Indianapolis Construction Update

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.

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