Indiana University and IU Health officials broke ground on the new IU Health Bloomington and Regional Academic Health Center Tuesday morning.
IU Health will demolish the hospital on the current site. The city has not decided what the site will be used for in the future.
Monroe Hospital filed the suit last year claiming the county's only ambulance service was taking most patients to IU Health Bloomington.
Indiana University Health Bloomington continues to refute Monroe Hospital’s claims that it’s monopolizing the area’s market.
Hospitals are seeing an influx of patients seeking medical health services under the Affordable Care Act, which could indicate a lack of outpatient services.
The push comes ahead of new rules that will reduce hospitals' reimbursement for treating readmitted patients.
IU Health Bloomington says it did not purchase any of the spinal steroid that has caused meningitis in 11 Indiana residents.