Health

U.S.News ranks IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital among region’s Best Hospitals for 2016-2017

MUNCIE, IN—Yesterday, U.S.News & World Report released its 2016-2017 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings and ‘Best Hospitals for Common Care’ ratings, naming Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital among the state’s top hospitals. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health System, is the No. 8 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. IU Health is the No. 1 ranked health system in Indiana, according to the U.S.News rankings. “IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is extraordinarily honored to be recognized as one…

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City of Muncie Offers Cooling Centers During High Heat

Muncie, IN—During these times of such high heat indexes, starting today (7/22) and lasting till Sunday (7/24), Mayor Tyler along with other organizations are opening up cooling centers throughout the city. City Hall’s first floor will be open along with all seven of Muncie’s fire stations to assist with citizens who may become overheated. A citizen can come into any of these stations and cool off. If they are still feeling overheated after a time, they can be evaluated by EMS…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awarded Accreditation From Joint Commission

Muncie, IN— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its healthcare quality and safety. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. This award excludes skilled nursing and nursing home services. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has consistently received accreditation since the Joint Commission began recognizing health care organizations…


Open Door Health Services to Host “Back 2 School Fun Fest”

By: Katy Crist— Muncie, IN— Open Door Health Services will once again host the Back 2 School Fun Fest. This event will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 1-4pm at 333 S. Madison Street in Muncie. Back 2 School Fun Fest is open to the public and will offer school and sports physicals, immunizations, and dental screenings for little to no cost. Children of all ages can enjoy free games, refreshments, and balloon art. They will also walk away…


Muncie’s First Fitness Convention (Muncie FitCon) to Take Place July 16th

By: LeeAnn Wilcox — Muncie, IN —Indiana doesn’t really have a place where fitness rules. Sure, Indianapolis hosts some small fitness expos, but even the big conventions and conferences opt to go to Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL. Why not have a big event in Muncie? You might be thinking: Muncie? Fitness? Really?  Don’t we struggle with issues like obesity and tobacco cessation? Can we really represent fitness? Yes! Have you ever noticed the fantastic fitness communities we have here in Muncie? Over…


Fireworks Laws and Safety Tips Hoosiers Need to Know

By: Indiana Department of Homeland Security— Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. “Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. “We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly.” Hoosiers should remember the following laws…


Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings on July 21

Muncie, IN —Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a free cervical and breast cancer screening at the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Practice Center on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The screenings offered are a clinical breast exam, a pap test and an HPV test for the following: * Women ages 21-65 * Underinsured or uninsured * With no pap exam in the past year…


Camp MD is a Free Camp for High School Students Interested in a Health Career

Muncie, IN – In an effort to increase the number of physicians who are underrepresented in medicine and who elect to practice in underserved, rural areas, the Northeast Indiana AHEC is proud to sponsor this free event: Camp MD – Muncie. In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, NEI-AHEC aims to recruit, educate, and prepare Muncie area high school students for careers in the health professions. “Complementing the Northeast Indiana AHEC mission to recruit students into a health career,…


Bike/Walk Event Celebrates Longfellow Students

By: Gerry Moore, Principal, Longfellow Elementary School— There is an African adage that states, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.”  This statement was put into action in a unique way last month for Longfellow Elementary students. Bright and early on Wednesday, May 25, volunteers from a bevy of community organizations gathered at four locations in the Whitely neighborhood to show our students that walking and biking to school can be fun ways to promote fitness and healthy…


Muncie Mall’s New Mall Walker Program Begins May 3rd

Muncie, In —Muncie Mall, East Central Indiana’s family-friendly shopping destination, will launch the Mall Walker Program on Tuesday, May 3rd  to support the healthy lifestyles of Muncie residents. This initiative, sponsored by Waters Edge Village, will feature monthly breakfasts, early access to Muncie Mall and added amenities. “We’re proud to provide this new program for our loyal customers to enjoy,” said Amanda Stickann, marketing director at Muncie Mall. “Muncie Mall is the place for residents to stay active while shopping,…