The dispute centers on extensive cracking in the foundation at Community Hospital East, which just underwent a massive, $175 million upgrade with a new patient tower.
When the $175 million hospital opens in stages over the next two weeks, patients and visitors will see a major upgrade in facilities.
Indiana hospitals are racking up millions of dollars in penalties for having too many patients return for care within a month of discharge.
Community Health has been looking for a buyer for Community Healthplex since it closed down a small hospital on the same campus at the end of 2016.
Even before news broke that an unidentified health care system had lined up 30 acres at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for a massive development, projects costing billions of dollars were underway or on the drawing board across the region.
It will be smaller and sleeker and—if all goes according to plan—might actually make money, rather than ending each year in the red or barely breaking even.
Whether so-called micro-hospitals can succeed financially might depend on whether they can meet Medicare’s definition of a hospital: a medical facility that dedicates the bulk of its services to inpatient care.
The transitional care hospital, which has lost money in two of the past three years, will reopen next year as Community Rehabilitation Hospital South.
Urgent care centers, which already seem to have blanketed nearly every retail strip and neighborhood in central Indiana, are continuing to spring up at a surprising rate.
Community Health Network’s new Cancer Center North, which will have its grand opening Saturday is designed to lift patients’ spirits as much as kill cancer cells.
The wrecking ball is busy at Community Hospital East, knocking down one building after another, as workers ready the site for a brand-new, $175 million hospital.
The hospital voluntarily closed the rooms Oct. 10 after finding discoloration on ceiling tiles and walls in a nearby corridor area.
The hospital system, which scaled back operations at Community Hospital Westview last year, said it made the decision to close it entirely after a "thorough evaluation of its care delivery models" in Indiana.
Just two years after United Hospital Services pushed into Kokomo by merging with North Central Indiana Linen Service, the co-op is planning its next move—this time into northwest Indiana.
The Pence administration’s decision to spend $120 million on a new psychiatric hospital represents a stark shift from the state’s approach to mental health of the past 30 years.