Off Mic: St. Catherine Hospital and the Future of Health Care in East Chicago

Jul 2, 2021

St. Catherine Hospital officials say the facility is doing just fine. But local officials want the hospital to make a statement about its future.
Credit PHOTOS OF LAWMAKERS ARE PROVIDED. PHOTO OF ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL BY MICHAEL PUENTE
Today on Off Mic: One hospital in Northwest Indiana has already announced plans to dramatically downsize. Could another follow? We talk to two Indiana state lawmakers who are trying to get answers about the future of St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago; we also talk to one doctor who has worked at St. Catherine for decades and hear her worries about the future of the hospital; and finally a discussion about a new Indiana law that will give the public a new tool to get answers from not-for-profit hospitals.