INDIANAPOLIS, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Eskenazi Health Foundation announced a gift of $150,000 from The RoomPlace in support of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus, in addition to current Eskenazi Health programs.
"We are pleased to receive this generous gift from The RoomPlace," said Ernie Vargo II, CFRE, president and CEO of the Eskenazi Health Foundation. "The RoomPlace has always had a strong commitment to being active in the local community. We are very grateful to have their support."
The donation from The RoomPlace was recognized with the naming of The RoomPlace Sky Farm Trellis on June 13. The Sky Farm is located on the roof of the Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center on the main Eskenazi Health campus. It is available to patients, staff and the community as a space to engage with food, learn how it grows and how to prepare fresh produce and to foster a greater understanding of the importance of healthy eating.
"The RoomPlace believes in building stronger, more united communities and fostering progressive enhancement through our Community Care program," said Paul Adams, Chief Executive Officer of The RoomPlace. "Our partnership with Eskenazi Health is part of our ongoing commitment to help improve the lives of our customers and employees who live and work in the greater Indianapolis area and rely on health services like these."
Last month, The RoomPlace acquired a 170,000-square-foot building at 8301 E. Washington St., which will be used as a warehouse and showroom. The facility will serve as the primary distribution center for the Indianapolis market and will house the sixth RoomPlace showroom in the area. This new location will also house the corporate headquarters of The RoomPlace's rent-to-own retail division, EasyHome. Opening in late fall 2016, these new developments will provide over 100 new local job opportunities.
The RoomPlace has been proudly serving the Chicagoland and greater Indianapolis area since 1912 with stores that are committed to creating a shopping experience unlike any other, all while offering excellent service, a great selection of quality furniture, name brand mattresses and financing offers that really allows customers to "Get It All." The RoomPlace also supports a mission to bring awareness and support to the local communities where it operates and to foster relationships with community organizations where they operate.
Eskenazi Health Foundation has raised more than $87 million in support of the new Eskenazi Health campus. The 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation raises philanthropic support to enable Eskenazi Health to provide quality health care for all without exception.
About The RoomPlace
The RoomPlace is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois and has served Chicago and greater Indianapolis since 1912. With 23 stores across Chicago and Indianapolis, The RoomPlace allows customers to experience a total-room concept when furniture shopping.
Sam Berman founded Harlem Furniture by first selling furniture door-to-door. He then opened and ran a single Harlem Furniture store until 1985, when Harlem Furniture began its expansion. Harlem was changed to "The RoomPlace" to reflect the company's strength in room packaging. Since that time The RoomPlace has continued to open new stores throughout Chicagoland and Indiana. The RoomPlace continues to succeed in Chicago's highly competitive furniture market by offering the value-conscious consumer excellent service and selection at affordable prices.
About Eskenazi Health
For 157 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women's and children's services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis' honor.
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