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Matthew Balla Appointed To Indiana State Board Of Pharmacy
Updated August 21, 2017 6:45 AM | Filed under: Health
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(BEDFORD) - With more than 27 years of healthcare experience, St. Vincent Dunn Administrator and Director of Pharmacy Matthew Balla received the honor of Governor Eric Holcomb's appointment to the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy. This is a two-year position with Balla's term expiring March 31, 2019.

Matt Balla's career with St. Vincent started in 1990 as a Pharmacist at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He transitioned into Director of Pharmacy at St. Vincent Dunn in 2011, and began serving as the Administrator in 2013. St. Vincent is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

Balla graduated from Purdue University, College of Pharmacy in 1990. He is also a private pilot and has been a national speaker for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He has completed nearly 70 triathlons in his lifetime and enjoys playing the guitar, hiking and spending time with his family.

The Indiana Board of Pharmacy consists of seven members appointed by the governor. Six members must be pharmacists in good standing of recognized experience and ability from varied practice settings who hold a current license to practice pharmacy in Indiana; one of these pharmacists must be a practicing hospital pharmacist. The seventh member represents the general public, being a resident of Indiana and someone who has never been associated with pharmacy in anyway other than as a consumer.

About St. Vincent

In Indiana, Ascension's St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care - including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities - in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.



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