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Friday, February 25, 2011

Support program helps kids handle grief in loss of loved one

INDIANAPOLIS – Consider the caterpillar: It builds a cocoon and remains safe until it transforms and emerges into a new life, one that takes flight.

Death is a part of the life cycle, and it’s especially difficult for children to grasp and make sense out of it, particularly when they lose a loved one. And that’s why Franciscan St. Francis Hospice offers Caterpillar Kids, a support program that offers learning experiences for children ages 5 to 12.

Hospice will offer its Spring Caterpillar Kids six-week program from April 6 to May 11. The workshops, which are free, are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and run three consecutive Wednesdays with a one-week break, then resume for three additional sessions.

Meetings are at Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 U.S. 31 South, one mile north of Greenwood Park Mall.

“Children do grieve and they may express it differently than adults, but their feelings are as genuine and essential in healing,” said Karla Riggs Norton, spiritual bereavement coordinator. “Caterpillar Kids brings children together in a safe, nurturing environment where they receive information about grief and learn healthy ways to cope with the death of a loved one.”

Led by staff trained in bereavement support for children, youngsters participate in storytelling, art projects, games and other sharing opportunities. Parents also are invited to participate in a concurrent session to assist them in supporting their children.

Registration is required. To register or for more information about Caterpillar Kids, call Karla Riggs Norton at 317-859-2879.

More information about St. Francis Hospice is at

Thursday, February 24, 2011

St. Francis Weight Loss Center receives renewed bariatric surgery accreditation

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health has been re-accredited as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

The Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery.

“This national accreditation reaffirms the safety, support, quality care and positive outcomes for our patients,” said Jonathan Mandelbaum, M.D., surgical co-director at the St. Francis Weight Loss Center, where more than 1,100 surgical procedures have taken place since its opening in 2002.

The St. Francis Weight Loss Center was first accredited for bariatric surgery in 2007. The center offers comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals who are seeking surgical or physician-monitored solutions for weight control. The program provides a full range of bariatric care services to support patients throughout the entire process, including a thorough preoperative evaluation, free patient support groups, pre- and post-operative counseling, dietary counseling and a long-term follow-up plan to help patients commit to the lifestyle changes needed to achieve and maintain successful results.

The program at Franciscan St. Francis Health provides laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding procedures to treat obesity by limiting the capacity for food intake.

To earn the designation, the St. Francis Weight Loss Center and Franciscan St. Francis Health underwent a rigorous process during which all aspects of the program’s surgical processes were closely examined and data on health outcomes was collected.

Faced with clinical evidence that the most experienced and best-run bariatric surgery programs have by far the lowest rates of complications, the ASMBS Centers of Excellence® program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.

“Bariatric surgery is a last resort for morbidly obese patients, not a quick fix, and is effective when paired with such life-style changes as diet and exercise,” noted Steven M. Clark, M.D., surgical co-director, adding, “Surgery is just one component of the program. We also provide psychological evaluations, nutritional counseling, support groups and follow-up care that helps patients maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.”

Obesity has become a chronic national health issue, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 64 percent of all U.S. adults are overweight or obese. Morbid obesity is correlated with life-threatening health conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Bariatric surgery, when performed correctly, can help obese patients manage and often eliminate these conditions.

Recognized as an extremely serious disease affecting quality of life and increasing the risk of death, morbid obesity is characterized by individuals having a Body Mass Index greater than 40 which equates to about 80 pounds overweight for a female and 100 pounds overweight for a male.

The ASMBS Centers of Excellence® program was created to recognize bariatric surgery centers that perform well and to help surgeons and hospitals continue to improve the quality and safety of care provided.

To learn more about services at the St. Francis Weight Loss Center go to

St. Francis Health Day of Dance measures success with 1,200 busy feet

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – While some moms shared the experience with their daughters, others made it a girlfriends’ day out – and some even came alone. The 600 attending the Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Spirit of Women Day of Dance found all the right moves.

Sarah Fisher, professional race car driver, jump-started the Feb. 19 event into high gear by welcoming participants to the eighth annual Day of Dance sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis. She emceed the event and introduced dance instructors throughout the day.

