IU Health Starke Hospital’s commitment to the community has earned them the honor of being named 2015 Business of the Year by the Starke County Chamber of Commerce. The formal award will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the chamber’s annual dinner.
Chamber officials shared the news with IU Health Starke Hospital President Craig Felty last week. He serves on the chamber board but abstained from the business of the Year vote. Chamber President Joan Ludwig notes the local hospital is number one within the IU Health system for colleague engagement and in the top two percent in the nation. The hospital’s nomination letter reads:
“IU Health Starke Hospital has actively recruited physicians and planned for the future of the local health facility, based upon patients’ needs, taking into consideration the size of the county, trends in healthcare, the economic feasibility and sustainability of certain specialty services, as well as best practices in similarly-sized communities. Of all the businesses in Starke County, IU Health is more involved in volunteer and community activities than any other business.”