By Sadie Reecer
Announced Sept. 1, Riverview Health is asking for the community’s help for input on potential expansion of the hospital and facilities in Noblesville.
The health organization says it is actively working on a strategy for long-term growth, which could improve overall accessibility and day-to-day functionality. The goal is to complete these projects within the next five to 10 years.
This effort will involve collaboration between several architectural design firms.
The strategy will include and solve issues for immediate needs for additional outpatient services to Noblesville and surrounding communities.
The hospital has outlined three points they wish to take on first:
- Provide additional outpatient space for physicians and patients
- Determine how to improve parking to best serve the needs of patients
- Development a clear entrance for patients to enter the main campus building
The organization said development of these priorities must provide:
- Visibility: Ability for the community to easily see hospital structures and services
- Accessibility: Ease of way-finding for patients and visitors
- Connectivity: Ease of mobility from the hospital to other campus structures
- Consistent branding: Integration of new structures into the design of existing structures on campus
As a county-owned organization, Riverview Health is asking for the input of the community through a public survey. The survey will help to guide architects during their design and planning processes.
The survey consists of 17 multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions about parking, ability to locate indoor and outdoor amenities, the pharmacy and safety.
To take part in the survey, please visit riverview.org/publicsurvey.