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Founded in 1974, Meridian Health Services is a non-profit health care organization that specializes in treating the “whole person” by integrating physical, mental, and social well-being. To treat the whole person, Meridian uses a “health home” approach to coordinate and provide care.

The mission of Meridian Health Services is “to help make our communities healthier through a focus on whole person health.” Its vision is “to be a leader in the integration of physical, mental, and social health.”

Employees & Individuals Served

In 2018, Meridian Health Services had 1,204 employees and served 40,000 consumers, including 18,227 children.

Service Area

Based in Muncie, Indiana, Meridian operates 47 facilities with 27 clinics. Meridian serves a 39-county area in Indiana that includes 12 cities: Muncie, Richmond, Connersville, Dunkirk, Portland, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Mishawaka, New Castle, Rushville, and Winchester.

Service Lines

Meridan has three primary service lines: Behavioral Health Inpatient & Medical Services; Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling For Children; and Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling For Adults.

Behavioral Health Inpatient & Medical Services

  • These services include a 16-bed inpatient unit that provides psychiatric, primary care, pediatrics, and OB/GYN medical services.
  • Total revenue: $25.9 million
  • Total expenses: $25.7 million

Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling For Children

  • These services include outpatient, family-centered mental health and addiction services, case management, and consulting/education.
  • Total revenue: $22.2 million
  • Total expenses: $15.1 million

Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling For Adults

  • These services include outpatient, family-centered mental health and addiction services, case management, and consulting/education.
  • Total revenue: $11.1 million
  • Total expenses: $8.5 million

Financial Information

In 2017, Meridian had $76.3 million in revenue and $73.7 in expenses. Overall, the organization ended the year with a $2.5 million surplus and net assets of $35.2 million. Comparatively, in 2016, Meridian had $73.4 million in revenue and $70.9 million in expenses. Overall, the organization ended the year with a $2.5 million surplus and net assets of $32.3 million.

Organizational Highlights

  • Meridian Health Services has been serving the community for over 35 years and is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions.
  • Two Meridian programs won prestigious national awards from Decision Health, which recognizes organizations that are considered leaders in the industry, that improve health care, and that positively impact the individuals they serve. MeridianMD, Meridian’s primary medical care division, won the “Outstanding Performance in Community Care Settings” under the Integrated Care Networks category, while Meridian’s School Programs won “Outstanding Achievement in Care Coordination Specialty Programs” under the Behavioral Health category.
  • In 2017, Meridian opened an urgent care clinic, Meridian MD Convenience Care, in collaboration with Jay County Hospital. The clinic is located inside the hospital and the goal is to reduce unnecessary emergency department use.

Key Executives

  • Hank A. Milius, Chief Executive Officer & President
  • Kirk W. Shafer, Vice President, Finance
  • Sarfraz Khan, M.D., Medical Director
  • Daniel Body, Chief Operating Officer
  • Gary Garofolo, Director, System Services & Quality
  • Beth Meyer, Director of Marketing
  • Sharalyn Pearson, Executive Assistant
  • Rob Woods, MIS Director

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