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November 08, 2022

Arnett, home to many 'firsts'

IU Health Arnett Hospital

Arnett, home to many 'firsts'

Dr. Philip Krause, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and retired general surgeon, Dr. Jack Kelley have a lot in common. They're neighbors. They've practiced medicine at IU Health Arnett and they're both responsible for bringing several medical 'firsts' to Lafayette.

"I came here in 1968 and put in the first pacemaker [locally]," shares Dr. Kelley who was looking for a multi-disciplinary clinic with Midwestern values.

Dr. Krause, a graduate of Purdue University and the IU School of Medicine, joined Arnett bringing cutting-edge cardiology care to IU Health Arnett.

"You have people that went before you, that gave the example of how you can work hard, accomplish things and bring new things," said Dr. Krause. "They're expecting you to be the next person to do this and they encourage you to do it."

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