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Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital was founded in 1929 as both a teaching hospital and regional tertiary referral center. We've introduced healthcare to underserved populations and geographic areas such as Jay County, New Castle and Hartford City and given consumers choices in their healthcare.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the largest non-government employer in East Central Indiana, employing nearly 2,500 people with a payroll exceeding $110 million. This not-for-profit organization boasts of a clinical staff of more than 400 physicians, representing more than 45 medical specialties.
We are honored to be ranked among the top hospitals in the nation ranked by U.S.News & World Report.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has 1.2 million square feet of facilities and offers an array of services. The IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center provides Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery, and clinical trials supported by the National Cancer Institute. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has property tax payments of approximately $750K per year.
Cardiology Services- IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a regional center for open-heart surgery, and its cardiac program provides diagnostic and interventional cardiac and electrophysiology procedures.
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital offers hip and knee replacement procedures in a multi-disciplinary healing environment.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the only facility between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne to offer Perinatology services and a level 3-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the care of high-risk pregnancies and newborns.
"Say hello to our little friend"—the daVinci Surgical System is the newest member of our surgical team. The revolutionary system gives surgeons the ability to perform even the most complex procedures in a minimally invasive way.
Most recently, the new, patient-centric 5 story south wing was unveiled. The $120 million facility includes 300,000 square feet of new and revitalized space, including 108 all-private patient rooms.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital provides top-quality care and has been awarded with more than 35 top national and international awards to prove its efforts. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the first Indiana hospital to receive NIAHO accreditation for compliance with Medicare rules, the first Indiana hospital to earn the American Heart Association Award for stroke care, and the first Indiana hospital to be awarded with ISO 9001:2000 Certification. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is also the third Indiana hospital to obtain “Baby-Friendly” designation from Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) for its commitment to infant health.
The hospital campus is home to Indiana University Health The Edmund F. Ball Medical Education Center and includes the largest physician-teaching program in Indiana outside of Indianapolis, with three residency programs and a total of 62 physicians in training. The hospital is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as an educational site for the first two years of medical school. The clinics provide low cost medical care for 25,000 patient visits each year.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Dr. Jeff Bird serves as the hospital’s president and CEO.
2013-2015 IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Awards & Recognitions
- Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Award: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital. Awarded 2015.
- Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. Awarded 2015.
- American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award: One of only 91 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. Awarded 2015.
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll: The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Awarded 2015.
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its hip and knee joint replacement programs: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital earned this award by demonstrating compliance with the organization's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. This is the second knee and hip recertification for IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, which became the first in the IU Health system to earn the certification in 2011. Awarded 2015.
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers: The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Awarded 2015.
- HealthGrades Patient Safety Award: Top 10% in the country: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital received this award for excellence measured by ARQH Patient Safety Indicators. Awarded 2015.
- 1VHA Central Region Top Performer: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been named a top performer in outcome in the VHA Partnership for Patients initiative, which recognized hospitals for their efforts in quality and safety. Awarded 2014.
- Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Vision Award: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital received the Vision Award from the Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank in recognition of its exemplary leadership and commitment to its cornea donor program. Awarded 2014.
- Care Improvement Plus Gold Plus Award: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has received the Gold Card Plus Award for outstanding audit results and putting quality and compliance first. Awarded 2014.
- Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was awarded its first Gold Plus Award, after earning the Gold Award for the past five years. The hospital was recognized for excelling in 6 of 8 Stroke Quality Measures and exceeding the minimum 85 percent compliance in Stroke Achievement Measures. Awarded 2014.
- Bicycle Friendly Business - Bronze Level: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was designated a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Business by The League of American Bicyclists, making the hospital the only Bicycle Friendly Business in Muncie. Awarded 2014.
- AchieveWELL 3-Star: The Wellness Council of Indiana named IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital a 3-Star entity for its successful employee wellness initiative in the workplace. Awarded 2014.
- System Chest Pain Center accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care: Chest Pain Center accreditation is an exclusive, highly sought after seal of approval given only to hospitals that demonstrate excellence in quickly evaluating and treating individuals experiencing chest pain and other symptoms of a heart attack. Accredited Chest Pain Centers have efficient, well-run processes in place combined with a high level of expertise to ensure fast, accurate diagnoses and shorter door-to-treatment times. Such centers also have better outcomes for patients with heart attack symptoms, according to a national study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Award December 2013.
- Consumer Reports Top 5 in Quality Among Teaching Hospitals: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was ranked fifth in the nation among 258 teaching hospitals (those with residency programs) for quality scores reported in the May 2013 issue of Consumer Reports. The quality rankings are based on five key measures of readmissions, complications, communication, overuse of CT scans and infection. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital had a quality score of 64, above the national average of 49. Awarded April 2013.
- First Critical-Access Hospital in Nation to Achieve Heart Failure Accreditation: IU Health Blackford Hospital, located in Hartford City, Indiana, became the first critical-access hospital (defined as 25 beds or less among other criteria) in the nation to achieve Heart Failure accreditation by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium, signifying sizeable decreases in readmission rates of heart failure patients. Awarded April 2013.
- Echocardiography Laboratory Accredited by IAC for Adult Transthoracics: Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) represents a thorough quality review of its operational and technical components. Only facilities proven to provide quality patient care, in strict compliance with national standards, including a comprehensive application process and detailed case study review, attain this seal of approval. Awarded March 2013.
- Highest-Ranked Hospital in IU Health System for Quality/Patient Safety: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital ranked highest among Acute Care Hospitals in the IU Health System for Quality and Patient Safety for 2012. Awarded February 2013.