Opinion

Opinion: 10 Years After Merger: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

By: Kelly N. Stanley— I have lived in Muncie most of my adult life. I was associated with Ball Memorial Hospital for many years. Over the past two years, I have regularly received care as an outpatient.  And I have been an inpatient. I have seen “our hospital” in action.  While not perfect (and no hospital is), Ball Memorial is an outstanding facility with top-notch, well-trained, compassionate, dedicated staff (including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and technicians). However, 10 years ago it…

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Opinion: Mayor Dennis Tyler HB 1315 Statement to Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee

By: Dennis Tyler, Mayor of Muncie— Editor’s Note: The following is a copy of Mayor Tyler’s statement to the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee that was read on February 15th in response to House Bill 1315. “Good morning Mr. Chairman and committee members. Thank you for allowing me to submit my testimony this morning. I apologize for not being here in person. Scheduling conflicts today would not allow me to attend. “As you begin your Senate hearings today on HB1315 and its…