St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital is a faith-based long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) that specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require extended hospital stays—often of 25 days or longer.
It would be our privilege to arrange a tour of our hospital, so that you may see first-hand our commitment to comfort, quality and compassion. We are also pleased to provide assessments and consultations at no cost. Same-day or next-day tours, assessments, consultations and transfers can often be arranged. For more information, please call 317-415-8450.
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.
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 have questions or concerns regarding advance directives, we encourage you to talk with your physician and loved ones. Even if you have been admitted to St. Vincent previously, we will need a current copy of your advance directive. Situations and wishes change so the hospital cannot assume that advance directives are valid from one admission to another.
If you need additional information about how to execute an advance directive, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at 765-656-3130. After business hours, please ask your nurse to page the hospital chaplain.
Open visiting hours are from 8:00AM – 9:00PM
To ensure healing and rest for our patients, we request the number of visitors be limited during regular visiting hours: Up to 2 in high observation rooms (217-228) and Up to 4 in non-high observation rooms.
After 9:00PM, one family member or visitor may stay at the patient bedside (all rooms).
Children younger than 18 are welcome during regular visiting hours but must be accompanied by an adult, other than patient, at all times. Seasonal restrictions may apply.
1- InTowne Suites*
3650 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46268
2 - InTowne Suites-Trader’s Point*
5820 W. 85th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278
3 - Renaissance North Hotel
11925 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032
4 - Sheraton Hotel Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
5 - Courtyard Marriott North
10290 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46290
* Discounts available for patient’s family members.
1 - Applebees
1436 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
2 - Bravo Cucina Italina
2658 Lake Circle Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46268
3 - Chipotle Mexican Grill
3340 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46268
4 - Le Peep
2258 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
5 - MCL Restaurant and Bakery
2370 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
6 - Outback Steakhouse
3454 W. 86 St., Indianapolis, IN 46268
St. Vincent is committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care to all our patients and their families, especially those with limited English proficiency, deaf and hearing-impaired patients, as well as those with unique physical needs. To access any of our specialized services in these areas, please notify our pre-registration or registration staff before or upon your arrival. If you are an inpatient, please let your nurse know and these services will be readily accessible to you.