Lutheran Hospital, 1904-1980

1904
Official dedication and opening of Lutheran Hospital on November 24, Thanksgiving Day.

1950
Internship program for medical education students begins.

1957
The fourth floor west wing, which houses the pediatrics unit, is remodeled.

1961
The first renal dialysis unit in Indiana is established.

1967
The community's first coronary care unit opens.

1970
Physicians at Lutheran Hospital perform the community's first coronary bypass surgery.

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital conduct the first coronary angiogram in the area.

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital perform the first total cemented-hip replacement in northeastern Indiana.

1971
The area's first scoliosis clinic opens.

1974
Physicians at Lutheran Hospital begin performing total knee-replacement surgeries.

The first Enterostomal Therapy Department in northeastern Indiana is created.

1975
First MoICU is used at Lutheran Hospital. It was custom-built on the chassis of a 23-foot motor home and especially designed for inter-hospital transport of critically ill patients of all ages with minimum risk placed in service.

1977
Northeastern Indiana's first pacemaker clinic,which serves children and adults in a 19-county region, opens.

The community's first mitral valve replacement surgery is conducted.

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital perform the first complete heart catheterization in northeastern Indiana.

A pediatrics presurgery program is initiated.

1979
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic is established as part of a nationwide network of hospital-affiliated MDA clinics.

A 24-hour, on-site Child Care Center opens.

The first dedicated inpatient cath lab and the first regional heart clinic are established.

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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* | HOME HEALTH

*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.
Lutheran 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.