facebook Eskenazi Health, Indiana Grown Expand Locally Sourced Food Offerings
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Indianapolis, March 19, 2018 – Today Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO at Eskenazi Health, announced that more locally sourced options will be available soon in Eskenazi Health’s food service areas, as a result of a new partnership formed with the state’s Indiana Grown initiative.

“It is more and more apparent that people want to know where their food comes from, and it’s inspiring to see a health care leader like Eskenazi Health team showing their commitment to serving local sourced food from Indiana farms and suppliers,” Crouch said. “By starting this new alliance, Indiana Grown will now be able to work on having more options available at Eskenazi Health.”

As one of America’s largest essential health care systems, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana for nearly 160 years. Currently, the hospital sources 100 percent of its proteins and milk from Indiana farms.

“We actively promote the importance of healthful eating and always strive to provide good, healthful food to our community,” Dr. Harris said. “This partnership with Indiana Grown aligns perfectly with our efforts, and we’re looking forward to continue having more locally sourced food available to our patients, visitors and staff.”

Hoosiers can expect to see a variety of Indiana Grown products within Eskenazi Health, including Circle City Kombucha, Dewig Meats, Indiana Kitchen, JohnTom’s Barbeque, Miller’s Amish Poultry and Red Gold. Local favorites like Batch No. 2 and Brick House Bakery will also be available.

For more information on Eskenazi Health, visit www.eskenazihealth.edu. To learn about Indiana Grown or to apply for a free membership, please visit www.indianagrown.org.

CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972
Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu

 

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