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Plans progressing for new hospital

Mike Packnett, President and CEO of Parkview Health, speaks Wednesday morning, May 20, during Parkview Wabash Hospital’s annual breakfast. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By Joseph Slacian
 
Best-case scenario, a new Parkview Wabash Hospital is still 2½ to 3 years away from becoming a reality, Parkview President and CEO Mike Packnett said Wednesday, May 20.
 
And the new facility, he continued, may not necessarily be at the site on U.S. 24 that now has signs that read “Future home of Parkview Wabash Hospital.”
 
Packnett made the remarks during the annual breakfast for Parkview Wabash Hospital, which took place in the lobby of the Honeywell Center. Hospital Administrator Marilyn Custer-Mitchell also talked about the past year at the hospital, and the transition that Wabash County Hospital underwent during its affiliation with the Parkview Health Network.
Posted on 2015 May 26