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:
As a member of St. Vincent Health, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has further defined its mission and vision as follows:
The mission of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is to apply exceptional medical skills, advanced technologies and dedicated service to meet and exceed the needs of all who are affected by heart and vascular disease.
By living our values of Holistic Care, Excellence, Advocacy, Respect and Teamwork, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana will be the hospital of choice for those with heart and vascular disease. By creating a dynamic culture reflecting these values, St. Vincent Heart Center will be the employer of choice for healthcare professionals and hospital support staff. By incorporating innovation and creativity to continuously improve cost effective guest outcomes, St. Vincent Heart Center will be the partner of choice for businesses and insurers throughout the Midwest.
The heart symbolizes the hearts that our guests entrust to us, the caring hands that mend those hearts and the five core values:
Our 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.
Ask to speak with your nursing manager to report any concerns should you see any of the following violations or suspected violations:
Truven Health Analytics has once again designated St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana as one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. As a leading provider of cost-saving healthcare solutions, Truven Health Analytics ranked St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals based on factors including mortality rate, 30-day readmission rate, rate of complications, average cost and length of stay. It’s the fifth time St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has been recognized with this award.
The St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center® by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for delivering quality cardiac care. Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications for certain cardiac procedures as compared with their peers. Criteria for Blue Distinction Centers is based on objective, transparent benchmarks that have been developed with input from the medical community.
The American Heart Association has recognized the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana 86th Street campus with their Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Award. This award recognizes our ministry for achieving 85 percent or higher composite adherence to all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referral Center Performance Achievement indicators for a consecutive 12-month interval, and 75 percent or higher compliance on all Mission: Lifeline STEMI Referral Center quality measures to improve the quality care for STEMI patients.
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana was the first hospital in the state to receive the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines—Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) Gold Performance Achievement Award in December 2007. The award recognizes St. Vincent’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that improves treatment for patients with coronary artery disease, with 24 consecutive months of at least 85% of eligible coronary patients discharged following AHA treatment guidelines. Prior to winning the Gold Performance Achievement Award, St. Vincent received the Bronze Performance Achievement Award for compliance with guidelines over a 90-day period; and the Silver Performance Achievement award for meeting the same criteria for 12 consecutive months.
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana received the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cardiac Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades, America's leading healthcare ratings company, as well as the Coronary Interventions Excellence Award (2008 – 2012). St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has also been ranked #1 in Indiana for Cardiology Services for 8 Years in a Row (2006-2013) and #1 in Indiana for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 7 Years in a Row (2006-2012).
Thomson Reuters has recognized the 86th Street and 106th and North Meridian Street campuses of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in with the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award for 2012. The study identified 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes. St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is the only hospital in Indiana recognized with this award.
In 2010, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 106th Street was recognized with the Press Ganey Summit® award for being a top performing facility that continues to "sustain the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years."
For over 25 years, Press Ganey has been a recognized leader in improving outcomes for more than 10,000 health care organizations throughout the U.S. Each year, Press Ganey recognizes health organizations that have ranked in the 95th percentile or above in the Press Ganey database for a minimum of three consecutive years, while also demonstrating a dedication to excellence in quality of care and patient satisfaction.
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana has received the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center designation in recognition of quality care. The UnitedHealth Premium designation means that our patients can depend on St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana for conscientious, reliable cardiac care.
UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes, and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need cardiac care.
When you choose St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana as your heart care provider, you’re also choosing a top-flight team of affiliated programs and partners dedicated to delivering the best heart care in Indiana, period.
St. Vincent Medical Group is one of the largest cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgical practices in the United States. As one of the nation’s leading centers for cardiothoracic and vascular care — performing more than 34,000 procedures annually — St. Vincent Medical Group is dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate care to patients with disorders of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. And St. Vincent Medical Group surgeons possess the experience, expertise and qualities of caring to offer patients the greatest success to maintain or restore their cardiovascular health.
Many of St. Vincent Medical Group's procedures over the last four decades have been groundbreaking, with its surgeons performing more robotic cardiac and thoracic procedures than any program in the state. St. Vincent Medical Group’s innovative and skilled surgeons utilize sophisticated, continuously advancing technology.
St. Vincent Medical Group is one of the largest cardiothoracic and vascular surgical groups in United States with 27 physicians. The team includes 10 cardiothoracic surgeons, two thoracic surgeons, one pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, 12 vascular surgeons, and two vascular interventional radiologists.
For more information, please call 1-800-821-6359 or find out more via St. Vincent Medical Group.
Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the #1 cause of death among American women. It currently claims nearly 500,000 women’s lives each year. That’s more than the next seven causes of death combined, and nearly twice as many as all forms of cancer combined.
