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be in the new hospital. A helipad will allow the facility to more quickly transport patients to Hendricks Regional Health's main hospital
about 12 miles away in Danville, Ind.
Construction started in April 2016 and is on track for completion
in November of this year. Turner says the project is about 70 percent
complete and work has begun on interior finishes and setting up
the radiology department and emergency rooms. "We're nearly
complete with the exterior and we're working on the inside now," he
says. "We should be significantly complete by September."
The hospital's design is straightforward, Turner says. The build
features masonry work and an ornate monument sign similar to
those found at other Hendricks Regional Health facilities.
Once completed, the hospital will serve patients in the northern
part of Brownsburg. Hendricks Regional Health operates an existing
medical office building in the south part of town that also serves
The hospital is being built at the northwest corner of Ronald Reagan Parkway and I-74 on farmland east of downtown Brownsburg.
The location was made possible by the extension of Ronald Regan
Parkway over I-74 a few years ago, part of a larger ongoing project
to connect I-70 and Indianapolis International Airport to I-74. "The
road extension was there so it made it very easy for the hospital
when looking for land," Turner explains.
The opening of the hospital is expected to coincide with the extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway from U.S. 136 to Country Road 300
started in April
2016 and is on track for
completion this November.
North, according to Hendricks Regional Health. The northern portion
of Ronald Reagan Parkway begins at Country Road 600 North, north
of I-74, and currently terminates at U.S. 136.
The road may have made the project feasible, but it - along with
an adjacent rail line - posed the biggest challenge for construction.
To connect utilities and provide drainage for the hospital site, Wurster had to make a 20-inch diameter bore under the road and railroad
to create access. Turner says that removal was done at the start of the
project before it even began preparing the site.
Because I-74 is a federal highway, Wurster worked with the U.S.
Department of Transportation to avoid traffic interruptions. "Boring
under a state road and a railroad is not something we do on every
project," Turner adds.
'If you spend $50
million ... you want to
make sure everyone
Wurster's existing relationship with Hendricks Regional Health helped
it to secure the Brownsburg Medical Center project. Previously, the
company built a medical office building on Hendricks' main hospital
campus in Danville in 2005 and oversaw a 205,664-square-foot addition to the main hospital in 2008.
"We had significant experience working with the people in the
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