Ground broken for new Franciscan Health Crown Point Hospital

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Officials broke ground along Interstate 65 on a new Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital. The project is part of a 500-plus-acre development that will transform the city’s southeast side.

The $200 million hospital is the centerpiece of the project at the southeast corner of I-65 and U.S. 231 that will include the expansion of Franciscan Health Franciscan Point and a doubling in size of the existing University of St. Francis campus.

Approximately 250 acres is reserved for residential development, and Tonn and Blank Construction will be developing an additional 80 acres for commercial use. A 60-acre parcel will serve as a potential home for a new Catholic high school by the Gary Diocese Schools.

The current Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital at 1201 South Main St. will continue to provide outstanding healthcare for the community as the new site is developed. Franciscan Alliance is exploring future uses for the present facility after the anticipated opening of the new hospital in fall 2023.

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