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New behavioral health hospital to be built on Washington Center Road

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Behavioral and mental health in Allen County is about to take a major step forward through a joint venture between two health care providers.

Lutheran Health Network of Indiana, LLC, an affiliate of the Lutheran Health Network, and Acadia Healthcare Company announced that they are forming a joint venture to build a 120-bed inpatient behavioral health facility in Fort Wayne near the intersection of West Washington Center and Huguenard Road. The facility will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in Fort Wayne and the surrounding counties.

Slated to open in Spring 2022, the new hospital will be able to accommodate 120 beds to meet demand for inpatient services in the area and represents an approximately $45 million investment in the community. Comprehensive inpatient treatment will be provided for adults, seniors and adolescents who struggle with acute symptoms of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The facility will offer the full continuum of inpatient and outpatient care.

“Lutheran Health Network has been a trusted healthcare provider to the people of Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and we welcome Acadia Healthcare to the region,” said Mark Medley, Regional President and CEO of Lutheran Health Network. “Like many communities across America, Fort Wayne and northeastern Indiana have seen an increase in mental health and substance use issues. This facility will provide critical services our communities need.”

Acadia Healthcare is the nation’s largest stand-alone behavioral healthcare company with a commitment to patient-and family-centered care, strong clinical outcomes, and a proven track record of collaborating with health systems across the country.

“Acadia is extremely pleased to be partnering with a premier integrated healthcare delivery system like Lutheran Health Network to provide these critically needed services in Fort Wayne and throughout northeastern Indiana. The new hospital will bring life-saving services to individuals and families throughout the region,” said Dr. Jeffrey Woods, Operations Group President for Acadia Healthcare. “We look forward to creating this modern, patient-centered facility offering hope and healing for those in-need. The increased bed availability will enable us to care for more patients who require this in-demand service.”

The new facility will collaborate with all organizations, hospitals and first responders.


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