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Community Health Network breaks ground on $175 million hospital campus on eastside

For release on August 19, 2015

Mayor Ballard and other elected officials celebrate the rebirth of Community Hospital East

Indianapolis, IN---Since 1956, Community Health Network’s mission has been to serve the hard working people of the eastside by utilizing its medical expertise and heartfelt care to provide an exceptional patient experience. Today, a new chapter begins as the network breaks ground on a brand new Community Hospital East. The $175 million dollar investment in the neighborhood sends a message of commitment to those who live there.

“Community has a rich heritage on the eastside of Indianapolis,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “This new hospital means we will remain firmly rooted where our story began nearly 60 years ago. The changes coming to the Community East campus reflect the need to focus on patient well-being, while providing economic stability and community benefits to local neighborhoods.”

New Community Hospital East renderingThe groundbreaking begins the second phase of the $175 million project: the construction of a new hospital tower, housing inpatient and outpatient procedure rooms, and a new emergency department. Community is also moving its Family Medicine Center to the East campus and demolishing four antiquated buildings. Follow the construction updates here.

“This project will accomplish a number of key objectives,” said Scott Teffeteller, president of Community’s East Region. “It will improve the patient experience, refigure the campus to accommodate more patients and modernize existing facilities. The end result is a campus that can create innovative strategies and handle the ever-changing trends in healthcare.”

The anticipated completion of the new hospital project is 2019.

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