FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Parkview Health patients are just days away from getting their first view from the top of its new medical tower.
The Regional Medical Center is opening the 6th floor to patients on Thursday nearly three months earlier than Parkview staff originally planned.
“So as we laid out the case and the need to bring these beds on earlier because it’s all about excellent care for our patients and in the community," says Ben Miles, president of Parkview Regional Medical Center and affiliates.
The six-story, 168,000-square-foot tower will add a total of 72 new inpatient beds and 100 new clinical positions.
The $98 million investment stemmed from a growing demand for inpatient and ambulatory care for patients from northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
The technological developments include safety features on the hospital beds and negative pressure rooms.
Parkview staff are set to open the 5th floor on Oct. 1 and the 4th floor on Nov. 1.
The opening dates for the remaining floors are yet to be determined.
For more information on the new medical tower, click here.