Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Join Together to Set the Foundation for Excellence in Pediatric Healthcare Services

Together the strengths of SJRMC and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital will bring world-class pediatric care to Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

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Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent

Mishawaka, Ind. (PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent announced today that they have established a formal affiliation to bring world-class pediatric healthcare services to Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

Beginning September 1, 2012, select pediatric specialists from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent will provide specialty care at many of the SJRMC Pediatric Specialty Clinics. This affiliation brings to the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan communities a world-class pediatric program that provides a unique and extraordinary experience of physical, emotional and spiritual care for infants, children and young adults working with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent, including:

-- The largest pediatric hospital medicine group in the State of Indiana

-- The largest ear, nose and throat group in the State of Indiana

-- The largest pediatric emergency physician group in the State of Indiana

-- Access to more than 300 pediatric sub-specialists—the most comprehensive set of pediatric medical and clinical services available to families in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan

“We are excited to bring together the strengths of SJRMC and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to improve and expand access to the highest quality of healthcare services for every family in the region,” said Albert Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. “Born from unwavering faith-based organizations, this affiliation will lay the foundation for a pediatric program that provides a unique and extraordinary experience of physical, emotional and spiritual care.”

“It is our priority to serve pediatric patients and families across Indiana, and we are honored to partner with Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center,” said Kyle DeFur, president of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. “Our pediatric specialists share the same mission and values of delivering exemplary family-centered care, and will continue this approach as we address the unique pediatric healthcare needs of communities within Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.”

About Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center:
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital healthcare system located in North Central Indiana, offering a full range of services. SJRMC includes: a 254-bed acute care hospital at our Mishawaka Campus; a 58-bed acute care hospital at our Plymouth Campus; a 40-bed Rehabilitation Institute; Outpatient services of the Elm Road Medical Campus; and the Saint Joseph Physician Network that includes 20 practices with over 40 physicians. All inpatient rooms at all SJRMC facilities are private.

A Catholic Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, SJRMC offers faith-based care in a diverse, team-oriented environment. SJRMC is continually engaged in improving technology, driving excellence in patient safety and outcomes. In July 2012, for the second year running, SJRMC was named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the United States for its progress towards greater health information technology. In January 2012 SJRMC was name one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems and awarded Top 5 for Small Health Systems. In addition, SJRMC’s Nursing Staff is currently on the Journey to Magnet Status. For more information, visit http://www.sjmed.com.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent:
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital was founded on delivering family-centered care for all pediatric patients throughout Indiana. The dedicated children's hospital has grown to more than 300 pediatric sub-specialists, 46 inpatient beds, 15 beds in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and 17 private rooms in the Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department. The array of pediatric sub-specialists and clinical staff at the comprehensive children's hospital provide the highest quality of care in emergency medicine, cancer and blood diseases, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, pulmonology, otolaryngology, rehabilitation, endocrinology and neurology.

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Contact

  • Amy Ponzillo
    Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
    574-335-1077
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  • Johnny Smith
    St. Vincent Health
    317-538-2209
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