Ball Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a regional medical referral center serving a seven county area in East Central Indiana which includes Delaware, Blackford, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, and Randolph counties. Founded in Muncie in 1929 by the founders of Ball Corporation (a Fortune 500 company with a strong connection to the city), this tertiary care facility is located in east-central Indiana, approximately 60 miles south of Fort Wayne, IN and 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, BMH employs more than 2,400 people including approximately 250 physicians trained in 26 medical specialties. The hospital has 350 beds. It admits in excess of 19,000 patients while treating more than 47,000 people in its Emergency Department per year.
Ball Memorial Hospital is the largest teaching center outside of Indianapolis. Residency opportunities exist in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Transitional Year and Pathology.
BMH's Department of Research (formed in the early 1980's) provides training opportunities for more than 75 oncology studies and numerous clinical trails in areas such as cardiology, diabetes, GI disorders and Alzheimer's Disease.