Developed by EDEN Collaborative and Greenstreet Ltd., a comprehensive Future Uses Plan for Parkview Hospital led to the need to identify a significant tenant for two Class A medical office buildings on the Parkview’s flagship campus. Equally important was a mission-aligned tenant that shared Parkview’s commitment to the community.
Greenstreet developed a strategy that has become the Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana. The private / public partnership will offer the continuum of education programs including incumbent worker training, certificates, associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, on Parkview’s campus. The first of its kind in the United States, the initiative aligns in a joint use facility the education programs of four universities and a K-12 public school system with the evolving needs of a regional life science and health care employer, as well as supports incubation of emerging entrepreneurial ventures to expand higher-skill, higher-wage employment opportunities.
With the clinical assets of Parkview Hospital and the adjacent VA Regional Medical Center, the initiative has a strategic focus on rehabilitation, senior care and behavioral health; critical health care issues for communities nationally and globally. The project will also promote efficient use of resources, integrating with an existing health care campus, sharing facilities and complementary services as well as reuse and renovation of over 200,000 sq. ft. of medical office buildings as a new, shared education and research center of excellence.
Initiated by Parkview Health, northeast Indiana’s largest employer, the Consortium includes: Parkview Hospital, Trine University, Huntington University, Ivy Tech Community College and Fort Wayne Community Schools. The intent is to create a regional initiative to align and leverage education, applied research, business incubation and economic development resources focusing on life science and health care.