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About Community Hospital North in Indianapolis

The history of Community Hospital North

1983

1985

  • Community North opened with 100-bed acute care inpatient capacity, emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery and support services.
  • 125-bed Behavioral Care Pavilion moved to Community North campus from Community Hospital East.
  • 7250 Clearvista Drive professional building opened.

1987

  • Family rooms opened, Indianapolis’ first single room maternity care, or LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) rooms with normal and special care nursery.
  • 8180 Clearvista Parkway professional building opened.

1988

1989

  • 8101 and 8103 Clearvista Drive professional building opened.

1990

1992

  • Indiana Surgery Center North (today, Community Surgery Center North), joint venture with physicians, opened.
  • 8040 Clearvista Drive professional building opened.

1994

  • Community Hospital North expansion opened:
    • 19 LDRP suites.
    • 24-bed intensive care unit (ICU)/progressive care unit (PCU) opened.
    • Expansion of two large surgical suites plus expanded preop/recovery area.
    • Imaging expansion with permanent CT, MRI, SPECT, and upgraded ultrasound and general x-ray.

1997

1998

1999

  • 15-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) opened, staffed around-the-clock by on-site Riley Hospital neonatologists.
  • North Sleep/Wake Disorders Center increased to six suites.

2000

  • Emergency department expanded (more than doubling its size).
  • Indiana Surgery Center Noblesville (today, Community Surgery Center Hamilton), joint venture with physicians, opened.

2001

2002

  • Expanded imaging services with additional CT, MRI and ultrasound capabilities.
  • Increased NICU beds to 19.
  • Community Health Pavilion Carmel opened at 119th Street and Meridian Street in Carmel.

2003

  • The Indiana Heart Hospital (today, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital), the world's first all-digital hospital, opened with 56 inpatient beds, 32 day/outpatient beds, and full service heart emergency department.
  • Carmel Sleep/Wake Disorders Center opened with four suites. 

2004

2005

2006

  • New physician lounge and health information management area opened.
  • Four new operating rooms opened in expanded surgery area.
  • Daybeds unit opened with 10 beds. 
  • Pediatric unit opened.

2007

  • Inpatient surgical care unit opened.
  • Pediatric Sleep/Wake Disorders Center opened with four suites. 
  • Bamboo Café opened.
  • Grand opening celebration for The Next Evolution of Community Hospital North expansion project.
  • Newly constructed 42-bed private room NICU opened. 
  • Largest maternity unit in the country opened with 60 private patient suites.
  • State-of-the-art Community Spine Center opened.
  • Pediatric hospitalist program started.
  • Inpatient pharmacy implemented barcode-driven medication ordering, storage, and dispensing technology.
  • MedCheck Express opened in Fishers and Noblesville. 

2008

  • Community Hospital North became the first hospital in the state and one of the first nationwide to implement sterile product compounding robotics.
  • Center for Joint Health opened on the ortho/neuro/spine unit, featuring 12 private suites and physical therapy gym.
  • Centricity Admin, a barcode-driven medication charting system, was implemented in all inpatient areas.
  • PCU expanded from 12 to 32 beds. ICU then expanded.

2009

  • Dedicated breast surgeons in the north and south markets integrated with Community to form Community Breast Care.
  • Ortho/neuro/spine unit (ONS) started performing Video EEG (VEEG) studies.
  • Interventional radiology (IR) suite opened.
  • No One Dies Alone (NODA) program started.
  • Community Breast Care granted full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

2010

2013

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
  • Indy Eleven

Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop