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  • Bleed Blue Blood Drive Dec 28 - 29

    12/14/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE--Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is hosting the Indiana Blood Center’s Bleed Blue Blood Drive, 12:30 pm-6:30 pm, Wednesday, December 28 and 6:30 am-12:30 pm, Thursday, Dec. 29. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointment scheduling is encouraged. Participants may log on to donorpoint.org to make an appointment, and the first 120 to sign up and donate blood will receive… Read More

  • Safe Sitter class offered during winter break

    12/13/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE – Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital will host Safe Sitter classes for children ages 11-13, December 29-30. Classes are held from 8:30 am-3:30 pm in the Outpatient Medical Pavilion rooms 6, 7 and 8. The two day class familiarizes participants with responsibilities of caring for young children, including accident prevention, first aid, rescue breathing, entertainment for different… Read More

  • New Leadership for Residency Program

    12/02/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE – Ryan M. Johnston, MD, FACP, has been appointed as Program Director of the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency, effective December 1, 2011. Johnston is a native of Indianapolis and completed undergraduate and medical studies at Indiana University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University and practiced in the Chicago area for several… Read More

  • Grant to fight childhood obesity

    11/30/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

     MUNCIE – The Family Medicine Residency Program at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the recipient of an American in Motion – Health Interventions (AIM-HI) grant award in the amount of $30,000. The grant has been awarded by the American Academy of Family Physicians through funding from the MetLife Foundation. The residency program will utilize the funding to target… Read More

  • Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

    11/22/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE--The holidays include many foods high in sugar and low in nutrients. Which makes it all the more important to include the right amount of healthy fruits and vegetables in everyone’s holiday snacking. Fruits and vegetables are an essential ingredient to making sure you live a long and healthy life. They contain vital nutrients and minerals that decrease your risk for occurrences of degenerative… Read More

  • Taking control of diabetes during the holidays

    11/21/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE – Diabetes patient and A1C Champion® Charles Wiggins will make a special presentation for individuals with diabetes and their family members on Thursday, December 1. The 90-minute program, entitled “Taking Control” will be held at 6 pm at the Maring-Hunt Library Community Room, 2005 South High Street. The program is free and open to the public. As part of the sanofi-aventis… Read More

  • Transitional Care earns re-certification

    11/03/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE--The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has completed its annual survey for re-certification. To complete the certification process, the Indiana State Department of Health spent three and a half days of intensive review of processes and practices before certifying that the TCU meets both state and federal requirements. “The re-certification… Read More

  • Keep your Halloween fright-free

    10/26/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE – Candy, costumes and trick-or-treating are all part of the traditional Halloween festivities, but Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital warns that the holiday fun could result in injury or worse if parents, motorists and children are not careful. According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. The danger… Read More

  • Readmission rates gain national attention

    10/26/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE--Hospital readmissions result in billions of dollars in wasted Medicare spending every year, and Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital appears to be bucking a national trend. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital was one of only two teaching hospitals to receive Consumer Reports’ second-highest rating for readmissions among 2,432 hospitals nationwide. Readmissions are not only an… Read More

  • Grief workshops to be offered

    10/20/2011 | IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

    MUNCIE-Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice will host two workshops for adults dealing with the loss of a loved one or close friend. An Adult Grief Group will be held on consecutive Wednesdays Nov. 2-Dec. 14 from 6 pm-7:30 pm in Conference Room B of the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center. Cost is $10 per family, and registrations must be received by Monday, Oct. 31. A free Holiday Grief… Read More

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