FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Thursday morning, Governor Mike Pence, along with several executives from Lutheran Health Network, joined together to announce that over 300 new jobs will be coming to the Summit City area.
According to officials with Lutheran Health Network, its affiliate, Shared Services Center Fort Wayne, plans to expand its business operations in Fort Wayne, creating up to 320 new jobs by 2017.
“By creating great jobs like this in Indiana, Lutheran Health Network is helping to nurse Indiana’s economy to even stronger health,” said Pence. “Indiana is already a life sciences leader. These jobs will continue to lift Indiana’s status as a home base for related industries, such as hospital business services. Hoosiers win when companies, from local shops to Fortune 500 firms, decide that Indiana provides the best environment for their growth, placing success within reach here in a state that works.”
Currently, there are more than 175 employees at Shared Services Center Fort Wayne who provide services including the processing of medical insurance claims, billing, appeals, insurance collection and customer service for Lutheran Health Network’s hospitals and others in the region. To accommodate future growth, it will relocate its offices to 1700 Magnavox Way.
“Indiana is a great place to live, work and play, making it an ideal place to grow business and for employees to call home,” said Brian Bauer, chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network. “We are proud of our work to serve Hoosiers with high quality, compassionate care and are delighted to expand our commitment to our community by creating new opportunities for employment.”
The Shared Services Center in Fort Wayne has already begun filling open positions. Interested applicants may apply by visiting the careers page at http://www.lutheranhealth.net/
“I continue to be encouraged by the unprecedented momentum we’re experiencing in the city of Fort Wayne as we work together to invest in the future and be a leader in job growth and retention,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “We appreciate the commitment that Lutheran Health Network is demonstrating by significantly expanding its presence in Fort Wayne.”