Officials will Tuesday break ground on a 735,000 square-foot health complex in Bloomington. The Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will, when complete, include the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital as well as an academic facility for health sciences education and research.
Plans for the complex were first announced in 2015. The new five-story, 620,000 square-foot hospital will include inpatient and outpatient services, a women’s center, trauma center and emergency department.
An estimated cost for the entire project has not been released. Some site work for the project has already begun.
Earlier this month, the health system and the city of Bloomington signed a letter of intent which says the city will purchase the site of the current Bloomington Hospital for $6.5 million once the new complex is fully operational.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and Provost Lauren Robel will join Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton for the groundbreaking event Tuesday. You can learn more about the complex and watch a live stream of the groundbreaking ceremony by clicking here.