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December 01, 2023

IU Health celebrates construction milestone in Fishers

IU Health Saxony Hospital

IU Health celebrates construction milestone in Fishers

By Emma Avila,, writer for IU Health’s Indianapolis Suburban Region

IU Health Saxony team members signed a steel plate that will embed their names forever in the Fishers Community Impact Project.

IU Health team members celebrated the midway point of a major hospital expansion in Fishers, as part of the Fishers Community Impact Project, a $300 million investment into the community. Team members were able to literally leave their mark on the project at a Milestone Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 1.

As construction crews finish the outer shell and frame of the expansion to begin work on the inside, a 199-foot tower crane raised a steel plate signed by IU Health Saxony team members to the top of the new building structure. It was then mounted to a wall and eventually will be embedded within the frame. 

Crane lifting materials for building project

Team members have provided integral feedback in the planning and design of the project.

“People from virtually every department, every corner of this hospital have participated in the design of the expansion and the workflows we’ll follow to provide the best care to our patients and their families,” said Chad Dilley, chief operating officer at IU Health Saxony. “I love the significance in knowing that our signatures will forever be within this building.”

Steel plate signed by hospital team members

The ceremony also marked the 12-year anniversary of the hospital.

More information about the Fishers Community Impact Project can be found here.