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Parkview leaders break ground on new hospital in Wabash

FORT WAYNE, IND. (June 30, 2016) – Today leaders from Parkview Health broke ground on a new $35 million hospital in Wabash. The two-story, 80,000 square foot facility will create approximately 14 new jobs in Wabash. The hospital campus will also include a 31,000 square foot medical office building that will be home to Parkview Physicians Group. 

“At Parkview, we’re driven by compassion – continually focused on the care of others – and as we continue to grow in Wabash we intend to remain focused on providing the highest level of care and being a provider this community can trust,” said Mike Packnett, President and CEO of Parkview Health. “This is a new chapter for healthcare in Wabash and we couldn’t be more excited to see this hospital come to life.” 

Services offered at the new Parkview Wabash Hospital campus include:

  • A full-service emergency department with 24/7 expert care
  • Helipad for rapid patient transfer by Parkview Samaritan or other medical transport service
  • Diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, ultrasound, MRI, mammography and more)
  • Inpatient medical/surgical unit
  • Constant Care Unit
  • Outpatient lab services
  • Sleep Center
  • LifeBridge Senior Program
  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehab
  • Home healthcare and hospice
  • Access to Parkview Physicians Group specialty clinics

Enhanced women’s health services, including prenatal, obstetrics, labor and delivery, will also be offered at the new hospital. “We really thought about the community’s needs when we designed this facility,” said Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, President, Parkview Wabash Hospital. “Women’s health was a service area we identified as a growth opportunity, and so far the feedback has been outstanding. The community, as well as our team, is really looking forward to this service expansion.”

The medical office building located on the new campus will house approximately 15 physicians from Parkview Physicians Group. In addition to primary care, specialties include cardiology, pulmonology, podiatry, colon and rectal surgery, gynecology and orthopedics.

“The new Parkview Wabash Hospital and medical office building will bring together modern design and enhanced care delivery options on one campus, allowing our physicians to provide excellent care to every person, every day,” said Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, President, Parkview Wabash Hospital. “As our current hospital approaches 100 years old, fulfilling our promise to give this community a new hospital is an opportunity we at Parkview Wabash have looked forward to for many years.”

The hospital is expected to be complete in 2018.

To download video and interviews from today’s groundbreaking, please click here.

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