St. Vincent Jennings in North Vernon, IN, is a critical care access hospital and provides 24/7 emergency care, an outpatient surgery center, and inpatient care. Our Rehab-to-Home Program includes short-term rehabilitation for Medicare patients who require extended stay skilled care, such as continued IV therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Our swing bed program offers continued skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies.
The surgical team includes surgeons and radiologists who specialize in many types of minimally invasive procedures including colonoscopies, ENT procedures, stereotactic breast procedures, thyroid biopsy, ductograms, thoracentesis, and paracentesis. We provide comprehensive diagnostic medical imaging services including digital x-ray, heart scans, CT, MRI, ultrasound (general, OB, vascular), fluoroscopy, digital mammography, bone density testing, nuclear cardiac stress tests, Holter/event monitoring, and general echocardiology.
Other services include a clinical lab, infusion therapy, rehabilitation services (PT, OT), senior services, and wound care treatments. Primary care and multi-specialty care is available through the St. Vincent Medical Group (family medicine, pediatrics, ENT, diabetes education, and orthopedics including the treatment of acute sports injuries). As part of St. Vincent, our patients have access to the Indiana Heart Attack Network supported by the cardiovascular specialists at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, as well as, the pediatric specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Urgent care for non-emergency health needs is available at the Immediate Care Center at 301 Henry St, Building B, St. Vincent Jennings. Walk-in appointments are available Monday-Friday 7 am – 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm.
Our St. Vincent Medical Group physicians understand the value of a healthy physician-patient relationship. Medical offices are located in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, 301 Henry Street, North Vernon, IN. To schedule an appointment, call 812-352-2495 or 812-352-2496
To schedule an appointment, call 812-352-4310.
We provide comprehensive diagnostic medical imaging services including digital x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound (general, OB, vascular), fluoroscopy, digital mammography, and bone density testing.
When your physician orders a diagnostic cardiac test, St. Vincent Jennings provides many of these tests close to home: $49 heart scans, nuclear cardiac stress tests, Holter/event monitoring, and 2D echo (echocardiology). Schedule through the Medical Imaging Department.
Registered dietitians help individuals and families determine how to meet optimum nutritional needs for overall health and well-being. For more information, call 812-352-4233.
General surgical and minimally invasive procedures are done at the surgery center. For more information about scheduling, pre-op requirements or other questions, call 812-352-4288.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colorectal cancer. This procedure is available with a referral from your family doctor. Cancer screening recommendations encourage men and women to have a baseline colonoscopy at age 50, and a follow-up procedure every ten years after that.
St. Vincent Jennings partners with Tx:Team to offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services. Physical therapists and occupational therapists are dedicated to helping patients reach their recovery potential and return to daily lifestyle activities. For more information, call 812-352-4297.
The Jennings Hospital Health Access Worker connects uninsured and underserved individuals and families with needed services including primary health care, insurance HIP 2.0 and preventative health services in the community. To talk to a RUAH access representative, call 812-352-4466.
The Senior Renewal Center is located at 301 Henry Street, Building C, North Vernon, IN. For more information or to schedule a confidential assessment, call 812-352-2430.
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The Senior Renewal Center provides mental health services and emotion support. Our masters level counselors are experts in helping older adults:
Senior services include:
Senior services and treatments are covered by Medicare and most secondary commercial insurance health plans. Normal deductibles and co-pays apply.
Our swing bed program helps patients transition (swing) from one level of care to another within the hospital. After being hospitalized due to a surgical procedure or treatment for a complex medical condition, some patients may benefit from continued skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies, which are available through the swing bed program. Learn more.
Some wounds do not heal easily on their own because every patient is different. Our onsite wound care specialists work closely with your physician to provide customized care and innovative treatments. For more information, call 812-352-4281.
The following sections will help you prepare for your hospital visit. You may be coming in for a procedure that will have you spending one or more nights, or you may be coming in for an outpatient (same-day) test or procedure. Either way, these helpful tips will help make your visit more comfortable.
We want you to feel comfortable while you are staying with us. Learn more about those who are available to help you during your stay.
St. Vincent personnel wear ID badges that are white with black lettering and include the St. Vincent doves symbol, a photo of the employee, and the person's title and/or department. All of our associates have one goal in mind: to care for you, our patient, to bring about your recovery as thoroughly and as quickly as possible.
Our associates are highly trained and directed by the philosophy of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, which calls upon them to protect and promote the dignity and rights of each person as they participate in the healing ministry of Christ.
Our physicians are members of the St. Vincent medical staff. Physicians consult with the nursing staff and possibly other medical personnel and are ultimately responsible for your medical care. If your doctor is in private practice, his/her services provided to you while in the hospital will be billed separately.
