Johnson Memorial Health Plans to Construct New Emergency/Outpatient Services Facilities on JMH Campus


Johnson Memorial Health (JMH) plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art emergency/outpatient services facility and a new, comprehensive rehabilitation centre on the Johnson Memorial Hospital campus in Franklin. The JMH board of trustees approved the project.


The US$42 million project will replace the original 1947 Johnson Memorial Hospital building.

The construction of these facilities is expected to begin in 2017 and to be finished by 2020.

The new emergency department will be 17,400 square feet with over 33,000 square feet of additional space for outpatient servicesincluding laboratory, radiology and wellness activities. The rehabilitation center will have 20,400 square feet for physical, occupational, and speech therapy/rehabilitation services.  

The project’s architecture and engineering requirements will be managed by Indianapolis-based design firm Cripe. A new 17, 400 square foot emergency department with a new ambulance drive and bay will be included in the project and it will be located on the southeast side of the campus.

A wellness suite and other services will be located on the second level of the new addition, with room for future expansion. The original Johnson Memorial Hospital Building will be bulldozed in 2017. It currently houses JMH administrative offices.  No local or county tax dollars will be used to fund the project.


Name Johnson Memorial Health
Location Franklin, Indiana
Type New Emergency/Outpatient Services Facilities
Estimated Cost $42 Million
Schedule Expected to begin in 2017 and to be completed by 2020
Parties Involved Johnson Memorial Health