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Eskenazi Health expands reach with new Eastside campus in Indianapolis

In a bid to bolster health care accessibility and address disparity in health care in Indianapolis, Eskenazi Health has announced the opening of its latest state-of-the-art health center, the Eskenazi Health Thomas & Arlene Grande Campus.

Located at 6002 E. 38th St., the massive 95,000-square-foot facility speaks to Eskenazi Health’s dedication to improving community health outcomes in Indy.

“When you talk about transforming a city, when you talk about focusing on transforming, uplifting and improving neighborhoods, there are certain building blocks that go into that process,” Mayor of Indianapolis Joe Hogsett said during the ribbon cutting March 21.

“Quality health, economic opportunity, educational obtainment for all citizens, food … those are building blocks that transform neighborhoods, and that is exactly what has happened on the Eastside … and we all ought to be proud.”

Hogsett acknowledged the Indy Fresh Market, a Black-owned grocery store that opened a few hundred feet from the new Eskenazi Health campus last year.

The Eskenazi Health Thomas and Arlene Grande Campus represents a substantial investment of nearly $90 million in capital improvements to primary care infrastructure, specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Eastside of Indianapolis. The figure also includes a lead donation from the Grande family of $2.5 million.

“This is an outstanding example of partnership, and it is a principle that we live by in public health,” Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Health Department Doctor Virginia Caine said. “Together, we can make a difference; we can truly change lives.”

Boasting a wide array of services, the Thomas and Arlene Grande Campus will serve as a one-stop shop for residents, offering primary care, mental health services, OB/GYN services, financial counseling, physical therapy, a kitchen for neighbors and patients to learn new recipes and dietary plans, and much more—all conveniently housed at one location.

One of the campus’s distinguishing features is its emphasis on community engagement and input. Throughout the planning and design process, Eskenazi Health collaborated closely with members of the surrounding neighborhoods and community organizations to ensure that the facility caters to the specific needs and preferences of its diverse patient population.

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Mayor of Indianapolis Joe Hogsett speaks to the importance of the new Eskenazi Health Thomas and Arlene Grande Campus, located at 6002 East 38 Street on the Eastside of Indianapolis. (Photo/Noral Parham III)

“I am very excited for all of us, with the possibilities,” President of Sheridan Heights Association for Neighborhood Enhancement (S.H.A.N.E.) James Campbell said. “Additionally, I see this as an enhancement to all of Marion County, East, West, South or Downtown; it doesn’t matter where you live, you now have access to high-quality health care resources for a stronger, stronger future.”

The Eskenazi Health Thomas and Arlene Grande Campus will serve as a hub for community gatherings, providing expanded and accessible care options alongside social amenities. The campus’ strategic location, along the new IndyGo Purple Line, which Hogsett also acknowledged, ensures convenient access to public transportation for residents across the Eastside.

With its commitment to providing convenient, high-quality, patient-focused care, Eskenazi Health Thomas & Arlene Grande Campus stands poised to make a lasting impact on the health and vitality of the Eastside community. As the organization continues to expand its reach and enhance its services, residents can look forward to improved health outcomes and a brighter future for future generations.

Gail Reeves, an Eastside resident and Eskenazi patient, spoke highly of the center and its staff.

“I thank Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington; you all are an answer to my prayers,” Reeves said.

The Eskenazi Health Thomas and Arlene Grande Campus opens April 17.

Contact senior sports writer Noral Parham III at 317-762-7846 or via email at Follow him on Twitter @3Noral. For more news courtesy of the Indiana Minority Business Magazine, click here.

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