New Community Hospital East
Community Health Network is investing $175 million in its East Region by building a brand new hospital that will be completed in 2020. The new hospital tower will include an all new emergency department, medical imaging, surgery, delivery and inpatient rooms. Patients and visitors will not be disrupted during construction.
Construction will occur in several phases, all designed to not disrupt patient care. The modernized campus will be positioned to handle ever-changing trends in today's healthcare environment.
Topping Out Ceremony
On April 26, 2017 the topping out ceremony took place - almost a year to the day that the time capsules were opened. Watch as a beam with the names and well wishes of patients and caregivers rises five stories to top the new tower at Community Hospital East and the Pepper Construction crew puts the beam in place.
Time Capsule Opening
On April 27, 2016 time capsules buried in 1955 and 1991 on hospital grounds were opened. The items inside revealed a glimpse into Community East's historic past. Contents from 1955 included newspapers, pledges from hospital founding fathers, a vial of polio vaccine, list of original donors, photos, bylaws, an American flag with 48 stars, and an Eli Lilly book. The 1991 capsule included guiding principles, newspapers, a VHS tape with a Community commercial, photos, a training manual, t-shirt, American flag, brochures for coping with war, advertisements, coupons and magazines.
Stay tuned for upcoming Community events in your neighborhood – celebrating the past, present and future of Community Hospital East!