Take a moment to think about what you want in a hospital health system. What qualities define a truly great hospital system? The ability to heal? Certainly. Vital experience, knowledge, and skill? Yes. The latest technology? Yes, again.
But what's missing from this list? We think it's a focus on caring for the whole person. At St. Vincent Health, we treat healing as more than just a job. For us, it's really a calling. We believe it's our duty and privilege to take care of our patients and their families in body, mind, and spirit.
So, when it comes to caring, at St. Vincent Health, we do everything we can to help you stay healthy-and that includes looking after your emotional and spiritual well-being because we believe your ability to be well depends on this kind of complete care. When you choose us as your healthcare provider you get a team of committed doctors, nurses, technicians, and staff dedicated to getting you back to your life stronger and all the more resilient for having spent time with us.
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St. Vincent is proud to congratulate the St. Vincent physicians who have been named Top Doctors by Indianapolis Monthly. While St. Vincent has always considered its entire medical staff to be among the best of Indiana’s physicians, this annual recognition by Indianapolis Monthly places these physicians in a truly elite group.
What makes our physicians so special among our patients, family members and associates is the combined experience of the care team that works with them every day of the year.
The healing touch of our physicians is complemented by the thousands of nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, chaplains and highly skilled associates who make up our Spirit of Caring and are devoted to treating the whole patient—body, mind and spirit.
Wherever you read about our St. Vincent physicians, you can be assured that the health, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family are given the highest priority during their stay.
St. Vincent develops and supports programs in each of its communities to improve health status and quality of life. Some of these programs impact health directly, such as providing a community health screening, while others affect health indirectly by improving quality of life. Housing, education, employment, and the environment are just some of the community issues that impact the quality of life within the community and ultimately, the health status of residents.
St. Vincent Health sponsors community programs in four key focus areas.
Access—Providing affordable and efficient health care to those without the resources needed to easily navigate the health care system
Advocacy—Speaking for and acting on behalf of the vulnerable to create policies and programs that improve daily life
Health Promotion—Providing education and health screenings to improve lifestyle choices and promote early detection and treatment of health concerns
Community Building—Addressing a full range of quality of life issues in partnership with community organizations to improve health status and lives
These programs are not sponsored by a single department or division, but engage St. Vincent associates, clinicians, programs and health ministries throughout the St. Vincent Health system. Associates are also encouraged to produce meaningful improvement in the community by partnering with other organizations.
The St. Vincent Health mission is to provide high quality, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. This mission drives and informs the way each St. Vincent ministry contributes to its community.
As a non-profit hospital system, St. Vincent Health recognizes an obligation to measure, track and report on the level of that community benefit investment in each community served.
Community benefit investment includes not only the programs and services described in Community Connections, but also the millions of dollars in free or reduced-cost health care St. Vincent Health provides annually to the poor, vulnerable, uninsured or underinsured in each community.
The St. Vincent Health annual Community Benefit Report documents for state and local government, each St. Vincent community and our own associates the financial investment St. Vincent Health has made in each community, through programs and events, through traditional charity care and through shortfalls resulting from participation in public programs such as Medicaid. In reporting this investment, St. Vincent Health follows the policies of the Catholic Healthcare Association.
In addition to documenting the financial commitment to community benefit by location, the report offers a snapshot of key programs and events offered in that year and shares some of the underlying personal stories that reflect the importance of this investment.
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Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
Going to the hospital can often cause one concern as well as disrupt normal activities of your life. Some people are often able to use their thoughts, feelings, beliefs and relationships as resources for coping and healing, and can even grow spiritually stronger through the experience. However, most people could use extra spiritual and emotional support to assist them through this event in their lives.
It is common for patients to feel anxious, fearful, powerless, loss of control, and distant from their loved ones or their God. It can often be a time when one‘s spiritual beliefs intersect with the reality of their lives and one may often experience spiritual distress in the midst of their illness.
Many hospitals and health systems feature a listing of various awards and recognition. What’s typically missing, however, is the kind of meaningful context you use to interpret those listings. When we receive an award or some special recognition we’ll help you understand what it means—not only for us, but, most importantly, for you.
The Women’s Center at St. Vincent Anderson was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) (2013). The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
St. Vincent Carmel was recognized as an Emergency Center of Excellence (2012). Eligibility for the Emergency Center of Excellence is based on the results of more than 100 key performance indicators linked to seven Pillars of Excellence (Safety, Satisfaction, Space, Staff, Support, Systems and Solvency).
St. Vincent Fishers is the first and only hospital in Indiana to pursue LEED-for-Healthcare designation from the US Green Building Council. A LEED-certified healthcare facility means that the hospital followed rigorous guidelines in constructing and maintaining the building with regards to energy and acoustic control, as well as materials selected with fewer chemicals, giving everyone who visits the hospital greater respiratory health.
