Franciscan Health Crown Point Hospital
Crown Point, Indiana, will be the new home of Franciscan Health hospital, a $200 million project. Having first opened in 1974, the current hospital complex is out of date. Keeping the hospital current with today’s standards has become increasingly costly because of the technological advancements that happen daily in the medical field. This new hospital is a landmark development for this Northwestern city and represents a new age of health care in Northern Indiana.
The new building and campus are located on the southeast corner of Interstate 65 and U.S. 231. This hospital will be a full-service, state-of-the-art facility that will be completed by the fall of 2023. The building will stand at 132 feet with 165 hospital beds. This facility will be the centerpiece of the Franciscan Health Crown Point campus that will include expanded medical and educational spaces.
To ensure easy drop-off and pick-up of patients and visitors, an airport-style main entrance will be utilized. The ground floor of the hospital will be for the emergency department and imaging. The second floor will include the surgical department, ICU, and prep/recovery for the surgical department. The building’s mechanical systems will complete the building on the third floor. Other features include 983 parking spaces, a helicopter pad, and an emergency ambulatory entrance.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd (EEA) is proud to be part of the HOK-led project team as a subconsultant. Our firm is providing civil engineering, traffic engineering, parking, and landscape design services. The project broke ground in September 2020. Since this project is part of an overall development plan for the area, EEA has developed a phased infrastructure plan with INDOT improvements including a roundabout intersection.