Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center has announced plans for a $9 million expansion of its Plymouth campus. Construction on the new emergency department is set to begin in June.

March 25, 2014

News release

Mishawaka, Ind. — Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) has announced it will expand its Plymouth campus with a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

SJRMC will break ground for the new 12,000 square-foot Emergency Department at 11:30 am on Friday, March 28. The new Emergency Department will be located adjacent to the Plymouth hospital's current Emergency Department. The entire community is welcome to come and celebrate with SJRMC at the ground breaking. Light refreshments will be served.

“This is exciting for the entire Plymouth community,” said Loretta Schmidt, MSN, CPHQ, president of SJRMC in Plymouth. “We listened to our community and heard that a new Emergency Department was needed for the benefit of our patients' well-being. This new state-of-the-art building will transform emergency care here in Marshall and surrounding counties, while creating a superior experience for our patients.”

The new Emergency Department will increase capacity by more than 60 percent, streamline emergency care and increase patient safety and privacy. The new Emergency Department will feature a larger waiting area with a dedicated children's play area.

Care will not be disrupted during construction. Once the new construction is completed, the original space will be repurposed to support Emergency Department administration, diagnostic imaging and other hospital services. The total project is scheduled to be completed by September 2015 at a cost of $9 million.

MPA Architects, of South Bend, has been selected to design the new space. Construction will begin in June.

About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 25 practices with more than 50 physicians. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.

A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers personalized, faith-based care paired with the latest in advanced medical technology and procedures. In January 2012 SJRMC was name one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In July 2013, for the third year running, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired”. For more information, please visit

Source: Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

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