Participants learned different types of dance ranging from Nia instructed by Robia Cora of Franciscan St. Francis to Zumba instructed by Karem Heath from Capitol Sports Fitness Center to a short warm-up routine by Indiana Pacers cheerleaders, the Pacemates. There also was belly dance, salsa and square dancing.

Although the event, which promotes exercise and healthy living, was targeted to women, men also joined in on the fun. Along with the dancing, free health screenings were offered by Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center.

“This Day of Dance event had significant WOW factors from the number of participants, the stage and our celebrity emcee. It was a spectacular day of dancing, laughter, friendship and fun all in the pursuit of better health and vitality," said Michele Wood, manager of St. Francis’ Spirit of Women program.” “We really enjoyed meeting new people in the community.”

More than 70 hospitals across the country sponsored Day of Dance in February as part of Spirit of Women, a network of hospitals nationwide committed to caring for women. The goal of the event is to offer an exciting and interactive way to get people moving through exercise that is creative, expressive and fun.

2012 Day of Dance is slated for Feb 25, 2012.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

St. Francis Health to launch electronic medical records system of Epic proportions

$100 million conversion will improve patient outcomes, reduce paperwork, create more efficiency

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health will implement a new electronic medical records system this weekend (Feb. 25-27) – a move that will more closely integrate patient care for its hospitals and physician practices.

“Health care in the United States is rapidly changing to a system where health care providers will be required to produce much higher quality outcomes using fewer resources, and where collaboration is vital in providing top-notch, efficient patient services,” said Keith Jewell, St. Francis Health’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Currently 32 St. Francis Medical Group physician practices and 128 physicians are on the Epic system, giving clinical access to recent patient health histories from more than 120,000 physician practice encounters when patients come to the hospital for care. Additionally, hospital medical records for the last seven years, including 8.4 million lab tests and 1.35 million radiology reports, have been imported into the system.

This technology will reduce paperwork, streamline workflows, reduce the risk of errors and maintain patient confidentiality.

When the transition is complete, the system will offer a single record among primary care and specialty practices through the St. Francis Medical Group, as well as services at St. Francis hospitals in Indianapolis, Beech Grove and Mooresville.

“When our patients arrive at the hospital, we’ll have instant access to their most recent health histories, helping our physicians and clinical staff make the most educated choices for their care,” said David Mandelbaum, M.D., who is leading physicians’ efforts for Epic’s implementation.

This partnership readies St. Francis Health to meet the challenges of health care reform, including a federal mandate to transition to electronic medical record systems.

The Epic electronic medical record system is part of a corporate-wide initiative for the Franciscan Alliance, a network of 13 hospital systems in Indiana and Illinois. St. Francis Health was chosen to lead the conversion a year ago.

Other Franciscan Alliance hospitals in Indiana and Illinois will convert to the electronic medical record system over the next two years. With an estimated cost of more than $100 million, the project is being partially funded through the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Epic system is one of the most highly regarded electronic tools available in the health-care industry today. Several Epic clients have won the HIMSS Davies Award for their use of EpicCare to help improve patient safety, increase efficiency, and provide more cost-effective health care.

To learn more about the Franciscan St. Francis Health’s adoption of the new medical records system and what it means for patient care, visit

Monday, February 21, 2011

Physician signs aboard newly established Center Grove Internal Medicine

INDIANAPOLIS – James L. Gahimer, M.D., a member of St. Francis Medical Group (SFMG), has established a practice with the newly created Center Grove Internal Medicine.

Board-certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Gahimer has had previous positions with St. Francis, including the SFMG Physician Council, St. Francis Health Network Professional Services Committee and various clinical and teaching assignments.

He has held academic appointments with the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in internal medicine after earning his medical degree.

He previously served as drug safety consultant with T.L. Care Corp in Beech Grove, IN. Prior to that, he was a medical advisor in global product safety at Eli Lilly and Co.

A resident of Greenwood, Ind., Gahimer has lectured and published on a variety of medical topics.

