Lutheran Downtown Hospital groundbreaking ceremony set for July 17

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 17, 2019) – Lutheran Health Network, along with members of the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Trustees and other VIPs, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Lutheran Downtown Hospital on Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the Van Buren Street parking lot, which is located directly west of St. Joseph Hospital.

Lutheran Downtown Hospital will be five stories high and approximately 188,000 square feet.  The new hospital is expected to be completed in late 2021 and open for patient care in early 2022. It will consist of 60 inpatient beds with room to grow to 100 during future expansion to meet community needs.

Situated at the southwest corner of Main and Van Buren, Lutheran Downtown will be constructed in an area of the existing campus currently designated for physician and employee parking. The hospital’s main entrance will be on Van Buren facing east.

The decision to build a leading-edge, vibrant hospital in the heart of the city is consistent with Lutheran Health Network’s commitment to remain a leading contributor to the communities it serves, including downtown Fort Wayne where St. Joseph Hospital has provided patient care continuously since it opened in 1869. 


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