Fort Wayne Medical Malpractice
Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city, is located in the north-eastern region of Indiana. It lies eighteen miles from the border of Ohio and fifty miles from Michigan, making it a convenient crossroads for northern Indiana. According to the US Census Bureau, around 260,300 people called Fort Wayne home in 2015, making it the United States’ seventy seventh most populous city.
Fort Wayne has been around for many years. In 1794, statesmen Anthony Wayne constructed the final of a series of forts near the Miami tribe village of Kekionga. Located at the confluence of the St. Joseph, St. Mary, and Maumee rivers, Fort Wayne developed as an early settlement trading post, and was in prime location to experience explosive growth with the development of the Midwestern railroads and the completion of the Wabash and Erie canals.
During the boom years of the Rust Belt, Fort Wayne’s population exploded with many manufacturers and laborers. From 1900 to 1930, the city’s manufacturing industry grew a shocking 747%, expanding the workforce living in the city by over 30,000.
The rapid development around the turn of the century of Fort Wayne’s infrastructure, led to the city becoming the anchor for the federally recognized tri-county Fort Wayne Metropolitan Area (composed of Allen, Whitley, and Wells Counties), with an estimated population of 420,000 people. The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Area is the center of a greater combined statistical area (CSA) encompassing Allen, Wells, Whitely, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, and Steuben Counties and housing an estimated 615,000 people, indicating that multiple metropolitan or micropolitan areas share a 15% interchange in employment.
As the anchor of the Fort Wayne greater metropolitan area, much of the business, travel and leisure are handled in the city. The infrastructure, and professional and business services developed in Fort Wayne through the industrial era and on through the diversification of business in the mid 1900’s made the medical system of the city all the more important to both the people within Fort Wayne city limits and the surrounding communities.
There are two health networks in Fort Wayne that service the city’s six hospitals. Parkview Health system and Lutheran Health Network are, respectively, the largest employers in Fort Wayne as of 2014. With more than 9,000 employees, the six facilities- Dupont Hospital, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, and Saint Joseph Hospital- have a total of over 1460 beds and work to treat patients from all around the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Area. The Veteran’s Administration of Northern Indiana Health Care System also has a Fort Wayne Campus working to create positive health outcomes for northern Indiana’s Veterans.
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