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EMT Course Offered in Hartford City

- HARTFORD CITY—Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education is offering a basic EMT class. The class is approved by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and upon completion students will be eligible to take the written and practical exams to become a certified EMT. “EMT’s…

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings Jan. 31

- MUNCIE – Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation in conjunction with area gynecologists offices are sponsoring a free cervical cancer screening on January 31, 2013, 6 pm – 8pm at the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the third…

IU Health Starke Hospital prepares for emergencies

- Knox, IN–Indiana University Health Starke Hospital Emergency Management Director Ed Barcus completed his most recent Hazardous Preparedness Analysis, identifying the top emergencies the hospital could face in 2013. Tornados, winter storms, temperature extremes and mass casualty events were high on the list with Barcus currently…

IU Health Starke Hospital colleagues give blood

- Knox, IN–In response to a call for blood donations, Indiana University Health Starke Hospital colleagues gave to an American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit Tuesday, Jan. 15 Because of the flu season, blood donations have been down recently. American Red Cross officials advised the public may donate blood after receiving the influenza…

Registration open for EMR course

- January 19, 2013 Goshen, Ind. – Indiana University Health Goshen will offer an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course beginning Feb. 18 and continuing through April 27.  The course covers basic airway techniques, patient assessments, and patient stabilization. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 10…

IU Health Bloomington Hospital implements voluntary visitor restriction policies

- Policy put in place for patient safetyBloomington, Ind. (January 16, 2013) – Beginning Thursday (01/17), IU Health Bloomington Hospital will implement a voluntary visitor restriction policy due to the increasing number of flu-like illnesses in the community.IU Health Bloomington Hospital will ask that patients have only two healthy…

IU Health Goshen Hospital, area doctors form ACO to improve care

- January 18, 2013 GOSHEN, Ind. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Indiana Lakes ACO as one of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare. Indiana Lakes ACO is comprised of IU Health Goshen Hospital and members of its medical staff, with the aim of achieving better health, better…

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital community board re-organizes

- Knox, IN–The Starke County Community Advisory Board of Indiana University Health Starke Hospital re-organized at its monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 14. Sandy Hansen was elected President of the board with Jerry Wilson and Martin Bedrock selected for the Vice President and Secretary positions. Before the meeting, Bedrock and Ted…

IU Health Starke Hospital gearing up for Relay For Life

- Knox, IN–Starke County Relay For Life team captains and members met Thursday night, Jan. 10 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox to kick off the 2013 event. The 2013 Relay For Life will be Friday night and Saturday morning June 7 and 8 and will be held again this year at the Starke County Fairgrounds in Hamlet. Publicity…


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