The Riley Hospital for Children Simon Family Tower at Indiana University Health is a new 10-story inpatient building designed to add capacity, increase efficiency and enhance patient satisfaction. The Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health further demonstrates our commitment to providing family-centered care. The first phase of the Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health opened in January 2011 and the project is scheduled for completion in 2013.
The $475 million expansion will increase access to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health's expert care, highlighting its role as the state's preeminent pediatrics medical provider, and is the first step toward allowing Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health to meet its goal to be one of the largest and best children's hospitals in the nation.
The Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health is a critical component of a $500 million, 10-year strategic plan that Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health announced in 2005 to benefit Indiana's children, families and communities.
The Simon family made a $40 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to Riley at IU Health. Thank you to the Simon family for their extraordinary vision and generosity to Riley at IU Health.
Serving the Community in the 21st Century and Beyond
There has been an urgent need for expansion because, prior to the Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health, Riley operated most days at capacity.
Family-Centered Care Principles
The Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health incorporates family-centered care principles and family amenities. Private rooms reduce infection rates, enhance patient privacy and satisfaction, and empower patients to be a greater part of the treatment/recovery process.
The key elements of family-centered care are: respect, choice, information, collaboration, strengths, flexibility, support and empowerment. Family-centered care is based on four principles, all of which depend on mutual respect and collaboration among providers, patients and families. In family-centered care:
- People are treated with dignity and respect.
- Healthcare providers communicate and share complete and unbiased information in ways patients and families can understand.
- Individuals and families build on their strengths by participating in experiences that enhance control and independence.
Collaboration among patients, families and providers occurs in policy and program development, health care facility design, professional education and in the delivery of care.
-(Blaylock,B., Ahmann, E. and Johnson, B., 2002)