Health Network to Open 1st Pavillion in Residential Area

Health Network to Open 1st Pavillion in Residential Area

Health Network to Open 1st Pavilion in Residential Area

March 2004 - Noblesville Ledger

By: Chris Sikich

FISHERS- Community Health Network will open its first neighborhood health pavilion at the Saxony development in Fishers.

"That is a fast-growing area, and we feel there is a need by people for specialty-medical services,” spokesperson Sue Reimbold said.

She expects a population increase of 26 percent in eastern Fishers within three to five years. Town officials estimate there are more than 50,000 people now living in Fishers.

While Community Health Network already has sites throughout Indianapolis, including Community Hospital North and Indiana Heart Hospital in Castleton and Health Pavilion in Fishers, this will be its first site in a residential neighborhood.

Saxony is a 700-acre development on Olio Road north of 126th Street. Its final built-out value is estimated at $500 million with its 1,900 residences, its parks, offices and retail space. There will be 100 businesses with an estimated 5,000 workers.

Community Health Network purchased 24 acres last fall and will begin construction this summer on a building expected to be 45,000 - 50,000 square feet. The facility is scheduled to open by summer 2005.

The building will house primary-care physicians, internists, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, an outpatient rehabilitation site, urgent-care and cardiology. There also will be labs and imaging technology. The number of jobs afforded by the new facility is not yet known, Reimbold said.

Community Health Network's remaining land at Saxony is planned for medical use, but will remain unused in the near future.