FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASEMarch 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital has been named to the list of "100 Hospitals with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs" by Becker’s Hospital Review. Hospitals were selected based on nominations, clinical accolades, quality care and other spine and neurosurgical proficiencies.
The hospitals selected by Becker’s Hospital Review have been recognized for excellence in this specialty by reputable healthcare rating resources, including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Truven Health Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery, Delta Group CareChex and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
"We are proud to be honored as a top 100 hospital in the nation for neurosurgery and spine care," said Kim Springer, executive director for St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute. "We make every effort to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care through all areas of neuroscience."
In 2002, St.Vincent expanded its neuroscience service line through the formation of the Indiana Neuroscience Institute. The structure of the program offered a formalized opportunity for St.Vincent to work collaboratively with five affiliated physician practices: Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine; Indiana Neuroscience Associates; Josephson-Wallack-Munshower Neurology; Northwest Radiology Network; and the pediatric neuroscience specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.
The institute was renamed the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute in 2011 and is an established center of excellence that provides advanced, comprehensive care for neurological problems in both adults and children. The St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute specializes in areas of brain and spine tumors; neuroscience traumas and emergencies; cerebrovascular, epilepsy and seizure; movement disorders, neuromuscular and sleep. The dedicated team of specialists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists, nurses and technicians ensure high quality of treatment, surgery and expert rehabilitation services.
In addition, St.Vincent contributes to neuroscience research, and conducts a variety of education and community outreach events.
Nationally, the faith-based institution is ranked and recognized for stroke by the American Stroke Association, HealthGrades and nationally accredited by The Joint Commission. The neuroscience specialists at St.Vincent provide patients with a comprehensive approach for all neurological needs.
St.Vincent Hospitals and Health ServicesDriven by the faith of four Daughters of Charity who arrived in Indianapolis in 1881 with $34.77 in their pockets, the St.Vincent Hospital mission is to treat the poor and sick by following our Core Values of Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication. Our healthcare ministry has grown to include six Centers of Excellence: Women's, Children's, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience and Cancer Care. The ageless mission of St.Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.
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