IU Health University Hospital

$1.25M grant funds renovations at Methodist and University

Community

January 27, 2020

The Indiana University Health Foundation announces a grant of $1,251,775 to fund renovations throughout the IU Health adult Academic Health Center (AHC). The grant will fund the modernization of public spaces while piloting patient-centric design concepts that may be used in the AHC project.

The funds will be used to renovate both the surgery outpatient waiting room and the primary care clinic waiting room at IU Health University Hospital, as well as the critical care waiting rooms at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The locations were determined by team member and patient feedback.

While the renovation designs have yet to be finalized, the goal is to create a welcoming environment that sets the tone for compassionate care, enhances comfort for patients and families, and ultimately, improves patient wellness. Construction will begin no later than this summer.

The downtown campus joins other IU Health locations statewide in benefiting from the new regional grants program, which was introduced last year by the IU Health Foundation. This program supports health projects statewide while ensuring that dollars contributed locally fund local needs.

For information about how philanthropy supports the AHC, contact Nick Oyler, IU Health Foundation chief development officer at noyler2@iuhealth.org or visit iuhealthfoundation.org.