Lutheran Wabash preps for opening
Plans call for more services to be added over the coming months
WABASH, Ind. (April 16, 2018) – As of May 1, residents of Wabash County will have greater access to local healthcare. Finishing touches are being made to Lutheran Wabash, a 30,000-square-foot outpatient center on the city’s north side.
Lutheran Wabash will initially offer urgent care every day of the week, a physical therapy and rehabilitation area, a full laboratory, X-ray, orthopedics, pulmonology, cardiology and space for additional specialists.
Lutheran Wabash is located at 1700 Alber St., just south of U.S. 24. In advance of opening day, the community is invited to get a sneak peek on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will kick off this public open house. Lutheran Health Network officials, Wabash Mayor Scott Long, representatives of Grow Wabash County, project developers and other community leaders are expected to be in attendance.
“As the leader of our community, I’m excited to have Lutheran Health Network in Wabash to offer our residents another healthcare solution,” said Wabash Mayor Scott Long. “Situated at this important corridor, Lutheran Wabash compliments the existing care facilities already in place. The jobs created will benefit us as well.”
Lutheran Health Network’s total investment in the project has been approximately $10 million including equipment, furnishings and a long-term lease. Lutheran Wabash is the latest example of the network’s region-wide vision to collaborate with multiple entities to identify and meet the unique needs of the communities it serves.
“We’re complementing our existing comprehensive services with outpatient care that is both convenient and cost-effective,” said Mike Poore, regional president and CEO, Lutheran Health Network. “With many in the Wabash-area already turning to our network for inpatient care, this is a logical next step.”
The Alber Street site was chosen based on the easy access it provides for area residents and businesses. This geographically important location also comprises the southern and western portions of Lutheran Health Network’s 23-county service area. Lutheran Air II has flown out of Wabash Municipal Airport since November 2014.
“The new Lutheran Wabash project is a great development for Wabash County,” said Keith A. Gillenwater, president & CEO of Grow Wabash County. “In addition to the new investment and creation of new jobs, they are contributing to the livability of our community by enhancing the services available here to our residents. We are thrilled that Lutheran has chosen to grow in Wabash!”
The initial list of healthcare services and clinics at Lutheran Wabash is expected to expand over the coming months. To start:
• A RediMed clinic located in Suite 100 will provide urgent care, occupational medicine, X-ray and lab services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
• Optimum Performance Therapy of The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network will provide physical therapy weekdays in suite 102. Patients are encouraged to call (260) 563-9420 to learn more about scheduling an appointment.
• Lutheran Health Physicians will offer a pulmonology clinic in Suite 104 up to two Mondays per month from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Patients are encouraged to call (260) 432-2297 to learn more about scheduling an appointment.
• Dukes Medical Group will provide orthopedics on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Suite 104 with the intent of adding additional days as volumes increase. DMG will also have a cardiology clinic on Wednesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Patients are encouraged to call (260) 563-9400 to learn more about scheduling an appointment.
Additional services are expected to be added by the end of the year.
For more information about Lutheran Wabash and updates on additional services, visit LutheranHealth.net/Wabash.