IU Health announces $287 million expansion in Fishers, to rename Saxony Hospital


IU Health is planning a significant expansion to its IU Health Saxony Hospital at 136th Street and I-69, which opened 10 years ago. The hospital announced the $287 million investment April 12.

IU Health Saxony Hospital opened in 2012 as a 38-bed specialty-care focused hospital. The $287 million investment will “significantly expand” the campus according to a press release. It also will add offsite, outpatient access to primary care and specialists. The investment comes with new branding, too, and the campus will now be known as IU Health Fishers.

 “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,” stated 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.”

 Standalone outpatient physician offices will be added, and the campus’ square footage will grow by nearly 50 percent. The expansion will add 50 inpatient beds, bringing the total to 88. There will be new and expanded services in obstetrics and gynecology; ear, nose and throat; nephrology; neurology and pulmonology. There also will be an expansion of cardiovascular, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, primary care and urology specialty programs.

“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,” stated 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 their needs.”

Groundbreaking for the expansion will be in late 2022 with completion slated for 2025. The project is expected to double the hospital’s workforce.