April 12, 2022

IU Health announces a $287 million expansion in Fishers

Indiana University Health plans a $287 million investment in Fishers. - Provided by IU Health

Indiana University Health plans a $287 million investment in Fishers.

Provided by IU Health

Indiana University Health plans a $287 million investment in Fishers.

It includes expansion of the IU Health Saxony Hospital campus by 50 percent and will add stand-alone outpatient physician office developments.

IU Health Saxony Hospital chief operating officer, Chad Dilley said the project is expected to double the hospital’s workforce.

“We are going to add about 235 additional jobs to the community and that’s just IU Health jobs, not to mention the trades that will be in to help build this and the economic growth that this provides,” Dilley said.

Plans also call for a re-naming of the hospital campus to IU Health Fishers in phases throughout the duration of the project.

“Through research and patient migration patterns, we’ve found that many patients in the Fishers community and on the northeast side of Indianapolis would like to receive their health care closer to home but are traveling elsewhere because the current service offerings aren’t diverse enough,” Dilly said.  “We’re thrilled to further our investment in the health and well-being of Hoosiers in and around the Fishers community by providing patients with greater access to highly skilled care that’s closer to home and consistent with their needs.”

Groundbreaking for the hospital expansion is expected in late 2022 with completion slated for 2025.

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