Press Release

IU Health opening its first primary care office in Fort Wayne

July 26, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2018) — Residents of the Fort Wayne area will gain a new healthcare option with the opening of the first Indiana University Health primary care office in Fort Wayne on Aug. 1.

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The 10,000-square-foot office on the southwest side of Fort Wayne provides 20 exam and procedure rooms and will initially be staffed by two providers and 15 nurses, clinicians and support personnel. Additional doctors and advanced practice providers will be added in coming months as patient volumes grow. Appointments are currently being taken online for new patients.

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The office supports the IU Health goal of enhancing well-being in the Fort Wayne community while meeting demand for primary care by bringing new providers into the market. Along with affording access to the highly skilled care provided at IU Health, the office will use the latest patient communication tools, including same-day appointments that can be booked with a smartphone, tablet or computer. The ground-floor office includes an in-house lab and convenient parking.

IU Health intends to establish a long-term presence in the Fort Wayne market, with plans for additional facilities that could include imaging, lab and urgent care centers. The first IU Health medical office in Fort Wayne was a Riley Children’s Health specialty pediatric clinic that opened in early 2018.

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“IU Health is pleased to open our first primary care office in Fort Wayne, giving residents a new option for high-quality care,” said Ron Stiver, president of IU Health System Clinical Services. “This is an important step as we look to provide convenient access to personalized care in the second-largest city in the state.”

ABOUT THE NEW OFFICE

Address: 7230 Engle Road, Fort Wayne

Size: 10,000 square feet with 20 exam and procedure rooms

Staff: 17 (includes medical providers, nurses, clinicians and support staff)

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 am-7 pm, Friday 7 am-5 pm

Public open house: 4-7 pm on Tuesday July 31

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News & World Report for 20 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation's leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at www.iuhealth.org

MEDIA CONTACT:

JEFF SWIATEK

317.962.4515 (office) 317.864.3714 (mobile)

jswiatek@iuhealth.org

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