Health

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital To Hold Community Blood Drive with Red Cross

By: Liz Yates— Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 3rd, 2020 from 11am to 5pm at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Heartland Hall. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RedCross or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code “ballmemorial.” IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations. This blood drive…

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IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives Advanced Recertification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

By: Liz Yates— Muncie, IN– Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been recertified by The Joint Commission for Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced recertification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that have already undergone certification and have maintained the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. On January 14thand 15th, 2020, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review as Joint Commission experts re-evaluated our…


Meridian Awards Governor Eric Holcomb With Spirit of Meridian Award

By: Beth Clark— Muncie, IN—Governor Eric Holcomb is the recipient of Meridian Health Services’ 2020 Spirit of Meridian Award, a recognition that pays tribute to an individual who demonstrates proactive actions in promoting healthier communities. The annual recognition is awarded to someone who has contributed significantly to the overall health and well-being of people and somebody who goes above and beyond the call of duty. “We could think of no one who has had more impact in a just a…


Open Door Health Services Receives Regional Recognition

By: Suzanne Clem— Muncie, IN — Open Door Health Services has been named an “Exemplary Practice” by the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN). Supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the GLPTN guides healthcare providers in five Midwestern states in a shift to values-based care. This model of care focuses on improving clinical quality measures through a variety of patient-focused best practices. Exemplary Practices have demonstrated commitment to a patient-centered culture and continuous quality improvement, according…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awards More Than $600,000 to Improve Children’s Health and Wellness

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN—Indiana University Health is delivering on its commitment to make Indiana a healthier state. With support from the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, the organization will invest $600,000 in grants that will address critical health issues affecting Hoosier children over the long term. “We are so honored to help support such deserving initiatives in our community,” said Jeff Bird, MD, president, IU Health East Central Region. “Ball State University’s College of Health and Second Harvest…


Dr. Greg Pyle: Growth, Development, and Your Child

By: Dr. Greg Pyle— Muncie, IN—Did you know that how your child breathes and feeds can affect his/her growth and development? It starts early, and we know that breast feeding is the first step in proper growth. “Pure breastfeeding for more than 6 months is positively associated with primary dental arch development in both anterior/posterior and lateral planes in primary dentition. Therefore, pure breastfeeding for more than 6 months is recommended, as it is associated with lower chance of the development…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Central Indiana Orthopedics Team Up with ‘TEAMHealth’

By: Liz Valpatic— Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Central Indiana Orthopedics (CIO) have enjoyed a great relationship for many years when it comes to orthopedic surgeries and care provided in our community. Due to the increasing demand for orthopedic services, IU Health Ball and CIO are excited to bring TEAMHealth, a nationwide network of highly skilled orthopedic surgeons, on board to provide the majority of orthopedic trauma care. “We are very excited about this collaborative effort between all…


IU Health Creates Community Impact Fund With $1 Million Investment in Muncie

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN– Indiana University Health has stepped up its commitment to make Indiana a healthier state by investing $100 million in a fund that will address critical health issues affecting Hoosiers over the long term. The newly established Community Impact Investment Fund will be administered by the Indiana University Health Foundation, which will use income from the fund to award yearly grants to address social issues affecting health outcomes across the state. “Healthcare must go beyond treatments…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital To Host Community LGBTQ Healthcare Seminar November 21st

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN – IU Health Ball Memorial will host its third annual Community LGBTQ Healthcare Seminar from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on November 21, 2019 in the Cantina Room at Minnetrista. Dr. Sharon Bowman, PhD, HSPP, ABPP, LMHC, Chair of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling Department at Ball State University, will lead a panel discussion about improving mental wellness through community and connection among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. “We’re committed to…


Celebrating Caregivers in Our Community

By: Hannah Dunckel— Muncie, IN—Caregivers are silent heroes living among us. They help manage medication, give baths, and comfort loved ones at a time when they need it the most. Many do not identify themselves as caregivers because they are simply doing what needs to be done. For this reason, and so many others, the nation honors and celebrates the dedication and sacrifices of caregivers in November for National Family Caregivers Month. Caring for a loved one is extremely rewarding,…