IU Health LaPorte and Starke Hospitals may partner with Community Health Systems, Inc. to strengthen the health care needs of the area. The IU Health LaPorte Hospital Board has entered into exclusive negotiations with a CHS subsidiary and IU Health, according to a news release sent late Monday afternoon. Final details will be worked out during a due diligence period. The proposed limited liability company will include IU Health LaPorte and Starke Hospitals and all related entities, including physician practices.
Officials say the decision was based on several criteria identified by various healthcare shareholders, including a commitment to the highest quality of patient care and service, a clear vision for future growth, financial stability and a common culture that reflects a deep appreciation for the physicians, nurses, staff and others who help deliver care.
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