We are proud to carry on the tradition of community involvement that began when St. Vincent Mercy was first founded in 1926.
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 Elwood Community Council provides a forum in which concerned Elwood stakeholders can meet to discuss problems faced by the Elwood community along with possible solutions to these problems.
The goals of the council are:
The Council includes a high school-age committee that helps assist the Council with meeting the needs of pre-teens and teens in the community. St. Vincent Mercy is an active participant in the Council.
The RUAH program connects individuals in the community with needed services including primary health care and preventative health services. St. Vincent Mercy 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.
Use this form as you travel and make provisions for someone to care for any of your children not going with you. This consent form and medical data questionnaire will be valuable should your child be ill or injured while you are away.
What it is: A medically accurate program that teaches girls and boys ages 11 to 13 how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children.
The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program, the students must attend a one-day class and pass a practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
For more information regarding Safe Sitter, please call 765-552-4587.
Many departments at St. Vincent Mercy participate in fundraisers each year to help ensure a nice Christmas to less fortunate families or help a local agency support the poor in the county.
In partnership with the St. Vincent Breast Center and a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Vincent Mercy Hospital hosts visits by the St. Vincent mobile mammography van.
Uninsured women can sign up for free mammograms aboard the van by calling 765-552-4646.
We also coordinate a continuum of care for those women requiring additional diagnostic procedures or treatment.
What it is: A free support group for adults who suffer from a lung and/or chronic heart disease.
Members share their experiences, knowledge, ideas and strengths for a better quality of life. Meetings include expert speakers, video presentations and round table discussions. Family members are encouraged to attend. This group is part of the American Lung Association in partnership with St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.
When: Better Breathers meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Please call 765-552-4864 or 765-552-4631 for more information