Construction firm Robins & Morton and Community Health Systems announced the completion and opening of the new Northwest Health – La Porte Hospital on Oct. 24 in La Porte, Indiana.
The 204,000-square-foot acute-care community hospital houses 84 beds, featuring emergency services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiovascular services, critical care, interventional radiology, orthopedic services, and maternity care, among other services.
“It’s an exciting day to see this new facility welcoming patients,” Robins & Morton’s Senior Vice President Jim Poole said. “Supporting improved healthcare in the growing La Porte community through construction has been an incredible experience. We’re thankful for the opportunity to have been a part of it.”
Throughout the project’s duration, it generated more than 300 construction jobs and utilized 65% local trade contractors and vendors. Its structural steel was also supplied from regional steel mills.
The facility’s construction involved sustainable building practices and materials, and its design integrates features such as low-e glass for energy efficiency. Northwest Health – La Porte is currently pursuing a Green Globes Certification.