About Franciscan Health Crown Point
Franciscan Health Crown Point opened its doors in March 1974. In 1999, the hospital became part of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration ministry, whose history providing healthcare in Indiana goes back much further. Founded in Germany by Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration sent six Sisters to Lafayette in 1875, where they opened their first hospital. Today, Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the Midwest with 12 hospital campuses, more than 19,000 employees and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Healthcare Excellence.
The Future of Franciscan Health Crown Point
The next leap forward in the hospital’s history comes in 2024, when Franciscan Health Crown Point will open a new state-of-the-art hospital at the southeast corner of Interstate 65 and U.S. 231. Based upon our Franciscan Values: Respect for Life, Fidelity to our Mission, Compassionate Concern, Joyful Service and Christian Stewardship, Franciscan Health Crown Point will continue to live out its legacy of caring, commitment and service throughout Northwest Indiana.
As we continue our mission to bring the best care to ALL communities in Northwest Indiana through Centers of Excellence, I see Franciscan Health Crown Point developing into a healthcare hub for the Region. Our focus on the most recent advances in medicine and technology provide the communities surrounding the facility access to the highest levels of care. Franciscan Health will strategically partner with tertiary care centers, both on campus and through rapid transport agreements to facilitate access to the area’s best care.
Doing Business In Northwest Indiana
With regard to healthcare in Indiana, there is a significant need to lower the cost of care to employers. Franciscan Health has committed to improve our care delivery model in order to achieve this goal. As far as Franciscan Health’s contribution, we are committed to consolidating care to well-equipped, modern facilities that allow easy access for the Region and provide the technology and conveniences expected in today’s market. Better consolidation of areas of high cost allows Franciscan to provide better outcomes more efficiently. As an example, our cardiac surgery program has received the highest ratings for outcomes in all of Northern Indiana. This translates into shorter hospital stays, quicker rehabilitation and reduced supply costs. Our replacement facility in Crown Point will feature specialties such as trauma care, neonatal intensive care, cardiac surgery, and robotic surgery, that lower cost of care through improved outcomes.
Why I Joined Northwest Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce
It’s vital to be involved in the communities we serve and to develop a network, so that we can better explain our mission and ministry to employers. The cost of healthcare to employers is a critical issue, and Franciscan Health would like to leverage its membership in the Chamber to bring a better understanding of healthcare cost to the employers of Northwest Indiana.
About Daniel McCormick
Daniel grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, surrounded by family members who worked in the medical field. Medicine, he felt, was a natural fit for him. He trained and practiced as a kidney specialist for twenty years before joining Franciscan in 2011. Starting as the president in South Suburban Chicago, he currently resides as the CEO and President of Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is passionate about improving patient care and clinical outcomes within the organization.
Name of Business: Franciscan Health Crown Point
President + CEO, Daniel McCormick
Address: 1201 South Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307