Franciscan Health Crown Point set to break ground on new hospital

With a nod to its legacy in the community and a look toward the future of healthcare, local dignitaries and Franciscan Health administrators will gather to break ground on a new $200 million Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital.

The groundbreaking will take place at 3PM on Thursday, September 24, at the site on the southeast corner of Interstate 65 and U.S. 231. Officials will gather behind the Franciscan Health Franciscan Point building, 12800 Mississippi Parkway, observing social distancing and masking recommendations. The groundbreaking will be streamed via Facebook Live to those unable to attend in person.

Slated to be completed in late 2023, this state-of-the-art regional medical center will deliver the latest healthcare technology to the community. The convenient location was chosen to better serve south Lake County and nearby areas in Porter, Newton and Jasper counties. The property already includes Franciscan Health Franciscan Point and a University of St. Francis facility that will both be expanded. Other surrounding parcels of land are reserved for residential and commercial use.

The current Franciscan Health Crown Point at 1201 S. Main St. will continue to provide outstanding healthcare for the community as the new site is developed to provide the next generation of medical care.