Major health care provider plans hospital merger

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of Indiana’s major health care providers has announced plans to merge two downtown Indianapolis hospitals.

The Indianapolis Business Journal and The Indianapolis Star report that Indiana University Health plans to merge the services of University Hospital and Methodist Hospital in one building.

It isn’t clear whether one of the existing hospitals will move its operations into the other or a new building will be constructed.

An IU Health representative says a committee of hospital officials and physicians hopes to make that decision by this fall.

University Hospital is on the downtown campus of Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. If a new hospital is built, officials say it also would be downtown.

IU Health operates 18 hospitals and employs 29,000 people statewide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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