As another year comes to a close, I want to say thank you to everyone who keeps healthcare moving forward in Peru, Miami County and our surrounding communities.

I am so proud of the nearly 300 outstanding team members at Dukes Memorial Hospital who consistently deliver safe, quality healthcare and continue to go above and beyond as we enter year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve risen to the occasion with patient surges and adjusted to ever-changing guidelines. And through it all they have continued to provide compassionate care to ensure patients' needs are always met. They are heroes. Every day.