The hospital says it has not made this a marketing point but patients with doctors who say it ok can have a drink or two a day. Of course this doesn’t mean bottles but this hospital is doing a lot of orthopedic procedures so the conditions and surgeries may not be as numerous as other hospitals. BD
Patients at a northeastern Indiana hospital could find hospital food a little more palatable if they wash it down with a glass of wine.
Parkview Ortho Hospital in Fort Wayne allows patients or family members to bring alcohol into the hospital for those whose doctors have approved alcohol consumption.
The alcohol policy surprises some in the industry, but a Parkview Health spokesman told The Journal Gazette that Parkview-run hospitals will follow doctors' orders regarding alcohol.
The Ortho Hospital, which has 37 beds, serves about 3,500 patients a year for inpatient and outpatient procedures. About two-thirds of patients stay at least one night, and each patient has a coach to help with rehabilitation.
Berghoff says he allows patients to have one or two alcoholic drinks a day so long as they aren't taking narcotics at the time.