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Hospitals to build $14M medical center in Bargersville

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Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital plan to spend $14 million to build a medical office building and outpatient center in Bargersville, the  hospital systems announced Wednesday.

The 70,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be completed in mid-2013. It will include offices for primary care and specialist physicians, rehabilitation, imaging and lab testing, as well as a community meeting room.

The facility, called Stones Crossing Health Pavilion, will be located on six acres at 3000 State Road 135, about 10 miles southwest of Greenwood. The developer is Greenwood-based Alderson Commercial Group Inc.

The project is the first since Indianapolis-based Community and Franklin-based Johnson Memorial announced a clinical partnership in early 2011.

“From the time that we announced our collaboration with Community Health Network, our focus has been on creating new access points for residents of Johnson County,” Johnson Memorial CEO Larry Heydon said in a prepared statement. “This will be a dramatic step in that direction, and certainly won’t be the last.”

Community has been jockeying with Franciscan St. Francis Health for dominance of the southern suburbs of Indianapolis. Franciscan planned to build an emergency room and medical office building in Greenwood by September, but is now reconsidering those plans.

 

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

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