US-based Community Health Network has unveiled plans to invest $235m to build a new hospital and cancer centre in Indianapolis.

The hospital will be constructed on the campus of Community Hospital East with an investment of $175m, while the new $60m cancer centre will be developed at Community Hospital North.

Community Health Network president Bryan Mills said: "At Community Hospital East, we realised building a new hospital for the future was, in the end, a better avenue than renovating antiquated buildings meant for a different time in our history.

"With 150 beds, the new hospital will comprise an emergency department, medical imaging, surgery and delivery services."

"At Community Hospital North, increases in patient volume dictated the need for a new cancer centre. Our commitment to Indianapolis remains strong."

The healthcare provider announced in 2014 that it plans to renovate the Community Hospital East facility, but it redesigned the plan to develop a new hospital.

Under the project, four buildings will be demolished on the campus to construct a new facility, which will include inpatient and procedural rooms.

With 150 beds, the new hospital will comprise an emergency department, medical imaging, surgery and delivery services.

The new three-storey and 104,000ft² cancer centre will be constructed south of Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, featuring a knowledge centre, wellness facilities and a nature garden.