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St. Francis plans $23 million Carmel hospital

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Franciscan St. Francis Health plans to open a $23 million short-stay medical center in Carmel, creating 76 jobs by 2015, the health system announced Monday morning.

Officials for the Mishawaka-based health system said they will lease and renovate the 89,000-square-foot, three-story Building B at North Meridian Medical Pavilion, off Meridian Street near Interstate 465.

The center is expected to open in January 2012.

According to plans, the first two floors of the facility will offer a range of inpatient and outpatient services, including a six-bed inpatient unit, surgical suites, an imaging center, cardiac testing, physical therapy, oncology-infusion therapy, and a sleep disorders lab.

The third level will house additional clinical and office space for Franciscan St. Francis Medical Group and other independent medical practices.

Franciscan St. Francis Health already operates health facilities in Indianapolis, Mooresville and Beech Grove.

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  • Certificate of Need is needed
    I agree--certificate of need should be required, as it is in other states. Hospitals are spending a fortune on marketing.
    However, in this case they are going into an existing building, not constructing a new one.
  • rising costs
    I know of two other sleep labs within a mile of this location--between the amount spent by hospitals trying to 'out-market' one another, and what is being spent on one hospital's 're-branding', we wonder why costs are so high?
  • Certificate of Need is needed
    Yet another bricks and mortar project? How much tax abatement will be given/ How many years will it take for them to be in the black? And we wonder why health costs are rising.
    • New Hospital??
      Do we really need a new hospital, cant that kind of money be used better???

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