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Guardian Angels Save Golfer from Heart Attack – St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St.Vincent Heart Center, St.Vincent Medical Group

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St.Vincent 'guardian angels' who saved a golfer after he suffered a heart attack on the 18th green reunited at the Golf Club of Indiana in Lebanon last Friday. The ‘guardian angels’ – Drs. Karla Loken and Mary Beth Schueth, and Christy Sharp, RN – were all strangers to each other and the victim at the time of the incident, but later it was discovered all were or had been employed by St.Vincent. Dr. Girish Nair, electrophysiologist with St.Vincent Heart Center, was interviewed about how CPR and AED played an important role in saving this patient’s life.

The Indianapolis Star article link

Paramedics Step Up to Cut Hospital Readmissions – St.Vincent

U.S. News and World Report

The Carmel Fire Department has developed a new Mobile Integrated Health Care program. In the past decade, according to the Joint National EMS Leadership Forum, close to 300 fire departments, ambulance services and hospital systems nationwide have launched programs like Carmel’s, initiatives commonly known as community paramedic or community paramedicine. Dr. Michael Kaufmann, medical director for Emergency Medical Services at St.Vincent and EMS affiliates - Pike Township Fire, the Carmel Fire Department, Whitestown Fire Department, Zionsville Fire Department, Decatur Township Fire Department, and Midwest Ambulance, was interviewed about this program and how it aligns with the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The U.S. News and World Report article link

New 3-D Technology Being Called ‘Mammogram of the Future’ – St.Vincent Women’s Center, St.Vincent Carmel Hospital


Approximately 50 percent of women have dense breast tissue, which can make it nearly impossible for traditional 2-D mammography to detect cancerous tumors. Dr. Erica Giblin, breast surgeon at the St.Vincent Women’s Center at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital, was interviewed about how an Indiana law and new 3-D imaging available at St.Vincent is allowing for better screening and earlier breast cancer detection. Funds raised at previous Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure Galas will purchase additional tomosynthesis machines for St.Vincent. The 2014 fundraising event takes place on Friday, October 10.

The FOX-59 article link

Sorin Group Announces the First Implant of Solo Smart in the United States – St.Vincent Heart Center

Technology News, Business Wire

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced that the first implant of Solo Smart was performed by Dr. David Heimansohn, cardiothoracic surgeon at St.Vincent Heart Center.

The Technology News article link

Column: Get Cancer Risks Off Your Chest – St.Vincent Carmel Hospital

Current in Carmel, Current in Zionsville

Dr. Erica Giblin, breast surgeon with the St.Vincent Women’s Center at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital, wrote a column in the Current in Carmel and Current in Zionsville about the importance of breast screenings and advancements in the technology available for women with dense breast tissue.

The Current in Carmel article link

Ebola Screening to Begin at 5 U.S. Airports – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent


In an effort to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the U.S., government officials have implemented a new security protocol at five U.S. airports – John F. Kennedy International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Dr. Christopher Belcher, medical director of Infectious Diseases at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, educated viewers on how the virus is known to spread.

The WRTV-6 article link

Researchers Claim to Reverse Memory Loss Caused by Alzheimer’s Disease – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

WIBC 93.1 FM, WVUT (PBC - Vincennes)

A researcher has found success in reversing memory loss associated with early stage Alzheimer’s disease through lifestyle changes, supplements and hormones. The small study was individualized to the participant but in general involved diet changes; regular exercise; stress reduction; good sleep habits; supplements like fish oil, curcumin and vitamin D; and in some cases, hormone therapy. While larger studies are needed to further analyze these findings, Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, neurologist with JWM Neurology at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, addressed how maintaining a healthy lifestyle can reduce one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The WIBC 93.1 FM article link

St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Touts ‘State-of-the-Art’ Technology

The Herald Bulletin

St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital’s Women’s Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The breast health program was the first in east-central Indiana to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The Women’s Center specializes in the diagnosis of breast diseases and uses state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment.

The Herald Bulletin article link

St.Vincent Sports Performance Set for Fishers

Current in Fishers

Sports injuries are a common side effect of any athletic activity, whether for student athletes, adult fitness enthusiasts or amateur “weekend warriors.” Dr. David Harsha, medical director of St.Vincent Sports Performance, shared how the faith-based hospital’s multi-service sports medicine group addresses the needs of these individuals.

The Current in Fishers article link

Safety Demonstrations, Helicopter and Much More at 2014 Fishers Safety Day – St.Vincent Fishers Hospital

St.Vincent Fishers Hospital and Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services provided a day of free health and safety activities and live entertainment to area-residents. The day included live rescue demonstrations, emergency response vehicle tours, car seat safety inspections, bicycle safety, self-defense and more.

The article link

Little Wish Mardi Groctober Fest This Weekend – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent

Current in Carmel

Little Wish Foundation, which is based in Hamilton Co., was founded four years ago. To-date 259 wishes have been granted at five Indiana hospitals, including Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. The organization is putting on an event to raise money, which will help the nonprofit continue to provide “little wishes” for children battling cancer. Pictured within the article is a Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent patient who received his “little wish” for a custom headphone set and speakers to listen to music in the hospital.

The Current in Carmel article link

St.Vincent Dunn Hospital OB Earns Recognition


St.Vincent Dunn Hospital was one of 40 Indiana hospitals recognized by the March of Dimes and Indiana Hospital Association for their work to reduce the number of elective inductions and Caesarean sections performed before 39 weeks of pregnancy. St.Vincent Dunn Hospital’s Jodee Rhorer, OB nurse manager, and Michelle Dotts-McCool, chief nursing officer, attended the recognition event in Indianapolis.

The Times-Mail article link

St.Vincent Mercy Hospital Expands “Expertise”

The Herald Bulletin

St.Vincent Mercy Hospital’s cancer program has grown with the addition of digital mammography and the expertise of cancer specialists seeing patients in Elwood, Ind. Dr. Ubaidullah Sharief, medical oncologist and hematologist, has joined the hospital’s cancer program. On Nov. 11, the St.Vincent Mobile Mammography Van will be offering free mammograms to uninsured females in the community.

The Herald Bulletin article link

Foundation Plans ‘Harvest Moon Bash’ – St.Vincent Frankfort Hospital

The Frankfort Times

The St.Vincent Frankfort Hospital Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser – the Harvest Moon Bash. Donations from this year’s event will go toward purchasing a new infant warmer for the hospital.

The Frankfort Times article link

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease – St.Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center, St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital


Dr. Tanna Albin, family medicine resident at the St.Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center, was interviewed live, in the FOX-59 studio about hand, foot and mouth disease.