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Community Partnerships Bring Vaccines to Muncie Southside

From Muncie Journal MUNCIE, Ind. — Meridian Health Services and Urban Light Community Church provided opportunities for people in the community to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Associate Pastor Maria Wilson, MSW along with Senior Pastor Andrew Draper, Ph.D. both of Urban Light, are passionate about their congregation and the surrounding community. Wilson and […]

Meridian expands program for moms to Madison County

From The Herald Bulletin ANDERSON, Ind. — A treatment program for pregnant women and mothers dealing with substance abuse is now offering services remotely in Madison County. Meridian Health Services had planned to open its Maternal Treatment Program last spring but the pandemic postponed the opening until November. It is open to pregnant women and […]

Meridian to host one-day vaccine clinics on Saturday, no pre-registration required

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — Meridian Health Services will be hosting two, one-day COVID-19 vaccination clinics this Saturday, with no pre-registration through the state’s site required. The clinics will operate as both drive-thru and walk-up sites 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at Meridian’s Southside Middle School clinic, 1601 E. 26th St., and Meridian Health […]

Anderson dentist spends birthday promoting children’s oral health

While many people are focusing on personal health during this pandemic, parents are being urged to focus on their children’s teeth.

Meridian Health offering free oral exam for kids

Meridian Health Services will be taking part in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day on March 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. where they hope to give 300 kids a free dental exam.

Meridian Health Services Reschedules Rialzo Charity Gala for 2022

Meridian Health Services Reschedules Rialzo Charity Gala for 2022; Replaces 2021 Event with “Night to Remember- Stay Safe” Packages In an effort to promote and ensure healthy communities, Meridian Health Services has rescheduled its Charity Gala, Rialzo, from April 10, 2021 to April 9, 2022. This is the event’s second rescheduling due to the COVID-19 […]

Meridian Health Experiences Virtual ‘Game-Changer’

From BizVoice, publication of Indiana Chamber of Commerce INDIANAPOLIS – Meridian Health Services is a progressive, integrated health care system specializing in primary medical care, mental wellness and social well-being. A defining attribute is its focus on “whole-person” care. In May/June 2019, there were 1,700 behavioral health televisits. One year later, the number jumped to […]

Meridian, Open Door begin COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Here’s how to get your appointment

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — As Delaware County approaches 9,000 COVID-19 cases, two more local health care providers have been added to the state’s vaccination site list. Meridian Health Services and Open Door Health Services, both categorized as Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), began their vaccination clinics this week. Each location received 800 Moderna vaccines for the week; future […]

2020 Person of the Year: Health Care Workers & First Responders – Heroes of COVID-19 battle, serve, sacrifice

From The Herald Bulletin Anderson, Ind. – Putting their own lives at risk, Madison County’s health care workers and first responders have been on the front lines of the county’s fight against COVID-19 since March. For their service and sacrifice, The Herald Bulletin editorial board has chosen these public servants as the Community Person of […]

Holidays at Gresham drive-thru light exhibit sees record numbers, donations

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — In a year when many holiday traditions were put on hold due to COVID-19, Meridian Health Services’ Holidays at Gresham drive-thru light exhibit saw record amounts of guests and donations. The exhibit, which ran on select weekends in December, had 20,216 visitors this year, a 37% increase in […]

‘It’s a big relief’: First frontline workers at IU Health BMH receive COVID-19 vaccine

From The Star Press MUNCIE, Ind. — After being the first frontline worker in Muncie to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine early Friday morning, Douglas Kuxhausen gave his fellow team members at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital a thumbs-up. Kuxhausen, a physician in the hospital’s emergency department, has been battling COVID-19 since March. Earlier in the pandemic, […]

Local holiday traditions continue, pandemic-style

From The Star Press Whether it’s sitting on Santa’s lap, attending a Christmas concert or gathering for a tree-lighting ceremony, the holiday season in a typical year is full of events featuring large crowds and close connections to family and friends. With Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest executive order limiting crowd sizes to 50 people in high-risk […]