Letter to the Editor: Lutheran Health Network

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Legendary coach Vince Lombardi said, “People who work together will win, whether it be
against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”

While the effects brought on by the COVID-19 coronavirus make this current pandemic a
healthcare crisis, it is also a test of our ability to collaborate as health care providers and
as a community.

As trustees of Lutheran Health Network entities, we could not be more proud – or more
thankful – for the courage, dedication and sacrifice of our LHN family. This gratitude
extends to our health system colleagues across northeastern Indiana and includes our
first responders, police, fire and public health professionals – thank you.

As our communities prepare for an increase in cases, we have witnessed the benefits of
preparation and teamwork. We have seen the different areas of the community come
together to formulate responses and actions, considering many scenarios and always
with the safety and well-being of the people of this community at the forefront.

We see how hard all of our employees are working together for our patients and their
families, for our local community, our nation and beyond.

We will overcome this unprecedented pandemic together because we worked
together to conquer this threat. To all who have so bravely served – and are serving – in
this battle against COVID-19, we thank you.


Ronald Robinson, Board Chair, Kosciusko Community Hospital
George Babcock, M.D., Board Chair, Bluffton Regional Medical Center
Neil Stalker, M.D., Board Chair, Dukes Memorial Hospital
Robert Severinac, M.D., Board Chair, Dupont Hospital
Mark Medley, FACHE, Board Chair, Lutheran Hospital
George Koletis, M.D., Board Chair, The Orthopedic Hospital
Jerry Henry, Board Chair, St. Joseph Hospital