In the spirit of our founders, the Daughters of Charity, we are committed to improving the health of everyone in our community – not just our patients. With our Mission in mind, we offer a wide range of outreach programs.
Mobile Health Outreach Ministry
The St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry began in 1991 by providing acute and preventive medical care to the medically underserved in our area. Fully staffed doctors-offices-on-wheels travel to neighborhoods where these services are needed most.
Faith Community Nursing
Faith Community Nursing connects St. Vincent’s HealthCare with community resources and local church congregations to promote health and wellness. The program and congregation identify the services they need for their members and the services provided evolve based on these conversations.
School Nurse Program
This program places nurses in schools serving children in need. In many cases, the nurses are the only direct access children have to healthcare. Currently, the program has placed nurses in various parochial and public schools in areas where there is the most need.
Seton Center for Women and Infant’s Health
The Seton Center for Women and Infant’s Health provides comprehensive education and support to meet a family’s needs during pregnancy, childbirth and a baby’s first year. The Seton Center offers numerous classes for soon-to-be parents, as well as other services such as breast pump rentals and sales.
The St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit, operating since 2002, was the first in the region. The big pink RV travels thousands of miles each year to bring life-saving screening mammograms to more than 3,000 women. The program is accredited by the American College of Radiology and certified by the Food and Drug Administration. Every mammogram is read by radiologists using the same state-of-the-art technology found at our hospital locations.
Emergency Pregnancy Services
A group of concerned citizens created a hotline called Emergency Pregnancy Services in 1974 to help women in crisis pregnancy situations. EPS has grown to three locations with a full list of programs offered five days a week. All services are provided to clients for free. Those services include:
- Pregnancy services such as testing and life-affirming ultrasounds
- Counseling services such as options counseling, post-abortion healing, maternal issues and abstinence education
- Material support with items such as diapers, formula, cribs and clothing
- Adoption advocacy
Good Samaritan Fund
The Good Samaritan Fund was created in 1959 to help those less fortunate by providing support beyond the high-quality, compassionate medical care provided at St. Vincent’s HealthCare. The Fund helps patients who need financial help with things like prescription medications.