Wellness Center Open at IU Health Starke Hospital

IU Health Starke Hospital has announced an expansion of services in the Wellness Center. Heather Skelly, head of the program, said it’s a great way for the public to stay healthy by getting shape that is available to everyone.

The public is invited to tour the facility where Skelly, an athletic trainer for the Knox High School for 11 years, will offer an assessment of each individual’s physical capabilities before introducing them to the equipment. Former physical therapy patients are also invited to use the facility.

Skelly said she is enthusiastic about her new career at IU Health Starke Hospital and looks forward to doing what she can to help people get healthy. She is married and the mother of a young son. Her husband, Jake, is a high school teacher and coach at Knox High School.

The Wellness Center features a variety of equipment available for use, including ellepticals, treadmills, bikes, dumbbells, and other weight machines. The facility is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Costs are $30 a month for community members, $50 a month for couples and $10 a month for Medicaid enrollees. There is an additional one-time $25 assessment fee upon signing up for membership and includes exercises and lab draws.