Lutheran Health Network

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Lutheran Health Network
Industry Hospital operations
Number of locations
Area served
Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bluffton, Indiana, Peru, Indiana, Warsaw, Indiana, Hicksville, Ohio
Owner Community Health Systems
Number of employees

Lutheran Health Network is the largest healthcare provider in the northeast region of Indiana in the United States, with nine separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds, including 800 in Allen County, Indiana alone.[2]


Legal Issues[edit]

In April, 2011, a former employee, Nancy Reuille, filed a lawsuit stating that Lutheran Hospital of Indiana billed the Medicare program for "false 23-hour observation after outpatient surgeries and procedures, and intentional assignment of inpatient status to one-day stays for cases that do not meet Medicare criteria for inpatient intensity of service or severity of illness."

In April 2011, Lutheran Hospital and its parent company were served a subpoena by the inspector general of the U.S. Health Departpent of Health and Human Services. The subpoena intended to seek documents focusing on its emergency-room practices and procedures.



Lutheran strives to provide the shortest Emerergency Room wait times. Wait times are posted on their website, as well as various billboards in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. QuickER times are updated every 15 minutes. Times are from when a patient checks in to when they are seen by medical personnel. Times are average.[4]

da Vinci[edit]

The da Vinci® Si system makes surgery easier on patients and requires less healing time than traditional surgical approaches. At Dupont Hospital, they have the most experience in the region with this unique system, and that provides surgeons with hi-definition vision, intuitive motion and maximum precision. The System is only available at Hospitals in the Lutheran Health Network.[5]


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