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"A List" Features Meridian Services

Feb 1

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"The A-List" Special Advertisement Feature, Meridian Services

Hank Milius, President/CEO, of Meridian Services is honored to be recognized as a successful community leader. However, he is quick to attribute Meridian’s success not merely to his own work, but to Meridian’s staff and insightful board of directors, and their 35-year commitment to the community.

“Our success grows out of a great vision backed by good hearts and good minds,” Milius explains. “As a local health care organization driven by community leaders, Meridian Services cares about and is committed to improving the lives of Central Indiana residents.”

Meridian Services is a private, not-for-profit regional health care system focusing on behavioral health. Meridian has its corporate and clinical offices in Muncie along with clinic locations in Richmond, New Castle, Portland and Winchester. It offers a number of services including outpatient counseling and therapy, inpatient hospital treatment, addictions services, HIV care management, and independent living support.

Meridian also offers other specialized facilities including, Suzanne Gresham Center, a one-of-a-kind center dedicated exclusively to children and family programs. In addition, Meridian recently opened a new primary care clinic, MeridianMD, specializing in family medical care for people of all ages.

“Meridian Services offers Indiana communities the services programs and care to improve physical and behavioral health,” says Terri Matchett, board chairman. “We help children grow strong, adolescents develop into healthy adults, families thrive and senior adults live healthy, well-rounded lives.”

Behavioral health is closely tied to each individual’s overall health and well-being.

“With the recent opening of MeridianMD, we now can help ensure our patients receive these essential medical services that have been unmet for many. In addition, the quality of care is significantly increased through the integration and coordination of both medical and behavioral health treatments,” says Charlie Sursa, chairman Fund Development Committee, a new strategic initiative adopted by the board.

“Meridian Services’ board of directors makes such innovative programs possible by providing strategic vision to the organization while allowing staff members to use their professional expertise to serve patients,” Milius says.

Terri Matchett, board chairman, is also president/CEO of First Merchants Trust; Mike Lunsford, board vice-chairman, is also president/CEO of Coldwell Banker Lunsford; and Brent Webster, board secretary, is senior vice-president of First Merchants Insurance Group.

The other board members are Vicki Tague, executive director of Jay County Chamber of Commerce; Doug Loy, market president of MainSource Bank; David Gobble, retired Ball State University professor; Al Rent, director of marketing Ball State University; Brian Ring, vice president of Henry County Memorial Hospital; and newly appointed members John Bowles, senior vice-president of Mutual
Bank; and Wayne Shaffer, owner of Mancino’s restaurants.

Meridian’s success is founded on a rich history of committed employees and board members who are highly successful in their own careers, share a commitment to their community and willing to share their leadership skills with Meridian. 

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