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.
St. Vincent Mercy has Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. They are registered nurses who completed additional education and training to provide comprehensive health care to survivors of sexual assault. Our SANE nurses support the Elwood Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.
To call the hospital about SANE services, call St. Vincent Mercy 765-552-4600.
We provide culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed evaluations and treatments to children and adults. Each patient is treated in a holistic way – to heal body, mind and spirit. We are mindful of both the acute and long-term consequences of sexual violence victimization. The SANE nurse will gather a medical history and a history of the assault, with an essential understanding of the medical and legal implications of both. Gathering this history lays a foundation to offer the patient suitable options in care, which may include:
Our SANE nurses are also prepared to testify in a criminal or civil trial as a fact or expert witness when necessary, and understand the ethical obligations of their testimony and their limitations.
The Elwood C.A.R.E.S Group provides a forum in which concerned Elwood citizens can meet to discuss problems faced by the Elwood community along with possible solutions to these problems. For more information, please call 765-552-5076
The goals of the C.A.R.E.S group are:
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.
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, St. Vincent Mercy Hospital provides free screening mammograms in the month of October.
For questions about other cancer screening tests, treatments and consultations through our Cancer Care services, call St. Vincent Mercy 765-552-4600.
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
Call St. Vincent Mercy 765-552-4600.