Shelbyville hospital to partner with YMCA on indoor pool, health center

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Major Health Partners and the YMCA are planning an $18 million indoor pool and wellness center in Shelbyville that will be used for both recreation and health-related activities.

Major Health is providing most of the money for the project—$15 million—and the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County each are committing nearly $1.6 million.

The Blue River Community Foundation is providing $900,000 over three years for operating costs.

“We have always felt a warm-water pool was an important component to the center,” said Major Health Partners CEO Jack Horner. “An indoor, warm-water pool can be used by individuals of all ages, year-round for both recreation and wellness activities. The pool will provide a quality of life amenity that is currently lacking in our community.”

Major Health Partners is the parent of Major Hospital, which is located in the Intelliplex life sciences park along Interstate 74. The new facility will be located within Intelliplex park and along State Road 9.

Decatur County Family YMCA, based in Greensburg, is the YMCA district partner in the project.

The facility will be called the MHP Health, Wellness and Community Center.

Hospital officials said it will complement nutrition, wellness, prohabilitation, rehabilitation and illness prevention efforts. The facility will be operated by the YMCA through its membership model and will also include a gymnasium, day care, classrooms, fitness facilities and programming.

Major Health expects to break ground on the project in the fourth quarter, with construction taking a little more than a year.

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