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Community Health Network, Johnson Memorial Hospital announce $14 million project in Bargersville; New health pavilion will improve healthcare access and promote economic development

For release on March 07, 2012

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital officials have announced details of a $14 million construction project on SR 135 just south of Stones Crossing in Bargersville that will improve access to healthcare and support economic development in Johnson County.

Located on six acres at 3000 SR 135, construction will soon begin on Stones Crossing Health Pavilion, a three-story medical building that will house a variety of healthcare services in 70,000 square feet of space.

“The Stones Crossing area has been a fast growing part of Johnson County in the last ten years, and we have identified it as a key part of our service area,” said Tony Lennen, president of Community Hospital South. “Our medical pavilion concept has been extremely popular with patients and families, and our new facility at Stones Crossing will provide a wide variety of services in a great location.”

“Our joint development of the Stones Crossing Health Pavilion with Community Health Network will become an important addition to the health services available to residents of northern Johnson County,” said Larry Heydon, president and CEO of Johnson Memorial Hospital. “From the time that we announced our collaboration with Community Health Network, our focus has been on creating new access points for residents of Johnson County. This will be a dramatic step in that direction, and certainly won’t be the last.”

When completed in mid-2013, the new Stones Crossing Health Pavilion will offer convenient access to outpatient services, including primary care physicians; specialty care; rehab and sports medicine; advanced imaging; laboratory testing; and other health-related services. Physicians from both Community and Johnson Memorial will offer services designed to meet the needs of adult and pediatric patients in the White River Township and Pleasant Township areas. The pavilion will also house a community room dedicated to patient education and health-related events. In addition, it will be available to local businesses to accommodate meeting space.

According to Jon Fohrer, CEO of Community Health Network’s ambulatory division, the project will create between 75 and 100 jobs over a three to four year period. “We are thrilled to be able to bring new jobs to the area and honored to be able extend healthcare services closer to home.”

Community and Johnson Memorial Hospital announced their clinical collaboration in early 2011, and the new pavilion is the first outpatient facility resulting from the partnership. Community currently manages a total of eleven health pavilions conveniently located throughout Central Indiana.

Alderson Commercial Group, Inc. has been named the pavilion’s developer. This will be the third project Alderson has developed for Community.

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.

About Johnson Memorial Hospital
Johnson Memorial is a county-owned hospital whose main campus is located in Franklin, Indiana. Opened in 1947 as a tribute to the men and women who have served in the military, the hospital has over 100 physicians and medical specialists on its staff, providing patients access to modern and up-to-date diagnostic and treatment services. Among the special programs available at JMH are advanced cardiac, cancer, surgical and interventional radiology, as well as, a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital currently operates a professional office building at SR 135 and Stones Crossing Road, which will provide additional unspecific services in the future following the opening of the Stones Crossing Health Pavilion. More information about Johnson Memorial is available on its website at www.johnsonmemorial.org.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations