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Construction of our new medical campus is a collaborative project between Indiana University Health and Indiana University and is scheduled to open sometime in 2021 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. The campus will be a destination for fitness, healing, learning and wellness. The care we provide will thrive in an environment of compassion, communication and collaboration. IU Health is working to ensure that the new facility will provide a variety of healthcare services for patients, including the following:

  • A facility to accommodate outpatient services such as office visits with specialty care physicians and diagnostic testing
  • A new complex to replace the existing Indiana University Bloomington Hospital providing inpatient services that will range from intensive care services, complex surgeries and labor and delivery
  • A Women’s Center for obstetrics, a neonatal intensive care nursery, and other perinatal services
  • Outpatient or same day surgeries not requiring an overnight stay
  • An emergency department that provides specialized care for conditions such as strokes, heart attacks or injuries to hands, limbs, etc.
  • A trauma center to treat severe injuries resulting from incidents such as automobile accidents, entailing multiple fractures, acute spine injuries, and brain injuries
  • The campus will also have a facility that will be dedicated to the education of university students studying various health science disciplines.

We invite you to check back for updates on our progress.

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IU Health Bloomington at the Regional Academic Health Center

Construction of our new medical campus is a collaborative project between Indiana University Health and Indiana University and is scheduled to open sometime in 2021 on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. The campus will be a destination for fitness, healing, learning and wellness. The care we provide will thrive in an environment of compassion, communication and collaboration. IU Health is working to ensure that the new facility will provide a variety of healthcare services for patients, including the following:

  • A facility to accommodate outpatient services such as office visits with specialty care physicians and diagnostic testing
  • A new complex to replace the existing Indiana University Bloomington Hospital providing inpatient services that will range from intensive care services, complex surgeries and labor and delivery
  • A Women’s Center for obstetrics, a neonatal intensive care nursery, and other perinatal services
  • Outpatient or same day surgeries not requiring an overnight stay
  • An emergency department that provides specialized care for conditions such as strokes, heart attacks or injuries to hands, limbs, etc.
  • A trauma center to treat severe injuries resulting from incidents such as automobile accidents, entailing multiple fractures, acute spine injuries, and brain injuries
  • The campus will also have a facility that will be dedicated to the education of university students studying various health science disciplines.

We invite you to check back for updates on our progress.

Project Updates

RAHC Interior Renderings

While these images are not final, they do give you a glimpse of what our new campus will look like on the inside. Take a look at our lobby, dining area and a few patient rooms.

Interior Concepts December 2018
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RAHC Interior Design Reveal Event
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Getting Together with Indiana University

IU Health Bloomington hosted our colleagues from IU for an event that will lay the foundation so that the two organizations will be ready to have a closer working relationship when the RAHC is up and running.

Exploring Opportunities with IU
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Interior Concept Renderings

Here are some early conceptual renderings of interiors for the Regional Academic Health Center. Please click on the media gallery to browse.

RAHC Interior Concepts
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Every project, no matter how large or small, needs a road map, a path to follow from inception to completion. And the building of our new campus is certainly no exception. But before that road map could be created we needed to come up with a vision followed by core guiding principles that would define the beginning of this exciting journey.

Visioning Summary: We asked what we wanted patients to experience and came up with key words such as compassion, collaboration, welcoming, calming, healing and diversity. We also wanted to define the sense of place via a compelling campus using natural light and nature. A place that’s both peaceful and life affirming. Next we turned to our operations and felt that would be defined by our best-in-class technology that would contribute to better outcomes and outstanding patient care. We also wanted to demonstrate that these plans would lead to a facility that would set a benchmark for patient safety, security and dignity while at the same time would be flexible, efficient and live up to a superior clinical standard. Lastly, we wanted to create a vision for a campus within a campus that would foster education. Where students could learn and thrive alongside medical professionals while integrating education, practice and research.

Guiding Principles: After visioning was complete, we worked on the guiding principles that continue to leads us as we planned for our new facility. Simply put, these are set of principles we used as we moved in the planning phase of this project.

  • Manage Patients leveraging the entire care continuum on our campus
  • Focus on Prevention and Wellness
  • Patient Centered Care – Minimize Movements and Hand-offs of Patients
  • Direct patients to the most appropriate care setting
  • Maximize Efficiency/Minimize Cost with Planned Events
  • Build in Short-term and Long-term Flexibility

Vision and Guiding Principles

Every project, no matter how large or small, needs a road map, a path to follow from inception to completion. And the building of our new campus is certainly no exception. But before that road map could be created we needed to come up with a vision followed by core guiding principles that would define the beginning of this exciting journey.

Visioning Summary: We asked what we wanted patients to experience and came up with key words such as compassion, collaboration, welcoming, calming, healing and diversity. We also wanted to define the sense of place via a compelling campus using natural light and nature. A place that’s both peaceful and life affirming. Next we turned to our operations and felt that would be defined by our best-in-class technology that would contribute to better outcomes and outstanding patient care. We also wanted to demonstrate that these plans would lead to a facility that would set a benchmark for patient safety, security and dignity while at the same time would be flexible, efficient and live up to a superior clinical standard. Lastly, we wanted to create a vision for a campus within a campus that would foster education. Where students could learn and thrive alongside medical professionals while integrating education, practice and research.

Guiding Principles: After visioning was complete, we worked on the guiding principles that continue to leads us as we planned for our new facility. Simply put, these are set of principles we used as we moved in the planning phase of this project.

  • Manage Patients leveraging the entire care continuum on our campus
  • Focus on Prevention and Wellness
  • Patient Centered Care – Minimize Movements and Hand-offs of Patients
  • Direct patients to the most appropriate care setting
  • Maximize Efficiency/Minimize Cost with Planned Events
  • Build in Short-term and Long-term Flexibility

IU Health Bloomington Hospital and the City of Bloomington announced an agreement that includes plans for the reuse of the IU Health Bloomington Hospital campus. Below is the joint media release of that agreement as well as a letter of intent fact sheet and map of the campus. Also, below are photos from the joint news conference held at City Hall.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Site Reuse Media Release

LOI Fact Sheet for Site Reuse

Hospital

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Site Reuse

IU Health Bloomington Hospital and the City of Bloomington announced an agreement that includes plans for the reuse of the IU Health Bloomington Hospital campus. Below is the joint media release of that agreement as well as a letter of intent fact sheet and map of the campus. Also, below are photos from the joint news conference held at City Hall.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Site Reuse Media Release

LOI Fact Sheet for Site Reuse

Hospital

Site Reuse

IU Health Bloomington is excited to locate our new facility on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. In addition to being on the campus of a major university, this move allows us to work side by side with professionals training the next generation of professionals in a variety of health sciences including:

  1. Medical sciences
  2. Nursing/IPE/Simulation Labs
  3. Social Work
  4. Dentistry
  5. Imaging and Medical Physics
  6. Speech and Hearing

​ Synergy with IU

IU Health Bloomington is excited to locate our new facility on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. In addition to being on the campus of a major university, this move allows us to work side by side with professionals training the next generation of professionals in a variety of health sciences including:

  1. Medical sciences
  2. Nursing/IPE/Simulation Labs
  3. Social Work
  4. Dentistry
  5. Imaging and Medical Physics
  6. Speech and Hearing