The area surrounding Methodist Hospital at Capitol Avenue and West 16th Street could be ripe for much-needed redevelopment following Indiana University Health’s announcement that it will spend $1 billion to expand the campus.
The trauma center at St. Vincent Indianapolis has become the third such facility in the state to be recognized as a Level I Trauma Center, meaning it is equipped and staffed to handle the most serious injuries.
IU Health effectively started its own ambulance service in December by adding two ambulances to its long-standing LifeLine critical-care service and opening a call center to help other health care providers figure out what level of transport services a particular patient needs.
Indianapolis hospital leaders have spent the past two months ironing out a plan to deal with any cases of Ebola that emerge in Indiana. The plan is aimed at ensuring effective care while also minimizing the need to bring other hospital services to a virtual halt while patients are under care.
In the past two years, IU Health has laid off 935 people, halted construction of a major bed tower, sold off health clinics and decided to close its proton-therapy center. But there are three more years of changes to come, said CFO Ryan Kitchell.