BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) - By the end of this week, a hospital that opened in Marion County nearly 100 years ago will be closed for good.
St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove first opened on Albany Street in Beech Grove in 1914, but starting Monday patients are being moved.
Monday marks the beginning of the end for St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove. The emergency room services will start to shut down Monday and officially close by the end of the week.
About 80 to 100 patients will be moved to its Indianapolis location, which is on South Emerson Avenue and Stop 11 Road.
It's all part of a $300 million expansion project that started back in 2007. That's when St. Francis Hospital officials announced the consolidation. Phase one of the project was completed last April, when a new emergency department, Wound Care Institute, and new surgical suites were added to St. Francis Hospital Indianapolis.
In February, the cancer center expansion was complete in preparation for the consolidation.
By the end of the week, everything will be closed at St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove except some outpatient services, which will eventually be phased out.
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Work began in the old Indianapolis City Hall on Monday morning.