Clarian Health Details Plans for $180M Hospital

Clarian Health Details Plans for $180M Hospital

Clarian Health Details Plans for $180M Hospital

September 15, 2008 – Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By: John Tuohy

Clarian Health detailed its plans Monday for a $180 million hospital off I-69 in Fishers, including long-range plans to develop a $750 million medical campus at that location.  Officials had unveiled plans in November, but gave specifics during the Fishers Town Council's Monday night meeting.  The council approved an economic development agreement with Clarian, the first of several expected votes.

Clarian Saxony Medical Center at I-69's Exit 10 would include a 250,000-square-foot hospital and a 100,000-square-foot medical office building buffered by trees, water features and a "healing garden," hospital officials said.  "This will be what we are calling a natural wellness environment," said Frank Mosko, director of real estate development for Clarian. "We will use glass to bring nature into the facility and have trails and water outside."  Clarian hopes to open the 40-bed acute-care hospital and office building by fall 2010. An eventual expansion would increase capacity to 350 beds.  "After Phase 3, this could be three quarters of a billion dollar development," Mosko said.

The hospital will provide primary care, cardiovascular care, surgery, occupational medicine, sports medicine, imaging and urgent care.  Fishers will likely sell municipal bonds to finance the infrastructure upgrades by designating the site a tax increment financing district, Booth said.  Mosko said the hospital would employ 250 nurses and other support staff earning an average salary of $65,000 a year.

The hospital will be near Community Health Network's 50,000-square-foot medical building, which opened in 2005, and St. Vincent's 120,000-square-foot, freestanding emergency room and outpatient facility.