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Thursday, November 8, 2012

St. Francis Health support staff ready for move to Greenwood facility

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Hundreds of administrative and support staff at Franciscan St. Francis Health are preparing to relocate their offices to the Education Services and Support Center at 421 N. Emerson Ave.

The transition gets under way Nov. 12 and continues throughout the week. An estimated 300 employees will set up shop at the newly renovated facility, which formerly housed Alpine Electronics. Additionally, more than 100 people will visit the building daily for education classes and other training.

Among the departments moving to the sprawling 135,000 square-foot building: Community Relations and Marketing, Education Services, Coding, Revenue Management, Business Transformation, Health Information Management, Finance, Central Patient Access, Central Scheduling, Surgery Chargers/Schedulers, Printing/Distribution Center, Franciscan Alliance Information Services, and private offices.

Home Health and Hospice services will migrate to the facility in early December.

Franciscan St. Francis acquired the property – located 2.5 miles south of the hospital’s Indianapolis campus – in late 2011 and began a major refurbishing effort. Artekna Healthcare Design Solutions were the project architects and Tonn & Blank carried out the construction.

“Part of the acquisition included a significant amount of acreage between the building and Interstate 65, which enables us to consider future growth and development,” said Keith Jewell, chief operating officer.

The move coincides with the relocation of clinical services to Franciscan St. Francis Health Outpatient Services Beech Grove, 2030 Churchman Ave, Suite B. Those services include imaging (X-ray and ultrasound), lab services and physical therapy.

The outpatient center offers patients easy scheduling and same-day appointments when possible. Appointments can be made by calling 317-528-8555. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Laboratory services open at 6 a.m. throughout the week and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.