Parkview Health expands Warsaw location into 'Parkview Kosciusko Hospital' open to patients January 9

NOW: Parkview Health expands Warsaw location into ’Parkview Kosciusko Hospital’ open to patients January 9

WARSAW, Ind.— The new year means a new full-service hospital for Kosciusko County. ABC57 got a first look at the Parkview Kosciusko Hospital’s new expansion before it opens its doors to patients January 9.

The expansion project has taken more than five years after a pandemic pause and supply chain issues but has transformed what was once Parkview Warsaw from an outpatient facility with a full-service ER to a hospital that can now offer inpatient care and other new services.

The expansion will more than double the size of the original facility, bringing over 150 new jobs, as well as new technologies and services to the community.

It will include a cancer institute overlooking a healing garden, plus two operating rooms, and two procedure rooms.

All in hopes to focus on brining quality care close to home for rural areas.

"We believe that patients like to stay local so if we can provide those services local that benefits everybody,” said Jeff Rockett, Vice President of Operations for Parkview Health.

"Especially when it's your loved ones coming to visit, you don’t want them to travel hours to come and visit you and if the families are grateful, the patient is grateful,” added Scott Gabriel, Market President.

All the art on the walls was done locally, and they are hoping the staffing is as well.

Despite national shortages of healthcare workers, Parkview says they’ve had great success so far in recruiting for this expansion project, which is part of why they’re opening piece by piece.

They’ll start with 8 to12 beds open and then expand to 28, to take the time to train their staff.

They hope to continue expanding healthcare in Kosciusko and surrounding counties going forward.

If you want to check out the facility in person there will be an open house Saturday December 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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