Mishawaka-based Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health says the previously-announced closure of its emergency care center on the Lafayette central campus will occur next week. The acute medical units, intensive care and emergency departments will move to the system's Lafayette East location. Editor's Note: A previous version of the story incorrectly stated the Lafayette campus will close.

August 25, 2014

News Release

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health will close the Emergency Care Center at St. Elizabeth Central and move all emergency services to St. Elizabeth East, located at 1701 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. The St. Elizabeth Central Emergency Care Center will permanently close its doors at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The Emergency Care Center at St. Elizabeth East will continue to see patients and will operate with no interruptions during the transition. All services offered by the St. Elizabeth Central Emergency Care Center will also relocate.

The move was originally announced on April 22, 2014. Since the announcement, construction and modifications have been completed at the St. Elizabeth East Emergency Care Center, 1701 S. Creasy Lane.

The Center of Hope, a service for victims of sexual assault, moved to the East campus on Aug. 21.

About Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is a member of Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 13 growing hospitals, approximately 20,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health includes Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Lafayette East and Lafayette Central, as well as Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville, Franciscan Physician Network with offices in Lafayette, West Lafayette, Monticello, Mulberry and Crawfordsville, and Woman's Clinic, Lafayette OB/GYN and Premier Healthcare for Women in Lafayette.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, the Community Health Accreditation Program, the College of American Pathologists, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for Heart Failure and the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is also a recipient of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Silver Performance Achievement Award, and its paramedic program has received programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). For more information, please visit FranciscanStE.org and FranciscanAlliance.org.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health is also available through social media. On Facebook, visit Facebook.com/StEHealth; on Twitter visit Twitter.com/StElizabeth; and on Pinterest visit Pinterest.com/StEHealth.

Source: Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health

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