Franciscan Health Lafayette East has 33 beds, including three trauma bays. There are 13 monitored beds for cardiac patients and specialty service rooms for ear, nose, throat, eye, orthopedic and GYN patients. The hospital is a Verified Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
Lafayette is 63 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 105 miles southeast of Chicago. Much of Lafayette's economy and the surrounding area is centered around the academic and industrial activities of Purdue University. The number of activities offered in and around Lafayette are endless! With a University in your backyard, there is always a sporting event to attend. On sunny days, you may find yourself walking through the Clegg Botanical Garden or hiking in Prophetstown State Park, one of Indiana's most popular state parks. For family friendly adventures, you can visit the Columbian Park Zoo, take a boat ride down the Wabash and Erie Canal or experience some hands-on learning at the children's museum. Lafayette is also known for an exciting nightlife with award-winning restaurants, breweries and wineries.