As a chilly snow fell outside, physicians, staff members, and guests shared warmth and excitement inside the new Franciscan Physician Network Crown Point Pediatric Health Center location on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Franciscan Health Crown Point President and CEO Daniel McCormick, MD, welcomed guests to the blessing and dedication, saying, “We’re very proud to have a facility like this in Crown Point. We’re very proud to be able to provide the services that our physicians are providing.”
The $3 million facility, which recently opened at 1141 S. Indiana Ave. next to the FPN St. Clare Health Center, has 10,250 square feet of space with 18 exam rooms and child-friendly finishes. Pediatrician Silvia Vicente, MD, said the new location “will allow us to continue meeting the needs of people in a more comfortable and functional environment.”
Dr. Vicente talked about how the practice, which was founded in 1996, had grown with the surrounding Crown Point community. “There are more young families in the Region, and they keep coming to see us because they trust us as their doctors,” she said. “The one belief that has been at the core of this practice from the beginning is that people matter.”
Father Tony Janik, director of spiritual care services at Franciscan Health Crown Point, presided over the blessing, sprinkling holy water through corridors and rooms painted in bright colors, decorated with photos of dogs to greet the young patients.
The physicians at the Crown Point Pediatrics Health Center are Lisa Gold, MD, who has provided care at the center since 1995; Silvia Vicente, MD, since 1996; Anisha Amin, MD, since 2001; Akilah Cook, MD, since 2015; and Samuel Khairkar, MD, since 2018.
To make an appointment, go online at FranciscanDocs.org or call (219) 662-0700.