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Friday, August 12, 2016

Physician joins CityWay Family & Sports Medicine

NDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – William A. “Chance” Davis II, DO has joined CityWay Family & Sports Medicine, a Franciscan Physician Network practice.

He joins Donald McMahon, MD; whose office is located at 426 S. Alabama Street, Suite 100. Franciscan CityWay combines the strength of its primary care, sports medicine and physical therapy services to the depth of health and wellness services provided by the full-service YMCA. 

Dr. Davis received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Mississippi and earned his medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training in family medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

Dr. Davis is a member of the Christian Medical Association. He was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanitarianism Honor Society in Residency after receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award from the students at UMMC. Dr. Davis is also a member of the Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Davis, call 317-528-2489.


Franciscan Physician Network is a division of the Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance. To learn more about network primary and specialty care services in central Indiana, visit FranciscanDocs.org.         

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mooresville Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program receives reaccreditation

MOORESVILLE, Indiana – The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville has achieved reaccreditation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

The certification reflects the standards of care for programs throughout the nation. Applications can be made every three years and involve a review by the AACVPR of the program’s policies and practices. Participation is voluntary.

Under the guidance of medical director Charles E. Kinsella, MD, the Mooresville program is evaluated for safety measures, emergency procedures, patient monitoring, care plans, education and physical assessment, and exercise prescriptions are reviewed and evaluated.


“This accreditation is prestigious and represents excellent teamwork by our staff, Dr. Kinsella and the patients we are proud to serve,” said Connie Little, MS, manager of respiratory care services.

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis’ pulmonary rehabilitation program has passed every accreditation since 1998 when it established by the AACVPR.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive, evidence based, multidisciplinary intervention for patients with chronic respiratory disease who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Seniors encouraged to pack their bags for Journey Through Wellness

Annual health fair program slated for Sept. 8 at The Atrium

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – What’s in your medicine cabinet? How do the medications you take interact with one another and affect your overall health?

Senior Promise, a Franciscan St. Francis Health-based program, can help answer those and other questions at Journey Through Wellness, Thursday, Sept. 8 at The Atrium (3143 E. Thompson Road). The event, open from 8 a.m. to noon, provides an interactive experience of health and wellness education, screenings and other activities.

Franciscan St. Francis pharmacists will be on hand to help with medication accuracy and safety by meeting individually with participants who bring in their prescription and over-the-counter drugs. This “Brown Bag” event also helps seniors to better prepare for the annual Medicare open enrollment.

“We’re excited to have our pharmacists partner with us for this important service,” said Mindy King, Franciscan Insurance Services director. “This free review helps identify ways people can save money, improve medication compliance and reveal potential medication problems.”

Journey Through Wellness also offers screenings for oral cancer, blood pressure, balance and foot exams. Flu and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered for a fee; however, those having Anthem, Medicare or Medicare Advantage Plan insurance may be covered. Participants should contact their insurance carriers before the event and find out if they provide coverage for a mobile vaccination clinic.

Guests also may learn about personal safety and receive help on how to fill out free emergency medical information forms. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services staff will explain how this helps alert them to any conditions or allergies a patient may have if they are unresponsive during treatment. And it also helps first responders easily identify family members or friends to contact during an emergency.
Since 1987, Senior Promise has been keeping a pledge with more than 33,000 Central Indiana seniors. The program offers a variety of benefits and events to help those ages 55 and older stay in good health and prepare for the future.

Franciscan Insurance Services, a component of Senior Promise, has licensed agents at its facilities in Indianapolis and Mooresville, all of whom provide counseling and sound advice about most insurance issues. To learn more call 317-528-6660 (Indianapolis) and 317-834-9548 (Mooresville).

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cardiologist joins Indiana Heart Physicians; will see patients in Indy, Columbus and Greensburg

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Soo H. Park, MD, has joined Indiana Heart Physicians, a Franciscan Physician Network practice. Dr. Park will provide care in both Columbus, Greensburg and Indianapolis.
He joins a team of highly regarded physicians, advanced practice providers and other clinicians, who provide care to patients in Indianapolis, Franklin, Greensburg, Martinsville, Columbus, Mooresville, Shelbyville, Crawfordsville and Greencastle.
Dr. Park has more than 25 years of cardiology experience. He worked at the Illinois Heart Institute, the Carle Clinic in Champaign, the Springfield Clinic, the Christie Clinic in Champaign, the Heart Association of Oregon in Eugene, and most recently in Columbus, Indiana.
Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, he received his undergraduate degree in biology with honors from the University of Chicago, and he earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. 
Dr. Park completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Overlook Hospital (New Jersey) and New Jersey Medical School. He completed fellowship training in cardiology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey) and interventional cardiology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center (New York City).
A Columbus resident, Dr. Park was clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He has worked as the department head of cardiology at Carle Clinic where he was also the medical director of the non-invasive vascular laboratory.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Park, call 317-893-1900 or toll free at 800-992-2081.
Franciscan Physician Network is a division of the Mishawaka, Indiana-based Franciscan Alliance. To learn more about network primary and specialty care services in central Indiana, visit FranciscanDocs.org.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Franciscan St. Francis Health poised for nine-hour blood drive on Aug. 5

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Finding the time to donate blood can be a challenge for many – and  Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis wants to make it easier for you.

For the first time ever, the hospital, located at 8111 Emerson Ave., will host a nine-hour blood drive. It will take place on Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to noon, and 4 to 8 p.m. in the Terrace Conference Room.

The Indiana Blood Center needs approximately 550 donors daily. However, during the summer the schools that normally host these blood drives are closed, causing a marked reduction in donations.  

The drive is open to the public with those donating encouraged to bring along a friend or family member to donate with them. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Donors should expect the donation process to take about an hour, which includes a mini-physical and a 15 minute resting period with complimentary snacks after donating. All donors will receive a small thank you gift as well.

Each whole blood donation gets separated into three parts and is tested for safety. The three life-saving components are platelets, red blood cells and plasma. These components can be used for cancer treatment, surgery, trauma, burn patients and many more conditions.

Eligible participants need to be over 17 years old, or 16 with a parent’s permission and weigh at least 110 pounds. Eligible donors can donate again 56 days between donating. People can even become donors if they’ve gotten a tattoo, as long as it was done at least one month prior to donating.

International travelers, cancer survivors, people with diabetes and high blood pressure may also be eligible to donate as well. Those with questions about their eligibility can email eligibility@indianablood.org.


To register, visit www.DonorPoint.org and click “Schedule to Donate”. Search “Franciscan” and make an appointment. Those donating should bring a photo ID and be sure to have eaten something prior to donation.