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Parkview Wabash Hospital construction on schedule, eyes June 2018 opening

The state-of-the-art Parkview Wabash Hospital will replace the 1950s-era Wabash County Hospital. (Courtesy rendering)
The state-of-the-art Parkview Wabash Hospital will replace the 1950s-era Wabash County Hospital. (Courtesy rendering)
A look at the front facade of the new Parkview Wabash Hospital under construction in May. (Courtesy photo)
A look at the front facade of the new Parkview Wabash Hospital under construction in May. (Courtesy photo)
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Friday, June 09, 2017 12:01 am

A year from now, Wabash County will have a new, state-of-the-art medical facility.

Construction continues on the new Parkview Wabash Hospital located just off U.S. 24 in Wabash. Recent milestones include concrete being poured on the first and second floors and the completion of the exterior walls.

The expected “seal-in” date of the facility in which protection is no longer needed for materials, is slated to be sometime in early July.

The complex will include an 80,000-square-foot hospital as well as a 31,000 -square-foot medical office building that will house the Parkview Physicians Group. The new facility’s first floor will include a lab, radiology, an ER, pulmonary testing, a cafe and a gift shop. The second floor will house inpatient services, including medical/surgical care, a constant care unit and a family birthing center with a pair of labor/delivery/recovery/post-partum rooms.

In March, a ceremony marked the “topping out” construction milestone in which the final beam making up the skeleton of the facility was put into place.

“When it comes to adapting to the needs of Wabash County, Parkview is just the right leader to help with that,” said David Haist, chairman of the Parkview Health Board of Directors, in March.

The new hospital, located at 1800 N. Wabash St., is currently scheduled to be completed in April of 2018, with move-in and opening expecting to come next June. Its 25 beds will replace those in the current Wabash County Hospital, which has served the community since the 1950s.

“This hospital is a big part of the Parkview promise in the community,” said Michael Packnett, President and CEO of Parkview Health, in March. “We look forward to June of 2018.”

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