Construction on Parkview's new medical tower already underway

The new six-story tower, being built just south the of the emergency room, will add 72 inpatient beds to the hospital.

Posted: Sep. 26, 2018 7:55 PM
Updated: Sep. 27, 2018 12:12 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Parkview has started construction on a new medical tower at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

The new six-story tower, being built just south the of the emergency room, will add 72 inpatient beds to the hospital.

“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 said the top three stories would be filled first, allowing the bottom three available for future expansion.

The new tower is expected to open in 2020.

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