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Community Health Network celebrates milestone in construction of new hospital

For release on February 04, 2019

Patient tower opens at Community Hospital East

Indianapolis—Community Health Network celebrated a milestone in the construction of a new state of the art hospital. The patient tower opened at Community Hospital East, and includes an all new emergency department, medical imaging, surgery, delivery, and inpatient rooms.

The public was invited to tour the new space at an open house Saturday. Visitors included Indiana Senator Michael Crider (R), who represents District 28; as well as residents of the east side.

Designed with input by Community patients, some of the state of the art features include:

  • Innovative bedside technology
  • Enhanced privacy features
  • Emergency department nearly doubled in size (72 rooms, up from 32)
  • NIC2 model of care (new to Indianapolis market!) allows mom to deliver and reside in the same room as newborn who requires neonatal intensive care.
  • Clean waste technology which will reduce footprint by 90%.

Community is investing $175 million in the east side by building a brand new hospital that will be completed in 2020. Construction of the new Community East, which began in the spring of 2016, is taking place in several phases, all designed to prevent disruption in patient care. The tower has been under construction since the summer of 2018. Patients will be moved to the new tower beginning February 4.

The next wave of construction will be the demolition of the old patient towers, and the building of a new main entrance.

About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Now with more than 16,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

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