Eskenazi Heath in Indianapolis has opened an outdoor wellness space. The Commonground is designed to focus on community wellness for patients, employees and visitors. The project was fully funded by private donations. July 29, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On Tuesday, July 29, Eskenazi Health will celebrate the opening of The Commonground at Eskenazi Health, a unique outdoor green space focused on community wellness and the uplifting of patients, employees, visitors and the entire community.

Eskenazi Health leaders, designers and community officials will celebrate the opening with remarks and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The festivities will also include a Taste of Eskenazi Health, an event featuring healthy food offerings from the various Eskenazi Health food retail outlets, as well as yoga and other physical activity demonstrations, live entertainment and the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market.

The Commonground is the latest enhancement to the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus, which opened to care for patients on Dec. 7, 2013. World-renowned designers LAND COLLECTIVE,

The OLIN Studio, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro collaborated on The Commonground’s design.


-Lisa E. Harris, M.D., CEO, Eskenazi Health

-Ernest Vargo II, CFRE, President & CEO, Eskenazi Health

-Sidney Eskenazi, Philanthropic Supporter

-Hon. Maggie Lewis, City-County Council President

-Megan Sims Wilmes, District Director for Hon. Andr? Carson, U.S. Representative

-Virginia Cain, Central Indiana Regional Director for Hon. Dan Coats, U.S. Senator

-Hodge Patel, State Director for Hon. Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senator

-Karen Glaser, District Director for Hon. Susan Brooks, U.S. Representative

-Hon. Gregory Porter, State Representative


-Julie Qualkenbush, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild

-Frank & Katrina Basile, Philanthropic Supporters

-Matthew R. Gutwein, President & CEO, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

-Mitchell Douglas, Poet, IUPUI Professor

What: The Commonground at Eskenazi Health Grand Opening

When: Tuesday, July 29, at 11 a.m.

Where: Eskenazi Health 720 Eskenazi Ave. Indianapolis

Why: To celebrate The Commonground at Eskenazi Health, a unique gathering space outside the main entrance of the new Eskenazi Health campus.

Source: Eskenazi Health

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