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Community Health Network breaks ground on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital on the Community Hospital North campus

For release on June 07, 2012

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network broke ground today on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Community Hospital North. In a joint venture with Centerre Healthcare, Community Rehabilitation Hospital will offer some of the most innovative treatments for neurological conditions and brain injuries in Indiana.

“The future of healthcare is moving in a direction that focuses on exceptional outcomes and accessibility to high-quality care,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “This new hospital will lead the marketplace in providing the best, most innovative treatment for neurological and brain injury patients.”

Located in the fast growing area along the I-69 corridor, Community Rehabilitation Hospital will include a 28-bed brain injury wing and a 16-bed stroke unit. In addition, the facility will include:

  • All private rooms with family sleeper chairs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible full bathrooms
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite
  • Specially-equipped bariatric rooms
  • Walking trails around courtyard, featuring multiple surfaces (brick, gravel, wood deck, concrete) for rehabilitating patients back into the community
  • Outdoor healing garden and easy access to outdoor activities and spaces to promote healing

With the groundbreaking of Community Rehabilitation Hospital and its completion in the summer of 2013, Community Health Network is adding to the number of established sites of care in the north and northeast markets of Central Indiana. Having a specialized hospital for neurological issues is similar to Community’s strategy for heart health, when it built The Indiana Heart Hospital, the nation’s first all-digital, dedicated heart hospital, in 2004.

“Community is well-known and respected across Central Indiana for its treatment of neurological conditions,” said Patrick Foster, president and CEO of Centerre Healthcare. “This new hospital adds another strong dimension to Community’s north campus and Centerre is proud to be a partner in this project.”

Community Rehabilitation Hospital will replace the renowned Hook Rehabilitation unit at Community Hospital East, which outgrew existing facility space. Staff and services will move to the new location upon completion of the hospital construction project.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations