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
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.
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.
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