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Medical care vs. sports facilities

Many of Wishard Memorial Hospital’s buildings date back to 1914 and many of the areas in the hospital are quite outdated. As I walk around the facility
every week, it is apparent that the hospital is not only outdated but it is beyond remodeling.

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Vote no on Wishard

“Get out and Vote (no) for Wishard” should have been [Chris Katterjohn’s Oct. 26 column] for two simple
reasons:

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Burst pipe halts surgeries at Wishard Hospital

Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis closed its main operating rooms and canceled at least 15 surgeries Friday after
a steam pipe burst. Hospital officials say the burst pipe is an example of the infrastructure problems that are prompting
plans for a new facility.

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KATTERJOHN: Get out and vote for Wishard

You know, there’s an election on Nov. 3, right? We’re not voting for president, governor,
mayor, or even dog catcher. We’re voting for a critical piece of the health care delivery system in central Indiana: whether to allow Marion County
Health & Hospital Corp. to sell bonds to build a new Wishard Hospital.

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EDITORIAL: Wishard’s smart planning shields taxpayers

A referendum this fall on Wishard Health Services’ plans to build a $754 million hospital will tell a lot about the
mood—and savvy—of Marion County voters. In this economy, and with government at all levels strapped
for cash, the knee-jerk reaction might be to reject such a proposal.

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Long-term-care business to help Wishard cover construction debt

To pay for a shiny new downtown hospital, the parent corporation of Wishard Health Services will commit itself to yearly
debt payments 10 times as high as they are now. But Wishard officials have no doubt they can bear the extra load
because of places like Rosewalk Village, a nursing home that sits on the eastern side of Indianapolis.

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Wishard squeezes in more patients

Occupancy at Wishard Hospital was 98 percent before the recession and is still that high, and more people have been coming as inpatients and as mental health patients, forcing the hospital to come up with creative ways to handle the load.

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Wishard considers new hospital

Matt Gutwein and Lisa Harris drive into work each morning knowing their hospital, Wishard Health Services, will lose half
a million dollars that day. But they’re OK with that. In fact, they’re laying a plan to keep it up for the next 20 years.
Looming large on their to-do list: building a new hospital.

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