25-Bed Rural Hospital Renamed St.Vincent Salem Hospital
SALEM, IND. – Today, St.Vincent Health officials celebrated the integration of Washington County Memorial Hospital into its health system with physicians, associates, community leaders and area residents. To remain consistent with the St.Vincent brand, the 25-bed critical access hospital will be known as St.Vincent Salem Hospital.
The integration celebration came after 18 months of due diligence and St.Vincent Health managing the Southern Indiana hospital through its reorganization period. St.Vincent Salem Hospital becomes the 19th hospital and joins other critical access facilities across Indiana within the St.Vincent Health system.
Since 1998, the faith-based health provider has operated six critical access hospitals, and enhanced local capabilities by building programs and services within each respective rural community.
“The sponsorship of St.Vincent Salem Hospital emphasizes our mission to serving rural communities, and our approach to offering increased access to quality care,” said Vincent C. Caponi, CEO of St.Vincent Health. “It is a pleasure to continue health care in the Salem community, and extend our ministry throughout the state.”
The integration of St.Vincent Salem Hospital into the 128-year health system became effective February 1.
“Our goal was to maintain health care in Washington County and partnering with a hospital system with a proven track record made sense for patients and families,” said Aaron Lee, president of St.Vincent Salem Hospital Board of Trustees. “Being a member of the St.Vincent Health family, we will have more convenient access to high-level care and medical specialists to address our unique healthcare needs.”
Through the support and commitment from physicians and medical staff, St.Vincent Salem Hospital provides a wide range of healthcare services to the local community, including primary care; emergency care; imaging services; surgical services; cardiology clinic; specialty clinic; physical and occupational rehabilitation services; orthopedic services; and sleep lab services.
“We will continue to not only improve patient and family experiences, but we will also remain a committed community partner,” said Kevin Speer, chief strategy officer of St.Vincent Health. “As a locally-sponsored health ministry, St.Vincent Salem Hospital will benefit from the priorities of St.Vincent Health, which entail focusing on delivering quality care and achieving exemplary outcomes for area residents.”
For more information on St.Vincent Salem Hospital, visit salem.stvincent.org.
About St.Vincent Health
St.Vincent Health is a nonprofit, spiritually-centered health system, sponsored by Ascension Health of St. Louis, MO., the nation’s largest Catholic health system. St.Vincent Health is one of Indiana’s largest employers with 19 health ministries serving 45 counties in Central Indiana. The health ministry includes St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital; Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent; St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana; St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast; St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo; Saint John’s Health System in Anderson; St.Vincent Carmel Hospital; St.Vincent Women’s Hospital; St.Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil; St.Vincent Frankfort Hospital; St.Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon; St.Vincent Mercy Hospital in Elwood; St.Vincent New Hope; St.Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester; St.Vincent Stress Center; St.Vincent Williamsport Hospital; St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital; and St.Vincent Salem Hospital.
For more information please contact:
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