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Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is a hospital part of Indiana University Health, located in Indianapolis, state of Indiana, United States. It is the largest hospital in the state of Indiana and one of only three regional Level I Trauma Centers in the state. It has 625 staffed beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the area.

Methodist Hospital
Indiana University Health
Location1701 N. Senate Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Coordinates39°47′25″N 86°09′45″W / 39.79028°N 86.16250°W / 39.79028; -86.16250Coordinates: 39°47′25″N 86°09′45″W / 39.79028°N 86.16250°W / 39.79028; -86.16250
FundingNon-profit hospital
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityIndiana University School of Medicine
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
ListsHospitals in Indiana

The hospital specializes in numerous treatment areas, including adult cardiovascular services provided in the new Clarian Cardiovascular Center. Methodist physicians and staff performed the first open-heart surgery in Indiana in 1965. The hospital is also considered a neurosurgery center of excellence, as well as an expert in organ transplantation, urology, neurology, orthopedics and pediatrics. Methodist also staffs the LifeLine helicopter ambulances and houses the Indiana Poison Center. In 2004, Indiana University Health became Indiana's first magnet hospital system.

Indiana University Health operates the Methodist Hospital, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children campuses as a single hospital under Indiana law. They are all connected by the Indiana University Health People Mover.

Methodist Hospital is the official hospital for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: all drivers injured at the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 are transported there for treatment. As well, it is also the official hospital for the NHRA during the U.S. Nationals.

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Harold Good (born Derry, 1937) is an eminent Irish Methodist who in the first decade of the 21st century played a vital role in the Northern Ireland peace process. He studied Clinical Pastoral Education at Methodist Hospital from 1967–68. He returned to IU Health to provide lectures in 2014.

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