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Institute Recommends Housing at Downtown Hospital Site

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After IU Health announced its sale of the downtown Bloomington hospital for $6.5 million to the city of Bloomington, the city contracted the Urban Land Institute to put forward recommendations on what to do with the 24-acre downtown site. As City of Bloomington Communications Director Yael Ksander tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, the Urban Land Institute is putting forward …

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Daily Local News – April 17, 2018

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The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission approved spending $34 million to construct Switchyard Park yesterday; The Commission also previewed the city’s contract with Indiana University Health to buy the IU hospital site on Second Street; City of Bloomington Utilities Director Vic Kelson says the last stage of the south-central sewer interceptor project will be expedited; The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Policy Committee has …

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Daily Local News – April 16, 2018

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An armed gunman was reported on IU’s campus yesterday afternoon; State Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) toured logging areas of Yellowwood State Forest last week, to evaluate the logging of the back country wilderness; A surveying and land-use contractor hired by the city of Bloomington to evaluate what to do with the IU Health downtown hospital has released its recommendations; Wain Martin, a …

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Police Chase Ends With Attempted Suicide

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The Bloomington Police Department captured a suspect in connection with an attempted murder investigation. Brandon Richardson is wanted for allegedly tying up his girlfriend, beating, stabbing and strangling her over a period of three days. The woman reportedly told investigators at Monroe Hospital the assault began after the couple fought on Monday. Members of Bloomington Police Department’s Critical Incident Response …

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Daily Local News – April 2, 2018

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A nine-member team from the Urban Land Institute will tour the grounds of IU Health Bloomington Hospital next week; The city of Bloomington will install a traffic light at the intersection of Rockport and Tapp Road this Summer; The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission considers splitting real estate in the Trades District; The Bloomington Utilities Department hears public concerns about a fee …

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Hospital Visitor Restrictions Lifted as Flu Season Subsides

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Indiana University Health hospitals in Southern Indiana are lifting visitor restricts, as the number of influenza cases levels out. Officials say the restrictions on hospital visitors were introduced due to this year’s exceptionally harsh flu season. Infection Program Manager for IU Health Bloomington says this year’s flu season was the worst she’s ever seen. The Indiana State Department of Health …

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Daily Local News – March 19, 2019

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is calling for a special session of the state’s legislature to convene in May; The number of Indiana counties under an emergency declaration continues to grow; Indiana University Health for Southern Indiana is reinstating visiting hours at its hospitals; The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment over proposed rule changes until this Friday; The City of Bloomington …

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Daily Local News – January 18, 2018

Indianapolis is among 20 cities being considered for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters; Bloomington is looking for area artists to construct a bicentennial song; Officials from IU, the city of Bloomington, Monroe County and the state legislature came together over the weekend for the Bicentennial Kickoff Event in the Monroe County Government Center; After 178 amendments over five months, the Bloomington City Council adopted …

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New IU Health Hospital To Be Completed in 2020

IU Health broke ground on its new Bloomington Hospital this morning. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and IU President Michael McRobbie were among the keynote speakers who addressed a crowd in IU’s Memorial Stadium. IU Health spokesperson Teri Dematas says although this morning’s assembly was ceremonial, crews are expected to begin construction of the new hospital within the coming months. The …

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Mayor Announces Deal for Bloomington Hospital Property

On Wednesday morning, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced to a room of reporters, politicians and residents that the city will buy 24 acres of the current Bloomington Hospital at a discounted rate. Hamilton says the city will pay $6.5 million for the current site, discounted from an IU Health commissioned appraisal of the site’s $16 million estimated value. A purchase …

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