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Lutheran Hospital Heart & Vascular Center Exterior

Take Heart


Lutheran Hospital

Various Projects


Fort Wayne, Indiana



Heart & Vascular Center: 75,000 SF (54,000 SF addition, 21,000 SF renovation);

Common Corridor: 70,000 SF renovation (in three phases);

NICU: 11,000 SF renovation


Improvements, additions, and renovations.

Team Leaders

Jerry Nix

Jerry Nix

AIA, Principal

Andrew Mitchell

Andy Mitchell


Associate Principal

Multiple projects for Lutheran Hospital were completed, offering patient, visitor, and physician-oriented improvements.

Opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1904, Lutheran Hospital is a 396-bed tertiary care facility. Lutheran’s areas of specialized care include northern Indiana’s only heart and kidney transplant programs, an accredited bariatric surgery program, Level II verified adult and pediatric trauma centers, an accredited and commended community hospital cancer care program, and a certified primary stroke center. 


The Heart & Vascular Center is a three-story building addition which was integrated with existing Heart and Cardiac physician practice suites in the adjacent medical office building. The suites were renovated to improve flow from the physician practice offices to the new addition to create a consolidated entry for all heart and cardiac patients. The consolidated service lines include: Cardiac Rehab, ECP, Outpatient EKG, Event Monitoring, Echo, Treadmill, Nuclear Lab, Device (Pacemaker Clinic), Coumadin Clinic, and Cardiac MRI. The Lutheran Heart Pavilion is the hub for all inpatient and outpatient heart care on the Lutheran campus.


The Common Corridor project was a renovation of all public corridors, and occurred in three phases. This included new flooring, lighting, paint, signage, and doors.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) renovation added seven neonatal intensive care rooms to the third-floor center core area of the NICU overflow suite. This brought a total of 21 NICU rooms to the Lutheran Children’s Hospital (LCH). Three of the new rooms were sized large enough for twin births and two interconnected to accommodate larger multiple births. Finish updates to the existing NICU suite tie into the new NICU rooms and the adjacent LCH branding. Additional elements of the project included a new family waiting area adjacent to the NICU and Childbirth Center (CBC) entry, and an updated entry to the CBC to allow for improved patient flow to and from the NICU for families.

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