Community Hospital

Our History

Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, acute care facility recognized for meeting this nation's highest health care standards. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has awarded Community Hospital Accreditation with Commendation, its highest honor, recognizing the hospital's exemplary performance.

Community Hospital is the area's first choice in health care, with more admissions than any single hospital in Lake County, Indiana. Community Hospital has been selected as the area's most preferred hospital for quality care in each of the last three annual national consumer surveys by Nebraska-based National Research Corporation. This unmatched record of quality health care is backed by some of the area's most respected medical professionals and some of the most advanced medical technology available.

The 427-bed hospital has a medical staff of more than 575 physicians. Community Hospital operates among its services a 24-hour Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Intermediate Care, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Neonatal units, Community Oncology Center, Women's Diagnostic Center, Pain Clinic, Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics Unit and Outpatient Surgery.

In November 1998, the hospital opened Fitness PointeSM, a health club facility that encompasses general fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy and sports medicine. This unique, medically-based fitness facility furthers the hospital's mission to improve the health and well-being of our community.

The first patient was admitted to Community Hospital on Sept. 11, 1973, at which time it was a 104-bed medical surgical facility. Today, the not-for-profit hospital is the area's busiest, operating the largest heart and cancer programs as well as delivering some 2,400 babies a year. Community Hospital has invested since its opening more than $250 million to assemble an impressive network of health care services that span the illness-to-wellness spectrum.

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