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Parkview Wabash Hospital holds open house for the public

Parkview Wabash Hospital opened its doors to give the public a preview of what they can expect when they're in operation on June 27 showing the new technology, and the new family birthing center they say will be more convenient.

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 7:54 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2018 10:41 AM

WABASH, Ind. (WFFT)- The media got a sneak peak last Wednesday of the new hospital, and this weekend it's the public's turn.

The 80,000 square foot Parkview Wabash Hospital has a new family birthing center and rooms that can fit as many people necessary.

"Wabash hasn't delivered a baby in about over 14 years now, so the beauty in Parkview investing in developing the Women's Health Care Center here now in Wabash is that if you live in Wabash County, you can also deliver here as well now," Dr. Lin Lu said.

He's new to the birthing center, and happy to be a part of the team.

Prior to this, you'd have to leave the county to deliver a baby. 

This particular location wanted to provide services the older location couldn't in hopes to be more appealing for the residents who live near by.

"What we have done- increased is the technology within the operating room, for example the high density lights, the video integration, and the workflow from the other facility to this facility will allow better patient care and better patient safety," Vice-President of Patient Care Services at Parkview Wabash Hospital Cathy Wolfe said.

Visitors say the winner today would have to be the room sizes.

"In the emergency department, in our old facility, we had very small rooms with curtains on them. It wasn't conducive to today's technology or the fast paste care that is provided," she added.

Carrie McLain is a traveling nurse. She returned home to check out the hospital to see if it'd be a potential place of employment.

"It's very nice. I'm an E.R. nurse so lots of space, lots of room, new equipment, hopefully functioning well, so that's always good when you have a new space,"she said.

She, like many who visited today, can't wait to see what it will be like on the 27th.

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