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November 04, 2021

Practicing for the big move

IU Health Bloomington Hospital

Practicing for the big move

The Thursday, Oct. 28 mock move to the new IU Health Bloomington came with chilly weather, but the 174 team member participants were prepared as LifeLine ambulances and a transport van moved a large handful of volunteer patients from the legacy hospital on Second St. across town to Discovery Parkway.

Throughout the morning exercise, IU Health team members were relaying the latest information to identify what worked and what could use some improvement. Cheers from the team were heard when the last patient reached the new hospital.

It will be all hands on deck in a few weeks as thousands of regional and statewide team members collaborate to transfer patients to the new hospital on Sunday, Dec. 5. And between now and then, the teams will continue planning and preparing to make the big move as seamless as possible.

Stay up-to-date with news about the new IU Health Bloomington at iuhealth.org/bloom-build and on the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Facebook page.