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IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ Designation

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie hospital is one of only 4 hospitals statewide and 406 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation. Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital announced that it has achieved “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for the eighth 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 the 12th edition…

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IU Health Ball Ranked Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals For Treatment Of Heart Attack Patients 

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN— IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Award for 2019. The hospital is one of only 225 facilities nationwide to receive the honor.  The award recognizes IU Health Ball’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that the facility has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Ranked Among Indiana’s Top Hospitals For 2019-2020

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN—U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019-2020 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings that name Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital among the state’s top hospitals.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health system, was named the No. 5 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. Besides IU Health Ball, IU Health has three other hospitals among the 10 top ranked hospitals in Indiana: IU Health Medical Center (#1), IU Health Arnett (#8) and IU Health Bloomington…


Senior Communities Holds Senior Rehab Games

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center— Muncie, IN—Staying active is important for many reasons. It can give you the energy to help maintain your independence as a senior and also help to keep in check the symptoms of any illnesses. It’s also good for your memory, mood and mind. Bethel Pointe Health and Rehab is committed to this truth and recently sent a team of residents to participate in the Summer Rehab Games. Over 120 seniors across the state of Indiana…


Celebrating Mothers And Older Americans In Our Communities

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation— Muncie, IN—One thing that certainly comes to mind every May is Mother’s Day; however, the month of May is also Older Americans Month. Although Mother’s Day has only been an official U.S. holiday since 1914, it had been traced as far back to the period of ancient Rome and Greece. Older Americans Month was established in 1963 via discussions between Presi­dent John F. Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Cit­izens out of concerns…


Open Door Urgent Care Now Open At E. 29th Street Location

By: Suzanne Clem— Muncie, IN —Open Door Health Services is expanding access to walk-in medical care on Muncie’s southeast side. Open Door Urgent Care is now open at 1651 E. 29th Street, next to the south Walmart. The opening marks a relocation of the community health center’s urgent care services. Open Door’s Southway Urgent Care, located in Southway Centre Plaza, saw its last patients May 5. X-ray capability and the new location’s 11 exam and procedure rooms will allow staff to diagnose…


Lower Your Risk of a Heart Attack With a $49 Heart Scan

By: Ball Memorial Hospital— Muncie, IN—Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States? Did you know that every year about 1.1 million people in the United States have heart attacks? Early detection and knowing the symptoms play important roles in heart attack prevention. Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers a $49 heart scan to give you peace of mind, keeping you happy and healthy. Most people…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Continues North Tower Remodel With NICU and Pediatric Cardboard City

By: Maggie Stolfa— Muncie, IN—As remodeling continues at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, recently five skids of cardboard stood floor to ceiling outlining the gutted 5th floor of the North Tower. This Cardboard City replicates the under construction 10thfloor of North Tower that will soon be the new location of Pediatrics and Women’s Services (PAWS) and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). IU Health uses cardboard cities to test the designed layout, and workflow of staff and patients, before…


Living Well With Heart Failure Disease

By: Bethel Pointe Health & Rehabilitation— Muncie, IN—Heart failure, sometimes called a “weak heart,” is a serious and progressive disease that develops over time and is defined simply as, “a heart that is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands.” If left untreated, the inadequate blood flow  causes the organs to progressively fail. This can result in numerous medical complications which reduces quality of life. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart Failure Society of…


Child Research Participants Needed for Exercise Studies

By: Anthony D Mahon, PhD— Study 1 A research team in the Human Performance Laboratory and Psychophysiological, Attention, Cognition and Emotion Laboratory are conducting a study involving boys and girls with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  The purpose of the study is compare the effect of single bout of exercise on the ability to concentrate and correctly respond to a computerized test in comparison to the effect of standard treatment with stimulant medication.  Children who are 8-14 years of age with a…