Dr. Curtis Wright Named President and CEO of Eskenazi Medical Group

Indianapolis, July 19, 2017 – Highly-acclaimed physician and healthcare educator Dr. Curtis Wright has been named the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Eskenazi Medical Group.

Eskenazi Medical Group includes physicians of the Eskenazi Health system who are faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine specializing in primary care, including care for seniors, children and families, as well as hospitalists. The group has more than 180 physicians, advanced practice providers and staff providing care at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and in 10 community health care centers throughout Indianapolis.

Dr. Wright was a fellow with America’s Essential Hospitals from 2011 – 2012, and previously served as the interim president and CEO of Eskenazi Medical Group.

“Dr. Wright has done a wonderful job as the interim president and CEO of Eskenazi Medical Group, and we are grateful for his willingness to take on the responsibilities of leading this group,” said Dr. David Crabb, chief medical officer of Eskenazi Health.

A graduate of from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Dr. Wright went through its internal medicine residency program. He was recruited to the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine in 2004, and, within Eskenazi Health, he has served as assistant chief of medicine, associate program director for internal medicine and medical director for hospital medicine.

“During my time at Eskenazi Health, I’ve become well-acquainted with the incredible professionals I’ll be working with in this role, and I’m honored to continue striving for excellence with them,” said Dr. Wright. “I’m confident that we’ll accomplish terrific things together, and I’m tremendously grateful for this opportunity.”

Dr. Wright is a renowned medical educator and clinician, receiving multiple awards from the IU School of Medicine, including the Outstanding Clinician Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics in 2005, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine in 2007, the Trustee Teaching Award in 2009 and 2013, and Outstanding Faculty Educator by the graduating internal medicine and medicine-pediatrics residents in 2010.

                                                             

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For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis’ honor.

CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
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Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu