Business briefs for June 23

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Network to use Sonicu health monitoring

INDIANAPOLIS — Community Health Network will install Sonicu’s Sound Management Program in each of its 36 private NICU suites at Community North Hospital.

The hospital will use Sonicu to monitor private NICU suite interior noise. Sonicu is a single-source, cloud-based platform that specializes in monitoring the healthcare environment.

Sonicu wireless sound meters and cloud-based software and reporting platform will provide a comprehensive sound management program to monitor noise inside the large, developmentally-friendly suites designed for advanced care and parental bonding, according to a news release.

Noise from conversations and alarms originating from inside private NICU rooms is as detrimental to prenates as that from external sources. With Sonicu monitoring for interior noise levels, CHN will know exactly when and where troublesome, unwanted noise is disturbing the newborns.

Insurance agency announces new agent

MCCORDSVILLE — Steven Hall has joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent based in the McCordsville office, 5933 West Broadway. He has completed Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance’s professional insurance training program.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where he majored in finance. Prior to joining Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent, Steven worked in our Rural Insurance department. Steven and his wife, Amanda, reside in New Palestine with their son, Brewer; they are expecting a daughter in August. Active in the community, Steven serves as a coach for the New Palestine T-ball league. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, golfing, gardening and spending time with his family.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has served Hoosiers for more than 80 years. Organized in 1934 by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., the company has grown to include insurance products for auto, life, home, business and farm. Banking and other financial services and products are also available through its local offices and online at With a home office in downtown Indianapolis and local offices in all 92 counties, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance serves Hoosiers with more than 400 agents and approximately 1,200 employees living and working throughout the state. The company is a leader in auto and homeowners insurance and the largest writer of farm insurance in the state.

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