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13INside Track learns about Rialzo, an event benefitting Meridian’s Addictions and Recovery Programs

From WTHR – 13INside Track INDIANAPOLIS – Meridian Health Services and Ball State University are partnering to plan Rialzo, a Kentucky Derby themed event, benefitting Meridian’s Addictions & Recovery Programs. Rialzo, which means “to elevate,” is scheduled for May 14th at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility at Ball State. During the event, Governor Eric […]

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Available to Hoosiers at Higher Risk of Severe Outcomes from COVID-19

From the Indiana Department of Health  INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers age 12 and older who have weakened immune systems and individuals age 50 and older who received a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago are eligible for a second booster following authorization Tuesday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Meridian Health Services expands services with Anderson schools

From The Herald Bulletin ANDERSON – Recently, Meridian Health Services expanded its partnership with Anderson Community Schools to offer medical care to students. Previously, Meridian offered limited behavioral health services for students. Providers have been able to help students that are struggling with things like aggression and other behavioral needs. Meridian also has licensed therapists […]

Rialzo returns: First charity gala since 2019 scheduled at a new location this spring

From The Star Press MUNCIE — Rialzo, the fundraising gala for Meridian Health Services programs, is back after being put on hold for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rialzo XI will be May 14, at a new location this year, the Scheumann Indoor Practice Facility, next to Ball State University’s Scheumann Stadium. Prior to […]

Beyond the Classroom: Initiative Addresses Out-of-School Factors to Boost Grades, Well-Being

From BizVoice, publication of Indiana Chamber of Commerce INDIANAPOLIS – A second grader stares out the window on his way to school. Usually, the car ride is full of excited chatter and banter with his mom. But today there’s silence; recently she passed away. Now the commute is different. As the student arrives at school […]

From the Journal & Courier LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Ryan Leaf’s free fall from a top NFL draft pick to a burglar in search of the next high is legendary. Leaf freely tells the tale, the good and the bad, during speaking engagements throughout the country. Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft […]

Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots are now available locally. Here’s how to get one.

From the Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — As COVID-19 booster shots become more widely available, many local healthcare providers are beginning to see an increase in demand for vaccines. Officials from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Meridian Health Services and Open Door Health Services told The Star Press they have all experienced a peak in interest in COVID-19 […]

Delaware County’s COVID cases fall 23.4%; Indiana cases plummet 20.4%

Indiana reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 21,314 new cases. That’s down 20.4% from the previous week’s tally of 26,760 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Indiana ranked 18th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of […]

Meridian’s ‘Flu-Lapalooza’ free flu shots, drive-thru COVID-19 testing, vaccines return

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind.  — As flu season inches closer while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Meridian Health Services will once again kick off October with its one-day Flu-Lapalooza vaccine event. The free flu shot clinic will run 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 6, at various Meridian locations throughout Indiana, including four sites in Muncie. During the event, the […]

Governor’s adviser hears local issues impacting substance misuse fight

From Richmond Palladium-Item RICHMOND, Ind. — The COVID-19 pandemic not only sickens and kills Wayne County residents, it causes isolation that creates disconnect and loneliness. That exacerbates an epidemic that struck the county long before COVID’s March 2020 arrival: substance misuse. Christine Stinson, executive director of the Wayne County Health Department, said she thinks there is a […]

Reid, Meridian partner for maternal treatment program called The Nest

From Reid News July 30, 2021 — Reid Health and Meridian Health Services have joined together to launch a maternal treatment program in Richmond called The Nest. Substance use disorders, drug overdose deaths, and neonatal abstinence syndrome continue to be a significant problem in Wayne County. From January to August 2019, Reid had 543 deliveries […]

Rethinking the school nurse’s office: Meridian offers clinic at Southside Middle School

From Muncie Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — If you’ve ever made a trip to the school nurse’s office, memories of ice packs, bandages or lying down on a stiff couch probably come to mind. While those basic care remedies are still being provided, the way children receive their healthcare locally might begin to change, starting […]