DeKalb Health Announces Intention to Pursue Affiliation

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January 23, 2019
AUBURN, IN (January 23, 2019) Following a vote by the board of directors on January 18th, DeKalb
Health announced in a series of staff meetings Tuesday its intentions to pursue a partnership affiliation
with a larger healthcare system.

Located in Auburn, Indiana and dubbed the “Miracle of Indiana,” DeKalb Memorial Hospital Inc.doing
business as DeKalb Health opened its doors in 1964 and has operated for more than half a century as
an independent community hospital serving the healthcare needs of DeKalb County and surrounding

Employing over 625, DeKalb Health is licensed by the State of Indiana as a nonprofit, 56-bed, acute care
healthcare facility and provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services.
DeKalb Health boasts a proud heritage of caring for our local community and vows to seek a system
affiliation that will honor our past, and align for the future to ensure continued high-quality care, long term
economic viability, and provide for the security of the DeKalb Health team members.

Several healthcare systems were under consideration, and a letter of intent is being formalized.
“While details are solidified, the board and hospital administration anticipate a period of time will ensue
before an official affiliation is formally announced,” stated Terri Christiansen, DeKalb Health Public
Information Officer.

Additional information will be forthcoming as soon as it is made available,” Christiansen shared.
Learn more about DeKalb Health by visiting or at facebook/dekalbhealth.

DeKalb Health, located in Auburn, Indiana and DeKalb County, opened its doors in 1964 as DeKalb Memorial Hospital, thanks to the voluntary contributions of the citizens of DeKalb County. The independent, not-for-profit, acute care facility, features a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services. It has achieved many milestones along the way, including the opening of Emergency Medical Services addition in 1975 and the completion of a three-story medical building in 1992. In the last decade, numerous expansions and renovations have brought the facilities up to date, and in May 2008 the Surgical Center began welcoming patients. Comprehensive renovations to the Emergency, Imaging and Diagnostic Centers were completed in 2011. Additional renovations to Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Business Health and the privatization of all patient rooms and were completed in 2015.

DeKalb Health is guided by its mission to “promote, preserve and restore health” and its vision “to be the
healthcare organization of choice for patients, physicians, payors and healthcare professionals.” To learn more, visit or follow us on social media.
Terri Christianson, Marketing Director
(260) 925-2555