IU Health Touts 'Substantial Progress' in 2017

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One of the largest health care providers in the state estimates its community benefit in 2017 reached approximately $583 million. Indiana University Health also reflected on major projects throughout the state that were launched last year, including replacing the old IU Health Bloomington Hospital, integrating maternity and neonatal services at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health by 2020 and expanding patient, operating room and lab capacity at IU Health West Hospital in Indianapolis.

It says planning continues for the $1 billion consolidation efforts of its downtown Indianapolis adult academic health center, which will involve . The plans, which will involve University Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital For Children, were initially announced in 2015 and are now pegged for completion in 2026.

It also announced the addition of Frankfort Hospital into the system and Jay County Hospital's integration, which is set to be complete next month. IU Health's footprint is expected to expand in Fort Wayne, including a new Riley Children's Health specialty clinic and a primary care office by year's end.

In 2017, IU Health is reporting over 10 million interactions with "patients, their families and the larger community."

Chief Executive Officer Dennis Murphy says "IU Health made substantial progress on its operational and cultural goals in 2017, even as we engaged a broader cross-section of the community through care, education and service. As the healthcare environment becomes more complex, IU Health strives to personalize care to truly change health outcomes for the better, one life at a time, through the hard work of an extraordinarily talented team."

IU Health says earnings from operations increased to $583 million in 2017. You can connect to more about 2017 results by clicking here.

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