Ten years after opening a 38-bed specialty-care focused hospital, Indiana University (IU) Health is planning a significant investment in its healthcare footprint in Fishers, Indiana. The $287 million investment approved by the IU Health board of directors will include a significant expansion of the IU Health Saxony Hospital campus and high-quality services and the addition of offsite, outpatient access to primary care and specialists to more holistically meet the needs of one of Indiana’s fastest-growing communities. In recognition of this growth, this community investment will include re-naming the hospital campus to IU Health Fishers, to be phased in throughout the duration of the project.
The planned expansion will add standalone outpatient physician office developments in the community and expand the square footage of the hospital campus by nearly 50 percent.
The hospital expansion will:
- add 50 inpatient beds
- add new and expanded services in obstetrics and gynecology, ear, nose and throat, nephrology, neurology and pulmonology
- expand existing specialty programs in cardiovascular, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, pediatric and adult primary care and urology
- expand support services space to accommodate additional staff and higher patient volumes.
Dubbed the Fishers Community Impact Project due its scope on and off the hospital campus, the project timeline will vary for the individual elements included. Groundbreaking for the hospital expansion is expected in late 2022 with completion slated for 2025.