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Vibra Hospital signs lease for space at Parkview Randallia

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne solidified its plan to move to the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus by signing a long-term lease agreement.

Vibra Hospital is now at 2626 Fairfield Ave., and it plans to begin work immediately building and renovating space at Parkview Hospital Randallia, according to a statement announcing the lease agreement. The 24-bed Vibra long-term acute-care hospital will occupy approximately 17,200 square feet on the second and fifth floors of Parkview Hospital Randallia. Vibra anticipates opening at its new location in December.

Vibra has a series of specialized programs and services focused on improving the medical conditions of patients who require additional or extended acute medical care. For example, about 30 percent of long-term acute-care patients nationwide are pulmonary patients, such as people being weaned off ventilators.

“We are looking forward to bringing long term acute care services to the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus and believe that together, this move will strengthen our combined plan to provide specialized LTACH (long-term acute care hospital) services to patients with complex medical needs,” said John Pierson, CEO of Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne, in the announcement. “With the signing of this lease we begin the exciting process of moving to Parkview with the firm belief that the partnership and relocation will provide both Vibra Hospital and Parkview with the unique and timely opportunity to expand the availability of quality LTACH services to patients on a much broader scale.”

Pierson said Vibra will begin searching for a new tenant for the property on Fairfield. That building is owned by a real-estate investment trust that specializes in health care, he said, and Vibra's lease will not end by the time it moves to Parkview Randallia.

Vibra's long-term care adds to an array of services that remain at Parkview Hospital Randallia six months after Parkview Regional Medical Center opened.

Services at Parkview Randallia include:

150 beds, all with private rooms with inpatient acute care, post-acute care and rehabilitation services, including a skilled nursing facility

A full-service, 24/7 emergency department

Family birthing center

Continuing care center

Constant care center

Cardiopulmonary services

Surgery suites

Select outpatient services

Inpatient and outpatient imaging and lab services

Physician offices

Sleep lab