Editor’s note: For those who don’t know the word “legacy” often used to refer to old outdated computer software, “legacy” in this press release is referring to the old hospital site on 2nd Street.
The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian last week:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2022
IU Health opens new downtown EMS response station
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – IU Health is proud to announce that the IU Health LifeLine emergency medical services team moved into their IU Health LifeLine Bloomington Downtown Response Station on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Kelly Mullis, MBA, RN, EMT-P, CRTT, IU Health South Central Region LifeLine Transport Services Medical Director said:
“When we broke ground on this site last April, it was just an empty lot, and now it’s a key hub for emergency healthcare response services. I couldn’t be prouder of my team and the great work this station will do for our community.”
Located less than a block from the legacy IU Health Bloomington Hospital site, the 3,786 square-feet downtown response station will house four EMS units with five team members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“The IU Health LifeLine Bloomington Downtown Response Station represents IU Health’s value-based commitment to the patients and communities we serve,” said Cory Hall, IU Health LifeLine Executive Director. “This location helps ensure that our providers remain embedded in the right locations to minimize response time and bring clinical excellence to the homes of our patients in need.”
Hall acknowledged and thanked IU Health’s South Central Region Senior Leadership team, in conjunction with South Central Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leaders, for ensuring the IU Health Bloomington move would not impact rapid access to EMS services.
“The Downtown Response Station is a critical access point for emergency care both downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods,” said Brian Shockney, President of the IU Health South Central Region. “This station, along with the other stations across the South Central Region, including our new LifeLine/EMS Headquarters, are strategically located so we can provide excellent care in a timely manner when our community needs us most. The new LifeLine/EMS Headquarters is located on the Northwest side of Bloomington and will open in the coming months.”
Shockney continued to say that this is just one way IU Health continues to make Indiana a healthier state.
About Indiana University Health
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