Growing Regional Ministry
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Saint John’s Health System becomes St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.
“This new name more clearly shows our affiliation with St.Vincent Health and others in our network with whom we serve, such as our physicians within St.Vincent Medical Group. It also better reflects our expanded care of patients in East Central Indiana,” said President Tom VanOsdol.
In 2011, St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital officially aligned as a regional system with St.Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood and St.Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester. The Anderson ministry is a regional referral hospital for these two facilities.
Over the past few years, the Anderson ministry has grown to serve patients far beyond Madison County. In particular, patients from surrounding counties and from other locations throughout the state are coming to Anderson for cancer treatment, rehabilitation services (specifically its regional balance center and acute inpatient rehabilitation services), mental health treatment, Center for Midlife Women, and others. Recently, the Anderson hospital has added laser-assisted cataract surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, interventional cardiology, inpatient renal dialysis and two new unique lung treatments.
Other name changes effective Jan. 1, 2013 include:
- Saint John’s Home Care changed its name to St.Vincent Home Health – Anderson Region
- Saint John’s Hospice became St.Vincent Hospice – Anderson Region
- Saint John’s Medical Supplies is now St.Vincent Home Medical. The durable medical equipment company continues to provide services in Madison County, Indianapolis, Fishers and Kokomo.
- Saint John’s Medical Arts has been renamed Holy Cross Medical Arts. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross established Anderson’s first hospital in 1894 after businessman and philanthropist John Hickey and his wife donated their farm and house to the Sisters.
- Saint John’s Ambulatory Services Center has been renamed the Erskine Medical Office Building in recognition of Carl Erskine’s many years of leadership and support of the hospital. The facility at 2020 Meridian Street houses several physician offices, cancer treatment and care services, rehabilitation services, outpatient diagnostics, digestive diseases center, women’s center, research institute and a St.Vincent Home Medical showroom.
St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital celebrated its 10th anniversary as a ministry of St.Vincent Health on January 1, 2013. St.Vincent Health is one of the Top 15 health systems in the United States, as named by Thomson Reuters this year, and is the only large health system in the Midwest to achieve this honor.
VanOsdol commented that the affiliation with St.Vincent Health these past 10 years has brought value to the Anderson organization, the local community and to St.Vincent Health. “Our affiliation has allowed us to bring several important services to Madison County, such as interventional cardiovascular services and inpatient dialysis. St.Vincent Health has helped us expand our contributions to the local community. For example, they made possible our gifts to Anderson University’s Center for Clinical Excellence, gifts to the city of Anderson, YMCA and the Paramount Theatre.”
“St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital and St.Vincent Health are part of Ascension Health, the largest health care system in the United States,” VanOsdol added. “Collectively, we are able to better prepare for healthcare reform—by decreasing expenses, sharing best practices and working to influence positive changes in our healthcare system. We are committed to providing health care that is safe, high quality and accessible to everyone.”