It?s official. Allen County will lease its hospital, becoming Saint Luke?s Allen County Regional Hospital.
Allen County commissioners signed a resolution authorizing the lease Tuesday morning, followed by approval by the hospital?s board of trustees that night. The action capped months of negotiations; nearly two years ago, the hospital board began debating whether to make a management change and in March decided to lease to the Kansas City-based Saint Luke?s Health System.
?The new partnership with Saint Luke?s offers wonderful opportunities for our patients, employees and community,? Loren Korte, hospital board president, said. ?We will have the benefit of a strong organizational partner and can be confident that the needs of our community will be represented.?