Health

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Earns Leader in LGBTQ Designation

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler—  Nationwide, only 300 healthcare providers earned the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation Muncie, IN– IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital recently announced its “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade of progress in LGBTQ healthcare. A…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

Truven Health Analytics, IBM Watson Health release annual rankings Muncie, IN–IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was today named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support healthcare costs and quality improvement. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is the most comprehensive, academically driven study of its kind. It evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 areas, addressing:…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives “Healthgrades” Award for Clinical Excellence

Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been selected as one of 258 hospitals nationwide as a 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades. “Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are hospitals rated in the top 5% in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives Bronze Recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

By: Dawn Brand Fluher— Muncie, Ind.—Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital recently received the 2016 bronze level recognition in the American Heart Association’s inaugural results of the Workplace Health Achievement Index , a science-based and evidence-informed measurement that assesses and recognizes workplace health programs. Initiated by the AHA’s CEO Roundtable, the Index provides employers with best practices to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of workplace health programs. “We are honored to have achieved the bronze recognition in workplace health from…


Meridian Physician Receives National Award from APA

MUNCIE, Ind.— Meridian Health Services would like to recognize Dr. Sarfraz Khan for receiving  a distinguished national award honoring his significant contributions to the psychiatric profession. Sarfraz S. Khan, MD, MAAPE, DFAPA earned the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Distinguished Fellowship award, the highest honor the APA bestows upon its members. The award focuses on high achievement in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in socially significant mental health and medical activities, community involvement…


IU Health BMH to Host “Patient Care Assistant Interest Fair” on Saturday

Muncie, IN—IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is hosting a Patient Care Assistant Interest Fair this Saturday, January 28, 9am-10:30am and 10:30am-Noon, at Janice B. Fisher Learning Center. Does making that personal, hands-on connection with patients appeal to you? Ever thought about becoming a Patient Care Assistant on one of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s acute patient services or critical care units? Now’s your chance! For more information, call 765.747.3007 or visit careers.iuhealth.org. Walk-ins welcome!


Area Tobacco Agencies Support HUD Ruling on Smoke-Free Housing

By: Jacey R. Foley, MAE— Muncie, IN—The Tobacco Free Delaware County Coalition enthusiastically supports the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to require all public housing agencies to implement smoke-free policies for all residential units and common areas. The ruling will affect 30 housing authorities in Indiana, including Muncie. Housing authorities in East Chicago, Fort Wayne, Fremont, Indianapolis, Kendallville, Kokomo, Mishawaka, Mount Vernon, and Peru have already adopted smoke-free policies for their properties. Property owners…


IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians Names New Surgical Specialties Medical Director

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— MUNCIE, IN –Dr. Peter Voss has been named medical director of surgical specialties for IU Health Ball Memorial Physicians. “Dr. Voss has been a pillar of the medical community in East Central Indiana for his entire career,” said Jeff Bird MD, chief medical officer, chief operating officer IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “We are thrilled to be able to leverage his passion and enthusiasm for his role as a physician leader to better serve our patients.” Dr….


Ball State Clinical Trials To Examine How Exercise Helps Us…Down to Our Molecules

By: BSU News— MUNCIE, Indiana — Ball State University will partner with two other major research institutions as part of a national project to uncover how exercise changes the body on a molecular level, which could lead to people engaging in more targeted and optimized activities. Ball State’s Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) will form one clinical trial site with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Center for Exercise Medicine and the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes in Orlando, Florida. Their work…


IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center Medical Oncologist Honored for Lifetime of Service

By: Dawn Brand Fluher— Muncie, IN — A medical oncologist in Muncie will be honored Wednesday by an Indianapolis nonprofit organization for more than four decades of service to cancer patients, and for his visionary work to bring cutting-edge treatments to the community. William B. Fisher, MD, of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group, or affectionately as “The HOG”), during an event in Indianapolis….