Local officials and Deaconess leaders and staff were all on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Deaconess Clinic Downtown.
The new 100,000-square-foot clinic and office space will be built on the campus of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. It will include primary and specialty care and a new Deaconess Clinic EXPRESS.
It will house some of the services offered in the current downtown clinic.
The new building offers several benefits compared to the current facility.
“We’re going from about 185,000 sq. feet of which we have some wasted space and some inefficiencies into a more compact much more efficient, much greener, much more energy efficient building.”
Parking and walking distance to the building will also improve for patients.
The new building will also have a room dedicate 10,000-square feet for clinical research, which IU medical students will use.
The clinical research facility for IU medical students will be partially funded by nine million dollars from the Regional Cities Initiative.
Renderings of the new facility can be found below.
(This story was originally published on February 27, 2019)