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St. Vincent announces Level 1 trauma status for Indianapolis north side hospital – St. Vincent Indianapolis

WTHR 13, FOX 59, CBS 4, WRTV 6, WISH 8, The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Business Journal, The Journal Courier, Inside INdiana Business

St Vincent announced Wednesday that its main hospital on W. 86th St. received the official accreditation as a Level I adult trauma center. Jonathan Nalli, CEO St. Vincent, Indiana made the announcement in a morning press conference. This is the third hospital to earn this distinction in central Indiana. Eskenazi Health and IU Health Methodist Hospital are also Level I trauma centers for adults. St. Vincent has been working to earn this certification for the past three years and hired former Wishard Trauma surgeon Dr. Lewis Jacobson to head up the program.

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Check Up 13: Show Your Heart Some TLC with a HeartScan – St. Vincent

WTHR

According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, someone in the U.S. suffers a coronary event every 34 seconds and each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event. Because heart disease often strikes without warning or symptoms, many people do not know they are at risk until it is too late. St. Vincent is offering a $49 HeartScan.

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“Good Luck, Peyton!” from Patients at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent

The Indianapolis Star, WRTV 6, CBS 4, FOX 59, WTHR 13

Patients and associates at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital crafted cards and letters wishing Peyton Manning “Good luck!” in advance of his appearance – and victory – in Super Bowl 50. St. Vincent CEO Jonathan Nalli discusses how Peyton’s relationship with St. Vincent is stronger than ever.

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Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Cheer on #18 in Super Bowl 50 – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent

WTHR 13, FOX 59, CBS 4, WISH 8

It probably should come as no surprise that everyone at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital was cheering on number 18 in Super Bowl 50. Patients, families and St. Vincent physicians and associates came together Sunday for a watch party to root Peyton Manning to another Super Bowl victory. Pediatric Intensive Care manager Shelly Schenk discusses Manning’s impact on the hospital and deep involvement with the patient experience there.

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Rooting for a fairy tale finish for Peyton Manning – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent

The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Business Journal, The Journal Courier, News and Tribune, Patheos Blog

Who are you rooting for in Super Bowl 50? For many sports fans, the answer is obvious. Peyton Manning is beloved nationally, a result of his excellence on the football field and his omnipresence on television commercials. But here in Indianapolis, it goes deeper than that –as evidenced by Manning’s commitment to the patients of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel writes, “Peyton Manning doesn’t just put his name on that hospital. He steps into the huddle and orchestrates it.”

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Stranger saves young women from vicious dog attack – St. Vincent

WTHR 13

A spontaneous decision to go for a run put two girls directly in the path of four aggressive dogs in rural Carroll County. Rebekah Forgey took a STAT flight helicopter to St. Vincent after she and cousin Isabella George were attacked by four pit bulls. A trauma team of nearly 30 people with multidisciplinary specialists worked through the night to stop Rebekah’s bleeding and reconstruct her entire lower leg. Dr. Robert Paul, a plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon at St. Vincent, discusses how the stranger who stopped to help the women saved their lives.

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Retirements, aging population cause nursing shortage – St. Vincent

The Indianapolis Business Journal

Facing a surge of retiring nurses and a growing number of patients, Indiana hospitals are scrambling to fill thousands of nursing positions, raising questions about whether they will be able to keep operations fully staffed. Cindy Adams, chief nursing executive at St. Vincent, discussed how St. Vincent is addressing the shortage by setting up a regional training center, with a goal of getting new hires up to speed faster and more efficiently.

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Expanded Medicaid coverage means more access to care, providers say – St. Vincent Dunn

The Reporter-Times, The News Sentinel, The Bedford Times-Mail

It’s too early to know how much Indiana’s expansion of Medicaid has helped the bottom line for hospitals by reducing the number of uninsured patients. But one thing is clear: More Hoosiers have better access to care they can afford, and that means better health outcomes. “What we’re seeing is more patients seeking care,” said Matt Balla, CEO of St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. “Before, patients would say, ‘I don’t have insurance, so I’m not going to have the X-ray.’ Now when they say, ‘I don’t have insurance,’ we help them sign up for coverage, and by doing that, they feel empowered to take care of their health.”

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Innovation in Heart Care – St. Vincent Heart Center, St. Vincent Medical Group

The Indianapolis Business Journal

In observance of American Heart Month, Dr. James Hermiller writes a piece in The Indianapolis Business Journal on the promise of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a new and innovative valve replacement technology.

