Major Health Partners (MHP) broke ground this week on a new 350,000-square-foot hospital in Shelbyville, Ind., which is being built by Messer. Representatives from MHP, the City of Shelbyville and Messer were among those who gathered to formally kick off construction of Major Hospital, which will sit on I-74 about 30 miles southeast of downtown Indianapolis.

The project will be the largest in MHP’s history. The new facility will replace the current Major Hospital, located in downtown Shelbyville. It will include 56 private inpatient rooms and 38 outpatient rooms and will be home to 934 employees, including 57 physicians (30 primary care and 27 specialists). It will give patients the convenience of having their doctor’s appointment, lab work and imaging all completed in one location.

The project is slated for completion in 2016.