Northwest Health – La Porte chose Brandenburg Industrial Service Co., which has a location in Gary, to finish the demolition of the old La Porte Hospital.
The final phase of demolition was scheduled start this summer and should be complete by the end of the year, said Ashley Dickinson, chief executive officer of Northwest Health, in a press release.
During the last phase, the old hospital at 1007 Lincolnway will be torn apart in pieces using an excavator.
Brandenburg, which was founded in 1968, has six offices throughout the U.S. and 800 full-time employees, according to its website. It values its equipment at $150 million.
After Brandenburg completes the demolition, the almost 7-acre site will be graded and seeded.
“We look forward to providing a beautiful, green, park-like space in the heart of downtown La Porte for the community and our team members to enjoy,” Dickinson said. “Our end goal is to develop it with the right partner, and in accordance with the vision of the city.”
The $125 million new four-story hospital at 1331 State St. opened in October 2020, a block away from the old hospital.
Northwest Health includes three hospitals, five emergency departments, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers, an ambulance
service and physician offices. It employs more than 3,000 people.
Caption: The last phase of demolition on the former La Porte Hospital at 1007 Lincolnway will take place this summer.