IU Health requests assistance from the National Guard

IU Health has requested assistance from the National Guard for most of our hospitals (except Riley Children’s Hospital). This includes IU Health West in Avon, North, and Saxony hospitals. Please see below for our statement.

As COVID cases continue to increase and hospitalization of COVID and non-COVID patients reach all-time highs, the demand and strain on Indiana University Health’s team members, nurses and providers has never been greater. To best support our team members and patients, IU Health will leverage all available resources and enlist members of Indiana’s National Guard, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Health, to assist in areas of critical need.

The six person National Guard teams consist of two clinical and four non-clinical service members, and deployments are in two week increments. While clinical service members may treat patients, the non-clinical service members will offer administrative and logistical support to allow hospital teams to focus on patient care. All members of the National Guard teams are fully vaccinated.

IU Health is proud to partner with the Indiana Department of Health and National Guard in this effort to care for the people of Indiana.