IU Health Starke President Discusses Strategic Partner Search

IU HealthIU Health Starke and LaPorte Hospitals are in search of health care delivery partners to provide the best care possible to the residents they serve. IU Health Starke President Craig Felty says they’ve sent out requests for proposals and are keeping their options open.

“Our goal would really be to maintain a relationship with IU Health,” Felty said last week during an interview at WKVI.  “We cherish that relationship, but we also just identify that over the years as health care has changed we need to look for somebody additional who might be able to help us meet that need.”

Felty added there’s not a clear direction at this time as to how to proceed. He said IU Health LaPorte and Starke Hospitals are exploring all of their options to meet the vast array of patient needs. Felty noted the search is ongoing and a timeline for finding such a partner has not been established.