By Lori McDonald | The Tribune
Renovations had been set to begin in 2020 at the Indiana Wellbeing Heart of Jackson County workplace in downtown Seymour, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed all those plans.
Employees with Patterson Horth Inc. contractors commenced functioning on the setting up at 120 St. Louis Ave. in the course of the spring of 2021, and renovations had been concluded four months ago.
On April 14, IHC held an official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.
“Many of you have viewed this constructing right before it was turned into a well being heart when it was owned by Roger and Mary Ann Pardieck,” claimed Elvin Plank, president and main govt officer of Indiana Overall health Facilities Inc. “We sense so blessed they ended up eager to promote this building to us, and there are tons of folks here who performed an monumental job in making this developing a health centre.”
Plank stated IHC board member Andy Fountain was a quite strong advocate of not only buying the corner constructing and converting it into a wellness centre but also not long ago obtaining the adjacent constructing from the Pardiecks so the health heart can broaden even much more. The newly acquired space is positioned just to the east of the current business office on St. Louis Avenue.
“I’m so happy we got this setting up and the relaxation of it to complete out as a health center,” Fountain said. “When the other part
grew to become offered up coming doorway, it appeared to occur pretty swift, and I’m happy that we got the board persuaded and could jump on that when it became out there.”
The corner building where the IHC is now situated was crafted in the 1850s and ultimately turned an place of work for Pardieck and his wife, who then bought it to IHC, Plank reported.
At the close of 2019, the Pardiecks closed The Pardieck Legislation Firm in Seymour, as Roger brought his 55-12 months legislation profession to an finish.
The Halstead Architects crew was liable for turning the corner building into what it is now, and architect Michelle Doyle established the patterns for the wellness center’s the latest remodeling, Plank mentioned.
“Thank you, Elvin and Patterson Horth contractors, for offering us these a fantastic creating listed here,” explained Doyle, who grew up in North Vernon. “It’s these a joy to function on a historic creating to save a piece of downtown record and to give back to this community.”
Doyle claimed Indiana Well being Middle has been a seriously superior community husband or wife for every person associated, providing obtain to very affordable overall health treatment at the downtown Seymour location. Right before the shift, the health and fitness heart had been positioned nearby in the Local community Company Developing at 113 N. Chestnut St.
Plank also thanked Mike Halstead, president of Halstead Architects and a registered architect, who has worked with IHC on lots of situations and had amazing results.
Chad Springer, main functions and top quality officer for IHC, thanked Patterson Horth’s Cody Brown and workforce.
“Also, thank you to Amie Brunner for all the work she set into it and thank you to Halstead for earning it all possible,” Springer mentioned. “We’re searching ahead to observing people in the potential and seeking forward to viewing patients in the constructing up coming doorway, much too.”
Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson also thanked IHC for getting a component of the downtown and for furnishing their companies.
“You men have been a useful portion of the downtown about 20 years now, and I didn’t notice it has been that extended,” Nicholson reported. “Seeing the transfer from the past space to this space, you’ve done this genuinely perfectly, and it looks beautiful and it sounds like there are potential options in the combine, so which is even better.”
Brunner, apply manager of Seymour’s wellbeing center, stated the drawings are just starting for Section 3 at the adjacent developing, and she believes the architects are likely to try to have those people done by June.
“We received the extra place in January or February, and it’s the place Pardiecks employed to rent out storage models and there is other storage spot,” Brunner mentioned. “There’s a basement, 1st degree and upper stage.”
Brunner stated this hottest addition will enable with potential enlargement and workers progress, and they hope to get a different behavioral wellbeing service provider and insert additional workers to better provide the neighborhood.
“Sometimes, it’s really hard for patients to see their current suppliers when their routine is so comprehensive, in particular with the pandemic and men and women dropping careers and insurance coverage,” she explained. “We’ve experienced a whole lot of new clients come in with the sliding shell out scale we use.”
Brunner reported they have a ton of people who walk to the health and fitness middle or take a bus or an individual drops them off, so that is the magnificence of staying downtown, as it’s straightforward and practical.
Halstead Architects will be undertaking the designs for the addition, and there is a possibility of among nine and 12 new assessment rooms, in addition additional area and storage. They have lots of ideas, Brunner claimed.
Facts about the overall health middle might be observed on the web at indianahealthonline.org/our-spots/jackson-county.