Eskenazi Health Marks Fifth Year Anniversary on Current Campus

Nationally recognized health system opened state-of-the-art urban hospital campus December 2013

Indianapolis, Dec. 6, 2018 – This week, Eskenazi Health marks the five-year anniversary of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus, with hundreds of thousands of patients having received care over the past five years. The historic move from Wishard Hospital to the Eskenazi Health campus occurred on Dec. 7, 2013.  

Since opening in 2013, there have been nearly 90,000 inpatients admitted to the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital; nearly 10,000 babies born in the Sablosky Family Labor & Delivery Center, including 151 sets of twins and one set of triplets; nearly half a million patient visits to the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department; and nearly 4 million outpatient visits, including patient visits to Eskenazi Health Center and Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health locations throughout Indianapolis.

In addition, 6.3 million meals have been served to patients and non-patients with more than 50 percent of the food served coming from within the State of Indiana. More than 14,000 pounds of produce has been grown on The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, a one-of-a-kind sky farm on the rooftop of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center.

Marion County voters approved construction of the new hospital campus in the Nov. 3, 2009, election, with 85 percent support for the measure, and work began immediately. More than 10,000 individuals worked on the construction site and contributed to the development of the Eskenazi Health campus, with 90 percent of construction contracts going to Indiana firms, including nearly 400 companies from the Indianapolis/Marion County metropolitan area. Eskenazi Health's construction also outperformed local, state and national averages for work site safety. The new Eskenazi Health campus opened on Dec. 9, 2013.

The Eskenazi Health campus includes a 315 inpatient-bed hospital with 21 operating rooms and four interventional labs, 12 labor and delivery rooms, a 100-bed treatment room emergency department, including a 16-bed clinical decision unit, more than 200 ambulatory clinic exam rooms, one of only three adult Level I trauma centers in the state, and the only verified adult burn center in Indiana. The hospital links functionally and operationally to the adjoining Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, which houses primary and specialty care. The Fifth Third Bank Building at Eskenazi Health connects with and supports the hospital and outpatient care center, housing faculty and support functions as well as related entities serving and supporting Eskenazi Health. The campus also includes a 2,700-car parking garage, the second largest parking garage in the state, which also serves as the canvas for the “May/September” public art installation.

The Eskenazi Health campus features a number of unique and sustainable elements. In addition to The Sky Farm, an extensive art collection is incorporated throughout the facilities on the campus. The Commonground at Eskenazi Health, an open-air outdoor plaza designed in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious design and architecture firms, serves as a place accessible to and supportive of the health of the Indianapolis community. The Eskenazi Health campus received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the entire campus. This distinction made the Eskenazi Health campus among the first and largest new hospital campuses in the United States and first in the state to achieve the recognition.

Eskenazi Health Five Year Statistics

The following is a glimpse of patient activity at Eskenazi Health during the first five years in the new facility*:

•             Inpatients: nearly 90,000

•             Babies born: nearly 10,000

•             151 twins born

•             1 set of triplets

•             Observation visits: more than 25,000

•             Visits to the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health: nearly 500,000

•             Outpatient visits, including patient visits to Eskenazi Health Center and Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health locations: nearly 4,000,000

•             6.3 million meals served (patient and non-patient) with more than 50 percent of the food served coming from within the State of Indiana

•             1.6 billion square feet of space cleaned by Eskenazi Health Environmental Services

•             More than 14,000 pounds of produce grown on The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health

*Preliminary Figures from Dec. 7, 2013 to Nov. 30, 2018.


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