Parkview Health updates plans for southwest campus

FORT WAYNE, IND. – Aug. 17, 2021 – Parkview Health has updated plans for its southwest Fort Wayne campus to include a more comprehensive range of services in one convenient location.

During a pause in construction due to the pandemic, plans for the campus at Illinois Road and Glencarin Boulevard were re-evaluated. Updated plans call for a more efficient use of existing space and the addition of commonly needed services to meet a wider array of care needs, including specialty care and a 24-hour emergency department.

Currently known as Parkview Inverness, in the Inverness Centre plaza, the Parkview campus will also be renamed Parkview Southwest as construction is completed.

“Parkview Southwest will allow us to deliver multiple levels of outpatient care in a more efficient manner, offering ‘hospital-like’ service without a hospital,” said John Bowen, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. “This campus will meet a significant portion of patients’ care needs in one convenient location. Based on patient feedback, we are adding some of our most in-demand services to the campus, meeting more diverse clinical needs and making it easier for area residents to receive care closer to home.”

As previously planned, Parkview will construct a three-story specialty outpatient center at the southeast corner of Illinois Road and Glencarin Boulevard. On the first floor, patients will have access to an emergency room, as well as lab and imaging services, creating convenience for patients who are referred for common tests.

The second and third floors of the new outpatient center will house specialty care practices and clinics, including Parkview Physicians Group surgical and specialty providers, Parkview Neurosciences, services by the Parkview Cancer Institute and Parkview Heart Institute, and Orthopedics Northeast (ONE). The addition of these services expands access to some of the most commonly needed specialty care for patients in southwest Fort Wayne.

As part of Parkview’s redesign, the existing ambulatory surgery center on Carnegie Boulevard will be remodeled to include more surgery and procedure rooms. The newly named Parkview Southwest Surgery Center will be used for common outpatient procedures.

An existing medical office building on the campus, located at the roundabout intersection of Glencarin Boulevard and Carnegie Boulevard, will also be remodeled to become the Parkview Southwest Women's and Children’s Health Center. This location will include Parkview Physicians Group OB/GYN and midwifery clinics, a pelvic health clinic, women’s imaging, and pediatric general and specialty care clinics.

As part of the previously announced plans for the campus, Parkview opened a new primary care and walk-in clinic at the southwest corner of Illinois Road and Glencarin Boulevard in the fall of 2020. Primary care services will continue to be offered at that location.

“We’ve truly reimagined the way we’re delivering care,” added Bowen. “By offering a full range of outpatient services on one campus, we can care for patients in a convenient and efficient manner. The multi-disciplinary approach gives patients access to nearly all the care they’ll need.”

New facilities and services at Parkview Southwest will result in the creation of more than 160 jobs in clinical and non-clinical roles, as well as the addition of 15 new physicians and advance practice providers.

Site work is expected to begin in August and construction is slated to begin this fall. All construction is expected to be complete in 2023.