Lutheran Hospital, 1999-Present

2000
Phase II construction of Lutheran Children's Hospital, which includes the pediatric inpatient unit, is finished.

Lutheran Children's Hospital becomes a permanent car seat fitting station through the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Named one of the nation's 100 Top Stroke Hospitals by HCA-Sachs (class of 1999)

2001
Phase III construction of Lutheran Children's Hospital, which includes the pediatric intensive care unit, is completed.

Expansion of the pediatric outpatient unit is finished.

Lutheran receives the Silver Hospital of the Year Award from Triad Hospitals Inc.

2002
Lutheran becomes one of only 12 sites in the United States selected to participate in a pediatric weight management study/pilot program.

Lutheran is named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient (class of 2001).

Lutheran receives the Gold Hospital of the Year Award from Triad Hospitals Inc.

2003
Construction begins on the 19,000-square-foot Lutheran Heart Pavilion.

Lutheran is notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that it is one of the first 16 sites in the country, and the first hospital in the state of Indiana, approved to use left ventricular assist devices, or
partial artificial hearts, for permanent placement in end-stage heart failure patients.

Lutheran becomes one of the first hospitals in the state to offer drug-eluting stents to patients with blocked arteries who receive an angioplasty.

Lutheran becomes one of the first 16 sites in the country - and the first hospital in the state of Indiana - approved to use left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), or partial artificial hearts, for permanent placement in end-stage heart failure patients. The procedure, also known, as destination therapy, was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

2004
Lutheran becomes an accredited Chest Pain Center, the first in the region.

Lutheran Air, the hospital's first critical air response helicopter, arrives.

Lutheran becomes one of only 30 Heart Hope Centers in the country, FDA-approved to implement HeartMate destination therapy for heart failure patients.

Plans to build the Lutheran Musculoskeletal Center, which will consolidate and expand all of the hospital'sorthopaedic and neurological services, is announced.

Lutheran receives the Gold Hospital of the Year Award from Triad Hospitals Inc.

Lutheran Hospital is named one of only 30 Heart Hope Centers in the country, which means the hospital is FDA-approved to implement HeartMate destination therapy for heart-failure patients.

Lutheran becomes the region's first accredited chest pain center.

Lutheran implements its critical care flight program.

The 19,000-square-foot Lutheran Heart Pavilion opens to centralize cardiac services.

2005
Lutheran receives the Magnet™ award for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Lutheran receives the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from HealthGrades™.

Lutheran receives the Silver Hospital of the Year Award from Triad Hospitals Inc.

Hospital Quality in America Study by HealthGrades™ rates Lutheran Hospital number one in Indiana for overall cardiac services.

Lutheran Hospital is the first hospital in the region approved to use stents for the treatment of carotid artery disease.

2006
Lutheran receives JCAHO's Gold Seal of Approval™ as a certified Primary Stroke Center.

Lutheran receives the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from HealthGrades™.

Hospital Quality in America Study completed by HealthGrades™ rates Lutheran Hospital number one in Indiana for spine surgery.

2007
Lutheran receives the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from HealthGrades™.

Hospital Quality in America Study completed by HealthGrades™ rates Lutheran Hospital number one in Indiana for spine surgery.

The Lutheran Cancer Center opens.

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital perform the region's first kidney transplant.

Lutheran Hospital received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care Program.

2008
The first Thoratec Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Device is implanted at Lutheran Hospital - 97th VAD implant since 1987.

The Lutheran Musculoskeletal Center becomes a joint venture between Lutheran Hospital and Fort Wayne Orthopaedics.

The Lutheran Bariatric Center is accredited by the Surgical Review Corporation as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Lutheran Hospital receives a Medal of Honor for success in increasing organ donation rates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Lutheran Hospital partners with MD Imaging (MOB1), Northeast Indiana Endoscopy Suite (MOB1), BMA imaging services (W. Jefferson or Brooklyn Ave.) and the Outpatient Vascular Lab (MOB2) through syndication, resulting in the above entity services being part of Lutheran Hospital.

Lutheran's kidney transplant program celebrates its one-year anniversary, having performed 45 transplants by the end of the year.

Lutheran Health Network implements Level 1 Heart, a system that enhances the level of care for acute heart attack patients throughout the region.

The Atrial Fibrillation Center, part of the Lutheran Heart Center, opens.

2009
Lutheran Hospital Receives Verification as a Level II Trauma Center and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital use robotics in an electrophysiology procedure (a first in Indiana).

Physicians at Lutheran Hospital use aquapheresis® as a treatment option for heart failure.

Physicians at Lutheran use robotics in an electrophysiology procedure (a first in Indiana).

The STEMI-activate system is implemented to ensure artery intervention in 90 minutes or less for acute myocardial infarction patients.

Aquapheresis, an advanced from of ultrafiltration that removes fluid from the heart, is performed for the first time.

Lutheran Hospital is accredited as a heart failure institute - eighth hospital in the U.S. and second in Indiana - by the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium.

Lutheran's heart and kidney transplant programs are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

2010
Lutheran Hospital receives ventricular assist device destination therapy certification from The Joint Commission.

Lutheran becomes the first hospital in Indiana to use advanced robotics for electrophysiology heart procedures, including atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmia ablation procedures.

Lutheran and DeKalb Health partner to open a cardiac cath lab at the Auburn, Ind., hospital.

2011
Lutheran's new fifth floor, a unit dedicated to improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for heart-failure patients, opens. The 58,649-square-foot expansion added 96 new private patient rooms to the hospital, 24 in coronary intensive care, 24 in heart failure and 48 in telemetry.

2012
The Lutheran Transplant Center opens a satellite clinic in Valparaiso, Ind.

The first procedure is performed in the hospital's new hybrid catheterization laboratory.

2013
The Heart and Vascular Center opens at Lutheran Hospital. The center includes clinics for advanced heart failure, structural heart disorders, anticoagulation medication dosing and cardiac device placement and management.

Aquapheresis and Aquadex FlexFlow are registered trademarks of Gambro AB.

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