St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers, based in Beech Grove, Ind., is resuming construction of a new $265 million inpatient-bed tower on its far South Side Indianapolis campus. The project was slowed considerably last March and the sputtering economy was cited as the reason. “We’re a fiscally conservative organization, but when we decided to postpone last March, we also decided that once we saw some revival in the national economy we wanted to go forward,” said St. Francis spokesman Joe Stuteville. After evaluating the current economic climate, Stuteville said the 399-bed hospital’s governance body—the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services’ board of trustees—“gave us the green light to continue our work.” St. Francis is not alone in plowing ahead with construction (See story, p. 32).
Late News: St. Francis resumes building $265 million inpatient tower
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