Community Health Network historical timeline: 1950s
A fundraising campaign is launched to build Community Hospital, involving area residents and businesses determined to bring quality health care to the growing east side of Indianapolis.
Ground is broken at 16th Street and Ritter Avenue for the construction of Community Hospital. Vice President Richard Nixon attends the groundbreaking ceremony at the 28-acre site donated by Edward F. Gallahue.
Community Hospital opens its doors August 6. The hospital, which is now known as Community Hospital East, launches with 300 beds and 111 employees. Also, the Community Hospital Auxiliary forms.