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Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a community hospital with more than 370 beds, and serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana. Its referral base is approximately 500,000 spanning a eight-county area.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was also recently named as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States in the teaching hospital category.
Active in medical education for more than 70 years, the hospital provides internships and residency programs for more than 50 house staff members representing family medicine, internal medicine, and transitional year.
The hospital maintains a close affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine as a satellite center for first- and second-year medical students. In addition, many third- and fourth-year IUSM students complete required and elective clerkships at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Residents and faculty are therefore actively involved in the teaching of medical students.
The hospital's medical staff consists of more than 300 physicians representing more than 50 specialties. Supported by the hospital's commitment to excellence, the medical staff has strong backing from the hospital board and administration, which has historically provided diagnostic and treatment capability enhancement.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital's library has 10,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 900 journals. Free computerized literature searches, Internet access, and free photocopying are available. Residents have ample work areas with personal telephones and dictation equipment.
Originally constructed in 1929, the facility has been extensively updated in recent years. A five-story Outpatient Medical Pavilion opened in the 1990s to provide services such as ambulatory surgery, physician offices offering a variety of medical specialties, and resident offices and conference rooms. The IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center became fully operational in 2002, and a re-designed Emergency Department opened in 2005.
The most recent addition to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the South Tower (with new critical care units, progressive care, step-down units, and medical floors), which opened in early 2009. The hospital also recently received a large grant for the construction of a 4,500 square-foot simulation lab.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has developed an extensive computerized medical record system that facilitates the viewing of patient records from multiple sites in the hospital. This facilitates the organized review and completion of medical records. Full online medical journal and textbook capabilities are available on Internet-enabled workstations. Each resident is issued a laptop computer for instant access to all resources.