Eskenazi Health Main Campus - Locations - Eskenazi Health
  • The Sky Farm
  • The Commonground
  • Heliport

Built on the roof of the Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health is open to patients, staff and the community as a space to engage with and learn about produce, how it grows and why it’s important to a healthy lifestyle. Part of the healing environment of the Eskenazi Health main campus, The Sky Farm includes approximately 5,000 square feet of available growing spaces in which more than 3,000 pounds of produce are harvested every year.

Crops grown in The Sky Farm include kale, tomatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, fennel, greens, lettuce mix, arugula, spinach, tatsoi, broccoli, cabbage, scallions, peas, pumpkins and squash. Flowers are also planted for visual interest as well as for arrangements. Using a beehive with 500 bees to increase crop production, produce from The Sky Farm is integrated into menus at the Ingram Micro Mobility Marketplace and Café Soleil and served in patient meals.

To access The Sky Farm, please take the Green Elevators in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital to the seventh floor.

Just outside the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, The Commonground at Eskenazi Health creates an ideal environment for community connection and cultural activities and serves as a gathering place for patients, their families and the public. The Commonground aligns with Eskenazi Health’s wellness-focused model of care and represents a new paradigm for including outdoor green spaces as integral components of health care facilities.

The space offers a productive outdoor landscape featuring a dining center with Duos @ Eskenazi Health, a lively garden community space and an expansive overhead trellis that is covered with native vine species and plant life. Participating design firms included LAND COLLECTIVE, OLIN Studio and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), all known for internationally recognized spaces throughout the United States and around the world.

Construction of The Commonground was fully funded through Eskenazi Health’s philanthropic efforts, including gifts from Frank and Katrina Basile, the Griffith Family Foundation, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild, Myrta Pulliam and the Kelcy M. Whitman Family Fund, a component of Legacy Fund.

Built with the environment in mind, The Commonground played a part in Eskenazi Health’s achievement of attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification, making it among the first and largest new hospital campuses in the United States and first in the state to achieve this recognition.

The Eskenazi Health Heliport, located on the roof of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, provides direct access to both the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center and Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health.

Inbound aircraft crews are asked to provide a pre-hospital radio report to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital via Med Channel 2 or IHERN. The heliport’s weight capacity extends to 12,000 pounds.

The Eskenazi Health Heliport coordinates are:

  • Latitude: 39-46-41.00N
  • Longitude: 86.11.03.00W
  • Elevation: 898.0 (surveyed)

Non-medical aircraft are not permitted on the heliport.