Community Health Network breaks ground on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot rehabilitation hospital

Community Health Network will break ground today on a $23 million, 63,000 square foot, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital on the campus of Community Hospital North.  In a joint venture with CenterreHealthcare, Community Rehabilitation Hospital will offer some of the most innovative treatments for neurological conditions and brain injuries in Indiana.

“The future of healthcare is moving in a direction that focuses on exceptional outcomes and accessibility to high-quality care,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network.  “This new hospital will lead the marketplace in providing the best, most innovative treatment for neurological and brain injury patients.”

Located in the fast growing area along the I-69 corridor, Community Rehabilitation Hospital will include a 28 bed brain injury wing and a 16 bed stroke unit.  In addition, the facility will include:

  • All private rooms with family sleeper chairs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible full bathrooms
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Suite
  • Specially-equipped  bariatric rooms
  • Walking trails around courtyard, featuring multiple surfaces (brick, gravel, wood deck, concrete) for rehabilitating patients back into the community
  • Outdoor healing garden and easy access to outdoor activities and spaces to promote healing

With the groundbreaking of Community Rehabilitation Hospital and its completion in the summer of 2013, Community Health Network is adding to the number of established sites of care in the north and northeast markets of Central Indiana.   Having a specialized hospital for neurological issues is similar to Community’s strategy for heart health, when it built The Indiana Heart Hospital, the nation’s first all-digital, dedicated heart hospital, in 2004.

“Community is well-known and respected across Central Indiana for its treatment of neurological        conditions,” said Patrick Foster, president and CEO of CenterreHealthcare.   “This new hospital adds another strong dimension to Community’s north campus and Centerre is proud to be a partner in this project.”

Community Rehabilitation Hospital will replace the renowned Hook Rehabilitation unit at Community Hospital East, which outgrew existing facility space.  Staff and services will move to the new

location upon completion of the hospital construction project.