future Conference for Women makes its first-ever stop in the Midwest in 2012. Don’t miss the Midwest’s premier educational event for corporate employees and entrepreneurs. Nationally-recognized keynote speakers, best-selling authors, thought leaders and business experts will offer seminars, tools and techniques to accelerate your career advancement. Learn more about the event and register here.
June 12th, 2012 by: admin
April 25, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – RepuCare, Inc., a healthcare staffing and employer health services provider, announced plans today to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 82 new jobs by 2015.
The Indianapolis-based company will lease a 4,000 square-foot facility located at 9245 N. Meridian St slated to be operational later this year. As part of the project, RepuCare will purchase new information technology, telecommunications systems and furniture for the headquarters facility.
“RepuCare’s decision to expand its headquarters in our state demonstrates the continued growth and momentum of Indiana’s life sciences industry,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “Combined with our research universities and nationally recognized business climate, Indiana continues to be the national leader in successful, pro-business models.”
RepuCare has already begun hiring additional healthcare professionals, account management and administrative associates.
“We decided to expand our operations in Indiana because of the growth opportunities for our staffing and on-site healthcare businesses, a business and political climate that facilitates entrepreneurial growth, access to the healthcare and professional talent that we need and employee retention because of the family-friendly, quality of life advantages in Indiana,” said Billie Dragoo, founder and chief executive officer of RepuCare.
Established in 1995, RepuCare provides staffing services to government health plans, hospitals, outpatient clinics and nursing homes, as well as onsite healthcare services to employers. The company’s notable customers include Managed Health Services, WellPoint, Eli Lilly, Howard County and the cities of Indianapolis and Kokomo.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered RepuCare, Inc. up to $1.23 million in conditional tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis will support the project through additional incentives at the request of Develop Indy.
“RepuCare is exactly the type of company we want in Indianapolis, one that is dedicated to this community and always working to bring quality jobs to our talented workforce,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “RepuCare helped put Indianapolis on the map as a leader in life sciences and health services. I am pleased this woman-owned business chose to expand operations here, and we look forward to their success for years to come.”
In 2011, The Wall Street Journal recognized Indianapolis as a national hub for the life sciences industry and “one of the hottest spots for starting a new business.” Indiana has added more than 8,800 jobs in the life sciences in recent years and today some 825 healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical companies call the Hoosier State home.
RepuCare is a premier provider of healthcare staffing, workplace employee health and wellness services as well as supportive staffing and healthcare services for governmental programs. Founded in 1995 by Billie Dragoo as an allied health staffing provider to hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, RepuCare has a strong proven foundation in the healthcare industry and has been afforded sustainable growth and expertise over the years in medical staffing, healthcare programs and strategic onsite healthcare services. For more information about how we can be your partner in keeping people healthy, please visit www.repucare.com.
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Dan Hasler serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.
April 25th, 2012 by: admin
RepuCare Onsite is making news across the nation. See the link below to read the recent artcle by the forum “Onsite Clinics – The Forum for Workplace Healthcare Improvement”.
April 6th, 2012 by: admin
RepuCare Awarded Onsite Clinic for City of Kokomo and Howard County
RepuCare Onsite will provide a leading edge integrated employee health clinic for the employees of the City of Kokomo. The onsite clinic is scheduled to open April 30th near downtown Kokomo and is shared with Howard County. Open 40 hours a week, the integrated model will include wellness, primary care, prevention, occupational health and behavioral health available to employees, their spouses and dependents on the City of Kokomo’s health plan.
With the continual rise in health care and medical insurance costs, many employers are looking for ways in which they can mitigate their costs and help employees and their families to become more aware of their health status and get healthier. RepuCare Onsite’s integrated onsite clinic will provide the City of Kokomo with a dedicated healthcare team made up of a physician, nurse practitioner, nurse and medical assistant. The clinic team will work with individuals in a non-rushed atmosphere to raise awareness to health risks and prevention needs, help with condition management or wellness goals, and other important needs such as annual well check-ups and prescription drug management. Additional clinic services will include a limited list of generic maintenance medications and antibiotics as well as laboratory services at no out of pocket fees to the patrons of the clinic.
“The unique partnership between the City of Kokomo and RepuCare represents an innovative approach to controlling the cost of health care,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “RepuCare Onsite is a great benefit and convenience to City employees and their dependents.”
“We are pleased to be working with the progressive leaders of the City of Kokomo. They have a vision to expand onsite health services from just demand management and primary care to a robust integrated model. It is representative of their long term goal to help the City of Kokomo employees obtain the care and advocacy they need in a broader scoped setting,” says Billie Dragoo, founder of RepuCare.
To learn more about RepuCare Onsite and our capabilities, please contact us today!
April 2nd, 2012 by: admin
Indiana Safety & Health Conference and Expo
One of RepuCare’s own was chosen to be a guest speaker at the upcoming Indiana Chamber Indiana Safety & Health Conference March 12th – 14th at the Indianapolis Marriott East. J. Spencer Milus, RN will be speaking on the topic of “Mitigate your overall risk: The health of your employees impacts your medical and workers compensation risks”
To learn more about the conference please visit www.insafetyconf.com
February 20th, 2012 by: admin
COMMENTARY BY RAMON PRESSON: A unique champion in Indy I was in Indianapolis the weekend before the Super Bowl and while there I interviewed one of the most courageous and inspiring figures who will be in uniform on Sunday. However, this person will not be wearing a helmet and pads and actually won’t even be in Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. This person is not a football player. Joanne Watts will be smartly dressed in business attire strolling hallways instead of the sidelines, serving as a chaplain at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Read the entire article here: February 15th, 2012 by: admin Spencer Milus, our Executive Vice President of RepuCare Onsite wrote a great article in this month’s Wellness Council of Indiana’s newsletter. She will also be a speaker at the upcoming 2012 Health and Safety Conference on this very same topic! Mitigate Your Overall Risk: The health of your employees directly impacts the medical and workers’ compensation risk experienced by your company By J. Spencer Milus, RN, executive vice president, RepuCare Onsite, LLC November 18th, 2011 by: admin
One of RepuCare’s nurses is featured in a recent article about her work and dedication to our community. Congratulations Joanne, RepuCare is proud to have you on our team!
By Ramon Presson, Columnist
Featured in this month’s Wellness Council of Indiana’s Newsletter
COMMENTARY BY RAMON PRESSON: A unique champion in Indy
I was in Indianapolis the weekend before the Super Bowl and while there I interviewed one of the most courageous and inspiring figures who will be in uniform on Sunday. However, this person will not be wearing a helmet and pads and actually won’t even be in Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. This person is not a football player. Joanne Watts will be smartly dressed in business attire strolling hallways instead of the sidelines, serving as a chaplain at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.
Read the entire article here:
February 15th, 2012 by: admin
Spencer Milus, our Executive Vice President of RepuCare Onsite wrote a great article in this month’s Wellness Council of Indiana’s newsletter. She will also be a speaker at the upcoming 2012 Health and Safety Conference on this very same topic!
Mitigate Your Overall Risk: The health of your employees directly impacts the medical and workers’ compensation risk experienced by your company By J. Spencer Milus, RN, executive vice president, RepuCare Onsite, LLC
November 18th, 2011 by: admin