St. Vincent Mercy in Elwood, IN is a critical access hospital with telemetry monitored patient beds and pediatric beds. The emergency services staff at St. Vincent Mercy is committed to family-focused medicine providing ER services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Surgery Center provides the latest technology and the technical skill of board-certified surgeons doing general surgery and laparoscopic procedures, including sinus surgery with platelet gel.
The Pre-Surgery Center coordinates all of the necessary testing and a peri-operative nurse educator will talk with you and get answers to your questions. In conjunction with St. Vincent Anderson Regional, St. Vincent Mercy Hospital is an IOPO recognized organ transplant procurement site. A variety of medical specialists are onsite at St. Vincent Mercy on a daily basis. Medical imaging and diagnostic testing supports inpatient and outpatient care.
St. Vincent Mercy has been recognized for exceptional cancer care, earning accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The program includes physicians who have been educated in the nation’s finest medical schools and residency training programs. St. Vincent Mercy offers a full-range of outpatient diagnostic and cancer treatment programs in one convenient location. Located on the second floor in the Medical Specialty Center, Oncology Services provides a comfortable setting for outpatient chemotherapy, as well as various other procedures ordered by the physicians.
All cancer patients have access to:
In addition to chemotherapy, Oncology Services also provides transfusions, infusions and injections for non-cancer related diagnoses and treatment. St. Vincent Mercy’s Tumor Board brings together medical professionals to discuss evidence-based practice and best treatment options to help patients become and stay cancer-free. Cancer registry, headed by a certified tumor registrar, tracks cancer incidence rates of the patients we treat.
St. Vincent Mercy offers a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program to help improve the health and well-being of individuals who have recently had or have been diagnosed with a heart attack. For information, call 765-52-4577. The hospital is part of the Indiana Heart Attack Network supported by the cardiologists at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis.
Better Breathers is a support group for adults who suffer from a lung and/or chronic heart disease. This group is part of the American Lung Association in partnership with St. Vincent Mercy Hospital and meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3 pm. For information call, 765-552-4864.
At St. Vincent Immediate Care, a nurse practitioner is available to treat colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections, influenza, minor sprains/strains, lacerations, minor burns and other minor illnesses and injuries. Located at 7408 West State Road 28, Suite 1, in Elwood, the center is open Monday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call 765-557-2240
Occupational therapy treats a wide range of hand and upper extremity disorders, including orthopedic injuries, post surgeries and overuse syndromes, as well as neurological conditions. Occupational therapists help patients develop and recover skills needed for independent living and maintain skills for daily living and work. We care for patients of all ages.
Rehabilitation services at Mercy include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology. St. Vincent Mercy Rehabilitation has developed a reputation for excellent service with care close to home. We emphasize patient satisfaction, convenience and outcomes. Our goal is to help patients reach their highest level of function. Our staff members have obtained advanced training in many specialties, including the following:
Speech Language Pathologists work with patients of all ages on various issues with speech, swallowing, language and communication. We offer barium swallow studies.
Our hospital offers many support programs (bariatric, diabetes care, and better breathers for heart and lung patients), sports physicals, and health screening tests. We partner with local businesses and organizations to provide occupational health and wellness programs.
St. Vincent Mercy offers convenient access to many physician specialists in our Medical Specialty Center and the Specialty Suites on the second floor. Home to more than 20 different physicians in 14 different specialties, the clinics offer the community access to services for a variety of medical needs, including orthopedics, neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, nephrology, pulmonology, oncology, cardiology, sleep disorders, ENT and general surgery. In addition to physician access, many of the diagnostic tests and procedures ordered by these specialists are provided at St. Vincent Mercy, including video EEG, EMG, sleep studies, cardiac stress testing, pulmonary function testing and a wide range of radiological procedures.
For information, call 765-552-4584.
St. Vincent Mercy provides complete hearing evaluations for adults, children and infants with hearing difficulties. Trained audiologists are available to work with clients and physicians to determine the most appropriate care and make recommendaitons for treatment. Custom swim molds are available.
To schedule an appointment, call 765-552-4733.
Occupational Health and Wellness – available to businesses and organizations of all sizes.
For information, call 765-683-3280.
Classes are offered on a monthly basis by the registered dietitian and a registered nurse specializing in diabetes. Classes are held in the Sr. Andrea room on Mondays.
