Parkview Health

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Coordinates: 41°5′43.42″N 85°6′36.19″W / 41.0953944°N 85.1100528°W / 41.0953944; -85.1100528

Parkview Health
Parkview Health Logo.png
Geography
Location 10501 Corporate Drive,, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States (Regional Medical Center)
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type Community
Services
Emergency department Level II trauma center certification
History
Founded October 19, 1878
Links
Website http://www.parkview.com Parkview Health System

Parkview Health System, founded in 1878 with Fort Wayne City Hospital is a network of more than 80 community hospitals and clinics in northern Indiana and northwest Ohio. The not-for-profit Parkview Health System is the region's largest employer with more than 10,000.[1] The Parkview Physicians Group [2] is also part of the Parkview Health System. Parkview Physicians Group includes more than 600 providers in more than 45 specialties.[3]


History[edit]

Parkview Health traces its roots back to Fort Wayne City Hospital, founded in 1878, that went through a series of name changes, including: Hope Hospital (1891-1922), Methodist Hospital (1922-1953), Parkview Memorial Hospital (1953-1955), and Parkview Hospital Randallia (1955 - Current). Parkview Health's flagship hospital campus, Parkview Regional Medical Center, was founded in March 2012.

As of 2013, Parkview officials announced a facelift of $3.2 million to Parkview Randilla Hospital. It includes a new entryway, new signage, a large courtyard, and a park.[4] An interior facelift was conducted right after the Parkview Regional Medical Center was complete in May 2012, which included turning 150 patient rooms into private, more comfortable rooms. Other highlights include acute and continuing care centers, a surgery area, the Center for Wound Healing, Center on Aging and Health and a full-service emergency department. The facility also offers a family birthing center, imaging and lab services, endoscopy, and a sleep lab.[5]

CyberKnife[edit]

Parkview has the region’s only CyberKnife®, a precise and virtually painless outpatient treatment that effectively targets tumors and dramatically reduces procedure time for some patients. CyberKnife delivers focused beams of radiation to the tumor from numerous angles with a high degree of accuracy, thus preserving the healthy tissue surround the tumor. Typically, only five or fewer CyberKnife treatments are needed compared to as many as 40 conventional radiation treatments. With virtually no recovery period and virtually no side effects, CyberKnife is a powerful tool against cancer. Since 2006, more than 900 patients have been treated with Parkview’s CyberKnife System.[6]

Locations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.21alive.com/nbc33/Parkview-eclipses-employment-milestone-384729211.html
  2. ^ http://www.parkview.com/en/ppg/Pages/default.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.parkview.com/en/ppg/FirstCare/Pages/default.aspx
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-21.
  6. ^ http://www.parkview.com/en/health-services/cancer/Pages/About-CyberKnife.aspx