St.Vincent breaks ground on Fishers Hospital expansion

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St.Vincent Health, along with Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County officials, broke ground today on an 110,000-square foot expansion of St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast and unveiled the facility’s new name – St.Vincent Fishers Hospital. The expansion will convert the facility to a 40-bed inpatient hospital.

Kevin Speer, chief strategy officer, St.Vincent Health; Vincent Caponi, St.Vincent Health CEO; Kyle DeFur, president, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; Al Smith, chairman of the board, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; Kim Nealon, St.Vincent Medical Center site administrator; Father Brian Didzinski, St. John Vianney Catholic Church pastor; Scott Faultless, Fishers Town Council president; Steve Dillinger, Hamilton County Commissioner; and John Ditslear, Noblesville mayor; break ground on the new St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast expansion Monday morning.

St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast, 13914 Southeastern Parkway in Fishers, will focus on wellness – women’s health and family health – for patients and families of Fishers, Noblesville and Carmel communities.

St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital President Kyle DeFur said the expansion will “meet a growing patient demand.” He said the facility will provide more “close to home” healthcare options to Hamilton County residents.

“We’re proud to celebrate the move with our neighbors and friends,” DeFur said.

DeFur said the inpatient expansion will encompass 30 medical/surgical beds, 10 medical observation beds and 10 labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms. Development plans also include spa-like amenities, indoor and outdoor dining, and convenient 24-hour room service for patients.

“Since the opening of St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast, we have responded to the healthcare needs of the community by delivering convenient, quality care and extraordinary patient experiences,” said Kevin Speer, system vice president and chief strategy officer of St.Vincent Health. “The expansion of the medical center to include inpatient services will ensure our focus on women’s health and family health as the market continues to grow. We have listened to the community, so it is imperative that we grow by expanding our services and partnerships for the community.”

 In 2008, the faith-based health system opened St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast – Indiana’s first freestanding emergency department.

The 120,000 square-foot facility has an ambulatory surgery center, all-digital imaging center, and a medical office building including primary care offices, a pediatric and adult sleep disorders center, rehabilitation, laboratory and mental health services.

“For 25 years, St.Vincent Health has had a strong healthcare presence in Hamilton County. St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast is one of 20 healthcare facilities,” said Speer. “We are strategically positioned to provide healthcare needs for surrounding communities.”

Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, from right, and Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless receive plaques from Kevin Speer, chief strategy officer at St.Vincent Health.

The expansion is projected to create more than 200 new jobs with the opportunity for more as the hospital continues to grow. Construction is expected to be complete by 2013.

“This expansion project is yet another sign of the healthy and thriving economic environment in our community,” said Fishers Town Council President Scott Faultless. “We applaud St.Vincent Health for listening to the needs of the community and recognizing the growth opportunity in the exit 10 corridor.”

The hospital is located just across Interstate 69 from Noblesville’s Hamilton Town Center and will provide more healthcare opportunities to Fishers and Noblesville residents.

“It’s an attraction – an additional attraction to the Corporate Campus,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear. “We’re all one large community in Hamilton County. Being where we are with the demographics of all of Hamilton County cities, healthcare is important.”

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