Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis

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Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis
Indiana University Health
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Coordinates 39°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
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Indiana University School of Medicine
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Beds 802
Lists Hospitals in Indiana

Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis 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 two regional Level I Trauma Centers in the state. It has 802-staffed beds and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the area.

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 James Whitcomb 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.

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Harold Good (born Londonderry, 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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