Hospital dedicates new outpatient therapy facility


Members of the Franciscan Health leadership team welcomed co-workers and community members Friday at the blessing and dedication ceremony for the new Franciscan Health Therapy Services Crawfordsville facility.

The new outpatient therapy facility is located on the campus of Franciscan Health Crawfordsville at 1810 Lafayette Road.

“It’s a natural addition to what we have here,” said Terry Wilson, CEO and President of Franciscan Health Western Indiana. “It literally sits on the property, and we were excited for the opportunity to add it to our Franciscan campus.”

The approximately 3,300 square feet building sits in front of the hospital, to the left. The building is more than 1,000 square feet larger than the facility it replaces and will offer expanded patient services.

Thanks in part from a donation from Dr. Hamid Ardalan and Mrs. Soori Ardalan in honor of their mother, Saltanant Moez Ardalan, the project was able to come to fruition.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Ardalan family, we have been able to expand the reach and scope of our therapy services in Crawfordsville,” said Shannon Heitmiller, director of sports medicine and rehab services, Franciscan Health Western Indiana Division. “We have a great team in place, who will have the opportunity to provide enhanced services to our neighbors in Crawfordsville and the surrounding communities.”

Franciscan Health Therapy Service Crawfordsville offers physical, occupational, neuro, speech and massage therapies to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly, with any medical condition in which restoring lost skills and attaining maximum self-sufficiency are priorities.

“With our therapy services we try to make them as wide ranging as we can,” Wilson said.

Wilson described how therapists from Montgomery County to Lafayette, to Rensselaer and points further north within the hospital network will see approximately 350-400 patients a day.

“They try to increase that every day by offering different services to our patients and to the physicians who have the confidence in us to send us their patients. So, this facility will not only benefit our co-workers and therapists here, but we are confident it will benefit the patients in this community and the community itself.”

The therapy center operates 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and may be reached by telephone at 765-362-6740. Visit online at