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.
The RUAH program connects individuals in the community with needed services including primary health care and preventative health services. St. Vincent Jennings employs a Health Access Worker who connects uninsured/underserved individuals and families to primary and preventative care as well as to other needed community services.
Through its Back to School Program, St. Vincent Jennings associates collect items needed for area youth each year. Items we collect include:
Over the past year, staff donations resulted in 600 backpacks that were full of the supplies each child in kindergarten through 8th grade needed to start school.
Through the efforts of St.Vincent Jennings and the Jennings County Drug and Alcohol Task Force, a grant for tobacco prevention and cessation was awarded to Jennings County in 2012. Services available through the Tobacco Cessation program include:
For information or questions, please call Diana Daeger, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, at 812-352-4414
Date: SATURDAY, MAY 13th FROM 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
*Patients must fast 8-12 hours before blood tests. Snacks will be available.
Wings for the Journey is a bereavement group for moms and dads (and other family members) who mourn the loss of a child. This small group (usually around 10 people) meets monthly at St.Vincent Jennings Hospital and is facilitated by the hospital chaplain. Each session provides an opportunity for parents to speak about the raw and wounded feelings of their loss. They also rediscover hope as one of their coping strategies.
One family member recently stated, “This is a safe environment. I can talk, vent, cry and get angry. I can really show how I am feeling. The people in the support group are not judgmental. The chaplain understands my grief.”
Two groups are facilitated by the St. Vincent Jennings Hospital Chaplain, who is certified as a grief counselor.
North Vernon Group
Resources and participation are available free. For more information, please call 812-352-4415.