Persons interested in attending class may call 765-552-4687.
A division of St. Vincent Anderson Regional coordinates supplies and equipment for home health care needs in central Indiana.
For information, call 800-552-3434.
Provided in a compassionate environment are available at our hospital as an outpatient service.
Do you snore, or have insomnia and frequently feel tired? Talk to your physician about having a sleep study. Our physician who specializes in respiratory conditions and sleep disorders will analyze the study and make recommendations.
For an appointment, call 765-552-4631.
Anxiety, depression and substance abuse and addictions affect the entire family. At the St. Vincent Stress Center our staff empowers men and women in ways that give dignity, hope and a healthier sense of self while in recovery from misuse, abuse or chemical addiction. We provide mental health services to adults, teens, and children (ages 4 and up) for behavioral problems (AD/HD), developmental disorders, emotional issues (such as grief and loss or adjustment to problems in the family) and addiction struggles.
You are worth a happy and hopeful life! Don’t wait – please call 765-552-4611.
Led by the Chaplain, is offered each fall and spring on six consecutive Tuesday evenings.
Call the Pastoral Care office for upcoming dates or to request more information.
The staff at Mercy offers many resources to families, including pediatric care. The Safe Sitter program teaches girls and boys ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. This program is a one-day class, with a practical and written test. Upon completion, they receive a certificate.
For information about the class schedule, call 765-552-4587
Speak with a Health Access Worker, who can help individuals who are uninsured or under-insured find a doctor; get medications at free and reduced cost; apply for health coverage (Medicaid, Healthy Indiana Plan, Medicare, Hoosier Healthwise); applying for public programs (Food Stamps, TANF, Social Security, WIC, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program); and connection to other community resources and agencies for assistance.
For information, call 765-552-4562.
St. Vincent Mercy community-centered wound care clinic manages all types of wounds (surgical, diabetic, vascular, burns, etc.). Our clinic provides ostomy care, as well as edema control through compression services.
For information, call 765-552-4931.
St. Vincent Mercy outpatient services provide safe, convenient, and comprehensive care for patients without the need for hospitalization. Care is provided by specialized physicians and nurses, with the dedication and attention to detail you expect from St. Vincent. Outpatient services can include sleep disorders testing and treatment, rehabilitation therapy such as alcohol rehab and physical therapy, and tests required prior to surgery.
The convenience of outpatient care, provided in The Spirit of Caring.
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital is committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care to all our patients and their families, especially those with limited English proficiency, deaf and hearing-impaired patients, as well as those with unique physical needs.
To access any of our specialized services in these areas, please notify our Pre-registration or Registration Staff before or upon your arrival. If you are an inpatient, please let your nurse know and these services will be readily accessible to you.
The following sections will help you prepare for your hospital visit. You may be coming in for a procedure that will have you spending one or more nights, or you may be coming in for an outpatient (same-day) test or procedure. Either way, these helpful tips will help make your visit more comfortable.
We want you to feel comfortable while you are staying with us. Learn more about those who are available to help you during your stay.
St. Vincent personnel wear ID badges that are white with black lettering and include the St. Vincent doves symbol, a photo of the employee, and the person's title and/or department. All of our associates have one goal in mind: to care for you, our patient, to bring about your recovery as thoroughly and as quickly as possible.
Our associates are highly trained and directed by the philosophy of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, which calls upon them to protect and promote the dignity and rights of each person as they participate in the healing ministry of Christ.
Our physicians are members of the St. Vincent medical staff. Physicians consult with the nursing staff and possibly other medical personnel and are ultimately responsible for your medical care. If your doctor is in private practice, his/her services provided to you while in the hospital will be billed separately.
Our St. Vincent nursing staff are at the center of your health care team and are committed to providing you with exceptional nursing care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your nurses carry out your physician's orders for medical treatment and respond to your needs.
Use the nurse call system in your room to contact the nurses' station. Please feel free to ask your nurse if you have questions about your care at St. Vincent. A representative from hospital administration is also available upon request 24 hours a day by calling the hospital operator (0) from the phone in your room.
St. Vincent plays an important role in educating physicians and specialists. As a teaching medical center, care may be given to you by resident chaplains, physicians, and medical or nursing students during your stay. St. Vincent provides advanced experience for graduate physicians who are pursuing specialty training.
