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Community Health Network Foundation has reached an agreement to purchase the Hilton Indianapolis North at 82nd Street and Shadeland Avenue; The highly-visible 8.9 acre site will return to Community

For release on September 11, 2014

Indianapolis, IN---One of the most visible sites along the I-69 corridor will soon change. The Community Health Network Foundation owns an 8.9 acre parcel of land on the corner of 82nd Street and Shadeland Avenue that is currently the leased site of the Hilton Indianapolis North. The Foundation has exercised its right of first refusal to purchase the hotel from the current Hilton franchisee, and Community Health Network will reclaim the valuable land for future use by Community’s North Region. A management company will be hired to operate the hotel in the interim period, with closure expected to occur by the end of 2014. A team of leaders from Community’s North Region will begin planning for how the 8.9 acres will be redeveloped to meet the future needs of physicians and patients.

“The opportunity for the Foundation to purchase the Hilton came at a perfect time,” said Joyce Irwin, president of the Community Health Network Foundation. “Community’s North Region continues to expand its reach and needs the physical space to meet the growing demands of the marketplace. Opening up this prime area of real estate for healthcare services benefits the residents who live in the northern areas of Central Indiana.”

“Community’s North campus is located in one of the fastest-growing markets in the nation,” said Jason Fahrlander, president of Community’s North Region. “Having that land at 82nd Street and Shadeland will position us to expand much needed patient services in the future. This parcel is in a vital location that provides easy access for patients and their families traveling from multiple locations via I-69 and I-465.”

The former Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc. originally purchased substantial acreage in this Castleton corridor in 1981, with the intention of developing a north campus for what is now Community Health Network. In 1985, Community Hospital North opened with a 100-bed acute care inpatient capacity, emergency department and outpatient services. As the northeast side of Indianapolis expanded and the town of Fishers became more populated, the North campus was further developed to serve a growing patient base. Additions to the campus have included a 42-bed neonatal intensive care unit, the largest maternity unit in the nation with 60 private patient suites; Community Heart and Vascular Hospital; Community Rehabilitation Hospital; an oncology center; and oncologists affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The current hotel site was transferred to the Community Health Network Foundation in 1983 and later developed.

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.

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Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations