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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,…


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…


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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…


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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…


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IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awarded Accreditation From Joint Commission

Muncie, IN— Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its healthcare quality and safety. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and…




Glow sticks are a safer alternative to traditional sparklers, especially for younger children. Photo by Mike Rhodes

Fireworks Laws and Safety Tips Hoosiers Need to Know

By: Indiana Department of Homeland Security— Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. “Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their…


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Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screenings on July 21

Muncie, IN —Free Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a free cervical and breast cancer screening at the IU Health Ball Memorial Family Practice Center on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The screenings offered are a…