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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.

Thank you for your cooperation. Get more information about the flu at

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

We Are ER

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.


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.

Lutheran Downtown Hospital Groundbreaking

Lutheran Downtown Hospital groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for Lutheran Downtown Hospital took place on July 17 in the heart of the city.
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Celebrating 150 Years Of Service By Giving Back

Celebrating 150 Years of Service By Giving Back

St. Joseph Hospital is encouraging the entire community to help celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019 by giving back to several other area organizations who also care for Fort Wayne. Monthly community involvement opportunities with a 150+ theme are being hosted by St. Joe. Everyone is invited to participate.
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