Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System in South Bend have cut the ribbon on the new Franciscan Beacon Hospital in LaPorte. The partners joined forces in 2018 to create what they’ve described as a state-of-the-art hospital that includes a 24-hour, 10-bed Emergency Department.
The health systems say the hospital will officially open its doors to patients in the coming weeks.
“This joint venture is a symbol of the great relationship between our two organizations and of our commitment to LaPorte and surrounding communities. People want to receive the very best medical care when and where they need it. We are honored to be working with Franciscan Health to offer this new hospital, providing high-quality, convenient option to the people of LaPorte,” said Kreg Gruber, chief executive officer of Beacon Health System.
The 92,500-square-foot facility, which includes more than 30,000 square feet of new construction, features eight inpatient beds with nursing station, laboratory services, an on-staff pharmacist, physical therapy, telehealth connectivity and the latest imaging and diagnostic equipment.
The hospital is located at the Beacon Medical Group campus. Franciscan Physician Network providers are joining the expanded facility.