HealthWorks! Pivots to Meet Changing Needs

HealthWorks!, an innovative children’s health museum and outreach program in downtown South Bend, plans to expand into digital formats and classrooms. The current site at 111 W. Jefferson Blvd. will close as of Sept. 30, 2018, although many exhibits from the museum floor will live on as part of ETHOS Innovation Center at 1025 N. Michigan Street in Elkhart.

HealthWorks! has impacted the life and health of more than 1 million children since it opened in 2000. “We have been honored to provide this unique brand of awe-inspiring learning for the last 18 years,” says Kara Strang, director at Beacon Health System. “We are proud of the impact that HealthWorks! has had on shaping a healthy future here in our community.”

As Beacon Health System continues to grow to meet evolving needs in our region, Beacon HealthWorks! offerings will expand into the classroom throughout Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties and beyond, and will include a new digital learning platform.

Most HealthWorks! museum floor exhibits will be donated to ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart. With similar goals to help children live their healthiest, happiest life, ETHOS will share the exhibits as part of their expansive learning opportunities. Science, technology, engineering and math-related field trips are available for schools through ETHOS.

For information on Beacon HealthWorks! coming to your school:
Diana Bernal, 574.647.2690, gro.metsyshtlaehnocaeb@2lanrebd

For ETHOS school field trip information:
Dee Dee McAllister, 574.266.7149,