Located just outside the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, 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.

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