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Jon Vanator. Photo provided.

Jon Vanator Named Chief Financial Officer for IU Health East Central Region

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Muncie, IN –Jon Vanator has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for the IU Health East Central Region. A seasoned leader with a diverse range of experience in budget management and operational improvement, Jon will begin his work as CFO effective August 21. “We are excited to…



Dr. Kendal Baker and the Emergency Department team review trauma patient care. Photo courtesy of IU Health/Ball Memorial Hospital.

Ball Brothers Foundation Awards $500,000 to Strengthen Medical Education in Muncie

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—A series of grants totaling $500,000 is helping to reshape how future doctors are trained in Muncie. BBF awarded grants for the effort to four partnering institutions: IU School of Medicine-Muncie, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, Ball State University, and Meridian Health Services. The grants…


Ribbon cutting for the new Toni R. Estep Welcome Center. Photo provided.

Open Door Health Services Honors Toni Estep

By: Katy Crist— Family, friends, colleagues, and employees gathered together Thursday, June 15th for a lobby rededication ceremony to honor former Open Door Health Services’ CEO, Toni Estep. Toni was known best for her passion and love for Open Door and its mission to improve the lives of others. During…


Pictured holding the awards—Jennifer Henderson, Director of Primary Care. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Two Meridian Health Services Programs Win National Awards

By: Beth Clark— Muncie, IN – Meridian Health Services is proud to announce that two of its programs were named winners of Decision Health’s nationally recognized Platinum Awards. MeridianMD, Meridian’s primary medical care division, won the “Outstanding Performance in Community Care Setting – Integrated Care Networks” category, while Meridian’s School…


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Triathlons To Be Held at Prairie Creek Reservoir

By: Steven N. Tomboni— Muncie, IN—America Multi-Sport, Inc. will be hosting the 8th annual America’s Half and Muncie June Triathlons at Prairie Creek Reservoir in Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  300 participants from 9 states will be attending. The event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and…


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…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital signage on parking garage. Photo provided.

IU Health’s First Statewide Healthcare Job Fair is This Saturday

By: Dawn Brand Fluhler— Indianapolis, IN—Want a rewarding career in healthcare? IU Health’s first statewide job fair will feature hundreds of open jobs across Indiana. The fair will be this Saturday April 22nd at IU Health’s easy-to-find main offices in downtown Indianapolis. IU Health is the largest healthcare system in Indiana…



IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. File Photo.

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,…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital signage on parking garage. Photo provided.

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…



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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…


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. File Photo.

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…