Ascension St. Vincent medical center in Evansville and the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana have a long history of working together to improve the health of the Evansville community. The new two-story, 80,000 square foot Ascension St. Vincent YMCA will increase access to health and well-being services while expanding youth development and educational programming for children. The YMCA utilizes 70,000 square feet while St. Vincent leases 10,000 sq. ft. of space for family medicine and physical rehabilitation services. The first floor of the facility is dedicated to youth and family spaces while the second floor is dedicated to wellness.
The first floor includes an expanded Play & Learn Center for infants and toddlers, a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Lab for youth, a Community Family Outreach Lounge, Enrichment Center, 3,200 sq. ft., six lane 25-yard pool, triple gymnasium, and a Community Teaching Kitchen. St. Vincent Medical Group offers primary care services, OB/GYN services, and specialty care such as Pulmonology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Urology, and Cardiology on a rotating basis in its first-floor space.
The second floor includes wellness space with exercise equipment, a cycle studio, boxing studio, hot yoga studio, indoor track, and multiple group exercise rooms. St. Vincent offers physical rehabilitative services, including outpatient therapy services, plus specialty neurologic therapy services that address spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, or Traumatic Brain Injury in its second-floor space.
Construction started in May 2018 and completed in September 2019. Funding for the building came from multiple sources, including a $5 million grant from the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative, a $5 million capital campaign, and new market tax credits.