For more than 115 years, Franciscan Health Michigan City provided quality healthcare for the residents of Michigan City at the original downtown facility on Homer Street. The building which was built in 1903 had been renovated and additions built on to meet the growing needs of Franciscan Alliance. However, with the ever changing healthcare landscape, Franciscan Health new that the historic building was nearing the end of its life as the Hospital needed a more efficient space for added services and technology to continue providing excellent care for those in need.
Franciscan Alliance and Tonn and Blank began working on a plan for a new hospital at the corner of Interstate 94 and U.S. 421. On May 3, 2016 more than 200 people gathered for the groundbreaking at what would be the future of Franciscan Health Michigan City.
For nearly 30 months, more than 300 tradesmen are worked on the 35-acre construction site to complete the facility by its opening on January 12, 2019.
At $243 million dollars, the new Franciscan Health Michigan City is one of the largest healthcare construction investments in the Northwest Indiana region ever. The 440,000 square feet of space, the new hospital used Building Information Modeling throughout the entire process from design to construction. BIM brought together all parties at the beginning which reduced costly changes throughout the project.