Indianapolis, June 5, 2017 – The Eskenazi Health Pharmacy, located on the first floor of the Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center, is being renamed in honor of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. Effective immediately, the pharmacy’s new name is the St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eskenazi Health. The name change honors St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild’s century-long commitment to raising funds for services and programs at Eskenazi Health.

“St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is proud to support Eskenazi Health in its provision of high-quality, patient-centered care,” said Kerry Caito, president of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. “The naming of the St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eskenazi Health is the most recent example of our dedication to supporting the pivotal role Eskenazi Health serves in our community.”

Hours at St. Margaret’s Pharmacy at Eskenazi Health will remain the same. The pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday.

“Eskenazi Health, and what we are able to offer our patients and their families, undoubtedly benefit from the generous philanthropic support and leadership of the women of St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild,” said Ernest Vargo II, CFRE, president and CEO of Eskenazi Health Foundation. “From funding the interactive prescription refill system and medication and co-payment assistance for Eskenazi Health patients to the most recent gift in support of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild has provided more than $13 million in support of Eskenazi Health programs and services over the last 110 years.”

Founded in 1907, the guild consists of about 70 women whose fundraising efforts directly benefit and provide support to Eskenazi Health. The St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Diagnostic Breast Center and St. Margaret's Hospital Guild Limestone Falls, located on The Commonground at Eskenazi Health, are also named for the organization.

St. Margaret's Hospital Guild’s largest fundraising event is the annual Decorators' Show House and Gardens. This year’s event featured Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s childhood home.

“Many things have been made possible at Eskenazi Health solely because of the generosity and commitment of St. Margaret’s and their extraordinary show house successes,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO of Eskenazi Health. “There is really no area of Eskenazi Health that St. Margaret’s hasn’t touched. We are forever grateful to the women of St. Margaret’s and those who support them for their determination, their advocacy, their enduring friendship, and their devotion to Eskenazi Health.”

The St. Margaret's Pharmacy is one of 10 pharmacy locations within the Eskenazi Health system. In 2016, the pharmacy filled 298,932 prescriptions, serving more than 90,000 Eskenazi Health patients. All Eskenazi Health pharmacies are staffed with a combination of both clinical pharmacy specialists and decentralized staff pharmacists.




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.

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