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Jeff Bird, MD, has been named the new president of the East Central Region for IU Health which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals.

Jeff Bird, MD, Named President, East Central Region of IU Health

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN– Jeff Bird, MD, has been named the new president of the East Central Region for IU Health which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals. Dr. Bird currently serves as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for the hospital. “I am honored and…

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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…






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City of Muncie Offers Cooling Centers During High Heat

Muncie, IN—During these times of such high heat indexes, starting today (7/22) and lasting till Sunday (7/24), Mayor Tyler along with other organizations are opening up cooling centers throughout the city. City Hall’s first floor will be open along with all seven of Muncie’s fire stations to assist with citizens…