Ascension, the St. Louis-based parent of Indianapolis-based health system Ascension St. Vincent, confirmed Friday that it plans to close 11 facilities in central Indiana, citing “a significant operational toll” from the pandemic.
The closures are expected to occur in the next 90 days, according to an Ascension statement.
“The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant operational toll on health systems across the country, and as we continue to evolve how we deliver care in this challenging environment, we will be partially or fully discontinuing operations at several Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent locations,” the statement read.
“Impacted locations will remain open at this time with the majority closing in 90 days. Notifications to patients will begin over the coming weeks and we are committed to ensuring continuity of care for all whom we are privileged to serve.”
The following locations will be fully closed:
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Greenwood Primary Care Olive Branch
1579 Olive Branch Parke Lane, Suite 180, Greenwood
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Crawfordsville Primary Care
1684 Bush Lane, Crawfordsville
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Frankfort Primary Care
2485 E. Wabash St, Frankfort
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Brazil Primary Care
1214 E. National Avenue, Suite 100, Brazil
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Lafayette Cardiovascular, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery3900 St. Francis Way, Suite 201, Lafayette
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Hoosier Dermatology
13450 North Meridian, Suite 363, Carmel
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Avon Primary Care
9723 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Plainfield Primary Care
2155 E. Main St., Plainfield
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Alexandria Primary Care
2012 South Park Ave., Alexandria
Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent – Haubstadt Primary Care
835 South 9th Ave., Haubstadt
The shutdowns mark the latest of several waves of Ascension facility closures in Indiana in the last year.
In October, Ascension announced that it planned to close its critical care hospital in Bedford, as well as nine Ascension Medical Group practices in Lawrence County.
In June, Ascension St. Vincent confirmed the closure of 11 immediate-care centers in central Indiana.
Also in July, IBJ reported that Ascension St. Vincent had closed a small “neighborhood hospital” in Noblesville, just five years after opening it as the first in a new model of tiny hospitals around central Indiana.