IU Health Bloomington Plans Move Forward

Posted: Updated:
(rendering courtesy Indiana University) (rendering courtesy Indiana University)

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved final site plans and the exterior design for the proposed Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. The 735,000 square-foot complex will house the new IU Health Bloomington hospital as well as an academic facility.

An estimated cost for the project has not been released. The university says the board's approval is just one of many steps in the long process of developing a facility of this size. IU says more than 500 physicians, team members, educators and patients took part in the design-planning sessions.

"The design was truly inspired by the caregivers, patients, faculty and students who will use the space," said Matt Bailey, president of IU Health South Central Region. "This is an incredible investment in our community, and we wanted to get it right."

The complex will include the five-story, 620,000 square-foot hospital which will provide inpatient and outpatient services. IU says the hospital's goal is to improve the patient experience through greater patient privacy, healing gardens and walking trails, among other amenities. 

The 115,000 square-foot academic facility will be used for health sciences education and research at IU. The university says the entire complex will "provide a unique and innovation-drive environment in which IU and IU Health can partner to teach future generations of health care professionals."

Plans for the Regional Academic Health Center were announced in April 2015. At that time, IU President Michael McRobbie said the complex would be "the most comprehensive academic health campus in the state outside of Indianapolis."

You can learn more about the complex by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Disagreeing Isn't Inherently Disagreeable

      Most of us have an inherent distaste for conflict. And somewhere along the way, society has reached a conclusion that disagreement is a bad thing. When it comes to business advice and decisions, that conclusion can be deadly. I see two factors that have contributed to the current state of disagreement. One is the national political climate, which is the most polarized I can remember since my father was snarling about those damned hippies. The other is social media, which seems to...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • KAR's Big Carmel Investment About Talent 'Fight'

      KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett says a planned $80 million investment in a new Carmel headquarters will serve the company's existing needs and boost talent attraction. Some 900 employees are located at the company's current HQ, and KAR says the new space will house 400 new workers that will be added in the coming years. Hallett says "we're all in a fight for talent," especially in the technology space. He calls central Indiana...

    • INDOT Discusses Timeline For 'North Split' Overhaul

      One of the busiest interchanges in the state is going to be rebuilt. The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the overhaul of the I-65/I-70 North Split in Indianapolis will include rehabilitation or widening of 32 bridges, adding new bridges and making room for future through-lane capacity on both interstates. The interchange handles some 170,000 cars per day. It was built 50 years ago and INDOT says its "useful life" is nearing the end.

    • GOP: Trump Set For Indiana Visit

      The Indiana Republican Party says President Donald Trump will make an appearance in Indiana next week. Specific details regarding the visit, including a location, have not yet been released. 

    • KAR Auction Services Plans $80M Carmel Expansion

      Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has announced a headquarters expansion that is expected to create 400 jobs by 2020. The company plans to invest $80 million into what it says will be a state-of-the-art campus to house 1,500 workers. During an announcement Tuesday at the Center for the Performing Arts, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett said...

    • Cook Creates 'Really Big Day in Bloomington'

      The president of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. says Tuesday's agreement to sell its Cook Pharmica LLC subsidiary to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) and the decision to acquire a former General Electric facility near the company's headquarters will have a positive impact on the city and state. Pete Yonkman says the nearly $1 billion dollar deal for Cook Pharmica has been six months in the making.