Health

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Award

By: Neil Gifford— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and this award demonstrates our commitment to ensuring patients receive care based…

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Cover-Tek Celebrates Two Years of Growth in Muncie

By: Melanie Howe— In 1986, Cover-Tek opened its doors for blood work, and corporate drug and alcohol testing. Thirty years later, they’ve expanded to offer comprehensive health and wellness screenings to both corporate and private entities, as well as immunizations, safety training, and DNA paternity testing. When the opportunity to expand arose, Cover-Tek looked no further than Muncie, Indiana. Over the past two years, Cover-Tek has thrived in Muncie’s Old West End, serving as a decisive community partner. Cover-Tek celebrates…


2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition Celebrates Fitness

Photos and story by: Lorri Markum— The 100 block of Walnut Street in Muncie became the proving ground for the area’s top CrossFit athletes this past Saturday during the Second Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition, hosted by The Arsenal. Drawing 33 athletic teams from Bloomington, South Bend, and other surrounding areas, the event kicked off at 9 a.m. and finished at 4 p.m. Three workout divisions by both male, and female teams, as well as co-ed teams competed. Three separate…


IU Health Blackford Hospital Wins Nation’s Most Wired Award

By: Lucy Harcourt Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently earned the 2015 National Most Wired Hospital recognition  for the second year in a row. IU Health Blackford Hospital continues to provide phenomenal techniques by joining technology with patient engagement. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsor the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study that has been around for more than 15 years. “The Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation so, I am extremely honored that IU Health Blackford Hospital has…


IU School of Medicine Surgery Rotation Comes to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the Graduate Medical Education Program will host IU School of Medicine (IUSM) surgery residents for a Surgery Rotation starting July 1, 2015. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the only location in the state outside of Indianapolis selected to host the month-long elective rotation for IUSM surgery residents. “It is a great opportunity to host surgical residents from the IU School of Medicine here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital,”…


Medical Education Program Receives 100 Percent Match for Sixth Consecutive Year

Medical Education recruitment season can be a stressful time for residency programs as well as applicants trying to find the perfect match. Thousands of applicants apply for only a select number of available positions. For the sixth consecutive year, the Medical Education Residency program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital completed a 100 percent match by filling all 28 positions out of 3,260 applicants. This is the largest number of applicants in the history of the IU Health Ball…