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Oral health affects our ability to speak, smile, eat, and show emotions. It also affects self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at work and school. Oral diseases—which range from cavities to gum disease to oral cancer—cause pain and disability for millions of Americans. They also cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

Cavities (also called tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. By age 34, more than 80% of people have had at least one cavity. More than 40% of adults have felt pain in their mouth in the last year. On average, the nation spends more than $113 billion a year on costs related to dental care. More than $6 billion of productivity is lost each year because people miss work to get dental care.

Oral health has been linked with other chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. It is also linked with risk behaviors like using tobacco and eating and drinking foods and beverages high in sugar. Public health strategies such as community water fluoridation and school dental sealant programs have been proven to save money and prevent cavities.
Source:  www.cdc.gov

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Awards and Accreditation


Memorial Hospital named among top 5% in the nation for outstanding patient experience, achieving this award annually since 2009
Memorial Hospital named among top 5% in the nation for outstanding patient experience, achieving this award annually since 2009!
2013 and 2014 Women's Choice Awards as an America's Best Hospital for Heart Care and an America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics
Memorial Hospital has been recognized with several 2017 quality awards from CareChex®, including Top 100 in the nation for Medical Excellence in heart attack treatment.
Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center became the first center in Indiana to be certified by The Joint Commission.
Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center became the first center in Indiana to be certified by The Joint Commission.
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