IU Health Announces a $287M Expansion in Fishers
FISHERS, Ind. (April 12, 2022) – Ten years after opening a 38-bed specialty-care focused hospital at
136th St. and I-69, Indiana University Health is planning a significant investment in its healthcare
footprint in Fishers, Indiana.
The $287 million investment approved by the IU Health Board of Directors in late October will include
a significant expansion of the IU Health Saxony Hospital campus and high-quality services, and the
addition of offsite, outpatient access to primary care and specialists to more holistically meet the
needs of one of Indiana’s fastest-growing communities. In recognition of this growth, this community
investment will include a re-naming of the hospital campus to IU Health Fishers, to be phased in
throughout the duration of the project.
“Fishers is the sixth largest city in Indiana today, and with notable population growth expected each
year, could be as much as 50 percent larger by the year 2040,” said Doug Puckett, president of IU
Health’s Indianapolis Suburban Region, which includes IU Health North, Saxony, Tipton and West
hospitals. “Community members and leaders have told us what they need and want from IU Health
to best serve that growth. This investment will allow us to do that.”
The planned expansion will add stand-alone outpatient physician office developments in the
community and grow the square footage of the hospital campus by nearly 50 percent. The hospital
expansion will add:
• 50 inpatient beds, bringing the total to 88.
• New and expanded services in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Nephrology,
Neurology, and Pulmonology.
• Growth of existing specialty programs in Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, General Medicine,
General Surgery, Orthopedics, Primary Care (pediatric and adult), and Urology.
• Expansion of support services space to accommodate additional staff and higher patient
“Through research and patient migration patterns, we’ve found that many patients in the Fishers
community and on the northeast side of Indianapolis would like to receive their healthcare closer to
home but are traveling elsewhere because the current service offerings aren’t diverse enough,” said
Chad Dilley, chief operating officer at IU Health Saxony Hospital. “We’re thrilled to further our
investment in the health and well-being of Hoosiers in and around the Fishers community by
providing patients with greater access to highly skilled care that’s closer to home and consistent with
Dubbed the “Fishers Community Impact Project” due its scope both on and off the hospital campus,
the project timeline will vary for the individual elements included. Groundbreaking for the hospital
expansion is expected in late 2022 with completion slated for 2025. The project is expected to
double the hospital’s workforce.
About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 24 consecutive years, Indiana
University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of pre-eminent, patient-centered care. A unique
partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives
our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn
more at www.iuhealth.org.