Center Grove Internal Medicine is located at 362 Meridian Parke Lane, Greenwood. More information about the practice is at

St. Francis Medical Group is comprised of more than 140 primary and specialty care physicians all of whom practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health. To learn more go to

Franciscan Alliance launches accountable care organization

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Franciscan Alliance has formed an accountable care organization (AC0), a model designed to improve patient care, reduce medical costs and enhance the delivery of health care.

For months, the state’s largest Catholic-based health-care system diligently has been working to establish an ACO, a vital component of health care reform as it progresses nationally.

“It has been our vision to provide better and more affordable care to our patients and elevate efficiency among our hospitals, physicians and insurers,” said Kevin Leahy, Franciscan Alliance president and chief executive officer. “”The ACO we are creating benefits patients by giving them more of a role in directing their own care, offering them more incentives for disease prevention and pursuing healthier lifestyles, and significantly reducing duplicative medical tests.”

Franciscan Alliance – with 13 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois – provides care for more than 2.9 million outpatient visits and more than 100,000 inpatient discharges every year with the most effective medical treatments, state-of-the-art medical equipment and an abundance of compassionate care.

The system employs 18,200 co-workers including 556 physicians – both primary care and specialists – and expects to grow its physician team to more than 630 physicians next year, serving the system’s service-area population of 3.7 million people.

From an industry perspective, the ACO model encourages organizations such as hospitals, physician practices and insurance providers to collaborate closely, thus bringing down the overall costs of medical care.

Franciscan Alliance (formerly the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services Inc.) took the first step in creating an ACO in late 2010. Franciscan St. Francis Health Network in Indianapolis forged an agreement with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, providing patients enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise and the Healthy Indiana Plan with access to a more integrated health system.

The program, which went into effect Jan. 1, 2011, expands access to an estimated 28,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in south-central Indiana.

To learn more about the Franciscan Alliance, go to:

Physician executive selected to lead St. Francis Medical Group

INDIANAPOLIS – Isaac J. Myers II, M.D., has been appointed president of St. Francis Medical Group (SFMG), effective Feb. 28.

SFMG is a multidisciplinary group of more than 140 physicians practicing in central Indiana.

Myers comes to the medical group after serving as vice president of clinical and business integration at Wishard Health Services. His responsibilities there included business and product development, data management, clinical documentation improvement, health information management and building transition of care and clinical integration models within the health system.

He previously served as president of Individualized Care Management in Lafayette and was responsible for all aspects of business management and development, which includes sales, finance, contracting, team building, client and provider relations. During this same time, he served as chief operating officer of Dynamic Business and Medical Systems in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for product development focused on improving health care.

Myers, who holds certifications in risk management, managed care, quality and utilization review, was chief operating officer and senior vice president at MindGent HealthCare Clinics, where he coordinated operating business units and providing directions and planning for clinics.

From 1998 to 2006, the New York City native served as vice president of medical affairs for Advantage Health Solutions in Indianapolis, where he oversaw provider relations, contracting, data analysis, quality, medical and pharmacy management and working with physicians and other health care executives across multiple networks to build key clinical and quality initiatives.

During this time he also became actively involved in several Indiana coalitions and forums and worked on several key health initiatives with the State of Indiana.

He completed his undergraduate work at Hope College and graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Myers completed his internship and residency in family medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Physician Leadership Program at Xavier University.

After completing residency, Myers was in private practice in Springfield, Ohio, where he also served as medical director of the Springfield Community Hospital Physician Health Network. His responsibilities during this time included clinical and administrative management of the Physician Hospital Organization, Management Service Organization and Community Health Net Clinics.

St. Francis Medical Group physicians offer a variety of primary care and specialty care services and all practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health (formerly St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers).

To learn more about St. Francis Medical Group, go to

Friday, February 18, 2011

New St. Francis Health on line records system bolsters patient/physician communication

INDIANAPOLIS – Reaching your doctor’s office when you need it can be a challenge: Office hours don’t always coincide with your free moments; phone calls may have to be returned.

