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‘Topping out’ marks milestone in construction of Parkview Kosciusko Hospital

FORT WAYNE, IND. – JUNE 10, 2022 – A ‘finishing’ ceremony today marked a milestone in the construction of Parkview Warsaw, which will become the full-service Parkview Kosciusko Hospital when the project is completed in the summer of 2023.


During the ceremony, Weigand Construction team members secured the project’s final steel beam, which was signed off by Parkview Warsaw colleagues earlier this week. Several community leaders joined Parkview leaders and colleagues to celebrate the occasion.


The 88,000 square foot addition is on the west side of Parkview Warsaw, which is currently an 86,000 square foot outpatient facility with a self-contained emergency room. The $70 million investment will bring several in-demand services to the community, such as inpatient care, surgery and specialty clinics, including a satellite clinic for the Parkview Cancer Institute.


“Today, we are on the verge of making Parkview Kosciusko Hospital a reality, allowing us to better serve our patients with more comprehensive services,” said Scott Gabriel, President of Parkview Whitley Hospital and from Parkview Warsaw. “Since we opened Parkview Warsaw in 2016, we have felt an outpouring of support from this community. We are delighted to respond to our patients’ repeated requests and provide them with access to more high-quality care from Parkview closer to home.


The new addition consists of four levels – three floors and a basement. The lower level will house cardiology and pulmonology, including rehabilitation for both specialties, as well as nutrition services. The first floor will include the Parkview Cancer Institute satellite clinic, a pharmacy, diabetes education services and an expansion of the current laboratory and emergency services.


Surgical services will occupy the second floor, with two operating theaters, two procedure rooms, pre- and post-operative rooms and a shell space for future needs. The third floor will house 24 inpatient rooms, with room for four additional rooms if needed.


The expansion is expected to create 125 additional jobs, including clinical and non-clinical roles. Recruitment for these roles will begin closer to completion of construction in 2023. Those interested in joining the team can now view vacancies at parkview.com/careers.