FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 30, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – The Joint Commission, a national, independent, not-for-profit health care accreditation and certification organization, recognized 10 programs at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital with its Disease-Specific Certification for clinical excellence. Certified programs include: Advanced Heart Failure, Advanced Inpatient Diabetes, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Ventricular Assist Device, Hip Fracture, Prematurity, Pre-Term Labor, Spine Injury, Total Joint Replacement — Hip and Total Joint Replacement — Knee.
Disease-Specific Certification is a voluntary evaluation of clinical programs within organizations already accredited by The Joint Commission. The track to obtain certification includes standards that focus on patient care and quality.
"The voluntary aspect of the Disease-Specific Certification demonstrates our commitment to the ongoing evaluation of patient care and clinical excellence," said Kyle DeFur, president of St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. "The Joint Commission certification process invites external surveyors to review our work processes and outcomes, and encourages feedback. St.Vincent gains more than just a certificate and organizational insight from the review process; it is an opportunity for the disease-specific care teams to discuss national best practices."
St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital’s Spine Injury program is one of only two programs across the country to be certified. The faith-based hospital is the first and only program in Indiana to be Disease-Specific Certified by the Joint Commission for Advanced Heart Failure, Advanced Inpatient Diabetes, Hip Fracture, Prematurity, and Pre-Term Labor. Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Advanced Ventricular Assist Device, Total Joint Replacement – Hip and Total Joint Replacement – Knee were also certified.
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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