Date: 3/21/2001

Talks extended for new healthcare system

Community Foundation, Inc., Munster, Ind. and Ancilla Systems Inc., Hobart, and its sponsor, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ (PHJC), are continuing to explore the formation of a new healthcare system, extending an initial deadline both organizations set to complete these discussions.

Community Foundation, the parent corporation of The Community Hospital in Munster, has not made a final decision to acquire Ancilla’s two hospitals, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. The talks between the two organizations are continuing under an agreement that was recently extended.