Natural disasters, widespread
hunger, epidemics and disease are unfortunate byproducts of the world in which
we live. The Physician Outreach Network, under the leadership of Dr. Maurice
seeks to serve the needs of individuals affected by these tragedies.
Other goals and objectives include:
Current Mission Trip Opportunities►St.Vincent Health receives the Ascension Health Mission and Values Award►
- Foster spiritual growth and fulfillment through service to the poor, oppressed and voiceless
- Increase awareness and integration of service opportunities
- Encourage a culture where physicians are generous of time, talent and treasure
- Glorify God in the work we do
2015 Family Medicine Global Health Conference Recap
Participants in the Fourth Annual St.Vincent Family Medicine Global Health Conference were given the most recent evidence into the research in environmental enteropathy by pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Sean Moore from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Louis Winternheimer, St.Vincent Family Medicine graduate and current medical director at Raphael Health Center in Indianapolis, shared many of his experiences and joys in caring for urban underserved populations in Chicago and Indianapolis, and encouraged attendees to practice “Professional Closeness.”
Finally, Dr. Michael Berend of the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement recounted his experiences and best practices in performing joint replacement in low resource countries and training local physicians in the skill and aftercare through their group, Operation Walk.
This year we were able to offer a live videostream to those interested, but who could not attend. We intend to use the same technology for our upcoming conferences. Archived video recordings of the presentations are available at www.stvincent.org/outreach.
Dates of our upcoming events (all events to be held in Cooling Auditorium):
St.Vincent Family Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, July 9, 12:15-1:15 pm. Dr. Robert Einterz, IU Center for Global Health
Thursday, November 12, 12:15-1:15 pm. Susan Huber, senior vice president, Global Mission, Governance and Sponsor Relations, Ascension Health
Fifth Annual St.Vincent Family Medicine Grand Rounds
Friday, March 4, 2016, 12:30-5 pm