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St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Healthcare - Health Services
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, Indianapolis

In 1878, Bishop Francis Silas Chatard, who himself was a physician before he was ordained, sought to promote the establishment of a Catholic hospital in Indiana to be operated by the Daughters of Charity. This new hospital was located in an unused seminary building next to St. Joseph's Church on East Vermont Street in Indianapolis.

On April 26, 1881, the first four Daughters of Charity came as true pioneers: brave in heart, strong in zeal and poor in pocket, sharing only $34.77 between them. The bishop gave them $50 more to begin their Mission…converting the abandoned seminary into a hospital.

In 1889, just eight years after their arrival, the Sisters moved to a new facility at South and Delaware streets on the southeast side of downtown Indianapolis. They had been in their second home for less than 20 years when it became apparent that they must seek a third location. Before the move was made, however, the infirmary decided to give itself a new name, so in 1911 its legal name was changed to St.Vincent Hospital.

The new site lay on the north bank of Fall Creek, between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street on the north side of Downtown Indianapolis. Thus, St.Vincent moved to a new 250-bed hospital on Fall Creek in February 1913, a location that served as St.Vincent's home for the next 61 years.

By the 1960s, overcrowding, expansion and renovation were the rule and talk was beginning about a new building. Land along 86th Street between Ditch and Township Line roads on the far-Northwestside was purchased for a new hospital. Ground was broken for the new hospital on Jan. 8, 1971.

On March 31, 1974, through a massive community effort headed by Administrator Carlos McDonnell, D.C., medical resident Dr. Philip Eskew Jr. of the U.S. Army Reserve, and aided by the 337th General Hospital Unit of the U.S. A.R., the transfer to hospital number four was made in three hours and 20 minutes.

St.Vincent is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words. The ageless mission of St.Vincent remains unchanged: to minister to the minds, bodies and spirits of those in need.
    Excellence in Our Health Ministry Because our health ministry is built upon the excellence and commitment of each individual associate, St.Vincent rewards excellent performance in encouraging associates to use their experience and talents fully in the workplace. St.Vincent provides a comprehensive and diverse program of benefits to meet the needs of associates and their families. Health Care Benefits Medical Plans St.Vincent offers two medical plans - an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) Plan, and a Consumer-Driven Health Plan. Co-pays, deductibles, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums vary by plan. Prescription Drug Coverage The same prescription drug coverage is provided in each medical plan. New Hires who enroll for one of the medical plans receive a prescription drug card, which they can use at participating retail pharmacies. If you elect medical coverage, you may also use the Associate Pharmacy, which fills your prescriptions at the lowest cost. Our prescription drug plan also includes a mail order pharmacy feature. Vision Plan St. Vincent offers a comprehensive vision care program designed to provide professional services and high quality lenses and frames if you use one of the preferred providers. Dental Plan St. Vincent offers three dental plans – a Basic Plan, a Premium Plan and a Preventive Plan designed for those associates who need only routine preventive care. You may select a Network dentist and benefit from contractual agreements and protection from balance billing. Or, you can choose a non-network dentist and receive coverage based on usual and customary charges. Health Care Spending Account The purpose of this plan is to help you pay for health care fees and expenses for you and your family that may not be fully covered under your medical, dental and vision plans. These expenses typically include deductibles, co-payments, coinsurance and other portions of health care costs that insurance doesn’t pay. Illness and Disability Benefits Short Term Disability The short term disability benefit pays a percentage of base pay and begins after one week of disability. If the disability continues beyond 180 days, then the associate may qualify for long term disability coverage. St. Vincent pays the full cost for this benefit-it is free to benefits-eligible associates. Long Term Disability Plan St.Vincent provides full-time, benefits-eligible associates with long term disability, which covers a percentage of their base pay. This benefit is provided at no cost to full-time associates. Part-time, benefits-eligible associates have the option of purchasing this coverage. Full-time, benefits-eligible associates may purchase additional replacement coverage. Life Insurance Benefits Term life insurance is insurance that covers you for the term of your employment with St. Vincent. All life insurance purchased through the St. Vincent benefits program is term life insurance. Basic Term Life Insurance St. Vincent provides term life insurance for all benefits-eligible associates. The benefit is equal to one times the annual base pay with a minimum coverage amount. St.Vincent provides this benefit at no cost to associates. Supplement Term Life Insurance Benefit eligible associates can purchase additional term life insurance. You may select from benefit amounts of one, two three, four or five times your annual base pay. The costs for this coverage vary depending on your age and base pay. Dependent Term Life Insurance Benefit eligible associates may also purchase term life insurance for their immediate family. The cost for this coverage varies depending upon the amount you select and your age. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Associates who are eligible for benefits may purchase additional term insurance that also provide benefits for certain accidental injuries. You can choose to cover yourself only or yourself and your family. Business Travel Accident Insurance All associates have automatic business travel accident coverage beginning at their date of hire. This coverage provides a benefit in the case of death or dismemberment as the result of an accident while on company business. This benefit is provided at no cost to the associate. Retirement Benefits Pension Plan St. Vincent provides a basic pension benefit based on length of service, level of pay and age at the time of retirement. To become vested (eligible) you need to work at least 1000 hours in each of five years. Once you are vested, your benefit cannot be forfeited upon your employment termination. Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) All Associates may elect to contribute to the plan on a pre-tax basis, up to a maximum amount, at any time after beginning work at St. Vincent. Matched Savings Plan A participant who makes contributions to the Ascension Health Retirement Savings Plan is eligible for a Matched Savings contribution from St. Vincent.The match is 50 cents for each dollar up to 5% of rac pay period in which you contribute. Work and Family Life Benefits St. Vincent offers a wide variety of programs that allow you to spend time with your family, offer you discounts on services, and provide convenience for life’s daily chores. For the associate: Paid Time Off Program (PTO) The PTO Program at St. Vincent provides time off with pay for those times when you need to be away from work. Instead of traditional vacation, holidays, personal time and sick days. St. Vincent provides PTO hours that can be used for any reason. Benefits eligible associates accrue PTO hours beginning on their first day of work. Part-time associates receive a prorated accrual of PTO based on actual hours worked. You may begin using your accrued PTO hours after you have completed six months of employment. Associate Assistance Plan (AAP) The Associate Assistance Plan offers confidential crisis intervention and counseling to all associates and their family members. These services are available as early as your first day of work. The Associate Assistance Plan handles initial counseling and problem evaluation at no cost. Tuition Reimbursement Tuition Reimbursement is available to benefit eligible associates after three months of service. For Your Family Dependent Care Spending Account Through the Dependent Care Spending Account, you can set aside money on a tax-free basis to pay for care of your dependents while you’re working. This includes child care and elder care as well as care for a disabled dependent. Child Care Discounts Some area child care providers offer discounts to St. Vincent associate. Adoption Assistance For associates who are adopting children, St. Vincent provides a reimbursement to help pay for adoption expenses. College Savings Plan St. Vincent offers the Indiana College Savings Plan to all associates to help you set aside money for your children’s college education. Through this plan, you can save for college with convenient payroll deductions. For Your Convenience Legal Plan The legal plan covers unlimited telephone advice as well as office consultations with a plan attorney. Auto/Homeowner’s Insurance All associates may apply for auto and/or homeowner’s insurance. Associates can take advantage of special rates and discounts, and have convenient payment options through payroll deduction. Other Associate Discounts, Programs, and Services may include but are not limited to:
  • Entertainment discounts
  • Free parking
  • Credit Union
  • Notary services
  • Direct deposit
  • Savings Bonds
  • Check cashing
  • Cafeteria discounts Benefits Disclaimer This compensation and benefit information provides an overview of the total compensation and benefits package of St. Vincent Health. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, in the event of any discrepancies, actual coverage and benefits will be determined by the legal plan documents that govern these plans. Certain benefits described in this Web site are described in greater detail in separate, legal plan documents. Not all elements of the benefits described within this Web site are available at all locations, and some benefits may require management approval.
Mission, Values and Vision
Our Mission

    Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Core Values

Service of the Poor

    Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need.

    This core value affirms that we demonstrate a special commitment to serving those who are physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially poor and vulnerable. We bring this to life by giving of ourselves generously and without hesitation. The following examples show how we exemplify this on a daily basis:

    Reach out to those in need without hesitation or judgment
    Advocate for the those whose voices need lifting
    Put the needs of others before our own
    Empower others to help themselves
    Build relationships and collaborations for a common good


    Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life

    This core value affirms that each person has special value, unique talents and varied gifts. When we revere life, we act with deep respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life. The following behaviors and attitudes show how we attempt to do just that each and every day:

    Invite and appreciate the uniqueness of people and their viewpoints
    Be empathic by listening, reflecting and accepting people and where they are in life
    Conscientiously care for our environment
    Be with those most vulnerable and recognize that not only patients, but also families, co-workers and physicians need help from time to time
    Heal the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of others


    Inspiring trust through personal leadership

    This core value suggests that our words and actions should be consistent with our values. In day-to-day terms, living with integrity may be recognized as how we:

    Hold ourselves personally accountable to do what is right and ethical
    Maintain high standards of excellence and performance
    Communicate with honesty, compassion, directness and respect
    Collaborate with patients, families, co-workers and others as appropriate in a mission- and values-based way
    Help others to think through and act ethically
    Consider how display and encourage important characteristics, such as courage, strength, honesty and trust


    Integrating excellence and stewardship

    This core value suggests that everyone within our organization is committed to the principles of performance improvements to foster a service culture. More specifically:

    Evaluate options against both mission and business concerns
    View "healing" in systematic ways to include prevention and community health perspectives
    Act to reflect an understanding of excellence and stewardship that includes cultivating relationships and the holistic use of resources
    Balance work and home demands for a better quality of life
    See excellence and stewardship as being more than task- or decision-based, including organizational, personal and community resources


    Courageous Innovation

    This core value affirms our commitment to seek new approaches to service and care; to willingly try new approaches with vitality, energy and enthusiasm. This value is exemplified when we:

    Seek new approaches in practice
    See challenges as an opportunity for resourcefulness
    Embrace change with hope and courage
    Explore business and human issues in an imaginative and flexible way
    Show dedication by constantly refining our ideas


    Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry.

    This core value affirms the meaning of the work we do and the fact that our workplace is a community of persons who share and are committed to common vision - and depend on one another throughout the day to further our mission. Our ministry offers hope and joy to both giver and receiver and can be seen when we:

    Connect health, healing, heart and spirit
    Discover the joy of service through optimism, inspiration, humor and hope
    Engage in the struggle to stay dedicated when our mission and values are challenged
    Encouraging others to go "above and beyond," to persevere and give from the heart.


    St.Vincent Health will be the leading, values-driven healthcare system in Indiana by promoting and advocating for a healthier society, in strong partnership with communities, physicians, associates and others who share compatible values - forging integrated and aligned partnerships and community based networks.

  • Our partnerships will be known for having increased participation in leadership and decision-making that results in improved outcomes of those served.

  • Our partnerships with associates will be based on our investments in professional, personal and spiritual development to create a committed and effective work force.
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