Our St. Vincent nursing staff are at the center of your health care team and are committed to providing you with exceptional nursing care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your nurses carry out your physician's orders for medical treatment and respond to your needs.
Use the nurse call system in your room to contact the nurses' station. Please feel free to ask your nurse if you have questions about your care at St. Vincent. A representative from hospital administration is also available upon request 24 hours a day by calling the hospital operator (0) from the phone in your room.
St. Vincent plays an important role in educating physicians and specialists. As a teaching medical center, care may be given to you by resident chaplains, physicians, and medical or nursing students during your stay. St. Vincent provides advanced experience for graduate physicians who are pursuing specialty training.
Professionals in training are called residents and are always under supervision. A doctor may also be called an “intern” or “house physician.” Residents may participate in your care under the supervision of your own physician, who is the “attending physician.” The availability and thoughtful contributions of house physicians are considered a vital part of high-quality patient care.
Along with nurses and physicians, your medical care rests in the hands of numerous health care specialists. These include technologists in radiology and other departments, medical technologists in the laboratory, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, dietitians, chaplains, social workers, and many others who are available upon your request.
Numerous associates who are vital to the operation of St. Vincent Fishers, provide support to the doctors and nurses. These include administrators, unit managers, clerical workers, food and nutrition services personnel, housekeepers, maintenance workers, security officers, and others. Together, they support your caregivers and help make your stay at St. Vincent as pleasant as possible.
Over 1,000 volunteers regularly give their time at St. Vincent facilities, providing many services to enhance patient comfort. Volunteers deliver mail and flowers, work in the gift shop, provide assistance to patients and their families, and perform many other duties in nearly every hospital department. These volunteers in red shirts or jackets give an important gift to St. Vincent patients and visitors—their compassion, time, and service.
If you have concerns regarding the care you receive from any member of our care team or other concerns about your hospital stay, please contact one of the following associates:
St. Vincent recognizes outstanding job performance, conscientious service, cooperation with fellow associates, and adherence to the St. Vincent philosophy, mission, and values. Nomination forms for Service Excellence awards are available through your nurse.
Our case management social workers are here to help you or your loved ones find the services that may be needed after leaving the hospital. They will listen to your concerns and help create a plan to meet immediate and long-term needs.
They can help with referrals to such services as:
Whether you are currently healthy or facing a health challenge, it is important to consider what your wishes would be if you were unable to give direction to your medical caregivers because of unforeseen circumstances.
Regardless of the reason for your upcoming hospital stay, now is a good time to consider documenting your wishes so that family members will be confident making decisions on your behalf should it ever become necessary. Thinking about your preferences and discussing them with family and friends is important.
Documents called advance directives will make your wishes known to your physician. These documents state your choices for health care or appoint someone to make those choices for you if you are unable to do so.
If you already have advance directives, please bring a copy with you to the hospital at the time of your admission.
The Patient Self-Determination Act went into effect on Dec. 1, 1991. This act requires hospitals, nursing facilities and other health care organizations to inform patients about advance directives by giving them written information at the time they are admitted.
If the patient has executed such a document, the signed document will then become a part of the patient's medical file for that admission only.
For years, fewer than 10 percent of all Americans had executed an advance directive. However, with the new law, both the young and old are encouraged to put their health care wishes in writing while they are still healthy and able to make these decisions.
Three types of advance directives can be prepared at St. Vincent Fishers Hospital. Call Pastoral Care at 317-338-2238 for assistance.
A fourth type of advance directive is also an option but cannot be prepared at St. Vincent. Many people consult an attorney for the preparation of this document:
If you need additional information about how to execute an advance directive, please call Pastoral Care at 317-338-2238. After business hours, please ask your nurse to page the hospital chaplain.
Visiting hours vary. We understand the importance of visitors to the healing process of our patients. If visiting hours are limited in certain units they will be posted.
Family and or visitors are asked to check in at the Information Desk prior to going to the patient rooms.
A quiet, comfortable waiting area for family or friends accompanying a surgical patient, is conveniently located just outside the Surgical Suite. Patients presenting for diagnostic services will find plenty of comfortable seating in the Hospital Lobby waiting area.
The St. Vincent Jennings Hospital Guild staff the Hospital Gift Shop. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A wide variety of beautiful gifts is available for purchase including jewelry, purses, scarves, plush animals, snacks, and associated gift and décor items.
Hot meals are available in the Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. Package food items may be purchased in the cafeteria from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Snacks and drinks are available in the vending area of the Cafeteria 24 hours a day.
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Free WiFi access is available to patients and/or visitors at the hospital.
Communication services provided by the hospital include a 24/7 Diversification Language line, which enables hospital staff to communicate effectively with patients who need language assistance (especially those with limited English proficiency, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and people with unique physical needs).