IU Health Starke and LaPorte Hospitals have a new management team member. Camie Patterson is the new chief operating officer. She worked at Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina for nearly a decade and most recently served as the COO. Patterson also worked as the controller before moving into the senior vice president and chief financial officer roles. She also worked for 12 years as a certified public accountant. Patterson received her Master in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York.
She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Patterson has considerable volunteer experience on various boards, including: March of Dimes, chamber of commerce, rotary club, arts council as well as Medicaid and reimbursement task force among her many positions.
Patterson is an Indiana native. She and her husband, Andrew, and their five children are looking forward to becoming involved in the community.