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  • NUVO awarded a Cultural Vision Award to Eskenazi Health and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Cultural Vision Awards go to individuals and organizations in Indianapolis who are bringing cultural innovation to the community and making it a better place for all to live.


  • Dr. Lisa Harris, chief executive officer at Eskenazi Health, was named a 2014 Torchbearers by the Indiana Commission for Women. Torchbearers are women who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation. These women become lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion.
  • Dr. Lisa Harris, chief executive officer for Eskenazi Health, was named a 2014 Touchstone Award winner by Girls Inc. Indianapolis for her community achievement and excellence as a role model throughout the Indianapolis area. 
  • Julia “Grandma” Lawrence, 82, was one of 11 people recognized for her outstanding service during a recent United Way diversity award ceremony. In the past year, Lawrence has volunteered 1,248 hours of her time by taking the bus four times a week to help children be less fearful about going to the doctor’s office. Lawrence has been a volunteer with Eskenazi Health for 20 years. Since then, her service has amounted to 22,464 hours. 
  • Eskenazi Health was the recipient of the 2014 Employer Award during the Access and Inclusion Awards Ceremony on July 30 by the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability. Eskenazi Health was selected as a winner for its Eskenazi Health Expanding Internships for Students with Disabilities program, a paid internship program for students with disabilities aimed at preparing students for careers in diverse fields. 


  • Congratulations to Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, chief physician executive of the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care - Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, for being recognized by the Women's Fund of Central Indiana for her leadership in inspiring women to get a "seat at the table." 
  • Gloria King, EdD, director of Eskenazi Health Multicultural Affairs, was presented the Community Health Champion Award by the Black Nurses Association (BNA) at its annual luncheon on Oct. 29. The BNA is a voluntary professional nursing organization dedicated to improving the health of African Americans and ethnic populations. 


  • Dr. Broderick Rhyant, chief executive physician at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor and Eskenazi Health Primary Care associate chief medical officer, received the Center for Leadership Development Achievement in Professions Award. 
  • Dr. Wallace McLaughlin, president and CEO of Fathers and Families Center, was honored at the 36th annual Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievers Award and Scholarship Gala in the category of “Achievement in Public and Community Service. McLaughlin has served as the founder and president/CEO of Fathers and Families Center for more than 20 years and has assisted over 10,000 young fathers move toward family stability and economic mobility. Fathers and Families Center is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Eskenazi Health.  
  • John Thompson, president and CEO of Thompson Distributing Company Inc. and board member for the Eskenazi Health Foundation, was honored with the junior achievement award at the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s annual Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Awards Gala. This event and honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the corporate and civic community,