Indianapolis Construction Update

Monday, July 16, 2007

Plans for St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove

You have likely heard about plans to consolidate our Beech Grove and Indianapolis inpatient services -- along with many outpatient and ancillary services – at our Indianapolis campus. The commitment of the Sisters of St. Francis to serve the people of southern Marion County, Beech Grove and south central Indiana is as strong today as it was when the Sisters were invited here nearly 100 years ago.

St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers plans to continue its long-term commitment to the people of Beech Grove, where services have been available since 1914. Plans call for necessary and appropriate outpatient services to be located at Beech Grove, either in existing or new facilities.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Indianapolis, Beech Grove to Consolidate Services

You have likely heard about long-range plans to consolidate our Beech Grove and Indianapolis inpatient services – along with many outpatient and ancillary services – at our Indianapolis campus. Since 1989, when the land was purchased for where the Indianapolis campus now resides, St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers has been planning the evolution in meeting the health care needs of a growing and changing population.

An important step in this evolution occurred recently when the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services board of trustees approved our plans to consolidate services at the Indianapolis campus.

Hospital leaders, physicians, and clinical and support staff have been working many months to develop these plans to enable us to continue and extend our health care ministry for decades to come. We anticipate that all construction projects in the consolidation would be complete in 2010.

Planned new facilities at Indianapolis campus include (but are not limited to):

  • A brand-new six-story inpatient bed tower
  • Expanded and relocated Emergency Department
  • Enhanced Imaging facilities and equipment
  • Additional Inpatient Surgery operating suites
  • 1,000 additional parking spaces

Other health care entities continue building new facilities, adding capacity to already well-served areas. St. Francis is taking an approach of providing modern facilities, the newest technology and state-of-the-art, compassionate care in our existing market while reducing the square footage to provide those services. This will control the overall cost of providing care, helping us to meet the growing needs of those we will continue to serve.