IU Health Starke Hospital Interim President David Hyatt announced this week that the hospital has invested nearly three quarters of a million dollars in new equipment. He presented his capital expenditures report to the Starke County Council last week, and he said total capital expenditures so far this year total $862,071. He says $735,280 of these expenses were for equipment, with $63,589 in contingency funds.
Two high-tech pieces of equipment cost nearly half a million dollars alone, including a Nuclear Medicine Dual-head Camera at $276,749, and a new Patient Monitoring System for the inpatient units with a cost of $202,470. Hyatt says the new patient monitors are the most technologically-advanced monitors available, and will allow patients to be monitored anywhere in the hospital from central monitoring screens in the ICU and Medical Surgical Units.
Contingency purchases included an orthopedic exam table, a radiology plate set, chiller pump, and by-medical position tools. The funds also covered the remaining phase of the roof replacement project.
Hyatt said the improvements to the building and the equipment purchases reinforce IU Health La Porte Hospital’s commitment to providing 21st century care to patients at IU Health Starke Hospital.