New center to open at Eskenazi Health downtown campus

Indianapolis, Dec. 12, 2017 – A new outpatient rehabilitation center for the treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions will open next week at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

Additional rehabilitation services that will be available at the new center opening on Monday, Dec. 18, include pelvic floor health, cognitive therapy, amputee rehab, specialized care for hand injuries and splinting needs. The clinic will also allow therapists to practice in a joint venture that integrates emergency and outpatient rehab. This will provide a seamless transition and continuity of care as patients move from the emergency department to outpatient. 

With the expansion of services, Eskenazi Health is also seeking to hire new staff to fill important positions within the new center.

“By expanding our outpatient rehab services to the main Eskenazi Health campus, we not only can take advantage of all the various services that are offered at the hospital such as integrating emergency, trauma and burn care into our services, but we can also provide more convenience to our patients,” said Lori Thorp, associate vice president, Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation and Patient Support Services.

New initiatives and treatment options that will be available at the new center include an enhanced collaboration with the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s function and independence with self-care skills. An overhead walking track and neuromuscular retraining equipment will be available along with further collaboration with Eskenazi Health Senior Care and stroke services.

The opening of the new center marks the first time that robust outpatient services will be available at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus at 720 Eskenazi Ave. Currently these services have  only been available at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street (5515 W. 38th Street) and Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington (2505 N. Arlington Ave.). Rehabilitation services are currently provided to inpatients and to specialty outpatient services such as burn and wound patients.

While physical and occupational therapy may be the most well-known forms of rehabilitation, these services are just two of many types of rehabilitative services available to patients recovering from illness or injury.

Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services specialists provide physical, occupational and speech therapy to both inpatients and outpatients. Encompassing the full continuum of rehabilitative care, the care team provides therapy to children and adults for a wide range of needs related to orthopaedics, neurology, speech language pathology, swallowing deficits, pelvic health issues, burns, wound care and lymphedema.

Anyone interested in learning more about job opportunities within Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services may visit or call at 1.855.360.JOBS (1.855.360.5627).

All patient appointments are made on a referral basis. For more information or to schedule a rehabilitation appointment, please contact Eskenazi Health Rehabilitation Services at 317.880.0280.




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.

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