Speedway Redevelopment Commission discusses potential new Community Westview health pavilion

Speedway Redevelopment Commission discusses potential new Community Westview health pavilion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 22, 2011

For more information, contact:

Blair Mulzer

On the behalf of the SRC
bmulzer@hirons.com
(317)650-9199

Lynda de Widt
Community Health Network
ldewidt@ecommunity.com
(317) 621-3636

Sue Yeskie
Westview Hospital
Sue.Yeskie@westviewhospital.org
(317) 524-8108

Speedway Redevelopment Commission discusses potential new Community Westview health pavilion
Health network proposes project for multifaceted health center on Main Street

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Speedway Redevelopment Commission (SRC), Westview Hospital and Community Health Network have engaged in discussions regarding the potential new development of an approximately 40,000-square-foot Community Westview health pavilion offering a multitude of outpatient medical care options to residents of Speedway and its west side neighbors.

The proposed facility would more than triple the presence of Community and Westview in Speedway, in both square feet and staff, compared to its current Speedway Family Physicians located at 1426 Main St.

“A major part of the Master Plan for Speedway is to bring high-quality services and facilities to our community,” said Vince Noblet, SRC president. “We welcome the discussion and potential partnership with Community and Westview to increase the local medical services available and quality of life in general for our Town.”

The proposed health pavilion, which would be located along Main Street in downtown Speedway, would provide a variety of medical and health services including family practice and pediatric physician practices, as well as ancillary services such as lab, imaging and physical therapy. The health pavilion also will serve as a family practice residency training facility for osteopathic residents. The services currently offered at the Speedway Family Physicians location would be transferred to the new health pavilion.

“We are excited to partner with Westview Hospital, our newest affiliate, on planning for a brand new facility that would ensure convenient access to medical care for residents of Speedway and the west side, ” said Jon Fohrer, CEO of Community Health Network’s ambulatory division. “This healthcare facility would showcase our network’s commitment to caring for west side residents while positively contributing to Speedway’s redevelopment efforts.”

If approved by the boards of directors for Community and Westview, groundbreaking for the new health pavilion could occur as early as spring 2012.

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About Speedway Redevelopment Commission
The newly completed Main Street project is the first milestone in the town’s Redevelopment Area One and is part of a $500 million investment to breathe new life into 400 acres of multi-use property that will be primed for research and development, commercial, shopping, entertainment and residential projects. Made possible through private and public investment, the redevelopment zone will be a vibrant, thriving and attractive downtown that will foster growth within the existing business community and encourage development of new business. SRC consists of five volunteers appointed by the Speedway Town Council. Using input from the entire community, the commission is charged with developing a plan to revitalize a 700-acre area, including Speedway’s Main Street. More information about the SRC is available at www.speedwayindiana.com.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them-in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a non-profit health system with multiple sites of care and affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, acute care and specialty hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on ease of access to exceptional care.

About Westview Hospital
Westview Hospital is the state’s only osteopathic hospital. The practice of osteopathic medicine recognizes that the body is inherently capable of healing itself, and doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.’s) encourage and facilitate this process. Westview’s strong focus on preventative care is evidenced by our premiere fitness center – Westview Healthplex Sports Club. For more information on Westview’s services or osteopathic medicine, visit our website westviewhospital.org or westviewhealthplex.org.

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