Schneck Medical Center is expanding its services again to meet Seymour and the surrounding area’s growing healthcare needs.
The hospital has purchased Laurel Place, a 2-story, 4,200 square-foot office building at 415 S. Walnut St. to open Schneck Pediatrics, a new practice focusing on the care of infants, children and adolescents.
The building was constructed in 1922 and once served as Washington Grade School.
Most recently it was an office building housing Southern Indiana Women’s Center, Healing Soul Massage, Reedy Financial Group and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana. Those businesses and agencies have relocated.
According to property records, the property is valued at $191,900.
Schneck Pediatrics will be the second specialized pediatrics practice in the city, although Schneck Primary Care, formerly Jackson Park Physicians and the Community Health Center also offer pediatric services.
Julie Idlewine, digital marketing coordinator for Schneck, said by evaluating hospital and community data and volume, it determined that pediatrics was an area needing more capacity.
Set to open Aug. 1, Schneck Pediatrics will be led by the hospital’s newest physician recruit Dr. Richard DeVuyst of Texas.
Idlewine said hospital officials and staff are very excited about the announcement and are evaluating the Laurel Place building for additional hospital uses.
Schneck continues to grow at a rapid pace in order to serve the area’s growing population.
At the beginning of the year, Schneck Rehabilitation Services, moved into the renovated third floor of the hospital’s outpatient care center.
And last October, the hospital opened Schneck Pulmonology and First Urology of Schneck Medical Center to better serve patients with lung diseases and urology conditions.
Besides Jackson County, Schneck serves several surrounding communities through Schneck Family Care offices located in North Vernon, Scottsburg and Salem.