IU Health University, as one of the IU Health Partners, is a tertiary-care referral hospital with nationally and internationally recognized programs in specialized care. The comprehensive cancer center is currently under construction and will be open soon. Additionally, it is home to one of the largest solid organ transplant program in the midwest and the regional bone marrow transplant unit. Interventional gastroenterology is another expertise at IU Hospital. Housestaff are assigned to specialty services and work directly with the faculty experts on these services. Many of the patients referred to IU Hospital are diagnostic dilemmas or treatment challenges and are referred in from around the state and beyond.
Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital is an award-winning county hospital known nationally for its efficiency, excellent care outcomes, and state-of-the-art computerized order entry and patient database system. Wishard serves the indigent population of the city of Indianapolis and surrounding sections of Marion County. As a public safety net hospital, it provides a training site for a wide variety of medical problems within a diverse patient population. It is also home to the highly integrated Regenstrief Medical Record System, the longest continuously running EMR. Admissions come primarily through the level-one trauma center and very busy emergency room and the hospital's strategically placed community health centers and other clinics. The EMR electronically links all of these clinical settings to help streamline care. Medicine residents play a key role in caring for patients in all of these venues. General medicine faculty primarily round on the wards.
The Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) provides acute and chronic care for veterans and is a statewide and regional referral base for other VA hospitals. A host of highly-dedicated clinician educators support the high quality of teaching and learning. In addition to the general medicine wards, there is a closed ICU rotation, both MICU and CCU, and a highly-rated continuity clinic experience. The VA hospital serves veterans in Indiana and eastern Illinois. As such, it is both a primary and tertiary care center. Many patients from central Indiana use the hospital and its clinics as their source for primary care, while others may be referred in for complex problems requiring specialized care. The facility is fairly new, with state-of-the-art intensive care units updated in early 2000.
Methodist Hospital is the largest private hospital in Indiana. The two main services at Methodist are the Krannert cardiology services including acute coronary syndrome and intensive care (CCU) beds and the Methodist medicine service. Methodist medicine is a highly successful group of private practice hospitalists who manage a large inpatient and consultant service at Methodist. Residents have an opportunity to practice as if in the private sector on this service.