Editor's note: With the impending winter storm, Franciscan Health canceled the open house Saturday “out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of the safety and health of attendees and our staff,” according to Lauri Keagle, communications and media relations specialist.
Community members can get a glimpse inside the new Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital on Jan. 13.
The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new hospital at 12750 Saint Francis Drive in Crown Point.
The event will feature tours of the hospital, children's activities, refreshments and live entertainment. Attendees can participate in blood glucose, pulse oximetry and bone density health screenings. They will also have the chance to win a variety of prizes, including an Apple watch, a mountain bike and an Apple iPad.
The new hospital officially opens Jan. 28. The seven-story hospital will replace the current Franciscan Health Crown Point facility at 1201 S. Main St.
The Michigan City-based construction company Tonn and Blank broke ground on the project in September 2020. The hospital was designed using eco-friendly materials, equipment and methodologies to minimize landfill waste whenever possible.
Tonn and Blank designed the building using an innovative construction process, including virtual construction design. Patient bathrooms and medical exam rooms were built and furnished at Tonn and Blank’s facility offsite. The finished rooms were then delivered and installed at the construction site.
The new hospital will have 199 inpatient beds, an attached medical office building and expandable diagnostic and treatment centers.
The Franciscan Alliance, a Catholic health care system, began in Lafayette in 1875. Today, the Franciscan Alliance operates under the name Franciscan Health. Franciscan Health is a 12-hospital health system serving Indiana and Illinois. They have over 850 primary and specialty care providers at over 260 locations.