INDIANAPOLIS – Construction is in full swing on Indiana University Health’s new downtown hospital and expanded medical campus, which will bring a next-generation acute-care adult hospital to Indiana. The significant project at 16th Street and Capitol Avenue will combine operations of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals upon its opening and expand investments in community health initiatives and neighborhood development.
As construction on the new hospital and expanded downtown medical campus moves forward, IU Health’s board of directors has updated the scope and cost of the project.
IU Health remains committed to its supplier diversity program that increases business opportunities for veteran, women, minority (XBE) and locally owned businesses. For the downtown hospital project, the goal is 30 percent XBE participation on design and construction work with a minimum of 50 percent Indiana-based business participation.
The new hospital and surrounding support buildings will be developed as an environmentally sustainable campus to manage pollution and minimize runoff. IU Health improved site conditions by removing soil contaminated from previous commercial uses. Buildings will be U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver-certified and U.S. EPA Energy Star rated for energy efficiency and a healthy indoor climate.
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