La Porte and Starke Hospitals now will be governed by a single ownership structure. In an amicable agreement, Indiana University Health sold its remaining minority interest in the joint venture and La Porte and Starke Hospitals will continue their focus on providing convenient, accessible care for residents in La Porte, Knox and the surrounding communities. Patients will continue to receive the same quality care from the hospitals’ skilled and compassionate colleagues and medical staffs. The hospitals’ boards of trustees comprising local community members and physicians will remain in place to continue to provide local oversight to the hospitals. The main change the community will notice is signage, brochures, and other materials will no longer use the trident symbol and language, “An affiliate of IU Health.” Plans are progressing on building the new La Porte Hospital, and a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on August 23rd.