Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton, Ind., is located just 30 minutes south of Fort Wayne, Ind. This 79-bed acute care facility is a member of the Lutheran Health Network. Bluffton Regional provides medical, surgical and pediatric care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, intensive care, continuing care, emergency services, business health services, rehabilitation services and a full range of digital diagnostic services. All inpatient areas of the facility have had full renovations including updated infrastructure and treatments. The most recent renovation at BRMC involved a $3 million investment to complete The Women’s Center, the hospital’s obstetrical services unit that can accommodate up to 12 newborns. Surgeons find the equipment they need as well as an excellent nursing staff both within the OR and in all of the patient units. Our unique multi-specialty physician history lends a tertiary feel to the facility with all the comforts and conveniences of a hometown hospital.
Wells County offers a safe, family-oriented atmosphere conducive to a great quality of life for physicians in virtually any stage of practice. With strong schools, a parks and recreation department that has received national acclaim, and a beautiful state park, there is something for everyone. Close proximity to Indiana’s second largest city, and many large metropolitan areas throughout the Midwest, provides residents of Wells County opportunities to participate in an expanded cultural and sports scene. The cost of living is below the national average and housing options abound – from tree-lined neighborhoods with charming Victorians to modern subdivisions.
Lutheran Health Network, whose members are owned by subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, is an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest healthcare provider in the region with eight separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds including 793 in Allen County alone. The foundation of Lutheran Health Network is a strong team consisting of more than 7,000 associates. Each network entity offers a wide range of services and specialties. LHN facilities had more than 41,500 inpatient admissions and more than half a million outpatient visits in 2012.
Lutheran Health Network continues to provide patients with extensive access to specialized care through its hospitals, patient care centers and physician practices. The strength of Lutheran Health Network allows it to recruit highly skilled physicians, innovate with the newest technology and participate in clinical research. These attributes enable it to sustain and grow its spectrum of services, and most importantly, deliver the choice, support, care and patient experience that have long been its hallmark.
Network members include Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Dukes Memorial Hospital, Dupont Hospital, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, The Orthopedic Hospital, RediMed, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, St. Joseph Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the network located in northwestern Ohio.