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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 11582
Description Roy Erikson seated at his desk in Ball Memorial Hospital.
Date No Date
Medium photographic emulsion on paper
People Erikson, Roy
Search Terms Muncie
Ball Memorial Hospital
Delaware County
Subjects Hospitals
People associated with medicine
Classification People
Imagefile 087\11582.JPG
Notes Roy Erickson succeeded Walter Ebert as the fourth administrator of Ball Memorial Hospital in December 1972. He was the first administrator to have the title of President. Erickson earned a degree in business administration from Northwestern University. After returning from service in the Air Force in the early 1950s, Erickson returned to Northwestern and earned a graduate degree in hospital administration. Before coming to Muncie, he was administrator at hospitals in Decator, Jacksonville, and Quincy, Illinois.

At Ball Memorial Hospital, Erickson presided over the addition of the 10-story tower which opened in 1979, growth in the number of interns and residents, and growth in outpatient care. During his tenure, BMH saw an increase in the number of out-of-county admissions and its reputation as a referral center was enhanced by strides in medical education, and growth of clinical staff.

In 1986, there was a corporate reorganization, BMH Health Services, Inc. was created and Erickson became its president.
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