Health

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…

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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,…


Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation: Being a Blessing To Others

By: Dennis Ott— Muncie, IN—Each day is a journey to discover, or pursue, what fuels our passion. Most would say their passion is fueled by what benefits them; money, fame or a prestigious title. Few would say their passion is fueled by their desire to serve others. While all of these can be argued as important; I would contend the one that lifts our spirits, changes our attitude, and gives us a peace of mind is serving others. As we serve, we become…


Bethel Pointe Health And Rehab Wins National Award

By: Reid McDowell— Muncie, IN—Its efforts to improve collaboration with post-acute providers helped Bethel Pointe, a skilled nursing facility in Muncie, IN, win Gold in the Safety category in the Skilled Care track of the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards competition. Since safety is a cornerstone of excellent care, the community was looking for ways to improve in that area. It chose Olio for a collaboration platform that allows health systems, physicians and post-acute providers to communicate and connect in…


Opinion: Don’t Vape and Tell Your Kids Not to Start

By: Dee McKinsey, Coordinator, Tobacco Free Coalition— Muncie, IN—Indiana just announced a $2.1 million project to combat youth vaping in the wake of an alarming number of respiratory illness nationwide. There are more than 300 cases nationally, seven suspected vaping deaths, including one in Indiana, along with several Hoosiers seriously ill. The Indiana campaign will be three-pronged with a youth support component, social media outreach, and a toolkit for educators and parents. The message is simple, according to Indiana Gov. Eric…