CEO Says New Hospital's Impact Will be Far-Reaching

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Three days before the new Major Hospital complex opens in Shelbyville, the chief executive officer of parent Major Health Partners says the $90 million final product will focus on the way health care is going. Jack Horner says the health system is shifting along with the current health care environment from a "volume-based model to a value-based model." He adds the 350,000 square-foot operation, which is years in the making, is expected to have a $126 million local economic impact. In an interview with Business of Health Reporter Barb Lewis, Horner said he believes the big investment will serve as a business attraction and retention asset.

"We've seen Shelbyville and Shelby County on the roll lately with new industries -- Nippon Steel, Krone, expansion of Ryobi -- we had Brian Asher on (Inside INdiana Business Television) -- Shelby County economic development -- the show to talk about those and we know health care plays an important role in helping to recruit that new business to the community," Horner said. "And it's very important that we can provide quality care at an efficient cost for those industries."

Horner says the system currently employs around 1,100, which includes some 150 positions already added with the new hospital. The total payroll is more than $70 million. Horner says up to 30 more workers will be brought on in the coming months and the service from doctors and staff will be "quality and at an efficient cost."

Construction kicked off in 2015 and the project represents the largest investment in the health system and hospital's history.

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