Indiana University (IU) Health officials say construction on a new hospital and academic center in Bloomington is on schedule for the facility to open in 2021, Indiana Public Media reports.
Indianapolis-based F. A. Wilhelm and local subcontractors are working complete the nearly $300 million project.
Teri deMatas, IU Health’s vice-president of marketing and communications, says about 150 people are working on the site and workforce will double by the end of the year.
“We’re orienting some of the people that are going to be working on the site,” she said. “Because safety is our number one priority we’re putting everyone through safety training,” she says. “And also we’re preparing some of the site work in terms of the grounds, the excavation.”
“I know there’s a lot of excitement in the community because whenever a hospital locates somewhere, a lot of businesses want to be around that,” deMatas says. “Whether that’s other medical facilities or even options for restaurants or places for people to stay.”