Parkview Regional Medical Center expanding to meet growing demand for care and services

FORT WAYNE, IND. (May 21, 2018) – Parkview Health officials today announced plans to invest in the Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) campus. The expansion plans call for the construction of a 6-story, 168,000 square foot medical tower that will allow for the hospital to add 72 new inpatient beds. Approximately 63,000 square feet of the new tower will be shell space, allowing for future expansion plans to further support forecasted inpatient and ambulatory care growth.

“The number of people who choose Parkview for their care continues to rise. We have deployed many initiatives to best meet these growing needs, including investments that have allowed for increased capacity at PRMC and Parkview Hospital Randallia. However, we find our Allen County inpatient bed capacity is insufficient to meet this growing demand," said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health.

Parkview has deployed several internal initiatives to best meet the needs of patients as the demand for its services continues to increase. This work routinely positions Parkview’s hospitals among the country’s top performers for high-quality care and patient outcomes.

“With these initiatives and positive outcomes in place, Parkview’s two Allen County hospitals continue to experience high volumes and limited bed capacity,” said Ben Miles, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center and affiliates. “So in partnership with outside consultants, we’ve thoughtfully evaluated the current and projected demand within the region, which reflects a need to appropriately grow inpatient services."

The addition of the medical tower is a supporting component of those initiatives, which have been introduced over several years to support growing demand. Other such initiatives include:

·        Continued investments in the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus and the services offered there.

·        The growth of Parkview Physicians Group, including several hundred new primary and specialty care providers.

·        The introduction and continued enhancement of a system-wide electronic health record (EHR), supporting improved patient care, quality and outcomes.

·        Continued investments in tele-health services, allowing for specialty care like cardiology, behavioral health and neurology, to be delivered in a community hospital setting.

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