Indianapolis Construction Update

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Beech Grove gift shop set for closure April 6

The Gift Shop at Beech Grove will remain open, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through April 6.

Please share this information with your patients, visitors and staff. The facility will close after that date.

Outpatient services remaining at Beech Grove for now

With the transition of all inpatient care services nears completed, certain outpatient services will remain at Beech Grove:

Laboratory at the West Entrance will remain open Monday through Friday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. to noon).

Radiology (including CT, USN and general X-ray only) will remain open Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Physical Therapy, Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

These services will remain at the Beech Grove campus for the forseeable future until the hospital identifies a new location (s) in Beech Grove later in 2012.

Employee, visitor parking guidelines at Indy campus

Parking is provided to hospital employees at all of our campuses. However, employees are encouraged to exercise caution when parking their vehicles and exiting the lots to prevent personal injuries to others and damage to parked vehicles.

NO PARKING signs must be observed; violators may be towed at the owner’s expense. Security officers are in charge of the parking areas and will assist you if a need should arise.

Officers also are available to enforce the hospital traffic and parking regulations. Employees using the parking areas must secure a parking sticker for their cars from Security. Parking stickers should be displayed on the windshield of the driver's side.

“The prime spots should remain available for patients and visitors,” says Security Director Rich Witmer. “There are several employee parking areas at the Indianapolis campus, all marked clearly with yellow striping. Spaces marked with white striping is for visitors."

The entire campus is served by shuttle buses, which operate from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. They may be boarded at one of the shuttle shelters, or by calling 416-8725. Questions and concerns should be directed to Security at 528-5304.

New Indianapolis campus maps available

New Indianapolis Campus maps are now available for ordering through the hospital Print Shop. The following maps are available in pads of 50: Cancer Center, Heart Center, Main entrance/Patient tower, Outpatient Center and Women's Center.
These multi-page maps are also available for order through the Print Shop: Staff/Physician Maps and Full Campus Guide
To order:
  • Visit the Quick Links section on CROSS and click on "Print Shop Orders."
  • Select "Maps" under "Form Type" then click on "Search for Forms."
  • To preview a map before you order it, click on the map name in bold.
To order a set of maps from the print shop, choose "Order Forms from the Print Shop" to the right of the name of the desired map.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Franciscan St. Francis to open Immediate Care Center near Beech Grove

Medical services slated to relocate from Washington Square

BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- Residents here and on the near south side of Indianapolis will soon have a new health care option with Immediate Care Center-Thompson Commons.

The Center, located at 5210 E. Thompson Road (near Interstate 465 and Emerson Ave.), will open Tuesday, March 27, offering services seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The facility is relocating from its present location at 992 North Mitthoeffer Road at Washington Square, which closes 11 p.m., Monday, March 26.

ICC-Thompson Commons provides urgent care treatment by physicians – without an appointment – for illnesses and injuries, including diagnostic imaging and lab services. The facility features six exam rooms and two treatment rooms, and is staffed by 14 medical assistants, X-ray technicians and management.

“Immediate Care Centers offer accessible, economical medical care to patients, particularly for those with minor accidents and illnesses who don’t require a visit to a hospital emergency room,” said Robert J. Brody, president and chief executive officer for Franciscan St. Francis Health, which acquired ICC operations in the Indianapolis area in late 2010.

In addition to its new location, ICC operates facilities at 1001 N. Madison Ave. (Greenwood), 650 N. Girls School Road (Chapel Hill), and 860 E. 86th St. (Nora).

“Together with Franciscan St. Francis, we are committed to provide mission-based compassionate care to families in Beech Grove and the many communities we serve,” said Michael D. Bishop, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Immediate Care Centers.

ICC-Thompson Commons is located near Franciscan St. Francis’ newly expanded hospital at 8111 S. Emerson Ave. Patients in the area have other health care alternatives, including:

  • Beech Grove After-Hours Clinic, 2030 Churchman Ave., in the offices of St. Francis Medical Group Beech Grove Family Medicine.
  • Indy South After-Hours Clinic, 7855 S. Emerson Ave., Suite P, in the offices of St. Francis Medical Group Southport Family and Sports Medicine.

The After-Hours Clinics are open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Launched in 1981 by the Bloomington, Ind.-based Unity Physician Group, the four Immediate Care Centers collectively see about 100,000 patients each year. Each facility is always staffed by at least one physician and a highly trained staff committed to service excellence.

To learn more about ICC, visit More information about Franciscan St. Francis Health is at