Unity History
We're proud of our heritage, which dates back to the mid 1990s, when we were known as North Central Healthcare Specialists of North Central Indiana, LLC (Healthcare Specialists). We've grown rapidly, bringing together unique opportunities for physicians and facilitating an exceptional level of patient care, all for one purpose — you.


Unity Healthcare Timeline

March 1995

Healthcare Specialists was formed by 13 local physicians who wanted to retain professional autonomy and medical decision-making while achieving the benefits and efficiencies of a fully integrated practice.

January 1998

With more than 40 physicians, including primary care physicians and specialists, Healthcare Specialists of North Central Indiana, LLC, began developing centralized services such as billing, payroll, practice management information systems, group benefits, and other administrative services.
June 1999 Groundbreaking was held for a medical complex located on Creasy Lane in Lafayette. The complex was to be the new home for the Ortho/Surgical and Imaging Center facilities.
October 2000 A second medical complex – the Medical Pavilion – was begun on the Creasy Lane property.
June 2001 Construction began for the Faith, Hope and Love Cancer Center.
July 2001 The Ortho/Surgical and Imaging Center facilities opened, and Healthcare Specialists became Unity Healthcare.
January 2002 Physician practices occupied the Medical Pavilion and marked a turning point for the medical campus.
November 2003 Groundbreaking for the Immediate Care Center and ROCC facilities was held. Construction was completed, and both centers were occupied by the summer of 2004.
September 2005 In order to more efficiently serve Tippecanoe County’s growing healthcare needs, Greater Lafayette Health Services (now Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health) and Unity Healthcare broadened their long-standing patient care relationship through joint ownership of three medical centers – Unity Surgical Center, InnerVision, and Faith, Hope and Love Cancer Center.
May 2006 The Unity Surgical Center expanded, adding one procedure room and two operating rooms.
October 2006 Unity Healthcare, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health — Crawfordsville launched a joint venture to deliver occupational medicine and wellness services to the community.
October 2007 InnerVision expanded MRI service at the Unity Main Campus and opened InnerVision West, located in the Purdue Research Park. The facility, developed through a partnership with Purdue University, offers a 3-Tesla MRI.
April 2008 Faith, Hope and Love Cancer Care expanded services to include two linear accelerators with highly sophisticated cancer treatment methods, including radio-surgery and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy.