Wishard Hospital

Five years after Indianapolis/Marion County residents voted 85% in favor of building it; after spending $750 million to construct it; the successor to the old City Hospital and Wishard Memorial Hospital is set to open. The new Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital opens for business December 7, 2013. Public tours occurred on November 16th. But […]

Despite efforts in the Indiana General Assembly with the battle over Senate Bill 621, commonly referred to as the UniGov Power Grab, which among other provisions would make it harder for the Marion County Sheriff to do his job as mandated by Indiana’s Constitution, Sheriff John Layton promises to continue to serve the people of […]

In a major President’s Day surprise, two of the Indianapolis areas’ leading health care institutions are joining forces. Community Health Network and Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County have established an innovative partnership between Wishard-Eskenazi Health and Community Health Network to place both systems and Indianapolis in the best possible position for health care […]

The New Wishard Hospital has changed their name to Eskenazi Health and is offering a new program.  No One Dies Alone Program was launched in October and it is a remarkable program.  Around the clock in 3 hr shifts volunteers are by the side of patients that are not given much time to live.  Their […]

Less than a year from now, Indianapolis and Indiana’s newest hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, will open for business.  The new hospital will be the successor to Wishard Hospital. The new hospital was made possible by a landslide vote of residents in 2009 and the generosity of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi who donated $40 million towards the […]

Police arrest teen in shooting (Indianapolis)  — A teenager has been arrested after a fatal shooting on the city’s eastside. Michael Evans, 31, was found shot to death in the 1800 block of Dawson Street around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. He was taken to Wishard Hospital where he died a short time later. Police questioned and […]

Council passes smoking ban  (Indianapolis) — It has been a long time coming, but the Indianapolis City-County Council passed a citywide smoking ban Monday night, but not in time for the Super Bowl. The Council voted 19-9 to send the proposal to Mayor Greg Ballard for review. The ordinance would expand the city’s public smoking […]

Audio Clip Included In Post. Audio©2009 WTLC/Radio One, Inc. The day after Indianapolis/Marion County voters overwhelmingly approved the building of a new Wishard Hospital, Health and Hospital Corporation CEO Matt Gutwein came to Afternoons with Amos to thank the community for their support. Gutwein explain the next steps and that work on the project would […]

In the most lopsided referendum election result in Indianapolis history, voters of Indianapolis/Marion County overwhelmingly approved the Wishard Hospital Referendum. So far with 55.4% of the vote counted, 33,495 voted for the referendum, while 6,811 voted no; or 81.7% to 16.6%. The five-to-one landslide vote will provide for the construction of a new, modern and […]

Audio ©2009 WTLC/Radio One. Thursday (October 29th) former City-County Councilman Lonnell “King Ro” Conley and police Sgt. Dennis Fishburn appeared on Afternoons with Amos to explain why Indianapolis should vote “Yes” on Tuesday’s Wishard Hospital referendum.  Here’s Part One of that interview.

On the Monday (October 26th) edition of Afternoons with Amos, there was another “Unofficial Poll of the Airwaves”. Afternoons with Amos listeners who participated in Monday’s “unofficial poll” overwhelmingly plan to vote in the Tuesday, November 3rd referendum and plan to vote “Yes” on the Wishard referendum. On those responding 100% said they planned to […]

Audio Clip Included In Post. Audio ©2009 WTLC/Radio One. Marion County Clerk Beth White explains early voting and procedures for the upcoming Wishard Hospital referendum election on Tuesday, November 3rd.