Health

Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation: Living a Well Lifestyle

By: Lindsay Galloway— Muncie, IN—Living Well is the lifestyle you will find at Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation. Our well-trained, compassionate staff supervises every aspect of our resident’s wellness. With round-the-clock nursing care, Bethel Pointe focuses on the entire spectrum of one’s well-being; from their physical and emotional health to their needs for friendship and intellectual stimulation. We warmly greet and invite you to visit our community where people truly care about people.  Families and loved ones just like you…


IU Health East Central Region Announces Additional Critical Access Hospital Leadership

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN – Indiana University Health East Central President Jeff Bird, MD, recently announced the new role of chief operating officer for Critical Access hospitals in the East Central Region, which will be filled by Rodney Stevens, MSNL, RN. In this new role Rod will have direct operational responsibilities for both IU Health Jay and IU Health Blackford. He will continue to serve as chief nursing officer for IU Health Blackford. “Rod has been an important part…


Open Door Health Services Names Director of Community Awareness

By: Kourtney McCauliff— Muncie, IN—Open Door Health Services announces that Suzanne Clem has joined the Open Door team as Director of Community Awareness. Suzanne received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and master’s degree in social psychology from Ball State University. Her experience includes 13 years in marketing at Ball State, focusing on strategy development, social media, and wellness marketing for the university food service. She also has written for higher education publications and community projects and has provided volunteer communications…


Help Shape Hoosier Health at Muncie Town Hall Meeting On June 13th

By: Jennifer Hurtubise— Muncie, IN—Delaware County ranks 85th out of Indiana’s 92 counties in overall health outcomes. Thirty-one percent of the adults living in the county are considered obese, and there are 24.6 drug overdose deaths annually per 100,000 population, compared to the national average of 15.6. Twenty percent of Delaware County’s residents smoke, and the mother smoked during pregnancy in 22.3 percent of births—more than three times the national average of 7.2 percent. These poor health rankings limit the…


Indiana University Health East Central Region Leadership Changes

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Blackford President Steven West to retire, Jay President Dave Hyatt promoted Muncie, IN—IU Health’s East Central Region President Jeff Bird, MD, recently announced the retirement of IU Health Blackford Hospital President Steven West, and the promotion of IU Health Jay Hospital President Dave Hyatt. West will retire from his administrative duties at IU Health effective June 10, 2018. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Miami University and his graduate degree from The Ohio State University, Mr….


What’s Eating at You? Find Out Before You Eat That Cookie

By: Nancy Larson— As I sit at my computer writing this article stressing about my procrastination, I reached for a cookie…then I stop myself and realize that I am “stress eating!” Everyone eats for emotional and stress relief occasional. That’s not what gets you in trouble. It’s the constant, mindless “grazing” or reactive eating that will put on the extra weight. Stress eating itself is not the problem. It is what ever is DRIVING you to turn to a drug,…


Strike Out Smokeless Tobacco on World ‘No Tobacco Day’

By: Matthew Cox— Muncie, IN—Warm days at the beach, golf course or swimming pool are near-universal visions of summer, and the game of baseball is synonymous with summer for many youth players, their parents and adult fans.  Wednesday, May 31 is also World No Tobacco Day, and the image of baseball players using chewing tobacco and other products is infamously timeless as the game itself. Baseball’s attempt at positively influencing youth is certainly behind its decades-old ban on smokeless tobacco…


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

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN– Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the first organization in the state of Indiana to earn this advanced certification. “The ability…


Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” Designation

By: Dawn Brand Fuller— Muncie Hospital is one of only 4 hospitals statewide and 418 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation  Muncie, IN—Last week, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for the seventh consecutive year. IU Health Ball was the first hospital in Indiana to earn the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in 2012. The designation was awarded in…


IU Health Ball Memorial Staff Member Donates Kidney To Co-Worker

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN—March is National Kidney Month. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for a kidney transplant, but only about 17,000 people receive a kidney each year, and 12 people die each day waiting for a kidney. A snowmobile accident in Michigan in 2007 left David Witty, radiologic technologist in the Cardiac Cath Lab for 26 years, in need of a kidney transplant. The accident caused…