Imagine connecting with your physician’s office with a click of a button, submitting medication refill requests, appointment time requests, even non-emergency questions.

That’s the reality of a new service being offered to primary-care patients through the St. Francis Medical Group. More than 15 practices will soon offer new information technology that will streamline patient care and administrative services.

Called MyChart, the web-based system allows patients and physician office staff and physicians to send messages online and read records of past medications, office visits, immunizations and more. MyChart, part of a fully integrated suite of applications for electronic medical records (EMRs) developed by Wisconsin-based Epic, debuted at two St. Francis Medical Group practices last fall and implemented to other medical group practices beginning next month.

“As a working parent, it’s tough to squeeze in calls to my pediatrician’s office around meetings,” said one mother, who now can message her pediatrician’s office from her office computer. “MyChart was easy to use, and I got a response quickly without worrying about missing a phone call. Better yet, I was assured this access was secure and the information remained confidential.”

Physicians have also noted the ease in communicating with their patients.

"We have used Epic electronic medical records and MyChart in our office for several months, and it has made it easier to stay in contact with our patients," said Joe Johnston, M.D., South 31 Family Care and a physician champion for the transition to electronic medical records. "Being on an electronic system has helped me, my physician colleagues and our nurses to share information, track trends in a patient’s health history, receive alerts on best practices and reminders for diabetes, women's health or well-child visits."

The transition to the Epic electronic medical record system is part of a corporate-wide transition to integrated electronic medical records for the Franciscan Alliance, a network of 13 hospital systems in Indiana and Illinois. Franciscan St. Francis Health, which will begin using the system on Feb. 26, will be the first hospital in the system to use Epic. With an estimated cost of more than $100 million, the corporate-wide initiative is being partially funded through the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Health care in the United States is rapidly changing to a system where care providers will be required to produce much higher quality outcomes using fewer resources, and where collaboration is vital in providing top-notch, efficient patient services,” said Keith Jewell, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Franciscan St. Francis Health.

To learn more about MyChart, visit and click on the “MyChart” button. To learn more about the St. Francis Health transition to Epic electronic medical records and what it means for patient care, visit

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Former St. Francis Health medical chief honored for service

INDIANAPOLIS – Alan Gillespie, M.D., former chief medical officer and vice president for Franciscan St. Francis Health, is the recipient of the hospital’s Distinguished Service Award.

He was selected for that honor by the hospital’s medical executive committee and recently recognized at a ceremony in downtown Indianapolis.

Gillespie retired as the chief medical officer last July but has remained on staff with the corporate office as Medical Director of Special Projects, working primarily on quality initiatives, especially evidence-based order sets.

Joining the St. Francis medical staff in 1982, he practiced with Southside OB/GYN for 23 years began before taking on the position of St. Francis CMO in 2005. He has chaired nearly every medical staff committee at the hospital, including president of the medical staff in 1994 and medical director of the Women and Children’s Services.

A graduate of Brown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Gillespie completed his OB/GYN residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel center offers ‘new model’ of health care

INDIANAPOLIS – Franciscan St. Francis Health is developing a short-stay medical center in Hamilton County offering patients a range of inpatient and outpatient services.

Officials today (Feb. 14) announced plans to lease an 89,000-square-foot, three-story facility at North Meridian Medical Pavilion-Building B in Carmel. The center, which will open in January 2012 after renovations are completed, will be called Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel.

Cost of the project is $23 million. It’s estimated that by 2015, 76 new jobs will be created, including doctors and clinical and administrative support members.

“Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel represents a new model in the delivery of health care,” said Robert J. Brody, St. Francis president and chief executive officer. “The health center of the future is likely to be smaller, less expensive to build and operate, and have long-term sustainability, based on flexible usage and efficient design.”

The first and second levels include a six-bed inpatient unit, inpatient and outpatient surgical suites, a comprehensive imaging center, cardiac testing, physical therapy, oncology infusion therapy, sleep disorders lab and other clinical services.

