Growing to Serve

New Emergency Department, Outpatient Facility and Rehab Center to meet your health care needs.

Exterior rendering of future Emergency Department and Outpatient Facility

The Johnson Memorial Health Board of Trustees has approved plans to build a new, state-of-the-art emergency/outpatient services facility and a new, comprehensive rehabilitation center on the Johnson Memorial Hospital campus in Franklin.

The $42 million project, the largest in Johnson Memorial Health’s history, will completely re-shape the east side of the campus. Construction is expected to begin this year.

Project Highlights

  • A new emergency/outpatient services addition will feature a 17,400 square-foot emergency department and more than 33,000 square feet of additional space for outpatient services including radiology, laboratory and wellness activities.
  • A new rehabilitation center will contain 20,400 square feet that will house physical, occupational and speech therapy/rehabilitation services as well as orthopedic care services.
  • To make way for the new emergency/outpatient services facility, demolition of the oldest part of the Johnson Memorial Health campus will begin next summer. Built as the original Johnson County Memorial Hospital in 1947, the aging structure currently houses JMH administrative offices and other non-clinical departments.

Project Facts

  • The rehabilitation facility to be located on the undeveloped west side of the campus. This facility will house physical, occupational and speech therapy/rehabilitation services as well as orthopedic care services.
  • The original Johnson Memorial Hospital Building will be demolished in 2017. It currently houses JMH administrative offices.
  • The project will include a new 17,400 square foot emergency department with a new ambulance drive and bay, to be located on the southeast side of the campus.
  • More than 33,000 square feet of space will house new radiology, laboratory and other outpatient services on the ground level of the new building. A separate, canopy-covered entrance will allow for easy and safe patient access.
  • A wellness suite and other services will be located on the second level of the new addition, with room for future expansion.
  • No local or county tax dollars will be used to fund the project.
  • Completion is expected by 2020.
  • Indianapolis-based design firm Cripe will oversee architecture and engineering requirements.

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Previous Project

JMH new main entrance

Johnson Memorial Hospital recently finished construction that changed the new main entrance and improved the hospital and physician experience.

The project included:

  • A new Main Entrance and upgraded parking.
  • A new Emergency Department entrance and parking area.
  • Construction and opening of the new Willow Café dining experience.
  • Upgrades to the 1159 Professional Building, including expanded physician offices and a walking connector to the former main entrance.
  • Upgrades to the 1155 Professional Building, including expanded physician offices and a walking connector.
  • Upgrades to the 1101 Professional Office Building, including demolition of an older addition, a new retention pond and walking paths.
  • Landscaping throughout the campus.