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In Rialzo’s 10th year, combating opioid abuse remains biggest purpose for the party

In photos, it’s elegant dresses, wild tuxedos, four-course meals and ice sculptures. There’s dancing, singing and elaborate décor. One year, a chocolate dessert was served in the shape of a sparkling red shoe. The next, there were belly dancers and a live goat.

Meridian Health Services Welcomes Madison County Community Health Center

Meridian Health Services is pleased to announce that Madison County Community Health Center will be joining its organization with an anticipated effective date first quarter of 2019. This collaboration will bring great strengths to each and offer patients access to a broader spectrum of healthcare services that will provide community benefit.

Meridian Health Services Staff Respond to School Shooting Incident in Richmond, IN

Immediately after hearing of the school shooting incident at Dennis Intermediate School, Meridian Health Services staff were dispatched to the school to respond to the needs of students and staff. Therapists, Behavior Clinicians and Clinical Supervisors from Meridian’s child, foster care and adult services spent time meeting with distraught students, reassuring safety, and assisting them to debrief what they saw and heard. Meridian staff remained at the school until the last of the students were sent home with their parents. The Assistant Superintendent of Dennis Intermediate School was informed that Meridian will be available for whatever needs they may have. While Meridian’s staff provides services to students in the school, no Meridian staff were present during the time of the incident.

7 experts and local leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis

When journalist Sam Quinones pursued his first book on the opiate epidemic, he assumed it would be focused on the criminal aspect.

Ducky Derby at the Muncie Bridge Dinner

Attendees of the Muncie Bridge Dinner on the Washington Street bridge enjoyed local food vendors, live music from the Muncie Central Jazz Band and the Ball State School of Music as well as a bird’s eye view of the Duck Derby race which raised funds for Meridian Health Services Thursday evening.

A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants

It can be hard for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days. It gets even tougher when applicants flunk drug tests. One factory in Indiana is taking a novel approach to deal with both problems. It now offers drug treatment paid for by the company to any applicant who fails drug screening. Those who complete drug treatment are promised a job. NPR’s Yuki Noguchi reports.

Fundraising, dancing (and a live goat!) at Meridian’s Rialzo IX

It was evident the opioid crisis hits close to home for many local residents as a group of 1,000 echoing voices within the Horizon Convention Center quickly fell silent Saturday night.

Rialzo IX: 8 things to expect at Meridian Health Services’ charity gala

We’re edging closer and closer to Rialzo, and a selected group of guests got a sneak peek of what the annual charity gala will entail.

Meridian’s Rialzo 2018 Theme Announced

Meridian Health Services’ Rialzo, its annual charity gala, will have a distinctively magical feel this year designed to focus on the new Maternal Treatment Program.

And the theme of Meridian’s 2018 Rialzo charity gala is…

We know the dress colors. We know the cause. And after a press conference Wednesday, we know what theme and band Meridian Health Services has chosen for its ninth annual Rialzo charity gala.

Meridian announces dress colors, cause for Rialzo 2018

Those planning to attend Meridian Health Services’ ninth annual Rialzo charity gala can go ahead and start looking for their evening attire.

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Meridian Health Services awarded money from The Ryan White Fund for HIV program

Meridian Health Services has been awarded $100,000 in supplemental funds from The Ryan White Fund for its growing HIV program.