Professionals in training are called residents and are always under supervision. A doctor may also be called an “intern” or “house physician.” Residents may participate in your care under the supervision of your own physician, who is the “attending physician.” The availability and thoughtful contributions of house physicians are considered a vital part of high-quality patient care.
Technologists & Other Experts
Along with nurses and physicians, your medical care rests in the hands of numerous health care specialists. These include technologists in radiology and other departments, medical technologists in the laboratory, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, chaplains, social workers, and many others who are available upon your request.
Numerous associates who are vital to the operation of St. Vincent Mercy provide support to the doctors and nurses. These include administrators, unit managers, clerical workers, food and nutrition services personnel, housekeepers, maintenance workers, security officers, and others. Together, they support your caregivers and help make your stay at St. Vincent as pleasant as possible.
Over 1,000 volunteers regularly give their time at St. Vincent facilities, providing many services to enhance patient comfort. Volunteers deliver mail and flowers, work in the gift shop, provide assistance to patients and their families, and perform many other duties in nearly every hospital department. These volunteers in red shirts or jackets give an important gift to St. Vincent patients and visitors—their compassion, time, and service.
If you have concerns regarding the care you receive from any member of our care team or other concerns about your hospital stay, please contact one of the following associates:
To reach the unit/department director or the practice facilitator, please ask your nurse. To contact the administrative representative, dial "0" for the operator.
St. Vincent recognizes outstanding job performance, conscientious service, cooperation with fellow associates, and adherence to the St. Vincent philosophy, mission, and values. Nomination forms for Service Excellence awards are available through your nurse.
Our case management social workers are here to help you or your loved ones find the services that may be needed after leaving the hospital. They will listen to your concerns and help create a plan to meet immediate and long-term needs.
They can help with referrals to such services as:
Whether you are currently healthy or facing a health challenge, it is important to consider what your wishes would be if you were unable to give direction to your medical caregivers because of unforeseen circumstances.
Regardless of the reason for your upcoming hospital stay, now is a good time to consider documenting your wishes so that family members will be confident making decisions on your behalf should it ever become necessary. Thinking about your preferences and discussing them with family and friends is important.
Documents called advance directives will make your wishes known to your physician. These documents state your choices for health care or appoint someone to make those choices for you if you are unable to do so.
If you already have advance directives, please bring a copy with you to the hospital at the time of your admission.
The Patient Self-Determination Act went into effect on Dec. 1, 1991. This act requires hospitals, nursing facilities and other health care organizations to inform patients about advance directives by giving them written information at the time they are admitted.
If the patient has executed such a document, the signed document will then become a part of the patient's medical file for that admission only.
For years, fewer than 10 percent of all Americans had executed an advance directive. However, with the new law, both the young and old are encouraged to put their health care wishes in writing while they are still healthy and able to make these decisions.
Three types of advance directives can be prepared at St. Vincent Mercy. Call Pastoral Care at 765-552-4622 for assistance.
A fourth type of advance directive is also an option but cannot be prepared at St. Vincent. Many people consult an attorney for the preparation of this document:
If you have questions or concerns regarding advance directives, we encourage you to talk with your physician and loved ones. Even if you have been admitted to St. Vincent previously, we will need a current copy of your advance directive. Situations and wishes change so the hospital cannot assume that advance directives are valid from one admission to another.
If you need additional information about how to execute an advance directive, please contact the Pastoral Care Department at 765-552-4622. After business hours, please ask your nurse to page the hospital chaplain.
Information on visiting hours:
Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The shop offers a wide selection of cards, candles, lotions, soaps, balloons, stuffed animals, candy, snacks, jewelry, purses and other gift items as well as seasonal items.
The hospital cafeteria is open from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Charlie & Barney’s
1904 South Anderson Street
Elwood, IN 46037
1501 SR 37 Cardinal Plaza
Elwood, IN 46037
Lincoln Square Restaurant
1514 N St. Rd 37
Elwood, IN 46037
7340 W SR 28
Elwood, IN 46037
Papa John’s Pizza
104 South Anderson Street
Elwood, IN 46037
1537 South A Street
Elwood, IN 46037
St. Vincent Mercy has a variety of on-site services for your convenience while you are a patient or visitor here, including access to WiFi.
Language assistance is provided upon request.