Community Health Network will hold a news conference today to unveil plans for major new building investments in Indianapolis. Community Chief Executive Officer Bryan Mills is expected to detail investments totaling more than a quarter-billion dollars that will primarily impact the health system’s north and east campuses. The news conference is scheduled for noon and Inside INdiana Business will update this story. It represents the latest in a series of investment announcements by the region’s third-largest health system. Last August, Community announced a 2-phase, $175 million project to include an expansion and renovation of the emergency department, a near doubling of patient rooms and three new health pavilions on the east side of Indianapolis, where Community opened its first hospital in 1956.

In September, the Community Health Network Foundation announced the purchase of the Hilton Indianapolis North, located along I-69 at 82nd Street near its north campus. The hotel is currently being demolished to make way for future redevelopment.

Community says the major investment is part of doing business in a changing health care environment. Last fall, Community East President Scott Teffeteller told Inside INdiana Business the strategy is about changing the way health care is provided, rather than “adding more rooms and bigger boxes.”

Source: Community Health Network

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