Foundations of Healing

Foundations of Healing

There’s a lot of variety to the kinds of health-related construction projects taking shape throughout Indiana right now. From new hospitals, to new learning centers, and even entire new medical campuses, Hoosier healthcare organizations are laying foundations to meet the specific health needs of their surrounding communities.


Franciscan Health Mooresville Expansion – $17M

Franciscan Health Mooresville – Morgan County’s only full-service hospital – is adding a new medical office building and conducting several other infrastructure improvements.

“Our Mooresville hospital continues to address the growing health care needs of Morgan, Hendricks and southwestern Marion counties,” said James Callaghan, MD, president and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana. “This initiative is geared to provide better access and improved services to the patients we are privileged to serve.”

The first phases of the project modernized and improved several systems throughout the hospital campus. The work included updates to the heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, installing a new nurse call system, and upgrading roofs, siding, and sidewalks.

Following that, demolition of the preexisting Women Center’s lobby took place and construction of a new 50,000-square-foot medical office building began. When complete in late 2020, the $17 million complex will house the Women’s Center, medical practices, and other additional services and programs.


New Granger Hospital Opens – $25.8M

Beacon Health System celebrated the opening of its new $25.8 million Beacon Granger Hospital late last year. It is the first small acute care hospital in the region and is expected to provide a new model of care for residents.

Beacon Granger comprises 32,800 square feet on about six acres located near the Indiana Toll Road’s Mishawaka exit. The one-story hospital is designed to streamline around-the-clock emergency care and treatment for patients. The facility houses a 16-bed emergency department with two ambulance bays and is equipped for sophisticated imaging and diagnostic services including X-ray, state-of-the art FFR-CT scanning, ultrasound, and a Med Flight helipad large enough to land Marine One. Eight patient rooms are available for overnight hospital stays.

Panzica Building Corp. officials said the new building’s design makes use of patient-centered features such as abundant natural light, spacious waiting areas, family-friendly patient rooms, and a clinically clean and welcoming decor.

“We paid special attention to optimizing the patient experience, from adding new technologies to maximizing the usage of natural light. From a clinical perspective, it has been a satisfying and creative process to build a hospital from the ground up,” Dr. Nicole Riordan, Beacon Granger Hospital Medical Director.


Parkview’s New Health Campus – (Total cost TBD)

  • Construction manager: Lathrop Construction
  • Architect: HKS, Inc.

Parkview Health is developing Parkview Inverness, a health campus that will offer access to a wide range of care in southwest Fort Wayne. Plans include two new facilities: a medical office building and an outpatient center.

Existing Parkview services at this location include imaging, lab, cardiology, podiatry, and other specialties. Following construction of the new buildings, the campus will also include a walk-in clinic, adult and pediatric primary care, pharmacy, infusion, therapy, expanded outpatient surgery options and additional specialty services.

Construction work on both buildings is underway. The new medical office building will be one story and cover approximately 19,000 square feet of space. It will initially house a primary care office and walk-in clinic, expected to open in summer 2020.

The new outpatient center will be three stories with a basement, totaling approximately 112,000 square feet; plans include an optional 18,000-square-foot expansion. Construction of the outpatient center is expected to be complete in 2021.


HFL’s New Conference & Learning Center – (Total cost not disclosed)

The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is establishing a new facility in La Porte, IN. The structure will become HFL’s new 12,815-square-foot headquarters and Conference & Learning Center.

The primary function of the center will be to host many educational opportunities for nonprofits sponsored by HFL, which serve the organization’s mission to empower residents to live healthy and well. There will also be an incubator space that will serve as a dedicated area for nonprofits to work with their mentors, designers, accountants, and other industry experts.

The building will be located just south of Fishtrap Lake and it will be constructed using natural materials to complement the land. The Chessie Trial runs alongside the site, which HFL will add a water/rest stop for trail participants to use.

The building will feature a large conference room that can be split into 3 smaller rooms, capable of seating 10 to 223 people. Work is due to be completed in June 2020.