IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Regional Academic Health Center

In addition to replacing the current hospital, the new hospital will provide an environment to practice, teach, learn, heal and ultimately improve the quality of life of those it serves.

CSO’s success in leading large, complex projects positioned the firm as an ideal partner when IU Health sought a firm to take on management of the overall design team for completion of the hospital and clinic. The complexity of the project, along with having numerous firms involved, presented an opportunity and challenge. CSO’s past experience enabled the firm to quickly engage and provide management services on behalf of the Health System. In addition to providing overall project management, the CSO team worked closely with the project partners to oversee and progress design concepts and strategies. A collaborative culture where team members contributed equally, and frequently was put in place on day one. This simple strategy positioned the designers around the table with the users groups to ensure quantitative and qualitative information gathering informed design decisions.

Through a collaborative process with IU Health, project partners, and CSO, the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital will provide a patient, family, physician and employee experience that is welcoming, intuitive, and serene. Details such as the integration of local art, which connects the facility with its surroundings, underscores IU Health’s commitment to cultivating a culture of community pride while enhancing the emotional wellbeing of those served by the facility. Healthcare services provided by the facility will include office visits, diagnostic testing, inpatient services, a Women’s Center, outpatient care, a trauma center, and an emergency department.

IU Health Medical Campus Hospital

Indiana University Health plans to transform its downtown medical campus by expanding its footprint and building a new $1.4 billion hospital. An eight-block expansion will add 44 acres to the existing campus, while consolidating IU Health’s two Indianapolis hospitals into a new state-of-the-art facility. As a member of the core project team, CSO is providing project management services for the new hospital building.

The new hospital will combine adult services into one location and further IU Health’s vision of creating a new model of care, delivered in a more cost-efficient, accessible, and convenient way. By consolidating Methodist Hospital and University Hospital, IU Health is able to eliminate costly duplication of services. The new facility will include more than 500 private patient beds and a full service outpatient center. With an anticipating opening in 2026, the new IU Health Hospital will serve the community for generations to come.

The core project team consists of a joint venture, CURIS Design, made up of CSO, BSA LifeStructures, and RATIO Architects. As CURIS Design, the three firms will ensure that the new IU Health campus is a distinctive, resilient healthcare space that serves the Indianapolis community efficiently, effectively and sustainably.