MUNSTER | Franciscan Physicians Hospital on Monday changed its name to Franciscan Healthcare-Munster.
The name change will “better reflect the hospital as an evolving, full-service, health care center,” according to Barb Greene, hospital president.
“The new name is more reflective of the high-quality, broader-scope, medical center it represents today and will into the future, while serving Munster and the surrounding communities,” she said in a statement.
The change also was made in light of the hospital’s changeover to a nonprofit. The facility at 701 Superior Ave. previously was a for-profit partnership between Franciscan Alliance and a number of physician shareholders.
“Over time, an agreement was made with the physician partners to sell their shares of the hospital to Franciscan Alliance,” Greene said. As a result of that process, the hospital is now fully owned by Franciscan Alliance and its status has changed to a nonprofit.”
The growth will continue, according to Greene, with an upcoming major master facility plan including the addition of an emergency department, bed tower, chapel and other expanded services.
For more information, visit www.franciscanalliance.org.