Tuesday, January 20, 2009

St. Francis COO answers questions about Beech Grove campus future

The future always has uncertainties. But where you receive your health care shouldn’t be one of them.

The planned consolidation of the inpatient services from St. Francis Hospital—Beech Grove to St. Francis Hospital—Indianapolis in early 2011 will result in a drive for inpatient hospital services of only seven miles down Emerson Road.

But for the 90 percent of all of our patients served at Beech Grove – those seeking outpatient services such as lab, physical therapy and imaging – little will change. St. Francis, continuing its nearly century-long tradition of serving the people, will continue our long-term commitment by providing a range of outpatient services within Beech Grove.

We know you do have questions. That’s why St. Francis chief operating officer Keith Jewell will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to answer your questions about the inpatient services consolidation and what it means for your health care. Please take advantage of this opportunity to join in the conversation.

Visit us on Feb. 3 at http://stfrancis-indianapolis.blogspot.com. If you are unable to participate in the chat session, you can e-mail your questions to the St. Francis Community Relations team by 10 a.m. on Feb 3, and we will address many of your questions during our session.

To learn more about the chat session, visit the Indianapolis Campus Construction Blog.

Thank you and, we look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Purchase ageement for Beech Grove under review

For the past two years, a committee of St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers leadership and Beech Grove officials, led by Beech Grove Mayor Joe Wright, have met to discuss new uses for the Beech Grove campus once inpatient care and other hospital services move to the Indianapolis campus.

Two of the main goals of this committee were to blend the community’s needs with the best future use of the Beech Grove campus, and that future re-use of the Beech Grove campus would conform to the values of Catholic principles and Franciscan values.

Recently, the hospital was approached by The Delamore Companies, a company with solid experience in redeveloping health-care facilities. We have executed a purchase agreement with Delamore and are now going through a required process of due diligence. This will be followed by an approval process through the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc. Last week, the City of Beech Grove held a meeting to present a timeline for a proposed bond sale for the St. Francis redevelopment project.

While these are challenging financial times for everyone, St. Francis and the City of Beech Grove are optimistic that the sale of the hospital could be final as soon as the end of the year. Once the sale is finalized, the hospital will lease the facilities from Delamore while the Indianapolis construction continues.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Video: Future of St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove

With the changes facing the healthcare market in Indianapolis, learn about the changes in store for St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove and the Beech Grove community. (less)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Plans for St. Francis Hospital-Beech Grove

You have likely heard about plans to consolidate our Beech Grove and Indianapolis inpatient services -- along with many outpatient and ancillary services – at our Indianapolis campus.

The commitment of the Sisters of St. Francis to serve the people of southern Marion County, Beech Grove and south central Indiana is as strong today as it was when the Sisters were invited here nearly 100 years ago.

St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers plans to continue its long-term commitment to the people of Beech Grove, where services have been available since 1914. Plans call for necessary and appropriate outpatient services to be located at Beech Grove, either in existing or new facilities.