Indianapolis Construction Update

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Francis is moving, rearranging departments to accommodate patient needs

The transition of all Beech Grove services to the Indianapolis campus, as well as the opening of the new patient tower, will happen in two phases to make the transition as convenient as possible for patients and hospital staff. Several services will also be consolidated and moved.

Here’s a quick overview on what to expect.

Phase One:

  • This spring, the basement and first two floors of the new patient tower are expected to be open to patients.
  • The expanded Emergency Department will move from its current location to floor 1 of the patient tower. In addition, the cafeteria and surgery areas will re-locate to the tower’s second floor.
  • The moving of these departments to their new locations within the patient tower will free up space in the existing hospital building and allow for expansion of services. For example, a larger pharmacy will occupy a portion of the current Emergency Department space. The current cafeteria space will transition into a cafĂ©, surgery waiting area, Human Resources Department, and offices for Administration and Medical Staff.

Phase Two:

  • In spring 2012, floors 3 through 6 will be completed. These floors primarily consist of inpatient rooms.
  • During this same time, Beech Grove’s clinical services and departments will consolidate and move to the Indianapolis campus.

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