Health

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awarded Knee and Hip Certification by Joint Commission

By: Neil Gifford— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its hip and knee joint replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with the organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This is the second knee and hip recertification for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, which became the first in the IU Health system to earn the certification in 2011. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital underwent an on-site…


Ontario Systems Achieves Five-Star AchieveWELL Rating for Worksite Wellness

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading receivables and revenue cycle management technology and services provider, announced it has achieved a Five-Star AchieveWELL rating for worksite wellness from the Wellness Council of Indiana. The company was awarded a three-star rating last year and has since worked to advance its programs and culture, aimed at creating and encouraging worksite wellness. Eight companies were recognized during the Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 8. “The Wellness Council of Indiana’s nationally-renowned AchieveWELL…


Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states for health. When business leaders look at where to locate good jobs, the health status of their potential employees…


The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Honors Dr. George E. Branam

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. George E. Branam with their 2015 Legacy Award. The Gala Event, held Saturday night at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 350 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill and community pride….


Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle Successfully Treats Patients With Chronic Headaches

By: Mike Rhodes— In 2013, Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle began implementing the TruDenta® pain relief system to treat patients experiencing issues with recurring headaches and migraines. The TruDenta® system was born from the Sports Medicine Industry and much research was put into developing the unique pain relief system. TruDenta® is a drug-free, needle-free, and pain-free system to provide long-lasting pain relief. The life-changing, therapeutic treatments have been 95% effective in patients suffering from the painful symptoms of chronic headaches, migraines, TMJ/TMD, and…


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…


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,”…