The stories behind the stories of our new TV commercials.
"In our trauma center, The Spirit of Caring is shown by everybody realizing that each injured patient that comes in is somebody’s mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister, and could be someone in their own family."
So says Dr. Lewis Jacobson, medical director of St.Vincent Trauma Center, which opened in the summer of 2011 and, since that time, has been providing EMS providers, patients, and their families with access to high-level trauma care. The center includes a trauma/surgical intensive care unit, a dedicated trauma operating room available 24/7 for emergent operative procedures, and in-house coverage for trauma surgery, anesthesia, critical care, and radiology. So whether patients arrive by ambulance, StatFlight helicopter, or some other means, we’re ready to take care of them.
Find out more about Dr. Lewis Jacobson.
Salma, a 13-year-old girl from Kenya, had the worst case of scoliosis anyone had ever seen. Children’s hospitals across America were contacted about the possibility of performing life-saving spine surgery—and all declined.
All but Dr. David Schwartz and the teams at OrthoIndy and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent. Dr. Schwartz agreed to attempt the complicated surgery that, if successful, could help a brave little girl be a kid again.
The surgery was a success. The operation reduced the curvature of Salma’s spine from 170 degrees to 70 degrees, and she grew 10 inches overnight. Today, she’s in a new school in Kenya and she and Dr. Schwartz keep in touch by phone and email several times a week.
And it’s just one example of the work we do every day at St.Vincent Health ministries across Indiana.
Find out more about St.Vincent Spine Center, ranked #1 in Indiana for spine surgery by HealthGrades, and about Dr. David Schwartz.