Three Fishers-Area Hospitals Expand To Service Rapidly Growing Saxony Development
The Exit 10 interchange off Interstate 69 is one of the fastest-growing areas in Indiana’s fastest-growing county. And Hamilton County’s health care providers are quickly responding. Three of the county’s hospitals are in various stages of establishing a presence near the Saxony development. The first to reach the area was Community Hospital North with the creation of Community Health Pavilion Saxony, which has a full array of services including family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, sports medicine and other specialists. Community North began studying the population trends of the area early in the decade and determined in 2005 it had enough residents to support building a facility there. Community North purchased 26 acres at the site to construct an outpatient facility. “We saw that East Fishers, Pendleton and Fortville areas were geographies that were growing rapidly,” says Barb Summers, president of Community Hospital North. In addition to its services, the pavilion offers a time-share arrangement with primary care physicians and other specialists. Soon to join Community Hospital North in the area is Clarian Health Partners, which has 95 acres under contract on the northwest corner of the Saxony development. Clarian is collaborating with the town of Fishers and Saxony to deliver its services there. “We want to partner with Fishers, the community and Saxony to build a strong partnership and one in which we are actively working to promote wellness and prevention and offering top-notch medical services,” says Jon Mills of Clarian Health Partners. Clarian’s plans for the Exit 10 area include a 40-bed, 250,000-square-foot hospital, as well as a fitness center, sports medicine center, sleep center, occupational medicine services, imaging and urgent care. In September 2007, St. Vincent Health broke ground on its new medical center, located at the intersection of State Route 238 and Olio Road. St. Vincent is partnering with BremnerDuke Healthcare on the construction of the state’s first freestanding emergency department, plus an ambulatory surgery center and medical office building. “With full-service hospital capabilities in Carmel and Anderson, the St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast will serve as an accessible, state-of-the-art outpatient setting for patients needing emergency and convenient quality care,” says Vincent C. Caponi, CEO of St. Vincent Health.