St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

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St. Vincent Hospital is a hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It is the flagship installation of St. Vincent Health which operates 20 facilities over 46 Indiana counties and is one of the largest ministries in the Catholic health care organization Ascension Health.

History[edit]

The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul came to Indianapolis in 1881 on the urging of Bishop Silas Chatard. Four sisters arrived with a total of $34.77 amongst them and set up in an unused seminary building next to St Joseph's Church in Downtown Indianapolis. By 1889, the Daughters of Charity moved their hospital to a new location at the corner of South St. and Delaware St. Rapid growth caused them to move once more in 1913 to a new larger facility at on Fall Creek Drive. About that same time they changed the name of the infirmary to St. Vincent Hospital, after St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent Hospital remained on Fall Creek until 1974 when they moved to their current location on West 86th St. The present facility is equipped with 718 in-patient beds including: 15 Pediatric ICU, 40 Adult ICU and 16 Trauma/Neuro ICU beds.

Children's Hospital[edit]

St. Vincent Children's Hospital was renamed "Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent" on September 6, 2007 after Peyton Manning. For nearly a decade, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback has had a strong relationship with St. Vincent Health and St. Vincent Children's Hospital including sponsoring monthly events, made countless private patient visits, served as a spokesperson for various child health and safety initiatives, and has dedicated patient rooms with personal and professional memorabilia.

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Coordinates: 39°54′33″N 86°11′45″W / 39.90917°N 86.19583°W / 39.90917; -86.19583