Check Up 13: Lung Cancer – St. Vincent Indianapolis, St. Vincent Kokomo, St. Vincent Fishers, St. Vincent Jennings, St. Vincent Williamsport
As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Check Up 13 promoted the $99 lung scan offered at five St. Vincent ministries across the state. Healthbeat reporter Anne Marie Tiernon also interviewed Dr. Niraj Gupta, oncologist with St. Vincent Cancer Care and a St. Vincent oncology patient on her battle with Stage 3 lung cancer.
100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs – St. Vincent Indianapolis
Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review has named St. Vincent Indianapolis’ Orthopedic Center of Excellence to the 2015 edition of its list, "100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs." Hospitals on this list are national leaders when it comes to orthopedic areas like joint replacements, orthopedic surgeries and general orthopedic care.
St. Vincent Dunn to Host Holiday Village Festival
WBIW.com posted community notice of St. Vincent Dunn’s Holiday Village Festival on November 21. Proceeds from the festival benefit St. Vincent Dunn Foundation and its projects for St. Vincent Dunn.
St. Mary’s Health Again Receives Consumer Choice Award
The Evansville Courier & Press
St. Mary's Health was named recipient of a 2015-2016 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation for the third consecutive year. The award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. Keith Jewell, administrator at St. Mary’s Health, was quoted in the article.
Margie Johnson Named President of St. Vincent Northwest – St. Vincent Kokomo, St. Vincent Frankfort, St. Vincent Williamsport
Indianapolis Business Journal, Kokomo Tribune
Margie Johnson has been named president of St. Vincent Health’s northwest region, which includes the St. Vincent Kokomo, St. Vincent Frankfort and St. Vincent Williamsport hospitals. Johnson has held that position on an interim basis since January. She was previously executive director of quality, risk and medical affairs at St. Vincent Kokomo hospital. Jonathan Nalli, Chief Executive Officer at St. Vincent, and Robert Lutz, St. Vincent Kokomo board chair were both quoted in the article about Margie’s new position in the Kokomo Tribune.
St. Vincent Anderson CEO Takes Job in Florida – St. Vincent Anderson Regional, St. Vincent Heart Center
Indianapolis Business Journal, The Herald-Bulletin, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Florida Times-Union
Ascension Health executives announced Friday that Tom VanOsdol has been named the new chief operating officer of Clinically Integrated Systems of Care for St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla. VanOsdol will work with a chief clinical officer in developing a regional clinically integrated systems of care, which is a key part of Ascension’s strategy to adapt to a changing healthcare environment. VanOsdol’s last day as presidentin Anderson will be Dec. 11. Mike Schroyer, chief operating officer of St. Vincent Heart Center, will become theinterim administrator. The Herald-Bulletin quotes St. Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli along with St. Vincent Northeast Region board chair Osborne J. Morgan and St. Vincent Anderson Regional Foundation director Nancy L. Anderson regarding VanOsdol’s exceptional leadership in the hospital system and community.
Xavier Research Finds AntiMicrobial Bed Cover Cuts Hospital-Acquired Infections in Half – St. Vincent Seton
WAFB, PubMemo.com, Infection Control Today
A new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control and conducted by Xavier University found that by using Trinity Guardion Bed Protection System, St. Vincent Seton cut the rate of their Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) in half. St. Vincent Seton used the bed covers for 14 months and found that while the facilities had infection rates below the national average prior to use, both were still able to cut HAI rates in half.
Hospital OB Unit Thrives with Renovations – St. Vincent Frankfort
The Frankfort Times
After being open for almost 30 years, the obstetrics wing at St. Vincent Frankfort has been completely updated. These changes include new equipment and a new look. The improvements took two years to complete, but were worth it, according to OB Unit Manager Debby Fox. These changes will help her staff provide the care patients require. The updated look has also appeared to increase patient satisfaction, nurse Katie Cohee said.
Doyel: Peyton Manning Deserves a Fairy Tale Finish – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
The Indianapolis Star, The Lafayette Journal & Courier
IndyStar sports columnist Gregg Doyel cites Peyton Manning’s consistent community work and commitment to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent as one of the reasons he’s rooting for Manning to finish his career on a high note.
‘Wish’ Kid Gets His Own Movie Premiere – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
The Indianapolis Star, WISH-8, WKRN (Nashville)
This past weekend, eight-year-old Hendrix, a Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent patient with a pulmonary condition, walked the red carpet for the premiere of a documentary about himself. Make-A-Wish granted his wish to make the film so people can see what it’s like to live in his shoes. The movie, “Livin’ Like Hendrix,” was created by filmmaker Ken Nelson and filmed at several local locations, including Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.
Young Rushville Man Turns Tragedy Into Life With Purpose – St. Vincent Stress Center
After a serious brain injury and two suicide attempts, Drew Hahn began treatment at the St. Vincent Stress Center. During outpatient treatment, Hahn got involved in suicide prevention advocacy and he is emerging as a leader in statewide suicide prevention efforts. His life experience is also shaping his career path – he is working toward a degree in human services.
St. Vincent Events, Classes and Support Group Info – St. Vincent Kokomo
The Kokomo Herald
Events, classes and support groups being held at St. Vincent Kokomo through the end of the year were featured in The Kokomo Herald community calendar.
13 People Step Up to Try to ‘Dance Like the Stars’ – St. Vincent Mercy
The Herald Bulletin
Cindy Gillam, a registered nurse with St. Vincent Mercy, is competing in the eighth annual Dance Like the Stars Benefit. The event will raise funds for the restoration and continued operation of the historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Ind.
Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Prevention and Treatment – St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Herald Bulletin
Sandy Crawley, Director of Cancer Services and Research Institute at St. Vincent Anderson Regional, offers insight on ovarian cancer prevention and treatment in a recent article.
Take Steps for a Healthy Pregnancy – St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Herald Bulletin
Dr. Dracina Wood, an OB/GYN with St. Vincent Anderson Regional,was interviewed on the steps pregnant women can take to ensure a safe and healthy birth. She encourages women to get up to date on their vaccinations and obtain a flu shot. Dr. Wood also highlights key hygiene and lifestyle habits that will give babies a head start on health.
Steps Women Can Take to Optimize their Health Status Before Pregnancy – St. Vincent Carmel
Eyewitness News Health Beat anchor Anne Marie Tiernon interviewed Dr. Maram Said, an OB/GYN at St. Vincent Carmel, on the steps women should take up to a year before they get pregnant, including optimizing their weight and medical condition to ensure a healthy pregnancy. The noon segment also promoted the free preconception appointments being offered at the St. Vincent Women’s Center.
Dr. Brian Veerkamp Joins St. Vincent Heart Center –, St. Vincent Medical Group, St. Vincent Heart Center
Indianapolis Business Journal
Dr. Brian Veerkamp, an interventional cardiologist, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group at St. Heart Center. He earned a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University inBloomington, Ind.
Indiana Hospital Association Announces Award Winners, Board – St. Vincent, St. Vincent Heart Center, St. Vincent Clay, St. Vincent Jennings
INside Indiana Business, Becker’s Hospital Review, WRBI
This week, the Indiana Hospital Association named its 2016 Board of Directors, which includes St. Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli; Blake Dye, president of the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; Jerry Laude, administrator with St. Vincent Clay; and Carl Risk, president and CEO, St. Vincent Jennings. Also named to the board is Vince Caponi, executive chairman of the board for St. Vincent and senior Vice President at Ascension.
Indy-Area Churches, Charities Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving – St. Vincent Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Star
Last year, 9,000 meals were given away at Watkins Park and several satellite locations on Thanksgiving. Among those those assisting with the Thanksgiving meal this year are associates from St. Vincent Indianapolis and the Indiana Women's Prison, churches and businesses.
Gordon Hayward at Home with Defense-First Jazz – St. Vincent Sports Performance
The Indianapolis Star
The Indianapolis Star details the performance of Utah Jazz player Gordon Hayward, who continues to train at St. Vincent Sports Performance every year since leaving Butler.