Clinical and Operational Planning

Indiana University Health (IU Health) set out on a bold mission to consolidate two adult academic health centers (AHC) to create the next generation of academic medicine. IU Health engaged The Innova Group to guide the clinical service and operational planning aspects of this initiative.

IU Health’s adult quaternary care services have been operating in a fragmented manner on two campuses in downtown Indianapolis for several years. University Hospital and The Simon Cancer Center (CCC) are adjacent to Riley Hospital for Children on the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus downtown with Methodist Hospital (Adult Level 1 Trauma) located on the north edge of downtown near the intersection of 16th Street and Capitol Avenue. A large plot of land at the 16th and Capitol intersection, adjacent to several major transportation routes, is the site for the new 700-bed, two million square-foot IU Health Medical Center.

The Innova Group worked in partnership with IU Health AHC stakeholders and other key members of the broader planning team, including the executive architect and construction manager, during the six-month planning effort. Innova led an interactive process with IU Health AHC leadership and hundreds of operators to define the volume and capacity targets, create the services vision, incorporate the academic mission, design the operational flows, and document the facility functional requirements of the new medical center.

IU Health is well on its way to developing the next generation academic medical center that will be the gold standard for innovation, modern clinical care, and exceptional patient experience.