Media Contact Information
The Lutheran Health Network Marketing and Community Relations Department serves all Lutheran Health Network facilities in Fort Wayne; including St. Joseph Hospital, Dupont Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, The Orthopedic Hospital, RediMed Urgent Care clinics, Lutheran Children’s Hospital and Lutheran Hospital; as well as Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Dukes Memorial Hospital (Peru), Kosciusko Community Hospital (Warsaw) and Medstat Urgent Care clinics (Nappanee, Syracuse and Warsaw).For any media needs during business hours, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members of the media may call the Lutheran Health Network Marketing and Community Relations Department main line at (260) 435-7119(260) 435-7119.
For any patient condition reports, media members are instructed to communicate with the nursing department at the specific facility where the patient has been taken. That process involves calling the respective facility’s switchboard and asking for the nursing representative responsible for fielding these inquiries. For more information on these request and a list of contact information, please see below.
LHN Switchboard Contacts:
Bluffton Regional Medical Center: (260) 824-3210(260) 824-3210
Dukes Memorial Hospital: (765) 472-8000(765) 472-8000
Dupont Hospital: (260) 416-3000(260) 416-3000
Kosciusko Community Hospital (KCH): (574) 267-3200(574) 267-3200
Lutheran Hospital: (260) 435-7001(260) 435-7001
St. Joseph Hospital: (260) 425-3000(260) 425-3000
For any after-hour media needs, media members should call the Lutheran Health Network media line at (260) 205-7117(260) 205-7117.
Media Access Policy
It is the policy of the Lutheran Health Network that all arrangements for interviews and photographs/video with patients, family members and associates must be made in advance through the Marketing and Community Relations Department. We will contact the individual(s) media members are interested in interviewing and make arrangements as deemed appropriate. If an interview is granted, a marketing and community relations team member will accompany the media representative while at any Lutheran Health Network facility to ensure proper consent forms are signed and patient confidentiality is maintained.
Lutheran Health Network has implemented this policy to help our facilities protect patient confidentiality while facilitating requests from the media in a prompt and consistent manner.
Patient Condition Updates
If a patient is listed in the hospital directory, a one-word condition critical, serious, fair, good or released, may be provided as long as the caller asks for the patient by accurate name and can provide the correct spelling. Without written authorization, hospitals and other facilities are allowed to release such information.
Traveling to a Lutheran Health Network campus for non LHN stories
With so many independent offices and businesses situated on the campuses of the Lutheran Health Network, it will not be necessary for our staff to facilitate when media members are visiting various locations such as Fort Wayne Neurological Center, ENT Associates and Women's Health Advantage, to name a few. However, to give us an opportunity to let our security personnel know why you are on campus, or to inform you of any special parking considerations, please give us a call to let us know why you're visiting. That is very much appreciated!