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Author, panel of local leaders to discuss solutions to opiate crisis

The Meridian Community Health Speaker Series will feature award-winning author Sam Quinones on Monday, Sept. 30, for a program aimed at bringing awareness and local solutions to efforts to combat the opiate crisis.

Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas

from NPR It used to take at least nine months for a patient to schedule an initial appointment with a psychiatrist at Meridian Health Services in Indiana. Now, it takes days, thanks to a program that allows doctors to connect over the Internet with patients, reaching those even in remotest corners of the state. That […]

Sober and Living Life: Using is not an option

On a typical day before Judge Kit Crane takes his seat on the bench, the courtroom is full of whispers as people nervously discuss their cases.

Meridian Health Services Hold Event to Benefit Project SAFE

Last Saturday afternoon, May 11, Meridian Health Services held an event at the Winchester Field House to benefit their Project SAFE. SAFE being an acronym for Substance Awareness and Family Education. As its name suggests, the Project SAFE mission is to raise awareness of the dangers related to substance use and educate and encourage children to make positive choices.

From ‘rock bottom’ to recovery: A mother shares her success story at Rialzo X

Leah Wooten stood on stage at the Horizon Convention Center in front of nearly 1,000 people Saturday night, a video of her and her 6-month-old daughter Jolee playing behind her. As her child’s big, bright eyes shone onscreen, it reminded Wooten just how far she has come.

Meridian Recognizes 2019 Spirit of Meridian Recipients Through a Decade of Philanthropy

Philanthropic endeavors have leaders who believe in the cause and champion for it!   For a decade, Charlie Sursa and Fred Reese have been particularly instrumental in Meridian’s philanthropic efforts and are being recognized as recipients of Meridian’s 2019 Spirit of Meridian Award. Philanthropy means the love of humanity—it is the pulse of not-for-profit organizations such […]

Meridian Health acquires Madison County Community Health Center

Meridian Health Services has acquired the Madison County Community Health Center, and plans to expand its services in the county.

Rialzo 10: A breakdown of when, where, ticket information and more

In just a few months, Meridian Health Services will host the 10th running of its annual charity gala, Rialzo.

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.