“If it wasn’t that I had strep throat, I never would have gotten the job,” said Rosie Heise, who was recently promoted to the position of Vice President of Business Improvements for both IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals.
In an interview with WKVI News, Heise said that while visiting her local physician, Dr. Walter Fritz, for strep throat four years ago, she learned that Starke Memorial Hospital was looking for a controller. She applied, was hired, and the rest is history.
Since being employed, Starke Memorial has become IU Health Starke Hospital, and Heise has been an integral part of the operation.
“Working at the hospital has opened my eyes to new ways of doing things,” Heise said.
She is a 1993 graduate of Knox High School and holds an Accounting degree from Purdue University. She and her husband, Fred Heise Jr., are the parents of three boys.
Her new position with the hospital began May 10.