INDIANAPOLIS –You’re headed to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health*. You’re not quite sure where to go, which entrance to use and where to park. Sound familiar? If so, you’re in for a welcome change tomorrow when Riley at IU Health** opens a new main entrance, lobby and parking garage, offering more convenient access to the hospital.
This is the latest phase to open in the Simon Family Tower – a 10-story, 675,000 square-foot addition to Riley at IU Health, designed to boost capacity, increase efficiency and enhance patient satisfaction. Patients moved into rooms on the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of the building in January 2011.
WHAT TO KNOW:
- Riley at IU Health now has a new main entrance: 705 Riley Hospital Drive.
- Both the inpatient and outpatient entrances to Riley at IU Health are now on the same street: Riley Hospital Drive.
- The new Simon Family Tower Parking Garage, which is attached to the lobby, offers validated discounted parking for parents and guardians of Riley at IU Health patients.
- Riley at IU Health’s previous main entrance in the Atrium – 702 Barnhill Drive – will close to the public and become a service and delivery entrance only.
Work on the $475 million project began in summer 2006. In November 2007, the Simon family announced a $40 million gift toward the completion of the project. Economic conditions temporarily halted the project in early 2009 and work re-started in early 2010. Construction is scheduled for completion in December 2013.
On Aug. 29, Indiana University Health, Riley at IU Health, Riley Children’s Foundation, donors and staff will join the Simon family and other dignitaries for a formal celebration of the project. The media will be invited. Tours and interviews will be offered at that time.
Pictures of the new main entrance, lobby and parking garage are available upon request.
*New legal name. First reference: Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
**Second reference: Riley at IU Health
About Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health For more than 85 years, Riley at IU Health has been one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals. Each year, Riley at IU Health provides compassionate care, support and comfort to 215,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Part of Indiana University Health, our unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.