Nursing Annual Report
"How We Show"
Outcomes management has become a vital component to the success of any healthcare organization. As consumers of health care, the public expects to receive the highest quality, technologically advanced health care available in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. St.Vincent nurses provide competent, individualized, evidence based care in an environment influenced by Core Values and guided by the true mission of the hospital.
Using an interdisciplinary approach to develop individualized plans of care for each patient not only impacts their length of stay but the achievement of optimal health care goals as well. Supporting the concept of continuity of care, St.Vincent provides information of available resources in the hospital, through outpatient services and in the community. These resources may be vital for the success of the patient’s recovery or overall health status.
Through the Ascension Health Call to Action, St.Vincent espouses health care that leaves no one behind. Nurses are integral to the successful delivery of health care in our community. Continually focusing on quality improvement initiatives to provide the highest quality of care, requires monitoring benchmarks for nurse sensitive outcomes. Patient safety is a priority. Through shared governance, nurses have a voice in making recommendations for effectively and efficiently using the available capital to best serve the patient and their family.
Nursing at a Higher Level encourages professional growth and contributes to the provision of high quality care. When patients are asked about their experience at St.Vincent Hospital, our hope is that, with confidence and conviction, they can say that they experienced nursing at a higher level.
Awards & Achievements
Becker’s Hospital Review Top 50
“Becker's Hospital Review has named the 50 best hospitals in America, which cover a wide spectrum from well-known academic medical centers to less widely recognized community hospitals that have reached greatness. Each of these organizations has put patients' needs first, driven a variety of innovations and helped to set the bar for high-quality care. Each hospital has an impressive list of achievements and a story to tell. Here are the hospitals, in alphabetical order.”
Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals“Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals research uses public data sources to help hospital and health system leaders gain an objective comparison of their performance to similar hospitals, and develop a carefully balanced plan to reach for excellence.”
HealthGrades“HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades’ online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 100 million consumers annually to make informed health care decisions. Founded in 1999, the firm is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has over 250 employees.
HealthGrades is the best (and most trusted) way to find and create a relationship with a provider because:
- HealthGrades is a recognized expert in measuring health care quality
- HealthGrades enables patients to search, evaluate, compare and select a physician matched to their specific needs
- HealthGrades not only facilitates the appointment, but also connects patients to the information they need to make informed health care decisions.”
St.Vincent Indianapolis has 11 HealthGrades awards including Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 2012 and Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ 2011.
Healthgrades.com Hospital Awards
The Joint Commission“Joint Commission accredited organizations can also earn certification for programs devoted to chronic diseases and conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and heart failure. Providers of health care staffing services can also earn Joint Commission certification. “
The Gold Seal of ApprovalAdvanced Certification in:
- Stroke (Primary Stroke Center)
- Ventricular Assist Device
- Heart Failure
- High Risk Obstetrics
- Joint Replacement - Hip
- Joint Replacement - Knee
- Spine Injury
The Medal of Honor for Organ Donation
ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
Walls of Distinction Honor Nurses
Walls of Distinction, a project led by Nursing Shared Governance, are found across the St.Vincent Indianapolis campus. The substantial wall displays celebrate the accomplishments of nursing associates, including those who have more than five years of service, professional nursing certifications, and nominations for the Professional Nursing Recognition Award. St.Vincent is proud to recognize the caliber of its nurses.