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Lutheran to build Wabash outpatient center

May 19th, 2017

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Lutheran Health Network will build a 30,000-square-foot outpatient center in Wabash as part of a six-year plan to invest $500 million in facilities in northeast Indiana.

A ground-breaking has been set for Monday, Lutheran said in a statement today.

The Wabash medical office building, at 1700 S. Alber St., will house primary care physician practices, a physical therapy and rehabilitation area, an urgent care clinic, a full laboratory, a diagnostic imaging suite, an infusion therapy center and timeshare space for additional specialists.

“Our focus is to provide added convenience and choice for patients who prefer the range of services we are able to offer,” Brian Bauer, Lutheran Health Network CEO, said in the statement. “This outpatient center will bring LHN-affiliated and independent providers together under one roof, which we believe best addresses the unique needs of this community.”

Due to be completed by the end of the year, the project’s total investment was estimated at $10 million, including equipment, furnishings and a long-term lease. All tenants will lease the building through CBRE/Sturges and Green Star Development. Moake Park Group is providing the design plans and the general contractor is Witwer Construction Inc.

A total of 36 new jobs will be created as result of this project; 23 will be LHN employees.