So far, the program has enrolled 275 people with diabetes. Health workers in the neighborhoods have completed more than 2,300 check-ins with them—helping them set up doctors’ visits, coaching them on how to shop for food, and helping them with dozens of related problems, from transportation needs to medical insurance.
To recognize the contribution, Eskenazi Health is changing the name of Midtown Community Mental Health to the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center.
Researchers at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute are measuring whether a virtual walk on the beach could help prevent cognitive issues faced by patients who spend time on a mechanical ventilation machine in the intensive care unit.
A movement is burgeoning at the hospital system to lead by example in food and nutrition.
Around Indiana, hospitals are doubling down on the lofty goal of patient satisfaction. Some, like IU Health, are hiring managers to oversee various aspects of the patient experience, from registration to discharge.
Colette D. Jackson claims in a lawsuit that Eskenazi retaliated against her after she discovered the hospital was improperly billing the federal government and Indiana for potentially hundreds of patients whose bills were already being paid by research grants.
A former manager at Eskenazi Health claims she was fired after complaining that her boss was pressuring her to hire more minorities.
The Indiana University School of Medicine got the donation from the children of Indianapolis real estate developer Sidney Eskenazi. The endowed fund will be used to recruit a cancer researcher to Simon Cancer Center.
The trauma center at St. Vincent Indianapolis has become the third such facility in the state to be recognized as a Level I Trauma Center, meaning it is equipped and staffed to handle the most serious injuries.
Preferred Population Health Management is trying to get hospital systems, health insurers and area agencies on aging to use a set of tools and techniques to help dementia patients and their families—tools that were developed by the medical staff at Eskenazi Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute.
City leaders want to make the 60-acre tract of land just north of the Indiana University School of Medicine campus a mix of all of the best the city has to offer and catch the eyes of more creative and highly sought-after workers.
Sandra is the daughter of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, the couple who provided a $40 million gift to the Eskenazi Health Capital Campaign and for whom the Eskenazi Health system is named.
Dr. Malaz Boustani leads a 26-person team at Eskenazi Health that is showing the group's approach to health care can improve the mental health of both dementia patients and their care givers.
Indianapolis hospital leaders have spent the past two months ironing out a plan to deal with any cases of Ebola that emerge in Indiana. The plan is aimed at ensuring effective care while also minimizing the need to bring other hospital services to a virtual halt while patients are under care.