Officials to Cut Ribbon on $25 Million Health Center

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A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Wednesday morning on a $25 million medical center in Indianapolis. Officials from Wishard-Eskenazi Health, the city and the state will mark the opening of Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, which will begin serving patients next week. October 22, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Just weeks before the opening of the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus, Wishard-Eskenazi Health officials will join community leaders tomorrow, Oct. 23, to kick off the opening of the new Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, the health system's newest, largest and most comprehensive community health center. The new 70,000-square-foot health center will be the most advanced in Wishard-Eskenazi Health's current network of nearly 30 primary care and mental health care facilities.

Its range of services will include primary care for all ages, prenatal care, health and wellness programs, physical therapy, radiology and other diagnostic testing services. Like the new Eskenazi Health campus, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street is on track to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Following the ribbon-cutting, public tours of the new health center will be available. On Saturday, Oct. 26, Wishard-Eskenazi Health will hold a community health fair and open house at the new health center, which begins serving patients on Monday, Oct. 28.

WHAT:

Eskenazi Health West 38th Street Ribbon-Cutting. Project and health system officials will talk about the new health center, as well as progress on the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health downtown campus, which opens Dec. 7, 2013.

WHO:

Matthew R. Gutwein, president and CEO, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO and medical director, Wishard-Eskenazi Health

Ernest Vargo II, CFRE, president and CEO, Eskenazi Health Foundation

Michael Smith, chairman, Eskenazi Health Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Ken Klotz, chief physician executive, Eskenazi Health West 38th Street

Megan Simms, district director of the office of Hon. Andr? Carson, U.S. Representative

Hon. Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis

Hon. Cherish Pryor, Indiana State Representative

Hon. Maggie Lewis, Indianapolis City-County Council president and District 7 councilor

Rev. Wayne Moore, Olivet Missionary Baptist Church

Mary Clark, former board chair and founder, International Marketplace

Dr. Gloria King, director of Wishard-Eskenazi Health Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Mark Bustamante, CEO of Eskenazi Health Center

Dr. Virgina Caine, director of the Marion County Public Health Department

Dr. Karen Yoder, IU School of Dentistry

Paul Halverson, dean, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

WHERE: Eskenazi Health West 38th Street

The new Eskenazi Health West 38th Street opens Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, to provide comprehensive primary care for Eskenazi Health patients.

Source: Wishard-Eskenazi Health