Inpatient Projects (January 2006)

Indiana provider opens $284M facility



By Brian Busek


The $248 million, 700,000 square foot Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel, Ind., north of Indianapolis, is busy making the transition from construction heavyweight to medical powerhouse after opening for business in early December.

During its construction phase, the center – which includes a 459,000 square foot, 170-bed hospital, and a 176,000 square foot medical office building (MOB) along with 1,560 parking spaces – represented the largest building project in the community’s history.

According to the hospital, the massive-by-local-standards construction details included: 4,000 tons of structural steel, 22,000 cubic yards of concrete, 2 million square feet of drywall and 5,000 truckloads of dirt shaped into state-of-the-art healthcare facilities on a 60-acre site.

The economic details were also an impressive sight locally as the center is projected to generate 750 full-time jobs with an average salary of $56,433. Property taxes are projected to be at least $1.4 million a year.

The medical impact is expected to be weighty as well. Center officials expect to serve 10,500 patients in the first year of operation and estimate that about 2,500 births will occur at facility in its first year.

New York provider

proceeding with

$250 million project

NEW YORKNew York-based Montefiore Medical Center has launched a $250 million renovation program that would add patient beds and expand a variety of medical services.

The renovations program, scheduled for completion in late 2006, covers work at a variety of facilities:

  • § A former warehouse building is being converted into a 15,000 square radiation oncology center.
  • § A 28,000 square foot building is being renovated into a cardiovascular and diabetes treatment center.
  • § At the provider’s Weiler Division, the emergency department is being expanded and the maternity department is undergoing a facelift that includes five new delivery rooms.
  • § The MRI facility at Montefiore’s Moses Division is being expanded.
  • § An eight-story patient tower is undergoing extensive renovation of patient rooms.
  • § Five pediatric operating rooms are being added at the Montefiore’s children’s hospital.


For the Record

The new $35.5 million, 91,000 square foot, 37-room Monroe Hospital is under construction in Bloomington, Ind., with a late 2006 target date for completion… St. Anthony’s Hospital of St. Petersburg, Fla., has completed a $30 million, three-year renovation program that included a new women’s health unit, a renovated oncology unit and a $6.5-million heart center… LandPlan Development Corp. plans a 250-acre mixed-use medical campus across from Frisco (Texas) Medical Center. Initial plans call for a $17 million, 84,000 square foot MOB. Future plans call for specialty hospitals, a community hospital, and MOB and biomedical business space, and possibly a 40- to 60-room hotel to house patients and families.q

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