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Community Health Network, Johnson Memorial Hospital, break ground on new medical facility; Stones Crossing Health Pavilion to open in mid- 2013

For release on April 11, 2012

Indianapolis, IN---Officials from Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital broke ground today on a three-story medical facility, Stones Crossing Health Pavilion, which will house a multitude of outpatient services. Located on State Road 135 just south of Stones Crossing, the facility and services it offers aims to improve healthcare access for residents of Johnson County, while also boosting economic development in the area.

Following remarks by Tony Lennen, president of Community Hospital South, and Larry Heydon, president and CEO of Johnson Memorial Hospital, several picked up shovels to dig the first ground for the project, including officials from Alderson Commercial Group, Inc., the project’s developer; Jon Fohrer, CEO of Community’s ambulatory services; Lennen, Heydon and members of the local community.

The health pavilion will house the most comprehensive imaging services in the area, including MRI, CT, mammography, x-ray, and bone density testing. The pavilion will also offer primary and specialty care physicians, rehab and sports medicine services (including adult and pediatric rehabilitation), and lab services.

“Residents throughout Johnson County will now have access to state-of-the-art, high quality healthcare, in a convenient outpatient location,” said Fohrer. “This joint partnership between Community and Johnson Memorial will allow us to bring exceptional care to patients closer to home.”

Stones Crossing Health Pavilion, a 70,000 square foot facility, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. The cost of the project is $14 million.

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