Deaconess Plans $135M Expansion

Posted: Updated:
The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital is expected to open in Spring of 2018. The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital is expected to open in Spring of 2018.

Deaconess Health System officials say a major expansion at the Gateway Hospital campus in Newburgh will "change the face of health care" in the region. The $135 million project is expected to create an estimated 200 healthcare jobs. The work includes a six-story Orthopedic and Neuroscience facility on the north side of the campus. Deaconess says space has become a prime concern and the hospital has frequently turned patients away in recent years.

"There's a significant amount of demand, especially on the campus that we're building this currently and that's what caused delays in getting patients in and failure to accept patients from outlying facilities because we're full," said Shawn McCoy, chief operating officer for Deaconess Health System. "The fact that the baby boomers continue to age and continue to want these procedures of hip replacements, knee replacements (and) spinal procedures, we see that (demand) continuing as that demographic ages."

Deaconess will also build a five-story, 100,000 square-foot medical office building which will house Deaconess Clinic physician offices and related services, such as laboratory and imaging. The project also includes a 631-space attached parking garage and an expanded energy center. Deaconess says the current energy center's square footage, equipment and utility distribution line capabilities would not be able to serve a new tower.

The project is expected to take about two years to complete, with the Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital expected to open in spring of 2018.

Click here to learn more and see a video about the expansion.

Deaconess Health System Chief Operating Officer Shawn McCoy says the new specialty hospital will fill a need in the Tri-State.
  • Perspectives

    • How to Build an Effective Team

      Many leaders who are looking to increase overall productivity at their company are implementing collaborative team environments. This growing trend is backed up by a recent study that states collaborative work environments lead to an increase in overall profitability. However, teams are only effective if built correctly. Don’t expect a group of employees to work well together if you throw them in a room without cultivating any sort of trust or team building.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • UPDATE: Nestlé Details Fort Wayne Layoffs

      Virginia-based Nestlé USA says only 40 employees will be laid off at the company's Fort Wayne distribution center. A spokesperson for Nestlé tells Inside INdiana Business a WARN Notice filed with the state incorrectly stated the facility would close at the end of the year, affecting nearly 70 workers.

    • Eleven Fifty to Move Headquarters

      Eleven Fifty Academy has announced plans to relocate. The nonprofit coding academy says it will invest $5 million to move its national headquarters to a 25,000-square-foot space in downtown Indianapolis near the Indiana Statehouse. Eleven Fifty says it will maintain its existing space in Fishers and has additional plans to add more locations statewide in the future. The organization says it aims to bring its staff to more than 150 over the next six years. Founder Scott Jones...

    • Purdue Startup Targets Airline Food Carts

      A Purdue University-affiliated student startup thinks its innovation will help airlines become more efficient. Operating out of the Purdue Railyard, FlykeART has developed what it calls a lighter and smarter galley cart for airlines, which co-founder Yuhan Roh says could save airlines millions of dollars in fuel costs. The slimmer cart design, according to Purdue, would also help make the carts less of an injury threat for travelers. On The INnovators with Dr. K, Roh said...

    • Gateway Park will lead into the downtown district.

      Plans For New Muncie Facility Halted

      Plans for a $75 million project at the former BorgWarner site in Muncie have come to a halt.  Nigel Morrison, director of Waelz Sustainable Products LLP says “a campaign of misinformation tainted the process and ultimately made it impossible for the city council to continue supporting the project.” The project was first announced in January and was slated to create up to 90 new jobs. The announcement follows the opposition of Muncie residents who...

    • Northern Indiana Telemarketer Sentenced in Scheme

      A Merrillville telemarketer has been sentenced to over five years in prison for his role in a $10 million scheme to defraud mostly elderly victims in the United States. Carlin Woods, 35, pleaded guilty in 2017 to a count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud and another conspiracy count to commit money laundering.