IU Health forms executive team for new hospital project and expanded medical campus
October 30, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University Health has created an executive oversight team for development of its consolidated hospital project and expanded medical campus in downtown Indianapolis. The team will be in place for the next seven years as plans for the new, world-class acute-care hospital and 44-acre medical campus expansion become a reality.
“With the large scope of this project, we need to extend IU Health’s design and construction oversight staff. This executive team will help us maintain the vision for this transformative project,” said Jim Mladucky, vice president of design & construction for IU Health.
The team will initially consist of 15 to 18 key individuals who have been involved in the planning over the last 12 months. Making up the executive oversight team are four key partners who become an extension of the IU Health design & construction staff, focusing on their expertise. Partners are: AECOM Hunt, program and construction coordination; HOK, medical planning and brand image; Browning Day, campus planning and landscape architecture; and Bard Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers (BR+A), building systems design and engineering. As the needs of the project evolve, IU Health will likely supplement the executive team with additional required expertise and resources.
IU Health recently filed plans with the City of Indianapolis for a zoning classification change needed to develop the expanded medical campus at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue. The Metropolitan Development Commission unanimously approved the petition on Oct. 7.
Improved patient care
The 44-acre campus expansion will be home to the new hospital, which will combine operations from IU Health Methodist and University hospitals. Today, the two hospitals are located just 1.5 miles apart. Combining operations of the hospitals eliminates costly duplication of facility infrastructure and advances IU Health’s mission to provide world-class, patient-centered care to Indiana in ways that increase efficiency, improve access to advanced diagnostics and treatments and make it more convenient for Hoosiers to receive advanced care close to home.
“This is the largest development project in IU Health’s history and it’s critical it be done right. The executive oversight team leverages the knowledge we have gained from our partners so far and will make sure that knowledge and vision are transferred to other key vendor partners who will execute the design and construction work in the coming years,” Mladucky said. Other key partners include CURIS Design, Bowen Engineering Corp., American Structurepoint and the Innova Group.
Members of the executive oversight team will be integrated into the IU Health design & construction staff in offices on the Methodist campus. The offices are being renovated to reduce chances of in-office transmission of COVID-19.
The hospital consolidation project and other medical projects will be designed and built under IU Health’s supplier diversity program. The diversity program aims to award 25% participation on design and construction projects to certified minority, women and veteran-owned businesses, and achieve at least 50% local business participation. Follow progress on the project at this website.
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