IU Health Names COO For Two Hospitals

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Indiana University Health has named Camie Patterson chief operating officer of its LaPorte and Starke hospitals. She most recently served in a similar role at Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina.

March 11, 2014

News Release

LaPorte, Ind. -- Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke hospitals welcome Camie Patterson as the new Chief Operating Officer.

Patterson brings an experienced and dedicated career as a Senior Healthcare Executive to IU Health with successes in finance and focus on process improvement. Previously, she worked at Self Regional Healthcare in South Carolina for nearly a decade, most recently serving as the COO.

Prior, she worked as the Controller before moving into the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer roles. In addition, she worked as a Certified Public Accountant for 12 years.

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 numerous 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.

A native of Indiana, Patterson and her husband, Andrew, along with their five children, are looking forward to becoming involved in the community.

Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to La Porte and the surrounding community for more than 100 years. IU Health La Porte Hospital received an Excellence in Patient Care award for exemplary “doctor communication” from outcomes firm Studer Group® as well as designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology in 2012. IU Health La Porte Hospital was recognized as "Best in Class" in a national survey of diversity practices in 2012 as well as received Magnet re-designation. In addition, the stroke program earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. To learn more about IU Health La Porte Hospital, visit iuhealth.org/laporte.

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to Starke County and the surrounding community for more than 60 years. In 2011, IU Health Starke Hospital was recognized by the Indiana Rural Health Association for its efforts and achievements toward advocacy in healthcare in rural Starke County and surrounding communities. In addition, IU Health Starke Hospital has added more than 30 new physicians to its Medical Staff since 2009, and has invested millions of dollars into new technology to assure the highest level of care to the community. To learn more about IU Health Starke Hospital, visit iuhealth.org/starke.

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S.News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation’s leading medical schools—gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.

Source: Indiana University Health