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updated: 4/17/2014 7:00 AM

Parkview to seek affiliation with Wabash hospital

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A not-for-profit health system that includes eight hospitals across northeastern Indiana has agreed to pursue an affiliation agreement with another hospital in the region.

The Journal Gazette and the News-Sentinel report the Wabash County Hospital has agreed in a letter of intent to affiliate with Parkview Health, which has facilities in Allen, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble and Whitley counties.

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Parkview Health says the structure of the affiliation will be defined in the coming months.

The two said in a statement a rapidly changing health care environment and changes in reimbursements contributed to the decision.

Wabash County Hospital is a 25-bed hospital in Wabash founded in 1919.

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