TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Steven Holman, President and CEO of Union Health, sent a letter obtained by mywabashvalley.com to all Union Health employees Wednesday announcing that the company is in “preliminary conversations” with Terre Haute Regional Hospital regarding a “historic opportunity.”

Holman began the letter thanking all employees for their commitment to Union Health and for all of the “dedication, hard work and perseverance” workers have demonstrated throughout the year. He then added that looking into the future there is still a lot of healthcare progress to be made in the Wabash Valley before announcing the talks with Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

“I’d like to share with you that we are engaged in preliminary conversations with Terre Haute Regional Hospital about a unique and historic opportunity that fully aligns with our vision to lead the Wabash Valley to its best health and wellness,” the letter read.

The letter then reassured employees that throughout this process everyone will have a role. He also said that all associates should feel “confident with respect to job security” and that Union Health is committed to providing compassionate and quality health services to the area.

In the letter’s final paragraph Holman said that he will provide updates to employees on progress but did not give a specific date or time as to when updates would be released.

WTWO/WAWV and MyWabashValley.com have reached out to representatives of Union for additional information on this letter. Regional representative Ann Marie Foote said this:

We can confirm we are having discussions with Union Health to determine if there is a way we can work together to enhance health care for our community. These are preliminary discussions, so it would be premature to give details at this time. Terre Haute Regional Hospital has a proud, nearly 140-year history of serving the Wabash Valley. We continue to invest in our community, with projects totaling approximately $4.5 million including new cath labs, a new CT scan machine, and other improvements, and our focus remains on providing high-quality care to our patients every day.

Full statement from Regional Hospital’s Director of Marketing & Communications Ann Marie Foote

The full letter can be found below or by clicking here.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been revised to reflect a response from a Regional Hospital representative.