Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN

Take Heart


Lutheran Hospital

Various Projects


Fort Wayne, Indiana



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

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

Endoscopy Consolidation: 21,000 SF;

NICU: 11,000 SF renovation


Improvements, additions, and renovations.

Team Leaders

Jerry Nix

Jerry Nix

AIA, Principal

Andrew Mitchell

Andy Mitchell


Associate Principal

Lutheran Hospital has numerous projects in progress; each 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. Lutheran Hospital currently has multiple projects underway.


The Heart & Vascular Center is a new three-story building addition that will be integrated with existing Heart and Cardiac physician practice suites in the adjacent medical office building. The suites will be 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. Upon completion of this project, the Lutheran Heart Pavilion will be the hub for all inpatient and outpatient heart care on the Lutheran campus.


The Common Corridor project is a renovation of all public corridors, and will occur in three phases. This includes new flooring, lighting, paint, signage, and doors.


The Endoscopy Consolidation will take place in the lower level of Lutheran. It will combine the existing endoscopy suite within the hospital with an existing hospital outpatient department in the adjacent medical office building. The combined suite will house five endoscopy procedure rooms, two ERCP procedure rooms, two specials rooms, two pulmonary rooms, and two colorectal rooms. In addition to the procedure rooms, the suite will include dedicated pre/post bays, PACU, scope processing, soiled utility rooms, department offices, staff lockers, and central waiting and registration areas.


The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) renovation will add seven neonatal intensive care rooms to the third-floor center core area of the NICU overflow suite. This will bring a total of 21 NICU rooms to the Lutheran Children’s Hospital (LCH). Three of the new rooms will be sized large enough for twin births and two are interconnected to accommodate larger multiple births. Finish updates to the existing NICU suite are included in the project to tie into the new NICU rooms and the adjacent LCH branding. Additional elements of the project include 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.


All projects have an estimated completion date of 2019.

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