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.