Construction Begins on Parkview Wabash Hospital


Officials from Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health have broken ground on a new hospital in Wabash. The health system is investing $35 million in the two-story, 80,000 square-foot facility, which is expected to create 14 jobs.

The hospital's campus will also include a 31,000 square-foot medical office building. That facility will serve as the new home of 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, chief executive officer 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."

Parkview Wabash Hospital will include a full-serve emergency department, a helipad for rapid patient transfer, diagnostic imaging, an inpatient medical and surgical unit and enhanced women's health services, among others.

"We really thought about the community’s needs when we designed this facility," said Marilyn Custer-Mitchell, president of 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."

Construction is expected to be complete in 2018. The project is the latest in a string of expansions for Parkview. The health system broke ground last month on a Parkview Physicians Group Northeast Clinic in Fort Wayne and in April, cut the ribbon on its new Parkview Warsaw Hospital.

In December, Parkview celebrated the completion of a portion of its $55 million renovation to the Parkview Randallia campus in Fort Wayne.

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