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Sources: IU Health coming to Greater Fort Wayne area

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Multiple sources tell ABC21 that Indiana University Health will enter the Greater Fort Wayne area hospital market. A full announcement is expected later this week.

The sources tell us IU Health is looking at several possible sites for its local operations. A call to IU Health was not immediately returned.

The announcement comes as Lutheran health recently announced it plans to build a replacement facility for St. Joseph hospital. While the exact location of the new medical campus has not been decided, Lutheran Health Network said it is committed to the move.

READ MORE: Lutheran Health network announces plan for new downtown Fort Wayne hospital

IU Health says it offers a “full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults,” with clinical specialties including cancer treatment, cardiovascular services, orthopedics and neuroscience programs. The group claims to be one of the top 10 centers in the nation for the number of transplants performed.

Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, which is part of the IU system, is regarded as one of the region’s leading medical facilities for pediatric treatment

IU Health was founded as Clarian Health Partners in 1997, with the merger of three Indianapolis hospitals. The name “Indiana University Health” was adopted in 2011.

The group operates as a nonprofit entity with more than 2,800 medical staff and nearly 30,000 full-time employees

ABC21 will provide additional details as they become available.

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