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Parkview transitioning behavioral health care to Randallia hospital, investing $45 million in facility and expanded services

FORT WAYNE, IND. – May 21, 2024 – Parkview Health is investing in Parkview Hospital Randallia to expand access to behavioral health care.  

Parkview Behavioral Health (PBH), located at 1720 Beacon Street in Fort Wayne, currently offers acute psychiatric inpatient services for children and adults. The facility, previously known as Charter Beacon, was built in 1984 and became part of Parkview Health in 2000.

“The building’s design and infrastructure are no longer conducive to modern neuropsychiatric care,” said Dr. Ahsan Mahmood, physician executive for Parkview’s behavioral health service line.

Parkview will begin transitioning all behavioral health services from PBH to Parkview Hospital Randallia. Construction to renovate two open floors in the hospital, and make necessary adjustments to campus parking and infrastructure, is expected to begin this year. The total cost of construction is approximately $45 million.   

“We explored a number of options and determined that using available space at Randallia is the one that will best serve the community and allow us to offer comprehensive neuropsychiatric care for more patients,” Dr. Mahmood explained. “This is also a growing trend in our industry, as embedding neuropsychiatry in an acute care hospital creates efficiencies and access to more resources. All services will be available under one roof, allowing for fewer transfers and better care coordination, and contributing to our continued commitment to lowering the overall cost of care.”     

The new Randallia neuropsychiatric units will feature 82 private and semi-private rooms. The rooms will be designed in accordance with safety recommendations by The Joint Commission. The units will be equipped to continue caring for both children and adults.    

“Parkview is committed to investing in Parkview Randallia, and this move will further set our neuropsychiatric care apart from others in this space,” said John Bowen, president, Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. “We continue to see an increase in the complexity and acuity of neuropsychiatric patients, and I’m confident that together with the existing teams at Randallia we’ll be able to surround our patients with safe, compassionate, high-quality care.”

Following the transition, Parkview will work to sell the Beacon Street building that currently houses behavioral health services. Services will continue to be available at Park Center and Parkview Physicians Group – Psychiatry. The Parkview Community Greenhouse and Learning Kitchen, located adjacent to PBH on Beacon Street, will remain open.

The Parkview Behavioral Health HelpLine will continue to be available 24 hours a day at 260-471-9440 or 800-284-8439.