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Thursday, January 13, 2011

St. Francis cardiologist saluted for stellar care for patients, caregivers

INDIANAPOLIS – Mark A. Jones, M.D., a member of St. Francis Medical Group Indiana Heart Physicians is the latest recipient of the Healing Hands Award presented by Franciscan / St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers.

With his colleagues and support staff looking on, Jones received the award today (Jan. 13) at his south-side office.

Jones was nominated by a staff nurse at Indiana Heart Physicians, located at 5330 E. Stop 11 Road. She wrote: “Dr. Jones strongly supports and investigates new treatments to all of his patients, especially those with chronic heart disease. He embraces the philosophy of providing quality and comfort for not only patients, but for their families and loved ones, who face the challenges as caregivers.”

Board-certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Jones has been affiliated with St. Francis system since 2000. He’s medical director of the St. Francis Heart Center and co-director of the Heart Failure Clinic.

Jones was elected as a Fellow to the American College of Cardiology in 2002. He holds memberships in the American Society of Echocardiography and the Heart Failure Society of America and is a past member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association.

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he completed a residency in internal medicine, Jones also served as chief medical resident at Wishard Memorial Hospital. He later completed a fellowship at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology.

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Awarded quarterly, the Healing Hands Award was established in early 2010. Its goal is to recognize St. Francis physicians for excellence in clinical skills, patient relations, research, stewardship and their reflection of the hospital’s health-care ministry, values and mission.