Franciscan Health acquiring Indiana hospital

Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health is fully acquiring La Porte, Ind.-based Franciscan Beacon Hospital this spring. 

Franciscan Health entered into an agreement in 2018 with South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System that involved a 50-50 joint partnership in the development of Franciscan Beacon Hospital. The agreement also included a building expansion project, according to a Jan. 23 Franciscan Health news release shared with Becker's

The 92,500-square-foot hospital features a 24-hour, 10-bed emergency department, laboratory services, eight inpatient beds, physical therapy, an on-staff pharmacist, imaging and diagnostic equipment, telehealth, and more. 

The acquisition, which is scheduled to close March 1 followed by a 90-day hospital transition plan, will make around 33 Beacon Health nurses, imaging staff, and patient access employees at the hospital employees of Franciscan Alliance.

Physicians and staff working in the Beacon Medical Group office building attached to the hospital will remain Beacon staff at the current location. 

Franciscan Health is a Catholic health system with 12 hospital campuses in Indiana and Illinois. It has around 20,000 employees and more than 850 primary and specialty care providers, according to its LinkedIn page.

A locally owned, nonprofit health system, Beacon Health comprises 74 locations across Indiana and Michigan. It has 774 inpatient beds systemwide and 1,000 providers, according to its website

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