Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is celebrating the opening of its $16.5 million surgical unit expansion at Franciscan Health Munster Hospital. The health system says the project adds 20,000 square feet and 25 private patient rooms.
The expansion brings the total number of inpatient hospital beds at the facility to 88. Franciscan says some of the new rooms are specialty rooms that can accommodate bariatric patients, ADA patients, and patients requiring isolation.
“The new 25 bed surgical unit at Franciscan Health Munster is a wonderful addition to our hospital,” Sean Leahy, chief operating officer for Franciscan Health Munster, Hammond and Dyer, said in a news release. “This state-of-the-art addition was designed and built with safety, quality, beauty, and comfort all in mind. We are thrilled to provide such an outstanding healing environment to the communities we’re privileged to serve.”
The health system says the expansion will also help the hospital meet anticipated demand created by the nearby Centennial Village development.
The expansion comes in addition to a recently-completed, multi-phase renovation project in the hospital’s surgery department, which included modernizing half of the campus’ operating rooms and creating private “prep, hold, recovery” patient rooms, among other enhancements.