Health

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…

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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…


Hoosier Beverage Association Supports Free Fitness in Muncie Through Cardinal Zumba

By: Erin Moore, BSU Office of Community Engagement— Muncie, IN—Twice a week, Muncie residents and Ball State College of Health faculty and students come together at Harvest Christian Church to develop healthy habits through a unique combination of exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition classes. The Cardinal Zumba program – which includes health assessments, food samples, and child care – is absolutely FREE to all participants and meets year-round on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Cardinal Zumba…


BY5, Open Door to Host Community Baby Shower On Sept 27th

By: Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — New and young parents are invited to attend a Community Baby Shower on Sept. 27, hosted by Muncie & Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. and Open Door Health Services.  The shower will feature several tables of community resources and raffle prizes.  “Caring for our community is at the heart of what we do at Open Door, and we want our new parents to know support for their growing families is never far…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns Distinction for Knee and Hip Replacement 

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN— Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has selected Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.  Knee and hip…