The mission of Windrose Health Network (WHN) is to improve the health of both its patients and the communities it serves by providing high-quality, family-oriented, primary and preventive health care services, with a particular emphasis on helping the poor, the medically under served and vulnerable residents. As a Federally-Qualified Health Center, WHN accepts all people regardless of ability to pay and helps patients overcome language, economic, cultural and geographical barriers to obtain health care services for themselves and for their families.
Dignity of the Person
We believe that each person has equal worth and dignity regardless of race, sex, age, religion, mental or physical capacity, social status or position. Thus, each person deserves respect and affirmation regardless of status or function.
We are dedicated to helping those in need, particularly those who may have no refuge, beyond what may be expected or claimed as a right. Our approach is holistic; we strive to care for the body, mind and spirit. Our care encompasses the full range of human needs.
We recognize that each employee is an essential member of the team and the organization. Our clinics and providers collaborate with other care- givers in a partnership of healing. Each clinic belongs to and serves its immediate community, working with others to provide effective help to all members of the community.
We strive to do the best at what we do, while accepting our limits as an organization. Our performance standards and expectations reinforce this commitment to quality.
We are responsible for protecting what is of value to our organization - - its human resources as well as its material and financial assets. We accept the responsibility of being leaders in health care. This task requires taking risks and keeping commitments. We accept the challenge of advocating for our patients and our communities.
Windrose Health Network (WHN) came into existence in the Fall of 1996 as a Rural Health Center based in Trafalgar, Indiana. It was born out of a shared vision by citizens of Trafalgar and leadership from Johnson Memorial Hospital to create an access point for primary medical care services for people in Southern Johnson County.
In the Spring of 2002, WHN opened a second Rural Health Center in the economically-depressed area surrounding the town of Edinburgh.
In December of 2003, WHN officially became a Federally-Qualified Health Center. With grant support from the Bureau of Primary Health Care, WHN continued to grow and served about 5,700 patients in 2004.
At the request of community leaders in Hope, Indiana, WHN opened a small clinic in the Community Center of Hope in September 2006. This was the first medical provider the town had seen in more than 20 years.
Two years later, WHN noticed that large numbers of patients were coming from Greenwood and Indianapolis. As a result, in September of 2008, WHN opened a 4th Health Center on the South Side of Indianapolis, which quickly grew to become its largest and most diverse Health Center.
WHN quickly outgrew its small clinic in Hope and in September 2010, WHN broke ground on a new state-of-the-art 9-exam room facility, creating the town’s first permanent Health Center.
In 2014, responding to a growing physician shortage in the town of Franklin, WHN relocated its Edinburgh practice to a larger facility in Franklin. The practice was fully renovated in late 2015.
Finally, in late 2015, after undergoing seven years of explosive growth at its South Indy location, WHN split the practice into (2) brand new facilities - - one near Community Hospital South & and one near Epler Road and US 31.
Presently, WHN employs more than 150 people - - including 28 clinicians - - and serves over 20,000 patients at (5) locations in Trafalgar, Franklin, Hope, and the South Side of Indianapolis.