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ER matters at St. Joseph Hospital

In the emergency department of St. Joseph Hospital, our focus on patient experience and a higher level of care includes striving to achieve the shortest ER wait times in Allen County.
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Visitor Policy Changes

TEMPORARY VISITOR POLICY

Lutheran Health Network wants to protect patients, visitors and staff from unnecessary exposure to the flu. For the health and well-being of our community, this facility has temporarily changed its visitor policy.*

  • Only essential adult visitors at least 18 years of age - designated family members, spouse / domestic partner and spiritual counselors - will be allowed to visit patients.
  • Visitors to the hospital will be limited to two (2) adults per patient.
  • Visitors to the emergency department will be limited to one (1) adult per patient.
  • Visitors with flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be permitted in the facility unless seeking immediate medical attention.

*Exceptions to the temporary visitor policy may be granted with physician approval.

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Latest News

Karen Fordham chosen as new CEO

New CEO

New Chief Executive Officer Karen Fordham stands to benefit from a wave of enthusiasm surrounding St. Joseph Hospital's future.
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St. Joseph Hospital, a member of the Lutheran Health Network, is a 191-bed facility dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of neighborhoods in and around the heart of Fort Wayne. Building on a renewed emphasis from the community, St. Joseph continues to lead the charge by offering a growing list of advanced technologies provided with compassionate care.

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Senior Circle

The Senior Circle is a national, nonprofit organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better.
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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

When dealing with every day situations becomes overwhelming, or prevents you from enjoying life, it may be time to seek medical care.
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The Birthplace

The Birthplace

The Birthplace at St. Joseph Hospital offers the care, comfort and safety that expecting families anticipate and deserve.
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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
St. Joseph Hospital is owned in part by physicians.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.