Riley Children's Health Plans $142M Maternity Project

Posted: Updated:
(rendering courtesy IU Health) (rendering courtesy IU Health)
INDIANAPOLIS -

Riley Children's Health in Indianapolis has announced plans to create a comprehensive maternity and newborn health center. The $142 million facility will centralize all inpatient obstetric services and neonatal care offered at the three downtown Indianapolis hospitals in the Indiana University Health system.

IU Health the project involves the renovation of four floors at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health as well as the fourth floor of the Riley Outpatient Center. The hospital will be renovated to house inpatient services including a labor and delivery unit, a 45-bed Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, and a postpartum unit. The health system says that will replace the current spaces at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

The existing 60-bed Level 4 NICU will remain in the same place. IU Health says the project will make Riley Hospital home to the largest NICU in Indiana and among the largest in the country.

"Riley Children’s Health is poised to deepen its impact on the health of Hoosiers by expanding our focus to include comprehensive obstetric care for pregnant women while continuing our long-standing commitment to children," said Matthew Cook, president of Riley Children’s Health. "Indiana currently ranks poorly in infant mortality rates, and this program is designed to provide the best possible outcomes for expectant mothers and their newborns."

IU Health says the project will also include the relocation of the existing outpatient maternal fetal medicine clinics at IU Health University Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital to the Riley campus.

The project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.

  • Perspectives

    • Can You Fulfill Your Quest?

      All of us have dragons to slay. At work or at home, in personal or professional relationships, each of us is on a Quest to find the treasure or save the prince/princess. Or perhaps, our goal is more prosaic: getting that promotion, standing up to that bully, or finishing that big project. In his book The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker lists seven story forms which story tellers employ over and over. Each is plot is linked to a fundamental metaphysical Question that we...

    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

    • High Schools Launch Manufacturing Businesses

      Two student-run manufacturing businesses have launched in southern Indiana. The companies, Eagle Manufacturing at Brown County High School in Nashville and Lion Manufacturing at Loogootee High School in Martin County, are designed to give students hands-on, real world experience. The businesses were funded with grants from Bloomington-based nonprofit Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, ROI Chief Executive Officer...

    • Project to Transform Historic Madison Mill

      A collaboration has been formed to rehabilitate the historic Eagle Cotton Mill along the Ohio river in downtown Madison. Riverton LLC has joined forces with the city of Madison and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to transform the vacant site into a boutique hotel and conference center. The three-story, 104,000 square foot building was built in 1884 and used to make twine and fabric before closing in 1937. The building was bought by Madison-based Meese Inc. but...

    • Hogsett Details Infrastructure Plan

      Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the city's Department of Public Works have unveiled a $126 million plan for infrastructure improvements throughout the city. The mayor says the effort will focus on resurfacing roads, rehabilitating bridges and increasing pedestrian safety.

    • Buttigieg Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee

      South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has announced he has launched a presidential exploratory committee. The Democrat, who is in his eighth and final year as mayor, served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and ran in 2017 for Democratic National Committee chair. Buttigieg was elected mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. In December, he announced he would not seek a third term. At the time, he would not comment on a possible presidential bid, but said he would continue working...
    • Can You Fulfill Your Quest?

      All of us have dragons to slay. At work or at home, in personal or professional relationships, each of us is on a Quest to find the treasure or save the prince/princess. Or perhaps, our goal is more prosaic: getting that promotion, standing up to that bully, or finishing that big project. In his book The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker lists seven story forms which story tellers employ over and over. Each is plot is linked to a fundamental metaphysical Question that we...