Starke and LaPorte hospital patients can now proceed with their elective procedures. Hospital officials say they’ve successfully resumed some outpatient elective services.Continue reading
Don’t let COVID-19 fears prevent you from getting emergency medical care. That’s the message being shared by Starke Hospital and the American Heart Association. The heart association’s Be Certain in Uncertain Times campaign reminds residents not to hesitate to call 911 if they or someone they know experience heart attack or stroke symptoms.Continue reading
Starke Hospital will now be able to use space at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in the event of a disaster. The Knox City Council last week approved a memorandum of understanding, allowing the hospital to use the building’s executive room and office.Continue reading
Starke Hospital in Knox is offering residents a chance to call about symptoms if they are concerned about COVID-19 testing.Continue reading
Local hospitals are tightening restrictions on visitors. Starting March 17, Starke Hospital will only allow visitors to emergency department, surgery, the labor and delivery unit, and pediatric patients, as well as patients at the end of life. Patients in other areas are not allowed to have visitors.Continue reading
A Knox man is dead, after the vehicle he was driving apparently went off the road and hit a tree Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., the Starke County Sheriff’s Office was called to County Road 200 North, about a quarter mile west of 1025 East.Continue reading
An agreement to help Starke Hospital continue serving patients in the event of a disaster was approved by the Knox School Board last week. Board members approved a memorandum of understanding allowing Knox Middle School to be used as an alternate care site.Continue reading
The Knox School Board will reorganize for 2020 when they meet tonight.Continue reading
A Knox resident is crediting the city’s first responders for saving the life of her son earlier this month. Elizabeth Darda expressed her thanks during Wednesday’s board of works meeting.Continue reading
An increase in ambulance transfers has resulted in increased revenue for the Starke County EMS Department so far this year.Continue reading
The new Starke County EMS transfer unit at Starke Hospital went into service Monday morning at 10 a.m.
Starke County EMS Director Travis Clary told the county commissioners Monday night that the first transfer patient left the hospital in Medic 2 a half hour after the new unit began service with a run to South Bend.Continue reading
The Starke County Council members approved Rainy Day Funds to clear up a fund in the red and for equipment for a transfer unit at Starke Hospital.Continue reading
The new Starke County EMS ambulance should arrive in March.Continue reading
Knox school officials will be better equipped to respond to off-site emergencies, thanks to some recent donations from Starke Hospital. Last week, the school board accepted a $500 donation for the purchase of emergency bags.Continue reading
After seeing a sharp decline in revenue for Starke County Emergency Medical Services, Clerk Mary Lynn Ritchie informed the Starke County Commissioners this week that revenue is swinging in a positive direction.
A man who reportedly fought a K9 is in the Starke County Justice Center.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women worldwide. To help draw attention to the disease, every year, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month.
WHO representatives report that since there are currently no definitive answers about the cause, early detection of the disease is the cornerstone of breast cancer control. Starke County residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to receive mammograms and subsequent testing and procedures, free of charge. Continue reading
About 20 people have applied for the full-time positions available in the Starke County EMS Department.
The Starke County Commissioners discussed the purchase of BiPAP equipment for use on the county’s proposed ambulance transfer unit.
The Starke County Council members heard a proposal for a primary transfer unit to work out of Starke Hospital in Knox.