Parkview Health will break ground today on a $35 million Parkview Wabash Hospital, an 80,000-square-foot facility.
The hospital, which will have an address of 1800 N. Wabash St., will include a full-service emergency department, helipad, outpatient lab, inpatient medical/surgical unit, and women’s health services. A 31,000-square-foot medical office building will also be built on the campus to house Parkview Physicians Group.
The existing, two-story hospital, at 710 N. E St. in Wabash, offers cancer treatment, cardiology, emergency, physical therapy and other services.
In December 2014, Parkview announced it would acquire Wabash County Hospital. Although no money was to exchange hands, Parkview promised then to build a new hospital in Wabash at a cost of about $35 million, with it opening to patients within two to five years.
Parkview and Wabash Hospital officials announced earlier in 2014 that they were exploring an affiliation relationship, but the committee studying options recommended the outright acquisition.
Groundbreaking for the new hospital is scheduled for noon. Officials scheduled to attend include Wabash Mayor Scott Long, Parkview Health President and CEO Mike Packnett, and Dr. James Bain, vice president, Parkview Wabash Hospital medical staff.