St. Vincent Fishers Hospital was honored as a PRC National Excellence in Healthcare and received a 5-Star Award for Overall Quality of Care for Emergency Department Services (2012 – 2013) and Outpatient Services (2013). This means that the services scored at or above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction from consumers who were surveyed by Professional Research Consultants to obtain confidential perceptions and opinions of these services. Outpatient services include: outpatient general medicine, outpatient imaging, outpatient obstetrics, outpatient rehabilitation, outpatient surgery and the sleep center.
Becker’s Hospital Review recognized St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in their list of “56 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know” (2013). The list highlighted top-performing physician-owned hospitals throughout the United States. Becker’s Hospital Review selected the health providers based on clinical accolades, quality care, patient satisfaction rankings and other criteria.
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana received the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award (2012). The award recognizes the faith-based hospital’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients.
St. Vincent is one of 100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic and Women’s Health Programs (2014). - Hospitals on the list offer exceptional orthopedic departments that include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, advance cutting-edge orthopedic research, and treat professional athletes.
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Selected as the Most Preferred by Consumers for 18 Consecutive Years (2014). - In the Midwest, only six hospitals have won this award for 18 years; and nationwide, only 37 hospitals of nearly 3,200 mentioned by name have won this award for all 18 years.
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital was named to the list of "100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review (2013, 2014). Hospitals were selected based on nominations, clinical accolades, quality care and other spine and neurosurgical proficiencies.
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital was named a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital (2012). St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital was the only Indiana hospital on the list. The Top Hospital designation is the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country, selected from nearly 1,200 hospitals that voluntarily and publicly report performance in three critical areas: how patients fare; resources used to care for patients; and management practices that promote safety and quality.
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc. which includes St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent, St. Vincent Stress Center, St. Vincent Hospice, St. Vincent Home Care and St. Vincent Fishers Hospital achieved Magnet® recognition (2012). Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met.
Becker's Hospital Review named St. Vincent Women's Hospital to the list of "100 Hospitals with great Women's Health Programs" (2012). The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selects hospitals based on clinical accolades, quality care and women's health proficiencies and awards.
High quality medical care is the foundation on which all our practices are built. In some instances, though, one of our areas of medical focus exceeds even those elevated standards leading to special designation within our hospital system.
These St. Vincent Centers of Excellence stand out for their individual histories of success, commitment to the most innovative and effective treatments, and their relentless pursuit of the finest possible care for a diverse range of medical conditions and needs.
Specialized clinical teams and focused care combine with leading-edge technology to build a proven record in successful outcomes. Visit St. Vincent Orthopedic Center
Heart care programs and services built around world-class facilities and second-to-none technology-all overseen by some of the leading heart specialists in the world. Visit St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
Partnering with four Indianapolis-area neurological-specialty medical groups, the multi-disciplinary team at St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute offers you the best care available for treating disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. Visit St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute
Groundbreaking, evidence-based cancer treatment with an extraordinary level of personalized care in an exceptional healing environment. Visit St. Vincent Cancer Care
Dedicated to providing the best, most comprehensive care from doctors and nurses who understand the needs of children. Advanced pediatric services, state-of-the-art facilities-including the only pediatric emergency department in north Indianapolis-and friendly atmosphere are our hallmark. Visit Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent
Highly experienced, caring professionals offer individualized, confidential mental and behavioral health treatment in a warm, supportive environment. Our proven clinical excellence can help resolve a range of problems, like depression and anxiety, alcohol and drug issues, or other family concerns. Visit St. Vincent Stress Center
Dedicated to providing the highest level of specialized and comprehensive medical care exclusively for women through every stage of life. St. Vincent Women's is also the only hospital in Indiana with the highest level of obstetric and newborn intensive care including a state-of-the-art NICU in a single location. Visit St. Vincent Women's
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and words.
The St. Vincent Medical Group is a leading model for physician integration by developing innovative and trusted partnerships across the state of Indiana. St. Vincent Medical Group will transform healthcare and be nationally recognized for its person centered, physician-led, technologically advanced network that provides high quality, full integrated care at the lowest cost.
Ascension Health Ministries share a common vision and are called to act upon the following ideas and beliefs:
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Our physicians are recognized internationally for research and development, and have been published in medicine's most prestigious journals. They presently participate in many research projects that include clinical pharmacology, cardiac devices, laser studies, gene therapy, as well as investigational ablation procedures. These treatment options are available to our patients.
St. Vincent Medical Group has an extensive research area that is involved in numerous studies. These studies involve new technologies resulting from internationally recognized research initiatives.
As a result of our research efforts, our physicians have assisted in the development of new devices for treatment of coronary artery disease and have access to the most up-to-date pharmaceutical and medical device technologies available.
Through St. Vincent Medical Group’s involvement in clinical trials, patients may have access to and benefit from investigational treatments in such cardiac specialties as clinical cardiology, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular disease. This investigational treatment is conducted under the close supervision of the physician and research coordinator, providing an additional level of care to our patients.
For more information, please contact Andy Scroggs, Director of Research at 317-338-9380 or email@example.com.