Franciscan Health says it is investing approximately $20 million to repurpose the former Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital.
The health system says plans are to tear down much of the original building on Homer Street, but keep the patient tower, emergency department and parking garage.
Franciscan intends to renovate the patient tower and use it for its PACE (Program for the All-inclusive Care of the Elderly) program.
They also want to relocate the 14-bed inpatient Behavioral Medicine Unit from the new campus to the original site.
An ExpressCare clinic will continue to operate out of a portion of the previous emergency department.
“When we are finished, the new and improved Homer Street campus will be thriving once again with existing and new programs and services to meet the needs of the communities we serve for many years to come,” said Franciscan Health Michigan City President and Chief Executive Officer Dean Mazzoni.
Franciscan moved into its new medical campus in Michigan City about a year ago.