AUBURN, Ind. (WOWO) – DeKalb Health and Parkview Health have signed a letter of intent to develop a strategic partnership according to a press release issued this morning. Both organizations share a commitment to delivering high quality and community-centric care.
Chair of the DeKalb Health Board of Directors, Doug Morrow, says “The DeKalb Health Board is pleased to be able to choose Parkview Health as our new partner” and adds “We view this decision as an opportunity to ensure the best healthcare for the DeKalb County community into the future.”
Chair of the Parkview Health Board of Directors, Dave Haist, states “We shared the same objective: To do what is best for the residents of DeKalb County and the entire region to ensure ongoing, long-term access to high quality care.”
The leaders at DeKalb Heath considers how a larger health system could continue to ongoing projects within the community, support and grow the hospitals services, enhance partnerships with area employers and use opportunities to improve the value of healthcare.
President and CEO of Steel Dynamics, Ind. and member of DeKalb Health’s Corporate and Foundation Boards, Mark Millet, says “With the growing complexity of healthcare, affiliation with a larger organization was inevitable to provide long-term, cost effective, comprehensive care for our community.”
DeKalb Health opened in 1964 and licensed by the state as a non-profit independent community hospital with inpatient and outpatient services. They have 56 beds and employ more than 625.
Parkview Health is also a non-profit, community-based health system servicing northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. They employ more than 12,000 workers.