443939-Community Benefit Report 2013 - page 6-7

SystemMap
Introduction
St.VincentSalem
Washington
St.VincentFrankfort
St.VincentFishers
St.VincentAndersonRegional
St.VincentSt.JosephKokomo
St.Mary’sHealth-Evansville
St.Mary’sWarrick-Boonville
Salem
Evansville
Boonville
Warrick
Vander-
burgh
St.Vincent Health is a non-profit healthcare
system consistingof 22healthministries serving
47 counties in Central and Southern Indiana.
Thesehealthministries includehospitals serving
urban, suburban and rural communities;
specialtyhospitals includingwomen’s, children’s
and heart hospitals; a long-term care hospital
providingacutecare tomedically fragilepatients;
a ministry providing community-based homes
and services todevelopmentallydisabledadults;
and a medical group that provides primary,
preventive and specialty care through physician
officesandclinicsthroughoutIndiana.Sponsored
byAscensionHealth,thenation’slargestCatholic
healthcare system, St.Vincent Health and its
ministries employmore than 16,000 associates
here in Indiana, including more than 3,000
physicians onmedical staff, making St.Vincent
Health one of the largest healthcare employers
in the state.
Founded in 1881, when four Daughters of
Charity arrived in Indianapoliswith just $34.77
toopenaclinic toserve thepoorandvulnerable,
thetimelessmissionofSt.VincentHealthremains
the same: toprovidehighquality,holistichealth
care thatministers topatients and their families
inbody,mind and spirit, with special attention
to thepoor andvulnerable.
But the St.Vincent commitment to health care
that leaves no one behind goes well beyond
delivering the highest quality medicine. It’s a
commitment to improving health both inside
hospital walls andwithin the community. This
means working closely with each community
we serve, partnering with residents, businesses,
school systems, local government and other
health and human service providers to identify
andaddresskey localneeds that affect thehealth
of individuals and communities.
Infiscal year 2013, St.VincentHealthdedicated
$236,885,408 to improve the health and
well-being of the communities it serves. This
financial commitment included community
benefit of $235,692,584, which provided free
and reduced-cost medical care for the poor
andvulnerable; resourcesdevoted to increasing
access tohealth care; advocacy for thepoor and
vulnerable; andpromotionof healthy lifestyles
and choices. An additional $1,192,824 was
contributed to building stronger communities
through programs that indirectly improve the
health of the community. These community
building activities include such initiatives as
workforce development, affordable housing
and educational attainment.
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