Community Health Network held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, May 12, to mark the start of construction on its new Family Medicine Care facility in Elwood.

Attending the groundbreaking ceremony were officials from Community Health Network, City of Elwood, Alderson Commercial Group, and krM Architecture. Beth Tharp, Senior Vice President, Hospital Services for Community Health Network, said she was happy to see Community invest in Elwood and expand access to care in northern Madison County.

Tony Alderson, CEO, Alderson Commercial Group, expressed his gratitude to the Elwood officials who have worked with his team on the development over the past several months. The Elwood site is the seventh medical facility that Alderson Commercial Group has developed for Community Health Network.

Primary care provider Dr. Michelle Gilliatte shared her excitement that the new facility will allow for more space for patients to access care, including imaging and laboratory needs.

Speaking on behalf of the City of Elwood, Mayor Todd Jones said, “What an exciting day not only for Community Health Network but also for the City of Elwood. Your investment in our city solidifies your mission statement of being deeply committed to enhancing the well-being of the communities you serve.”

The facility, which will be located at 12091 North State Road 37, will replace the current location at 1515 South 19th Street. The 13,000 square foot facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023.