New Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital dedicated Saturday

Facility is $750 million successor to Wishard

INDIANAPOLIS - Community leaders officially dedicated the new Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital Saturday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility.

The $750 million, state-of-the-art facility is the successor to the nearly 100-year-old Wishard Hospital, and will be one of only two "Level 1" trauma centers in the state and the only adult burn unit in the area.

"Eskenazi Health brings so many people together and has such an amazing impact," Sidney Eskenazi said at the ceremony. "Each day we feel more amazed. Each day we feel more honored. Each day we feel more grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something so great."

Eskenazi Hospital features private rooms for every patient, and a sky farm where patients and staff can grow food.

“For more than four years, men and women from across our community have joined together in an effort to better the health of our community, and today we celebrate all that they have achieved,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “The new Eskenazi Health campus represents an affirmation of our city’s most cherished values — health, education, life sciences, diversity, growth and development, accessible to all.”

Staff are scheduled to transition services from Wishard to Eskenazi on Dec. 7

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