MUNCIE, IN – IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Medical Consultants are pleased to announce that they have entered into definitive agreements for Medical Consultants to become part of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital family effective October 1, 2016.
With shared values of ensuring the delivery of quality health care and the availability of comprehensive specialty care services within the local community, the addition of the Medical Consultants multi-specialty Physician practice, including its outpatient surgery center, will greatly benefit patients and the communities we serve.
“With any decision we make, it always starts with what is best for the patient,” said Michael Haley, President & CEO, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “We’ve always had a good working relationship with the physicians and staff at Medical Consultants, and this further strengthens the ease of access to healthcare offered locally for our community.”
Medical Consultants is a multi-specialty group that has been providing world class care since 1968 with locations in Muncie, New Castle, Anderson, Portland, Winchester, Upland and Marion. The agreement today means board certified physicians will continue to provide expert treatment and care for Cardiac, Diabetes, Arthritis, Kidney, Lung and Digestive diseases in East Central Indiana.
Gordon M. Hughes, M.D., President of Medical Consultants said, “Medical Consultants and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital have collaborated on many important healthcare issues over the years. It is an exciting step in our evolution to join such a dynamic health care system. Our physicians and staff care deeply about our community. We are very proud of and remain committed to the success of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, a leader in quality care. Our patients should see no change in their care or the location of our physician services. They will still be able to see their same specialty physician in the same location.”
Both organizations are committed to ensuring a full complement of specialty physician care locally and believe this integration will ensure the continued availability and enhanced quality of specialty services in East Central Indiana.
About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. More than 18,000 patients are admitted every year and 330,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Michael Haley is President and CEO. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.
About Medical Consultants
Medical Consultants is a medical multi-specialty group that has been located in Muncie Indiana since 1968. With locations in Muncie, New Castle, Anderson, Portland, Winchester and Marion, the board certified physicians of Medical Consultants provide expert treatment for cardiac, diabetes, arthritis, kidney, lung and digestive diseases. Medical Consultants employs 29 providers and 146 employees in East Central Indiana.