IBJNews

Wishard lands $2.2M in employee fundraising campaign

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

An employee-giving campaign for the new Wishard medical center brought in about $2.2 million, making the campaign one of the largest of its kind for a public hospital, according to Wishard Health Services officials.

More than 1,000 employees gave $1.1 million to the campaign, and an anonymous donor provided a dollar-for-dollar match, hospital officials said in a press release.

Wishard has exceeded its goal of raising $50 million because of a $40 million gift from Indianapolis developer Sidney Eskenazi and his wife, Lois. The hospital complex that is to open in 2014 will be named the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health.

Wishard officials said employee giving rose 40 percent after the Eskenazis' gift was announced June 22.

The campaign targeted employees of Marion County Health and Hospital Corp., which owns the downtown hospital. That includes Wishard Health Services, the Marion County Public Health Department and Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. Gifts from doctors were not counted, a Wishard spokesman said. 

Philanthropy has been a major component of building the $754 million hospital without a tax increase.

Wishard earlier this week announced a $1 million gift from Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation. Lilly's name will grace the lobby of the new hospital.

In honor of the staff gifts, an "Employee Giving Wall" in the new hospital will include the names of 630 staff members. In addition, 117 rooms and areas will be named by employees or teams of employees.

"Employee giving of this magnitude speaks to the spirit of compassion, the personal commitment and pride our staff have in Wishard and the new Eskenazi Health," Wishard Health Services CEO Lisa E. Harris said in a prepared statement.


 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Liberals do not understand that marriage is not about a law or a right ... it is a rite of religous faith. Liberals want "legal" recognition of their homosexual relationship ... which is OK by me ... but it will never be classified as a marriage because marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. You can gain / obtain legal recognition / status ... but most people will not acknowledge that 2 people of the same sex are married. It's not really possible as long as marriage is defined as one man and one woman.

  2. That second phrase, "...nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens..." is the one. If you can't understand that you lack a fundamental understanding of the Constitution and I can't help you. You're blind with prejudice.

  3. Why do you conservatives always go to the marrying father/daughter, man/animal thing? And why should I keep my sexuality to myself? I see straights kissy facing in public all the time.

  4. I just read the XIV Amendment ... I read where no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property ... nor make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunitites of citizens ... I didn't see anything in it regarding the re-definition of marriage.

  5. I worked for Community Health Network and the reason that senior leadership left is because they were not in agreement with the way the hospital was being ran, how employees were being treated, and most of all how the focus on patient care was nothing more than a poster to stand behind. Hiring these analyst to come out and tell people who have done the job for years that it is all being done wrong now...hint, hint, get rid of employees by calling it "restructuring" is a cheap and easy way out of taking ownership. Indiana is an "at-will" state, so there doesn't have to be a "reason" for dismissal of employment. I have seen former employees that went through this process lose their homes, cars, faith...it is very disturbing. The patient's as well have seen less than disireable care. It all comes full circle.

ADVERTISEMENT