Riverview Health plans expanded services to create hospital at Westfield facility

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A rendering of the original Riverview Health outpatient facility in Westfield. (Submitted rendering)

The Riverview Health Board of Trustees announced Jan. 31 plans to expand services at the new Westfield facility to incorporate it into a hospital. The facility is currently under construction at Ind. 32 and U.S. 31.

The facility was originally planned to only offer outpatient services, but new plans will include inpatient beds, three surgery suites and an emergency room. In addition to the expanded services, the 108,000-square-foot facility also will include CT, MRI, ultrasound, x-ray and three-dimensional mammography imaging, an outpatient pharmacy, a laboratory, physical and occupational therapy, employer wellness clinic and various physician offices including obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology and more.

“Meeting the needs of the community and providing access to high-quality, reliable healthcare without sacrificing convenience has always been a top priority throughout our decision-making process,” stated Riverview Health President and CEO Seth Warren in a press release sent to Current. “Inpatient beds, a full range of imaging services and expanded emergency services will allow us to treat a broader range of medical cases and provide services for those who require additional care beyond an outpatient setting.”

The original budget for the outpatient facility was approved at $34 million, but Riverview Health could not supply a price point for expanding the services into a hospital as of press time.

“We’re truly excited to open our doors to the community and become the reliable healthcare destination where families can receive personalized, expert medical care close to home,” Warren stated.

For more, visit riverview.org.

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