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.
Our mission and values establish the foundation and create the framework for the work we do. They express our priorities in what we will achieve, and how we will achieve them.
As a member of Ascension Health, St. Vincent Health is a part of the largest Catholic, mission-driven, not-for-profit health care system in the United States.
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.
This core value affirms that we demonstrate a special commitment to serving those who are physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially poor and vulnerable. We bring this to life by giving of ourselves generously and without hesitation. The following examples show how we exemplify this on a daily basis:
This core value affirms that each person has special value, unique talents and varied gifts. When we revere life, we act with deep respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life. The following behaviors and attitudes show how we attempt to do just that each and every day:
This core value suggests that our words and actions should be consistent with our values. In day-to-day terms, living with integrity may be recognized as how we:
This core value suggests that everyone within our organization is committed to the principles of performance improvements to foster a service culture. More specifically:
This core value affirms our commitment to seek new approaches to service and care; to willingly try new approaches with vitality, energy and enthusiasm. This value is exemplified when we:
This core value affirms the meaning of the work we do and the fact that our workplace is a community of persons who share and are committed to common vision - and depend on one another throughout the day to further our mission. Our ministry offers hope and joy to both giver and receiver and can be seen when we:
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital staff members follow a high standard of conduct as we work in a manner consistent with our mission, vision and values. This means we are honest and ethical in our individual and business practices, and that we strive to follow all laws and regulations that govern our healthcare ministry.
Should you see any of the following violations or suspected violations, please ask to speak with your nursing manager to report any concerns.
To recognize the rights and responsibilities of patients, which include neonate, child, adolescent and adults, including incapacitated adults, and to assist each patient in the exercise of his/her rights.
St. Vincent Mercy Hospital provides care consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and the philosophy and core values of Ascension Health. Supportive of these guidelines and principles, we offer to each patient a statement of their Rights and Responsibilities as a patient.
Your rights are to:
Physicians and the hospital staff recognize that for your healthcare to be effective, the patient, parents/guardian and healthcare team must work together for a common goal.
You will be expected, within the limits of your abilities, to assume a share of the responsibility of your healthcare.
Your responsibilities are to:
The above rights and responsibilities also apply to the guardian and/or parent of children and neonates, and incapacitated adults.
When issues related to the removal of life support systems arise for incapacitated adult, neonate, child or adolescent, the family and/or guardian must be informed of the availability of the Ethics Committee on a consultation basis to assist them in discussing their situation prior to making a decision. Any individual may contact the Ethics Committee by referring their concern to their supervisor, any physician, or the case manager, who will notify the Director of Nursing and the Administrator, who will determine the next course of action to deal with the concern.
The Joint Commission conducts an accreditation survey of St. Vincent Mercy Hospital on an unannounced basis.
The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the organization’s compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. The survey results are used to determine whether, and the conditions under which, accreditation should be awarded to the organization.
Joint Commission standards deal with organizational quality of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided.
If members of the public have any quality of care or safety concerns about our hospital, the Joint Commission encourages you to bring your complaint first to the attention of St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. If this does not lead to resolution, submit your concern to The Joint Commission for review.
If you have questions about how to file your complaint, you may
contact The Joint Commission at this toll free U.S. telephone number,
8:30 to 5 p.m., Central Time, weekdays.
Office of Quality Monitoring
Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Francis “Cheech” Albarano was recently named critical access hospital administrator for St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.
Mr. Albarano initiated his career as a planning analyst in Pittsburgh, working for the Forbes Health System where he subsequently became the associate executive director of the system’s flagship hospital.
He later joined the management group for the Hospital Corporation of America, which evolved into the Quorum Health Resources Hospital Management Service. During his tenure with HCA/Quorum, Mr. Albarano was the chief executive officer for hospitals located in Kingstree, South Carolina; Spruce Pine, North Carolina; and most recently in Washington Court House, Ohio.
Mr. Albarano graduated from Penn Sate University and completed graduate studies in Hospital Administration at the University of Florida.