Anderson University announced on Thursday, April 22 it has acquired Bearwood Ambulatory Surgery Center on Highway 81. The acquisition is due in part of a substantial gift from the owners of Bearwood, Dr. Terry Holdredge and Susan Holdredge.
The sale includes a building and four acres.
In a release, the university said the property will support the university’s medical-related programs in nursing and physical therapy while providing space to add additional programs later on — this includes an operating room environment. The center also features possibly one of the largest stained glass windows in the state.
“We are most grateful to Terry and Susan Holdredge for their significant gift that makes the acquisition of this unique property possible. All four of their children attended Anderson University. We are blessed to have their extraordinary commitment and investment that will enhance our students’ educational experience and help Anderson University continue to provide our region with superior health professionals,” said Anderson University president Evans Whitaker.
Whitaker said the Holdredges had wanted Bearwood to not only be functional, but a beautiful space that patients and staff could enjoy. In doing so, they brought in imported wood, made architectural enhancements and more.
“For decades, Dr. Terry Holdredge and his staff expertly served patients in one of the most beautiful medical facilities in the world,” Whitaker said. “We are delighted that in a very real way, the legacy of Dr. Holdredge and his practice will be permanently honored in this special property that bears his and Mrs. Holdredge’s personal design touches and remains a place focused on healthcare.”
Anderson University offers an undergraduate nursing degree program with 15 pathways to master’s and doctor of nursing practice degrees. It also offers a doctor of physical therapy degree.