GOSHEN — IU Health Goshen will transition to Goshen Health as of Oct. 7, 2016. For patients, the name change will be the only noticeable difference since the health system has always been committed to providing exceptional healthcare to the region.
“We are changing our name to focus on what is most important – our mission of improving the health of our communities,” stated Randy Christophel, president and CEO, IU Health Goshen. “We remain dedicated to providing innovative, outstanding care and services to Goshen and the surrounding communities in Northern Indiana.”
IU Health Goshen has always been a community-owned 501(c)3 nonprofit governed by a local board of directors. While locally owned and governed, the organization has grown significantly over the past 30 years and has been nationally recognized for a range of services and programs. Patients from surrounding states are drawn to Goshen due to its Magnet nursing status, extensive capabilities for treating patients with cancer and cardiovascular issues, physicians who are active in research and innovative clinical treatments and the overall excellent quality of care being provided.
Community members will begin seeing the name change early October on signage, patient materials and an advertising campaign. In addition, at Goshen First Fridays on Oct. 7, 2016 the health system will be providing blood pressure screenings, a flu shot clinic, smoking cessation education and giveaways throughout downtown and at the Goshen Theatre.
“We are excited about our name change and hope the community will join us at Goshen First Fridays,” shared CEO Randy Christophel. “For more than 100 years, the leaders of this community have been committed to ensuring innovative, outstanding care and services for the residents of Goshen and the surrounding communities. That will not change. The physicians and all of our Colleagues remain committed to ensuring that every patient receives exceptional health care.”