St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital in Howard County, IN, is a comprehensive network of healthcare services and features many specialized medical services and resources typically found in larger metropolitan areas. General surgical inpatient and outpatient laparoscopic procedures, as well as, minimally invasive procedures (such as biopsies and myelograms) are done at our hospital. The Joint Success Program is an example of our personalized approach to orthopedic surgery and recovery. St. Vincent Kokomo offers a maternity services program for women and families seeking a personalized birth experience. Our diagnostic medical imaging services include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, x-ray, fluoroscopy, DEXA, digital mammography, and breast biopsy.
St. Vincent Kokomo is the only hospital in the region with a state-of-the-art 256-slice CT scanner. The astonishingly clear images support physicians in making a more accurate diagnosis, and patients benefit from the low dose technology and faster, more comfortable exams. Other onsite services include an acute rehabilitation inpatient unit, a clinical lab, rehabilitative services (PT, OT, speech and audiology), respiratory therapy (PFT, COPD, Asthma, pulmonary rehab, Break the Habit smoking cessation) and a Wound Healing Center.
There are also specialty medical offices at St. Vincent Kokomo: Heart Care Clinic, Cancer Center, Infusion Center for blood disorders, Sleep Center for sleep disorders and the Higgins Center for Women’s Wellness, as well as, a walk-in Sports Injury Clinic for acute sports injuries. Many types of screening tests are offered: heart scan, tri-vascular screening and ultrasound tests. The Family Medicine physicians and Pediatricians are part of the St. Vincent Medical Group at Kokomo.
St. Vincent Kokomo focuses on providing residents in Howard County and surrounding counties, a holistic approach to health -- healing body, mind and spirit -- with many types of community outreach programs, including infant CPR training. St. Vincent Kokomo is one of three hospitals in Howard and Tipton counties that participate in the Partners for a Healthier Community. The goal is to make those in the community more knowledgeable and accountable for their health and help our residents achieve a higher quality of life through counseling and education. Diabetes, generic antibiotics, asthma, nutrition and physical activity are some of the education themes at health fairs and community events.
Acute Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) offers an inpatient rehab facility within the safety and convenience of our hospital setting. Medical care is continued by our medical director, Dr. Keith Ennis, who sees patients 5 days/week, with access to a physician within the facility 24/7. ARU’s team of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language therapists care for, treat, and strengthen patients from a wide variety of conditions including: neurologic illnesses, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal surgeries, trauma, head injuries, amputations, orthopedic issues, and extended hospital stays from any serious illness.
Cancer Center coordinates the diagnostic testing, as well as, provides cancer treatments under the direction of the resident medical oncologists and radiation oncologists. Services include chemotherapy and radiation therapies for breast, lung, prostate cancer and other cancers in the body. Special cancer support services help our patients and families manage side effects and the changes that come with being a cancer survivor.
Our Cardiology Department offers a variety of diagnostic cardiology procedures to determine underlying cause of heart disease. Onsite tests include nuclear stress test, stress echo, holter monitors-event recorders and Echo 2D.
Cardiac and Respiratory Rehab experts focus on sharing essential heart and lung health education along with a personalized exercise prescription.
Clinic of Hope for adults (ages18 – 64) is for those who have low or no income; have no form of health insurance; do not have a doctor they see on a regular basis; and meet financial criteria. For an appointment call the Clinic for Hope at 765-457-HOPE (4673)
Diabetes Care includes nutritional support and education provided by a registered dietitian and nurse educators.
St. Vincent Kokomo At Home provides skilled nursing home care and support.
Maternity Services is a personalized plan that coordinates care with your OB/GYN and prepares for the birth of your child. Services can include prenatal care and classes, nutritional counseling, smoking cessation Break the Habit, and a plan for your labor and delivery experience.
Prenatal care is provided by the St. Vincent Medical Group: Dr. Hoover, Dr Chimhanda, and Dr. Redmon.
We offer a New Mom’s Support Group. It is facilitated by a lactation consultant and is available to assist in breastfeeding issues, but is also open to all moms regardless of feeding type. The support group meets on Wednesdays from 10-11am at 615 St. Joseph Dr., Kokomo, IN 46901. For more information call 765-456-5655.
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) affect some women in the weeks and months following labor and delivery. To learn more, call the St. Vincent Trinity Assessment Center at 765-456-5830, located at 1907 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901. A PMAD 1-1 consulting and support group is available.
Pastoral Care at Kokomo has several chaplains available to the patient and family. There are many levels of spiritual care offered, as well as, a chapel and prayer garden, and support with advanced directives and ethical issues.
St. Vincent Kokomo Physical and Sports Therapy has experienced therapists that can evaluate and treat a wide variety of conditions including general rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment, neurological rehabilitation and orthopedic issues including rehabilitation after joint replacement. Occupational therapy, pediatric rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and women’s health rehabilitation are also available (three locations in Kokomo and Peru). Physical and Sports Therapy can also provide a musculoskeletal analysis for athletes. For example, golfers will be evaluated and weaknesses in strength, stability, flexibility identified as it pertains to the golf swing. Recommendations are then made to help correct the imbalances. For more information call 765-236-8500.
Rural and Urban Access to Health --The Kokomo Hospital Health Access coordinator connects uninsured/underserved individuals and families with low cost/no cost health services including primary health care and preventative health tests. For more information call 765-456-5361 or refer to the Healthy Indiana Plan
Sleep Disorder Center is for adults and children with sleeping or awake disorders. Are you spending nights restless and awake? Feeling drowsy, stressed or a little more irritable than usual? Though life may bring periods of less-than-perfect rest to all of us, a chronic sleep problem is not normal. All of our sleep studies are evaluated by a board certified sleep specialist. This center offers many types of educational resources and treatments. It is the only locally certified sleep center for children ages 3 and older, as well as, adults.
Surgery Department has created a family environment that offers individualized specialty care to our patients and their families. We educate our patients and families on all aspects of their surgical experience and provide pre-operative screening, in-depth anesthesia involvement and pain management within your care. Our Joint Success Program provides a comprehensive team approach to joint replacement that starts from day of scheduling through your recovery phase. The surgical team is highly skilled in inpatient and outpatient laparoscopic, general, orthopedic and minimally invasive procedures at St. Vincent Kokomo.
St. Vincent Kokomo Trinity House provides behavioral health assessments and treatment for psychiatric, emotional, and chemical abuse or dependence problems. This center is available from children through older adults. Families will also find helpful resources and services as your loved one takes the first steps to recovery. We offer confidential treatment options available in a variety of settings to meet individual needs. Outpatient and inpatient services are available, with access to emergency crisis services 24 hours a day. For emergency crisis assistance, call anytime, 765-456-5900 or 1-800-638-7844.
Higgin’s Center for Women’s Wellness believes each woman is unique and special and deserves to feel good. Designed with women in mind, there's a feeling that is truly feminine, reflected in the beautiful, calm decor and the assurance and care of our staff. At this women’s health center we provide same-day results for diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasound and also coordinate breast biopsies and stereotactic biopsy if indicated. DEXA bone density tests are available and screen for osteoporosis. The center also has many types of health resources.