A tower of opportunities

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Tower update

It was almost two years ago when Parkview Health announced plans to invest in the Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) campus. This consisted of an expansion plan and construction of a six-story, 168,000-square-foot medical tower. The new tower will allow the hospital to add 72 new inpatient beds and 100 new clinical positions, with roughly 63,000 square feet of additional space. This surplus will not only allow for future expansion plans but will also continue to support projected inpatient demand 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," Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health, said.

As winter turns to spring, it’s evident that construction of the new tower is progressing, despite the ever-changing Midwestern weather. The tower’s main roof was completed at the end of November and service elevators were installed this month. The exterior of the building is projected to be completed in April 2020, with hopes of moving into the sixth floor by October.

With what seems like a laundry list of materials, including but not limited to, 51,500 bricks, 17,982 square feet of carpet, 5,905 cubic yards of concrete and 452 doors, it’s easy to quantify the enormity of such a project. The tower will measure a few inches shy of 130 feet tall and the roof will measure 27,100 square feet. While these numbers do well in measuring the physicality of the building, they fall short in illustrating the profound impact this addition will have on those who will utilize it.

Ben Miles, president, PRMC & Affiliates, conveyed the sentiment best. “I look forward to the day when we can open the first unit in the expanded tower. While we can attach numbers and statistics to the tower expansion project, we can’t quantify the difference we’ll make in the lives of the people we’ll serve there when it is complete – that’s immeasurable!”

To continue watching the tower’s progression and observe the building taking shape, we invite you to enjoy this time-lapse video of the construction.

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New career opportunities

Parkview Health is one of the largest employers in northeast Indiana and we are growing quickly. As the tower’s completion rapidly approaches, we have a myriad of career opportunities. As a not-for-profit organization, we’re driven by our desire to make a difference. Our physicians, nurses, leaders and co-workers work together to create an excellent experience for every person, every day. We continue to look for individuals who share those same qualities and drive.

With this in mind, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation for the Parkview Career Expo for Nurses. At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Parkview culture, meet with leaders, discuss current career opportunities and even participate in on-site interviews with the possibility of contingent employment offers. We recommend registering for the event, but drop-ins are welcome. Also, to be eligible for event drawings, gift cards and giveaways, please pre-register by February 25.

For more information and to pre-register, please visit the Parkview Career Expo page. For any questions or concerns, contact us via email at Nursing@parkview.com, by phone at 260-266-7263 or text “Parkview” to 97211. For a complete list of available positions, please visit the Parkview Careers page.

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