In Indiana, St. Vincent Women’s is the only women’s medical hospital to provide both family-centered Level IV Maternal Care that includes a high-risk Labor and Delivery Unit and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our NICU is the largest in the state with more admissions than other comparable NICUs in the state. St. Vincent has also achieved a Joint Commission disease-specific certification for prematurity. This combination offers best-in-care-practices to both mother and baby, especially when there is a high-risk pregnancy with maternal and fetal concerns.
The Perinatal Center of Excellence is located on the St. Vincent Women’s campus, and gives you access to maternal, fetal and neonatal specialists all in one location.
St. Vincent is the only women's medical hospital in Indiana to provide both a family-centered Level IV NICU and Level IV Obstetrics department in one facility that includes a high-risk labor and delivery unit. This combination offers best-in-care-practices to both mother and baby experiencing prematurity, a birth defect or the critically ill newborn with an acquired illness.
The St. Vincent NICU in Indianapolis is one of only two Level IV facilities in the state of Indiana and currently the only Level IV unit in the same facility as our Perinatal Center of Excellence.
With 75 acute care, 12 intermediate care and 10 continuing care nursery beds, it is the largest NICU in the state. The unit is staffed by neonatologists and specialists who provide around-the-clock care for the most fragile and sickest of newborns requiring comprehensive care for prematurity and the treatment of complex congenital fetal conditions. Our NICU also includes onsite newborn ECMO.
This location is also the central hub for coordinating St. Vincent One Call physician-to-physician patient transfer using critical care neonatal and pediatric ground and air transportation. Our specially-trained critical care team is ready to respond when the need arises.
The arrival of a new family member is an exciting and emotional event. If your baby needs to go to the NICU, this experience is stressful for parents — emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our NICU team cares for and manages all types of fetal conditions, including complex congenital disorders.
The NICVIEW™ is a bedside system so parents, siblings and relatives can see their newborns and watch daily progress. This system uses small cameras mounted on each newborn’s bed and provides live streaming that is turned off only by the nurses’ discretion or at set times, with a message display “Your nurse is caring for your baby – please come back soon.” When the system is live, the attending NICU nurse can also post messages. The NICVIEW wireless feed enables family members with the username and password to see your baby securely on any WIFI-enabled device. This system utilizes a browser for access. There is no need to download software or an app.
From the first minutes of life the NICU nurse practitioners and nurses help guide and encourage family bonding with their little one.
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 Women's Hospital, 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:
To reach the unit/department director or the practice facilitator, please ask your nurse. To contact the administrative representative, dial "0" for the operator.
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:
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 Women's Hospital.
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 call the Pastoral Care Office at 317-338-2238 or ask your nurse to make the request for you. After business hours, please ask your nurse to page the hospital chaplain.
We offer patient-directed visitation, based on the preference and condition of our patients to best suit their needs. Each room offers sleeping accommodations (a chair that opens into a bed or a long sofa that doubles as a bed) for one adult to stay overnight. Limit one adult per patient room per night. Children are not permitted to stay overnight.
We request that all visitors be respectful of other’s privacy and concerns for a quiet, healing environment. While in the hospital, we ask that you speak quietly and avoid unnecessary noise. Those with a cold, sore throat or other communicable illness should delay visiting until they are well. Smoking on hospital property is prohibited. Note that St. Vincent Women's Hospital reserves the right to restrict visitors based on emergent public health concerns.
The use of cellular phones is permitted in the lobby, family waiting areas, patient rooms (excluding the Newborn Intensive Care Unit), and dining room only. The use of cellular phones may also be restricted in other areas. Please observe the signage displayed throughout areas of the hospital to determine if cellular phone use is permitted.
Our dining room, Generations Café, is located on the first floor of St.Vincent Women's Hospital and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cafeteria-style setting. Generations Café is open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and features grilled selections, grab-n-go options, breakfast yogurt and waffle bar, deli, pizza, and much more. For night owls, our grill and deli is open from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. In-Room Service is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.*
*Charges for guest trays are applied to the patient's bill. Guest meals and celebration meals are available by calling 317-415-8000 or ask your nurse about In-Room Service meal options.
Our Gift Shop, located on the main floor, features cards, balloons, magazines, newspapers, candy, and fresh flowers. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and closed Sundays. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and cash are accepted.
An automatic teller machine is located south of our main lobby near the surgery waiting area.
Family lounge areas are available on each floor at St.Vincent Women's Hospital.
Vending machines with snack foods and beverages are located on the first floor of the hospital, just south of the main lobby.
The following hotels offer St.Vincent Corporate discount rates:
Renaissance North Hotel
11925 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032
Sheraton Hotel Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Courtyard Marriott North
10290 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46290
11855 N. Meridian St., Carmel, IN 46032
11895 North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032
Embassy Suites Indianapolis - North
3912 Vincennes Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268
There are a wide variety of convenient dining establishments in the near vicinity of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Below is a list of some of the restaurant options:
1436 W 86th Street
Bravo Cucina Italiana
2658 Lake Circle Drive
Chipotle Mexican Grill
3340 W 86th Street
2258 W 86th Street
MCL Restaurant and Bakery
2370 W 86th Street
3454 W 86th Street
Paradise Bakery and Café
9510 N Meridian Street
Puccini's Smiling Teeth Pizza
1508 W 86th Street
1454 W 86th Street
1315 W 86th Street
8535 Ditch Road
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