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Annual Report: Business & Industry

March 27, 2012

Healthy growth

Two hospitals build, expand along I-69 corridor

Growth along the Interstate 69 corridor has been healthy, at least for two area hospitals.

Fishers’ first hospital — IU Health Saxony Hospital opened its doors to patients on Dec. 1.

The hospital is located in the ever-growing exit 10 area off I-69 and is a 42-bed specialty hospital focused on cardiovascular, orthopedics, spine care and emergency services. The hospital is the first of its kind for residents in Fishers and northeastern Hamilton County, according to hospital officials. There are about 250 employees and 60 physicians on its medical staff.

In addition to the designated hospital space with all private patient rooms, the 200,000-square-foot facility also includes an outpatient surgery center, a Women’s Center for mammography, bone density and ultrasound, and a medical office building with a retail pharmacy, café, sleep disorders center, cardiac rehabilitation services and physician offices.

In October, St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast broke ground on its expansion that will convert the now outpatient facility to a 40-bed hospital creating St. Vincent Fishers Hospital upon completion in 2013.

The Fishers facility expansion — located at exit 10 at 13914 Southeastern Parkway at the intersection of Olio Road — will focus on wellness, specifically women’s health and family health, for patients and families throughout Hamilton County. It will encompass 30 medical/surgical beds and 10 labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms, according to hospital officials. Development plans also include spa-like amenities, indoor and outdoor dining and convenient 24-hour room service for patients.

In 2008, St. Vincent Health opened Indiana’s first freestanding emergency department at St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast in Fishers. The facility also has an ambulatory surgery center, all-digital imaging center and a medical office building including primary care offices, a pediatric and adult sleep disorders center, rehabilitation, laboratory and mental health services.

Other growth seen along the I-69 corridor at exit 10 over the past year includes the addition of two new retailers to Hamilton Town Center and a new Ricker’s service station.

Jay Ricker, chairman of Ricker Oil, said he’s been eyeing the location of their 50th and newest location for quite a while.

“That is a very quick developing part of the area we market in,” he said. “We have stores at nearly all the exits from 116th Street to exit 41. There was a big need for gasoline at that location so we were glad to fulfill that need.”

This convenience store and gas station offers BP gas and is the first of the new generation designs for the store. The company is also currently constructing another station and convenience store in the Geist-area.

The newest Hamilton Town Center stores — Charming Charlie and Francesca’s Collections — opened at the outdoor mall this past summer.

Charming Charlie is a fashion accessory boutique that opened a 7,828-square-foot store near Finish Line and rue21. The store sells a variety of earrings, bracelets, handbags, scarves and belts.

Francesca’s Collections is a boutique of gifts, apparel, home accessories and jewelry. Francesca’s is on Harrell Parkway next to White House | Black Market and Bachrach in a 3,696-square-foot store. The store specializes in women’s clothing, accessories and gifts.

Hamilton Town Center is 659,000 square feet and now has more than 80 stores.

Contact Abbey Doyle: 640-4805,

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