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Introducing Powers Health

Introducing the next generation of care and commitment to Northwest Indiana

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Powers Health is an evolution of Powers Health, not a merger or acquisition. The same leadership and approach to patient care remain the same. Powers Health continues its commitment to provide more expertise, locations and advanced technology while making healthcare easier to access through integrated operations and services. This dedication has driven Powers Health to become the area’s leader in cancer, heart, neuroscience, orthopedic and stroke care.

Patient FAQs

Community Healthcare System transitioned to a new chapter under the name Powers Health on July 1, 2024. This evolution is not driven by a buyout or merger, but by a strategic vision to unify Northwest Indiana’s leading healthcare system.

We understand you may have questions. We are committed to providing clear and comprehensive information about this transition.

Powers Health was chosen to honor Donald S. Powers, one of the original Directors and President of Community Foundation, which became Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana in 2001, parent company of Community Healthcare System.

This united front strengthens our reputation as the area’s trusted healthcare leader, offering exceptional care across a comprehensive network. Integrated operations simplify your journey to specialized services, advanced technology and compassionate care.

Additionally, Community Healthcare System is often confused with other healthcare systems with Community in the name including some in Indiana.

No. Powers Health is an evolution of Community Healthcare System, not a merger or acquisition. The name change was part of a strategic decision to foster unity across the system and provide the area with one name you can trust for your care. Leadership, doctors, nurses and staff remain the same under Powers Health.

Powers Health is not just a name change — it reflects a commitment to a connected, comprehensive and empowering healthcare experience. It is an integrated system where primary care physicians offer easy access to specialty and advanced care in Northwest Indiana. From wellness centers to immediate care, it is a unified approach to empower your health journey.

No. The names of the acute care hospitals you know and trust, Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, will not change. They will work together to provide you the care you need under Powers Health.

The care delivery site names that will change should offer more clarity and consistency across our system. These include:

  • Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center name changes to Powers Health Rehabilitation Center.
  • All location-based or hospital-based health center names change to Powers Health Outpatient Center.
  • Community Care Network, Inc. name changes to Powers Health Medical Group.

New signage will reflect these names and provide you with a clear list of the services offered.

Yes. We are dedicated to preserving the continuity of care and ensuring a smooth transition. The medical directors, doctors, nurses and staff you have relied on will remain unchanged, transitioning seamlessly as employees of Powers Health or Powers Health Medical Group.

No. Your medical records will remain and transition to the Powers Health name. In addition, all referrals, appointments scheduled, recurring orders and prior authorizations in progress will continue. You do not need to do anything other than continue your care with Powers Health.

Yes. Your MyChart account and the name on the app will automatically change to Powers Health. All of your medical records, test results and provider messages remain.

Powers Health will ensure all accepted insurance contracts and plans conform with our new name.

Yes. Changes in billing may take time to convert to the new naming structure. Please be patient as they transition. Feel free to call the number on your bill with any questions. The name on your bill will match the name of the facility or medical practice where you receive your care.

Our care facilities’ phone numbers and addresses remain the same. On July 1, the website transitioned to PowersHealth.org and email addresses to @PowersHealth.org.

Thank you for your trust and support as we embark on this exciting journey under Powers Health name.