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Community Health Network now offers critical child care close to home

For release on March 28, 2017

New PICU unit to offer expertise of a children’s hospital

INDIANAPOLIS—Community Health Network today held the grand opening of the new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Community Hospital North.

The new four-bed unit will allow Community to offer the care and expertise of a children’s hospital at the North campus.

A new collaboration allows for the PICU unit at Community North to be staffed by Riley-trained pediatric critical care physicians. Community physicians will also get special pediatric intensive care training at Riley Children’s Hospital.

The alliance also expands Community’s maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric subspecialist coverage.

"It brings care to patients who otherwise might have to go out of state," said Community’s Vice President of Women’s Services Donetta Gee-Weiler. "We can now extend the care of a children’s hospital without having to build one.’"

The new PICU unit is located within Community North’s current Pediatric Unit.

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.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications