IU Health Starke Hospital has a new interim administrator. Craig Felty will take over for fellow executive Linda Satoski, who is retiring. He’s served as the executive director of patient care services at the Knox facility since January of 2011. IU Health executives said in a statement that the search for a permanent president of IU Health Starke Hospital is ongoing and should be finished this spring. Felty brings more than 25 years of patient care and healthcare management experience to the position. He has worked as Patient Care Manager of the Mitchell Emergency Department at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Critical Care Transport Nurse for an ambulance service in Illinois and Director of Emergency Services for Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill.
Previously, he served as the Assistant Chief Flight Nurse for University of Chicago Hospitals and Manager of Aeromedical Services for Loyola University Medical Center. He has immediate experience in neonatal and pediatric transport, as a trauma nurse in the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department, legal nurse consulting and volunteer firefighting.
Felty has been trained in homeland security, pediatric education, neonatal resuscitation, advanced burn life support and emergency medical services. He is board certified in Emergency Nursing from the Emergency Nurses Association, and holds numerous certifications for clinical instruction as an educator in his field for other healthcare providers within the region.