New, larger Shelbyville medical center scheduled to open

SHELBYVILLE — Shelbyville’s Major Hospital will permanently close Sunday and begin accepting patients at a new location, called MHP Medical Center, at 3 a.m. the same day.

Current hospital patients will be relocated to the new medical complex, at 2451 Intelliplex Drive, by ambulance on Sunday morning, hospital officials said.

Major Hospital, 150 W. Washington St., will permanently close its emergency department at 3 a.m. Sunday and reopen its new emergency department at the medical center at the same time.

Patients with minor injuries or illnesses may be seen at MHP Priority Care, 30 W. Rampart St., beginning Sunday.

Rampart Professional Building Lab and Radiology Offices, 30 W. Rampart St., and the Major Hospital Outpatient Lab, 157 W. Washington St., will permanently close Friday, hospital officials said. The current Major Hospital Lab, 150 W. Washington St., will permanently close Sunday.

As of Monday, all lab visits will be performed at a new central lab located on the first floor of the MHP Medical Center, at Entrance 2.

In 2014, Major Health Partners’ board of directors voted to build a new medical center to meet the needs of Shelbyville’s growing community and changing models of health care.

Hospital officials said the new medical center features larger patient rooms, a concourse design to aid in navigation around the facility and a significant increase in parking, including an option for valet parking.

The new medical center will have 57 physicians and more than 1,000 employees, hospital officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.