2016 Forty Under 40: Erica L. Wehrmeister – St. Vincent Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Business Journal

In just over a year, St. Vincent Indianapolis Chief Operating Officer Erica Wehrmeister, has been credited with transformative changes across St. Vincent Indianapolis’ five hospitals, including expanding critical care transport capabilities and working with air and ground transport partner PHI to acquire the necessary technology to fly ill newborns from throughout the state, taking steps toward making St. Vincent a Level I Adult Trauma Center, and increasing the hospital’s transplant services. For these reasons and more, Erica has been named one of Indy’s “Forty Under 40.”

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Donation helps buy AED’s for Fishers parks – St. Vincent Fishers

WISH 8

If someone goes into cardiac arrest at a park in town, an AED will soon be there to save their life. Thanks to a donation from St. Vincent Fishers, the devices will soon be at 11 parks across town giving people the means to shock someone back to life.

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St. Vincent Fishers opens infusion center – St. Vincent Fishers

Current in Fishers

St. Vincent Fishers recently opened a new Infusion Center, a facility offering infusion services in a state-of-the-art, patient-centered environment. The Infusion Center aims to provide Fishers-area patients with access to comprehensive, high-quality care that’s closer to home.

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Dangerously cold temperatures causing health concerns for Hoosiers – St. Vincent Fishers

FOX 59

Temperatures keep on dropping across central Indiana and we are all feeling the effects of the icy wintry weather that can be hazardous to the body. The winter weather can also freeze the skin and tissue, causing frostbite. Dr. Bart Brown of St. Vincent Fishers offers tips for preventing frostbite and other winter-weather injuries.

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Carmel mom a winner in the Real Women. Real Change. campaign – St. Vincent Carmel

Current in Carmel

A Carmel woman at St. Vincent Carmel associate has been selected to represent the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign in 2016 through the “Real Women. Real Change.” program. She and eight other finalists have lost a combined 400 pounds and are using their stories to encourage other women to make healthy lifestyle changes. Kim Keck heard about the AHA campaign through St. Vincent in Carmel, where she works as a solutions development analyst. She’s started healthy habits – like walking around the office atrium – to incorporate exercise into her daily routine.

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Construction Begins on St. Vincent Center – St. Vincent Sports Performance

Inside Indiana Business

The Indiana Pacers say construction has officially begun on the $50 million St. Vincent Center. The 130,000 square-foot building will include Pacers' training space and medical facilities for the team and public. The medical facility will include primary care, cardiovascular and sports performance services.

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Employers, Interns Honored For 'IMPACT' – St. Vincent Carmel, St. Vincent Fishers

Inside Indiana Business, Hendricks County Flyer

Hundreds of business and community leaders from throughout the state gathered Wednesday in Indianapolis to honor interns, employers and career development professionals. St. Vincent Carmel and St. Vincent Fishers were honored as Employers of the Year in the Nonprofit category.

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Leadership Kokomo announces Class of 2016 – St. Vincent Kokomo

The Kokomo Herald

Twenty-two members of the Kokomo community have been named to Leadership Kokomo’s Class of 2016. Representing industry, higher education, city government, healthcare, ministry and the non-profit sector, the 22 make up the 34th edition of the annual leadership development program. Among them is Rita McCloskey Payne of St. Vincent Kokomo.

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Mom-to-be urging others to cancel travel over Zika virus risk – St. Vincent Women’s

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As awareness about where the Zika virus spreads, doctors are encouraging pregnant women to reconsider their travel plans. Dr. Christopher Mernitz of St. Vincent Women's comments on the risk that traveling abroad can pose to pregnant women.

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Preventing Foodborne Illness- St. Vincent Women’s

FOX 59

What are the top foods most likely to give you food poisoning? St. Vincent dietician Anna Busenburg discusses which foods you should be wary of and provides tips for preventing foodborne illness.

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Chipotle closes to retrain employees following E. coli outbreak – St. Vincent

WISH 8

This week, Chipotle closed all of its U.S. locations so all of its employees could undergo food safety training after about 500 people were sickened this year and last by the norovirus, salmonella and E. coli. all linked to the restaurant. Dr. Mark Bochan, director of infectious disease, St. Vincent, commented on the outbreaks at the restaurant chain and the potential causes of food-borne illnesses.

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