Community Hospital debuts new S'ville outpatient center

2013-06-25T21:30:00Z 2013-10-31T13:52:58Z Community Hospital debuts new S'ville outpatient centerRob Earnshaw Times Correspondent
June 25, 2013 9:30 pm  • 

SCHERERVILLE | Officials showcased what the new Community Hospital Outpatient Center Schererville has to offer during a preview event Tuesday at the 11,400-square-foot facility on the northeast corner of U.S. 30 and Harvest Drive.

The medical facility will officially open July 1 as an immediate care center, offering family medicine and lab and outpatient diagnostic services such as general X-ray, MRI and CT imaging.

“We made the decision in the late ’90s to get involved with the Schererville community, and every time we put a project together we’ve outgrown the site,” Community Hospital CEO Donald Fesko said. “The immediate care (centers) are really becoming popular with people, and they utilize them for quick service. The one we have in St. John continues to grow. And we have excellent providers that help patients and grow the practices.”

Community Hospital board President David Wickland said staff members “worked very hard to put this project together and bring it to where it is today.”

“We at Community Healthcare believe we have the best health care delivery system in Lake County, if not the state of Indiana, and we hope to deliver that same care to folks in Schererville and the environs,” he said.

The center will offer specialists in family practice, who will provide immediate care services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays for patients experiencing non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

Community Care Network family practice physicians also will see patients through scheduled appointments and offer diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions, injuries and preventative services. One of the physicians at the center, Dr. Julie Mora, said it’s an ideal place for patients to come “because they won’t have to wait here.”

“It’s much easier than having to go through the hospital’s ER and waiting four or five hours,” Mora said. “We have everything you need here. We’re really capable of doing a lot.”

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