IU Health and Ball State Athletics Collaborate to Care for Student Athletes

Ball State’s Scheumann Stadium. Photo by Mike RhodesBall State’s Scheumann Stadium. Photo by Mike Rhodes

New partnership will provide student-athletes with comprehensive healthcare by the state’s largest healthcare system.

By IU Health Staff—

MUNCIE, IN– Indiana University Health and Ball State University have announced an extension of its current agreement to provide comprehensive healthcare service to students. Under the new agreement, IU Health will serve as the Official Healthcare and Sports Medicine Provider for Ball State Athletics.

Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive health system will bring its highly skilled, compassionate care to Ball State Athletics’ student-athletes, supporting Ball State’s commitment to deliver the very best healthcare services and support to its students.

“Ball State is proud of our current relationship with IU Health as the Student Health Center’s healthcare provider for students,” said Ro-Anne Royer Engle, vice president of student affairs. “By expanding this partnership, our student-athletes will also benefit from IU Health’s expert medical team, ensuring they receive premiere healthcare support whenever they need it.”

Under the comprehensive healthcare agreement, IU Health will provide Ball State Athletics’ primary and specialty care services including:

  • Pre-participation sports.
  • Preventative injury and illness training for Ball State athletes and coaches.
  • Recognition, evaluation, and treatment of athletic-related injuries and medical conditions.
  • Oversight of rehabilitation of athletes who have suffered athletic-related injuries.
  • Medical direction and oversight of Ball State athletic trainers.
  • Medical direction at Ball State athletic events.
  • Navigation services for ease of access to IU Health’s highly trained providers and ancillary services.

“This agreement augments our existing commitment to the Ball State student body through our management of the Student Health Center. The addition of these services will enhance care coordination and navigation for student athletes across the care continuum,” said Kreigh Cook, chief operating officer, IU Health East Central Region.

The agreement will provide Ball State’s student-athletes with access to Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive health system. With 16 hospitals across Indiana, primary care and specialty care offices, and allied services, IU Health provides access to the full spectrum of healthcare services for adults and children. One of Indiana’s largest employers, IU Health has more than 38,000 team members.

About Indiana University Health

Named the “#1 Hospital in Indiana” by U.S. News & World Report, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at iuhealth.org.