FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parkview Health plans to invest $55 million to expand and enhance services at its Parkview Randallia Campus over the next four to five years. Parkview said this is the largest healthcare investment in this region since the Parkview Regional Medical Center. PRMC was a nearly $550 million project.
The project will lead to the creation of nearly 150 new jobs and many new services that will compliment Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview’s community hospitals in Huntington, Whitley, Noble and LaGrange counties.
“We’ve made many significant investments into new services and improvements over the last two years as we also carefully evaluated the long term plans for Parkview Hospital Randallia,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “The demand for care and services at this hospital has exceeded our expectations and many residents continue to choose this location as their preferred source of health care. We’re excited to continue to invest in this campus as we address the needs of our community.”
Packnett said the Randallia campus is the busiest ER hospital in northeast Indiana. He said that proves that this investment is imperative.
Ben Miles, COO of Parkview Hospital and Affiliates, said this project is also necessary because there’s been some capacity concerns since Parkview Regional Medical Center opened up in March 2012.
The major part of the multi-million dollar project will be the interior and exterior of the facility. Nearly $30 million will go toward structural improvements and enhancements. This will allow for expanded and/or added inpatient and outpatient services. In December 2013, a $3.2 million dollar project that enhanced Randallia’s entrance and added a new courtyard was completed.
The following investment items were highlighted in the release from Parkview:
- State-of-the-art surgery suites
- Cardiac catheterization lab
- Updated and enhanced Family Birthing Center
- Updated and enhanced inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services
- Expanded critical care services
- Expanded services at Center for Wound Healing
- Expanded services at Center on Aging and Health
“Since the opening of Parkview Regional Medical Center two years ago, we have invested nearly $20 million into this campus. That combined with today’s announcement is $75 million dedicated to meeting the needs of our community through the addition of many expanded or new services,” said Miles. “Randallia is important to us because it’s important to this community. The residents in and around this area continue to choose this facility for their care. We also have new individuals coming to Parkview Hospital Randallia, starting their families at our Family Birthing Center, or establishing their medical care with a new primary care doctor. We look forward to being here, supporting their needs for many years to come.”
Parkview leaders said work will start almost immediately. There will be a core Parkview Hospital Randallia team focused on the construction project. As the project progresses, they will work to share updates, information and milestones with the community. Visit www.parkview.com/parkviewhospitalrandallia to follow the updates on the project.