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The new Wishard Hospital that’s under construction has landed its first naming-rights gift, $300,000 from Frank and Katrina Basile. The dining area in an outdoor plaza will be named the Frank and Katrina Basile Pavilion.

“Katrina and I recognize the tremendous role Wishard plays in healing and serving our community, and we are pleased to offer this gift in order to beautify the plaza at the new Wishard to enhance the sense of comfort of its visitors, patients and staff, and to support the role of art and beauty in helping Wishard achieve the best possible health outcomes for the people it serves,” Frank Basile said in a prepared statement.
 

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Basile, a retired Gene B. Glick and Co. executive, has made naming gifts for a variety of projects and organizations, from the Indianapolis Art Center to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

Marion County voters approved the $754 million hospital construction project in 2009. The new campus is scheduled to open in early 2014.

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, which operates Wishard, is financing the project through a bond sale, but it is also receiving donations. The Fairbanks Foundation pledged $6 million last year.

Plans for the hospital campus include a pavilion over the plaza between the faculty offices, outpatient care and the new hospital.

“Affording the presence of beauty and the provision of comfort to all who enter the campus are among our guiding principles in the design of The New Wishard and all its spaces,” said Matthew Gutwein, president and CEO of Health and Hospital Corp.

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