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Johnson Memorial Health (JMH) is county-owned and has served the citizens of Johnson County immediately south of Indianapolis since 1947. With 100 staffed beds the hospital has a number of specialty programs. Among them are a comprehensive cancer services, breast center, cath and peripheral vascular lab, Interventional radiology, cardiovascular testing center, sleep center, wound care center, diabetes care program, acute rehabilitation center, spine surgery, orthopedic and sports medicine services, ENT services, critical and progressive care units and a renal dialysis service on the JMH campus.
Johnson Memorial Health maintains a 12-bed Maternity Center built entirely on the LDRP concept. The Unit also has a special procedures room where all C-sections are performed. Patients and the medical staff have access to 24-7 anesthesia coverage and the unit staffs a level 1 nursery. The hospital maintains a close relationship with Riley Children’s Hospital which is utilized for newborn critical care transfers. The transfer rate over the past five years as ranged from a low of 1% to a high of 3.5% of all births. Over the last five years the Unit has averaged 500 births per year and that volume is growing.
In 2010 Johnson Memorial Health entered into a clinical collaboration agreement with Community Health Network (CHN) in Indianapolis. The agreement sets up a system for JMH and the CHN to pool resources and market strength to jointly develop new programs and services in the Johnson County market. The agreement has no effect on the hospital’s ownership or management, as it will remain a county-owned hospital, directed by its own board of trustees and administrative team. The hospital completed a $12.5 million expansion and modernization of the surgery unit in 2012.
Johnson County’s projected population is 148,000. Over the last decade it has consistently been the 3rd or 4th fastest growing county in the state of Indiana. Franklin is located about 25 miles south of downtown Indianapolis, making trips into Indianapolis for dining, sporting or cultural events an easy drive of less than 30 minutes. Access to Indianapolis International Airport is a 30 to 45 minute commute, depending on your location in Johnson County. The county boasts a wide variety of housing options and with its location provides easy access to the University of Indianapolis and Indiana, Purdue, Butler, Ball State and Indiana State universities. All are located less than 90 miles from Johnson County. The highly regarded Franklin College, a four-year liberal arts college, is a few minutes away from the hospital in Franklin. Johnson County is blessed with excellent public school systems and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Greenwood Park Mall is Indiana’s second largest enclosed mall, located on the northern border of Johnson County. It is a shopping and dining destination point for Central Indiana. The Edinburgh Outlet Mall anchors the county’s southern border at U.S. 31 and I-65.