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Hospital 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 has more admissions than any single hospital in Lake County, Indiana. Community Hospital has been awarded numerous national accreditations and recognitions for the quality of care to the community. 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 458-bed hospital has a medical staff of more than 600 physicians. Community Hospital operates among its services a 24-hour Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Intermediate Care, Advanced Cardiovascular Services, Neurosurgery including Deep Brain Stimulation, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Neonatal units, Community Oncology Center, Women's Diagnostic Center, Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics Unit and Same Day Outpatient Surgery.

In November 1998, the hospital opened Fitness Pointe®, a health club facility that encompasses general fitness, health and wellness education and support, 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 the most babies in the area each year. Community Hospital continues to invest resources to assemble an impressive network of health care services that span the illness-to-wellness spectrum.