The 29,000-square-foot third level will house additionally clinical and office space for Franciscan St. Francis Medical Group and other independent medical practices.

“We are pleased that Carmel will have another option for their health care,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “St. Francis North Meridian Medical Pavilion is an innovative model for health care that will enhance the amenities and career opportunities in our community. As our population continues to grow, it is even more important to ensure that our health services can accommodate a variety of needs.”

The Carmel location creates a convenient continuum of care for current and future patients and provides a closer access point to Franciscan Alliance hospitals in Indianapolis, Mooresville, Beech Grove, Lafayette and Crawfordsville.

Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel also advances another goal of the Franciscan Alliance in anticipating and adapting to the future of health-care reform and delivery.

“The project enhances our ability to move our system forward to become an accountable care organization (ACO),” said Jay Brehm, executive vice president and regional chief financial officer. “That’s important as it relates to health-care reform, which encourages networks of providers to work closely together to better manage and coordinate the care of their patients in the most cost-effective manner possible.”

And for good reason: Health industry experts say reform will bring about tighter reimbursement rates and hospitals will be expected to provide more care to more patients at lower costs.

“The development of ACOs and innovative models such as Franciscan St. Francis Health Carmel are the future of health care in this nation,” Brehm said.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Advance health-care directives make patients’ medical decisions known

INDIANAPOLIS – Who do you want to speak for you and make health-care decisions when you are unable to do so?

Advance health-care directives instructions are given by individuals specifying what actions should be taken for their health in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions due to illness or incapacity.

That’s why Franciscan St. Francis Health and St. Francis Hospice are helping lead and coordinate efforts to educate the public about the importance of having advance health-care directives.

On Friday, April 15, information stations will be set up at St. Francis hospitals in Indianapolis, Beech Grove and Mooresville. Hospice staff will be joined by St. Francis nurses, social workers, chaplains and attorneys specializing in health care law. Other experts from outside the hospital will be on hand to answer questions.

Among the other events the hospital and St. Francis will participate in: Indianapolis Monument Circle – 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, April 15; and Komen Race for the Cure Health Fair, Military Park – 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturday, April 16.

The events coincide with the National Health Care Decisions Day, designed to raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning.

The simple act of creating an advance directive can turn out to be an incredible gift for loved ones in the event of an accident or severe illness,” said Monica Burkhart-Negri, R.N., community liaison for St. Francis Hospice. “Such directives do not go into effect until a person is no longer able to make decisions.”

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Volunteers bring more than just skills to St. Francis Hospice

INDIANAPOLISDo you have a special place in your heart for the dying? Do you have talents or skills you’d like to share with patients and their families? Are you a good listener?

Franciscan St. Francis Hospice is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including office assistants, people trained in bereavement to assist with phone calls and support groups and to make visits to patients’ homes and extended care facilities. Massage Therapists, musicians, hair stylists and volunteers with other skills also are needed.

“All St. Francis Hospice volunteers complete an orientation program provided by our staff and have the opportunity to meet other volunteers and to shadow a member of our team to patients’ homes,” said volunteer coordinator Glenda Dennison. “Our goal is to create a meaningful experience for volunteers and the patients and families they will work with.”

Volunteers must be 18 or older and willing to commit to four hours a week for six months. They must complete a hospital volunteer application process and attend orientation.

To learn more about the hospice volunteer program, contact Glenda Dennison at 317-859-2874, or

More information about St. Francis Hospice is at

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weight Loss Center adds ‘Eat for Life’ program to wellness menu

INDIANAPOLIS – We all know the importance of eating right and exercising for good health. But sometimes we stumble on the roadblocks in our path to success, and people sometimes need a little support to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

That’s what makes the St. Francis Health Eat for Life Wellness Program unique. The six-week, comprehensive weight management program teaches skills needed to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

The latest program gets under way 7 p.m. March 15 with each session held Tuesdays at the St. Francis Weight Loss Center, 5230-A E. Stop 11 Road, across from the St. Francis Health-Indianapolis campus.

