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Friday, July 26, 2013

Franciscan St. Francis transfers former medical facility to WindRose Health

FRANKLIN, Ind. – An unused property owned by Franciscan St. Francis Health has been transferred to WindRose Health Network, which will expand access to care for the poor and medically underserved in south-central Indiana.

The property, located at 55 Milford Drive on the city’s east side, previously was used by external physicians, but has since been unoccupied. Windrose is expected to begin operating at the site in late fall.

“We believe that a health center located on the east side of Franklin will bring added convenience for hundreds of our existing patients,” said WindRose CEO Michael K. Kolenda. “It also creates greater access-to-care for the thousands of uninsured citizens and Medicaid recipients in the central portion of Johnson County and eastern Shelby County.”
WindRose’s mission is to improve the health of both its patients and the communities it serves by providing high-quality, family-oriented, primary and preventive health care services, with a particular emphasis on helping the poor, the medically underserved and vulnerable residents. 

Franciscan St. Francis and WindRose have collaborated on several health care projects in recent years. Most notably, they implemented a prenatal care program that has created early access to prenatal care for hundreds of uninsured/underprivileged women in WindRose’s six-county service area.