Indiana University breaks ground on new health center in Bloomington

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The Indiana University has broken ground on the new IU Health Regional Academic Health Center at its campus in Bloomington.

Expected to be completed in 2020, the more than 700,000-square-foot complex will serve Bloomington and the surrounding region. It will include a cancer center, surgical services, a women’s center, neonatal intensive care, physician offices and a trauma center.

In addition, the project includes the new 115,000-square-foot IU Academic Health Sciences Building.

“The new state-of-the-art facility will bring together multiple medical specialties and outpatient services into one convenient setting. It will also provide a unique and innovation-driven environment in which IU and IU Health can partner to teach future generations of health care professionals,” the university said in a statement.

Work is underway to prep the site, and moving earth will begin in the next few weeks.

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