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Community Hospital North reaches anniversary milestone; Celebrating 25 years of health care advances
It was 25 years ago that Community Health Network boldly ventured where local health care providers had not gone before: the northeast side of Indianapolis. On acreage that only a few years earlier had been farmland, the doors opened on Community Hospital North, serving nearby residents with much greater access to health care than they ever had before—and setting a convenient and neighbor-friendly tone that continues to set Community Health Network apart a quarter century later.
On June 12, 1985, Community Hospital North opened with a 100-bed inpatient acute care unit, emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgical units along with support services needed by the hospital. Also in 1985, the 125-bed Behavioral Health Pavilion opened on the North campus after moving from Community Hospital East.
“We are grateful to have been part of the north community for the past 25 years,” said Barb Summers, president of Community Hospital North. “It has been a pleasure to be part of so many lives and we look forward to the next 25 years of providing care to families in the north market.”
Over the past 25 years, the north side of Indianapolis has seen tremendous growth and Community Hospital North has grown along with its neighbors. Community North transformed from a branch location into a full-service hospital, beginning with the early addition of maternity services using the trendsetting labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum model. It took vision to build the surrounding campus into a hub of high-quality health care services, with multiple medical office buildings, Community’s Behavioral Health Pavilion, the Community Regional Cancer Center, the Indiana Surgery Center and the world’s first all-digital hospital, The Indiana Heart Hospital.
In 2007, Community North expanded once again to meet the growing needs of the local community and employing a stronger-than-ever focus on creating exceptional experiences for patients and their families. As Community North celebrates its silver anniversary, the hospital employs more than 2,600 people and has 290 private patient rooms and 110 behavioral health beds. It boasts the largest labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum unit in the country, a 42-bed private room neonatal intensive care unit, an adult and pediatric emergency room, a dedicated pediatric unit, ultra-modern surgical suites, Community Spine Center and retail, valet, concierge services all focused on providing the most coordinated and convenient care.
Radio and television commercials
These commercials are from the 2007 grand opening of The Next Evolution of Community North. Click link to play commercial directly. Or, right-click to save the file and then open it in a player, e.g., Windows Media Player.
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