Health awareness and prevention are core to the community outreach of the hospital. Our commitment to caring is infused in community-related activities, including programs that are educational, informative, and make a positive impact on area residents. Some of these programs impact health directly while others affect health indirectly by improving quality of life.
St. Vincent Clay participates in health awareness programs through the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and Susan G. Komen Foundation. The hospital also serves as a clinical site for both Indiana State University College of Nursing and IVY Tech.
Our community events and programs are divided into these key areas:
Programs we participate in are not sponsored by a single department or division, but engage St. Vincent Clay associates and clinicians.
A hospital visit can be especially traumatic for a child who has no previous experience with the hospital, sometimes fueling a lifetime of health care fear and avoidance. At St. Vincent Clay, educational tours are given to over 300 kindergarteners each year to help children develop healthy attitudes about health care.
The tour gives children an up close and personal look at laboratory, radiology, emergency department and dietary services
In the laboratory, the children get to see cultures under a microscope
The tour ensures that children will feel more at ease in the hospital environment whether as a visitor or patient and avoid the anxiety and fear that can interfere with healing and recovery.
St. Vincent Clay is proud to join the YMCA of Clay County in a partnership focused on building healthy spirits, minds and bodies to create a stronger community.
To touch children's lives, helping to create a strong foundation and teach key values that they will carry throughout their lives.
With financial support from St. Vincent Clay Hospital, and in conjunction with the “Strong Kids Campaign,” the YMCA ensures all children, even those children unable to pay, can participate in its programs.
Children from ages 6-13 are offered an opportunity to attend such programs as the YMCA Summer Day Camp. During the summer, more than 150 children enjoy the summer day camp and are able to participate in activities including:
Many free and discounted tests are offered, including:
Thursday, September 28th
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Clay
Join us as we celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent dePaul by bringing a donation to our Blessing Box and receive a complimentary hot dog, chips, and drink.
Located in front of the hospital, the Blessing Box will contain donated non-perishable and hygiene items and will support the network of blessing boxes in Clay County. Your generous donation will help ensure that all families in our community have what they need.