IU Health Bloomington dedication ceremony held to commemorate achievements

BLOOMINGTON – IU Health Bloomington at the Regional Academic Health Center highlights a commitment to investing in the future of healthcare for south-central Indiana and the state, on May 3. Tuesday’s dedication ceremony to commemorate the new campus celebrated the achievement of building a new hospital and highlighted the importance of this regional healthcare hub.

Some of the speakers for the dedication included IU Health South Central Region President Brian Shockney, IU Health President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Murphy, Indiana University President Pamela Whitten, and Local Council of Women President Vanessa McClary.

Brian Shockney

“The opening of the new IU Health Bloomington is a Vision fulfilled on a Promise we made to our community 12 years ago,” aid Shockney. “This beautiful structure was thoughtfully designed to serve as a destination of healing and wellness for the communities we serve in south-central Indiana. The design and development process focused on four key guiding principles to do this: Innovation, Transformation, Resilience, and Experience. These guiding principles were foundational in the countless hours that went into the design, construction, and readiness of our new facility. They will also guide the people that make the healing work in our new facility for generations to come.”

Pamela Whitten

“With the new IU Health Bloomington that we dedicate today, the new Regional Academic Health Center joins the nation’s other outstanding academic health centers in leading the way in educating the next generation of health professionals and making scientific breakthroughs that will improve healthcare in ways that we can only begin to imagine,” Whitten said. “All of us at Indiana University greatly look forward to working in close partnership with IU Health and Bloomington in the years and decades to come to support the highest quality health sciences research, clinical care, and education, all with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the people of Bloomington, of this region, of Indiana, and beyond.”

This event was delayed until spring 2022 due to the high level of community COVID-19 numbers following the IU Health Bloomington move on Sunday, Dec. 5. Safety precautions included COVID-19 screenings and a limited number of attendees.

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