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Sidney And Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

Indianapolis, IN The 37-acre complex replaces the nearby Wishard Hospital, presenting an opportunity for a complete transformation that is rare for urban academic medical centers. Rather than create a massive single structure, the team assembled hospital elements into distinct programs, creating a series of linked buildings and spaces. This new state-of-the-art facility includes 19 operating rooms and four interventional labs, 12 labor and delivery rooms, a 90-bed treatment room emergency department with a 20-bed clinical decision unit, and an adult Level I trauma center. The program involved a $700 million complete replacement of the medical center and included the construction of 840,000 SF, 350-bed acute care inpatient hospital consisting of labor and delivery rooms, interventional labs, operation rooms, emergency rooms and inpatient and outpatient behavioral health units

· 295,000 SF administrative office building · 2,800 space, multi-story parking structure · Central energy/utility plant

• 1Hybrid ORs

• 4 IR Rooms

• 12 L&D

• 90 Room ER

• 5 Trauma Rooms

• 200 Amb exam

• 4 CT’s

• 2 MRI

• 3 Digital Mammo

• 4 R/F

• 2 Chest

• 2 Rad

• 4 Nuc Med

• Level 1 Trauma

Lessons Learned

“Save for a rainy day, it might be monsoon season”

With 6 months to opening, the FF&E budget was reduced by $10 million. Advanced planning in anticipation of an event, though not this large of an event, together with a collaborative effort, allowed for a successful transition with the reduced funding.


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