The Women’s Cardiac Risk Clinic (WCRC), located on the campus of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 106th and North Meridian, is a cardiac wellness prevention clinic run by a team of cardiologists with the goal of preventing the development of heart disease in women. For more information on a Women’s Heart Assessment, please call 1-800-732-1484 or 317-338-6666 and ask for extension WCRC.
Also, as part of our ongoing commitment to women and the prevention of heart disease, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is very proud to be the presenting sponsor of the American Heart Association's Indianapolis Goes Red for Women annual campaign. Indianapolis Goes Red is part of Go Red for Women, a nationwide movement celebrating the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. Love your heart today at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana.
The Vascular Institute, located on the campus of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 106th and North Meridian, provides specialized services in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease and other issues of veins, arteries, and circulation. The physicians at The Vascular Institute provide a comprehensive set of surgical and non-surgical procedures to repair blocked or damaged blood vessels.
For more information, please call 317-583-7900.
When a stroke or heart attack strikes, every second is crucial. The faster you act, the more likely you are to save a life and reduce potential damage to the heart. That’s why St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana’s emergency medical personnel are highly trained in immediate, onsite treatment of cardiac emergencies.
If the symptoms are mild, or you are unsure if there is a cardiac emergency, call 911 and go to the Heart Emergency Unit at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana at 106th and North Meridian; the emergency room at St. Vincent Hospital on 86th Street; or the nearest hospital.
Our Heart Emergency Unit has earned a Five-Star Rating from HealthGrades: the highest possible rating for the treatment of heart attacks. Our cardiac team at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is prepared to treat emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week—and a cardiovascular specialist is in attendance around the clock.
We are a state-of-the-art facility specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Expert, professional staff and the most advanced technology available make St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana the clear choice in the event of an emergency. We’re also part of the Indiana Heart Attack Network (IHAN)—a statewide network of hospitals providing the highest level of care to heart attack patients in Indiana.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that can put your heart health at risk. With OSA, your upper airway collapses as many as 50 to 100 times an hour throughout the night, causing your breathing to stop. As your body struggles to breathe, you may awaken and not know it, leading to fatigue throughout the day.
Most significant, OSA prevents air from entering and exiting the lungs so your heart has to work harder, which can cause serious risks to your heart health. Located at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, the Sleep Center of Indiana provides diagnosis, advanced treatment, and expert follow-up care by cardiologists from St. Vincent Medical Group. The Sleep Center team is committed to working together to prevent further damage to the heart as a result of sleep disorders.
If you feel sleepy during the day, have trouble concentrating, snore or gasp for air when sleeping, wake up frequently during the night, or have morning headaches, you could be at risk. To find out more about the Sleep Center of Indiana, call 317-338-2152, or call toll-free at 800-972-7869.
The Indiana Heart Attack Network (IHAN) is a cooperative effort between St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, St. Vincent Medical Group, and hospitals from around the state to provide the highest quality heart care to patients. Regardless of where an individual may live in Indiana, every hospital emergency department has immediate access to a board-certified interventional cardiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group located in Indianapolis.
This means that each hospital affiliated with IHAN is connected with St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. When a patient arrives at a local hospital emergency room with a heart attack, that hospital may call St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana to have the patient quickly and efficiently transported to our facility for cardiovascular care.
If a patient is having a heart attack, advanced cardiovascular care helps increase the chances of surviving. IHAN was formed three years ago out of a growing concern for heart attack patients and their families coming from rural hospitals that may not have access to the higher level of cardiovascular tertiary care. There was a shared vision among physicians and administration to create a program to get patients to St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana’s catheterization lab within 90 minutes from the time the patient first arrives at their local emergency room.
Time is heart muscle—and the sooner the cath lab team can open a blocked artery, the less damage will occur. Because St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana specializes in cardiac services, we are capable of providing assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week at both of our locations. It is crucial that the patient be transferred as soon as possible to a cardiac program such as St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana because many local hospitals have limited cardiac services and cath lab abilities.
Through IHAN, physicians, nurses, medics and other team members work together to provide education, share the treatment protocols on how to transfer a patient, and enhance coordination among everyone involved in emergency medical care of heart attack patients around the state.
For more information, please call 317-583-5356.
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is committed to the communities we serve. We support health fairs, screenings, and other community events and organizations, including the Indianapolis Black & Minority Health Fair, CarmelFest, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and many others.
As part of our ongoing commitment to women and the prevention of heart disease, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana is especially proud to be the presenting sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Indianapolis Goes Red for Women annual campaign. Indianapolis Goes Red is part of Go Red for Women, a nationwide movement celebrating the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease: the number-one killer of women in the U.S
For upcoming Go Red for Women events taking place in the Indianapolis area, please check our calendar of events, or find more resources at GoRedForWomen.org.