There is no more Starke Memorial Hospital. Well, there is a hospital at the corner of Culver Road and Heaton Street, but the name of the facility was officially changed Thursday. In keeping with the Clarian change throughout the system Starke Memorial will be known as Indiana University Health-Starke Hospital.
“Talking with Spencer Grove from the Indiana Hospital Association said that this is absolutely the first time we’ve changed the name for Starke Hospital,” said CEO Linda Satoski. “It is an exciting day across the entire State of Indiana, moving to the IU Health name and the assurance that it gives our patients, our communities to quality of care, education and research.”
Linda said the staff was excited, too.
“We’ve had free meals, we’ve fed the employees and we’ll do that for all three shifts. We had the flag raising this afternoon and free hot chocolate. It really was exciting. There was a lot of excitement when we raised the flag.”
At 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday afternoon, the Indiana University Health flag was raised just below the United States flag on the flagpole. In front of the pole was a beautiful display of ice sculptures.