Two Meridian Health Services Programs Win National Awards

Pictured holding the awards—Jennifer Henderson, Director of Primary Care. Photo by: Mike RhodesPictured holding the awards—Jennifer Henderson, Director of Primary Care. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Beth Clark—

Muncie, INMeridian Health Services is proud to announce that two of its programs were named winners of Decision Health’s nationally recognized Platinum Awards.

MeridianMD, Meridian’s primary medical care division, won the “Outstanding Performance in Community Care Setting – Integrated Care Networks” category, while Meridian’s School programs also was awarded first in the “Outstanding Achievement in Care Coordination Specialty Programs – Behavioral Health” category.

“We are very proud that these two Meridian programs are earning national attention,” Meridian President and CEO Hank Milius said.  “We accept these awards with gratitude and honor knowing the impact these programs are making on our community.”

Decision Health is a news, financial and educational source for the national health care industry that reaches more than 100,000 health care professionals and specialty physician practices.  The Decision Health awards recognize organizations that improve health care and positively impact the lives of those they serve.  Finalists are based upon their innovations, leadership, and initiative of finding new and better ways to bring quality health care to their patients and populations.   Decision Health’s “best of the best” are selected as finalists and one individual winner of each category is awarded the national winner of the 2017 Platinum Awards.

See the list of winners and finalists.

To view the 2017 Awards Special Edition finalists nomination summaries, visit 2017 Platinum Awards Special Edition.
To view photos from the celebratory luncheon, visit 2017 Platinum Awards Luncheon Photo Gallery.

Meridian was nominated among other national and statewide health care organizations including Centene, Aetna, Kindred Healthcare, Amerigroup, Anthem and IU Health.

MeridianMD focuses on total well-being by combining care for the body and mind through integrating physical, mental and social health.  The results of this care approach provide patients multiple benefits including higher quality of outcomes, better access to care, reduction in overlapping medical costs and lower emergency room utilization.  MeridianMD now has seven locations including those in Muncie, New Castle, Richmond, Rushville and Jay County.

Meridian’s School programs partner with more than 270 schools throughout Indiana, helping children and school personnel on a daily basis through on-site services and consistent skill-building programs.  By immersing behavioral clinicians into the school team, schools have seen dramatic results including increased attendance, overall behavioral improvement within the student body, fewer suspensions and improved grade point averages.


About Meridian Health Services

Meridian Health Services is a regional, progressive healthcare organization specializing in “whole-person” health, integrating physical, mental and social well-being to help people achieve their optimum health.  Meridian serves more than 30,000 patients in over 45 Indiana counties offering a wide spectrum of healthcare specialties including: primary medical care, pediatrics, inpatient/outpatient psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, addictions and recovery, senior health, children and family programming, behavioral health and human services.