Big Collaborations Fueling IU Med School Project

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Crews broke ground on the campus in October 2015. Crews broke ground on the campus in October 2015.
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One of the key players in the ongoing Indiana University Med School project in Evansville calls it a "one-of-a-kind partnership" that will boost residency opportunities and economic development in the region. IU Assistant Vice President For Strategic Partnerships Kirk White says four southwest Indiana hospitals "working together instead of in competition" will bring better health care to Hoosiers. Crews broke ground on the $70 million project in 2015 and classes are expected to begin in the fall of 2018.

He says additional collaboration among IU, the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana will also reap benefits.

In February, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke called the IU Med School project "probably the most transformational project to hit our region since the University of Southern Indiana opened 51 years ago."

The project partners include Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, St. Mary’s Health System in Evansville, Indiana University, University of Evansville, and University of Southern Indiana.

The campus is part of a building boom in downtown Evansville. Last month, Downtown Alliance Director Joshua Armstrong told Inside INdiana Business Television there is $250 million in active construction downtown, including the med school project, the $61 million DoubleTree by Hilton and more than 140 housing units. There are also big plans in place for the former Old National Bank Building, now known as The 420 Building. They include commercial space, retail and luxury condos.

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