Each session offers participants the opportunity to track their weight, sample a healthy food, and participate in discussions on a variety of topics. A team of registered dietitians will take participants through the steps of evaluating their diets, finding and preparing healthy recipes, discovering the benefits of reading the nutrition labels and shopping for healthy foods for the whole family.

There is a fee of $60 to register for the program.
To register, call (317) 528-7525, or visit for more information.

Friday, February 4, 2011

St. Francis program offers insight into bariatric surgery process

INDIANAPOLIS – While exercise and healthy eating are good for long-range health, it may not be all people need to succeed at weight loss.

Franciscan St. Francis Health Weight Loss Center offers surgical options for individuals who have been unsuccessful losing weight with other methods and who are more than 100 pounds overweight.

The decision to have surgery should not be taken lightly. By providing information and answering questions, the Weight Loss Center staff will help participants attending upcoming informational sessions make educated decisions about surgery.

Learn more about the bariatric surgery program available through Franciscan St. Francis Health by attending one of its free upcoming information sessions. Dates this winter include:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15
  • Monday, Feb. 21
  • Tuesday, March 1
  • Monday, March 7
  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Monday, March 21

All sessions will be held at 5:15 p.m. at the St. Francis Weight Loss Center, 5230-A E. Stop 11 Road, just north of St. Francis Health-Indianapolis.

For more information or to register, call (317) 782-4422, or register online at

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

UPDATE: 2:37 PM, FEB. 2

Childbirth classes for Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled due to road conditions.

UPDATE: 9:15 AM, FEB. 2

The Occupational Health/LivingWell clinics at Greenwood and Mooresville are closed today. Employees are asked to to follow after-hours procedures for work-related illness/injuries.

Today's Nia class is canceled.

The "Mommy & Me Yoga" and Hatha Yoga classes for tomorrow (Feb. 3) are canceled.

UPDATE: 6:54 A.m., FEB. 2

UPDATE: St. Francis Immediate Care Centers will open as schedule at 7 AM today (Feb. 2).

Outpatient Behavioral Services are closed today as are Occupational Health/Living Well clinics in Greenwood and Mooresville.

St. Francis cancellation update

Cancellation update 6:30 a.m.:

St. Francis Outpatient Behavioral Health services. WorkingWell (Occupational Health) and the St. Francis Weight Loss Center will be closed Wednesday due to road conditions.

University of Indianapolis Cohort Classes at the St. Francis Education Center scheduled for Wednesday evening have been canceled.

OneChart training classes for employees and physicians have been canceled for Tuesday and additional classes will be added in Learning Compass.

Additional cancellations may be found on our news blog,, and on

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

UPDATE: 6:23 PM, FEB 1

UPDATE: Following St. Francis Health offices are closed and events canceled Feb. 2:

Pain Center

St. Francis Medical Group Spine Specialists

St. Francis Medical Group Pain Specialists

University of Indianapolis Cohort class (Education Center)

Flu shots (Indianapolis campus)

Car-seat safety inspections.


UPDATE: St. Francis Immediate Care Centers have closed. They tentatively plan to re-open tomorrow (Feb. 2) at 7 AM. The centers are located at:

1001 N. Madison (Greenwood)
650 N. Girls School Road (Chapel Hill)
860 E. 86th Street (Nora)
992 N Mitthoeffer (Washington Square)


All physician practice offices of St. Francis Medical Group and Indiana Heart Physicians have closed and will remain so through Wednesday, Feb. 2.


Please note below:

The. St Francis Outpatient Cardiac Rehab classes are cancelled Feb 2.
Also, offices at the following off medical offices will NOT offer lab services today (Feb. 1): Heartland Family Medicine
Beech Grove Family Medicine
Madison Avenue Family Medicine
Rehabilitation Services
Plainfield Family Medicine
Plainfield Sports and Family Medicine

The St. Francis Weight Loss Center and St. Francis Healthcare Foundation (Indianapolis) and Family Medicine Clinic are closed today (Feb. 1).

The St. Francis EMS Education ITLS course is cancelled for Feb 1-2.

You can find other cancellations as they come in at or at
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