IU Health Selects HOK as Executive Architect for Major Development Projects in Indianapolis and Bloomington
HOK will lead the planning and design three priority projects including Indiana’s only academic health centers.
Indiana University Health has announced the selection of HOK as executive architect for its upcoming billion-dollar development projects. This significant initiative includes determining the future model of patient care, and ensuring that its delivery is sustainable for the next 100 years.
IU Health has enlisted HOK for the planning, design and construction of three priority projects:
- The consolidation of IU Health Methodist and IU Health University hospitals’ adult services into one academic medical campus in downtown Indianapolis.
- A new regional academic health campus in Bloomington, Ind.
- The consolidation of women’s services at or near Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis.
The new campuses will enhance IU Health’s ongoing collaboration with the IU School of Medicine in the areas of research, education and patient care.
Several physician leaders, nurses and administrators from IU Health and Indiana University made up the selection team, which voted unanimously to retain HOK.
“HOK earned the commission based on their experience, leadership and alignment with our organization’s mission and vision,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief operating officer of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals and project lead. “We are confident that HOK will help us achieve our goal of creating an unmatched model of care for patients in Indiana and beyond, fostered by outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities.”
Mark Moore, president of IU Health Bloomington Hospital, shared his support for the appointment: “HOK brought a strong vision and clear process that will make a regional academic health campus in Bloomington a facility like no other in the country. We’re excited to start working with HOK and engaging key stakeholders in developing a new era for regional healthcare delivery in South Central Indiana.”
“HOK is honored to be selected to lead a design team for the creation of world-class academic health campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis,” said Paul Strohm, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP BD+C, director of HOK’s global Healthcare group and principal-in-charge for the project. “These projects will transform patient care, medical education and research in new and innovative ways.”
“This is a very important project for our firm and, most importantly, for Indiana University Health and the people of Indiana,” said Lance Cage, a principal in HOK’s St. Louis office. “We are committed to collaborating with IU Health to shape the future of healthcare.”
“The team’s work on these campuses will touch not just the ground the buildings sit on, but the health of communities throughout the region,” added Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, an HOK design principal. “It’s a great honor to be part of the team bringing form to the innovative vision of IU Health.”
“It is exciting to work with the team at Indiana University Health to re-imagine and enhance patient care,” said Anthony Roesch, AIA, HOK’s director of healthcare consulting and lead medical planner.
HOK has led the planning and design for the world’s most innovative healthcare facilities. Current and recent projects include The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio; BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal Project in St. Louis; the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion in Los Angeles; the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Replacement Hospital in Plainsboro, N.J.; and the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center in Redwood City, Calif.
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S.News & World Report for 18 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives its highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.