Porter Health Care
System has announced plans to expand medical services with the addition of a
full-service 24/7 Emergency Department to its Valparaiso Medical Center, at
the corner of Roosevelt Road and Glendale Blvd., in Valparaiso.
The new emergency
department will feature 10 exam rooms, including one trauma room, and will
be adjacent to critical ancillary services including lab, x-ray and Porter’s
new wide-bore MRI. The new emergency department will also offer Porter’s
30-minutes or less ER service pledge.
“Porter Health Care
System has always been committed to keep quality medical services within the
City of Valparaiso,” said Porter Health Care System CEO Steve Lunn.
“Although we are
still in the planning phases, the expansion will add square footage,
enlarging the current medical facility and allowing for an overall
enhancement to the fa¨ade. For added convenience to our patients and their
families, there will also be a separate entrance to the Emergency Department
with a new family waiting and reception area,” he said.
Center is a comprehensive medical facility that currently includes fully
accredited diagnostic imaging and lab services, as well as the APEX
Award-winning Chandana Outpatient Surgery Center, the nationally certified
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and a host of physician
offices. With the new expansion, the center will create new construction
jobs and the need for additional quality medical personnel.
“The expansion of
these vital services here in Valparaiso is a tremendous benefit to our
citizens,” said Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas. “We appreciate the additional
expertise that Porter has brought to our community with their new hospital,
as well as these expanded facilities.”
Porter Health Care
System currently has two emergency departments, located in Porter Regional
Hospital and Portage Hospital. The system’s emergency room doctors, nurses
and other healthcare professionals are specially trained to quickly assess
and treat medical emergencies by providing prompt, efficient and
compassionate care 24 hours a day. With a continued commitment to keep wait
time to a minimum, Porter offers the 30-minutes or less ER service pledge at