St. Vincent's Hospital

St. Vincent's HospitalSt. Vincent's Hospital

Location: Illinois-Fall Creek Center, 2535 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (Marion County, Indiana)

Installed 2013 Indiana Historical Bureau and St. Vincent Health

ID#: 49.2013.1

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The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul opened its state-of-the-art hospital here on February 3, 1913, i its third location in Indianapolis since 1881.ii Facilities and services were improved and expanded to include a nursing school and residence hall in 1927 iii and a 35-bed children's department in 1939.iv Philanthropic Hospital Guild was founded in 1933.v

Daughters of Charity moved to convent built on grounds 1960 to make room for 65 additional patient beds 1962.vi Coronary unit added 1966.vii Limitations of building and land resulted in 1974 move to 86th Street site.viii Facilities here used for subsidized housing until 2003;ix purchased by Ivy Tech Community College 2006.x Much of original 1913 front brick façade remains.xi

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[i] "St. Vincents' New Hospital is Open," Indianapolis Sun, February 3, 1913; "Mr. Stork First at St. Vincent's," Indianapolis Star, February 4, 1913; "New St. Vincent's," Indianapolis Star, February 6, 1913; "Patients are Removed into New St. Vincent's," Indianapolis News, February 4, 1913; "New St. Vincent's, Pronounced A Model in Modern Hospital Construction is Open for Public Service by Its Builders, the Sisters of Charity," Indianapolis News, February 8, 1913 (B050302); Letter, Sr. Josephine to unknown, February 5, 1908, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana, Arch. 1; Minutes, St. Vincent's Infirmary Board of Directors, Special Meeting, May 18, 1908, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; Minutes, St. Vincent's Infirmary Board of Directors, Special Meeting, November 22, 1909. St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; Minutes, St. Vincent's Hospital, Council Meeting, February 22, 1911, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; Bill Beck, St. Vincent: The Spirit of Caring 1881-2006 Celebrating 125 Years (Indianapolis, 2006) 33-34; St. Vincent's Hospital Statement of Account to Date, June 1, 1912. St. Vincent's Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; "No Room for Mr. Germ at New St. Vincent's," Indianapolis News, October 12, 1912; "Eight Diet Kitchens a Hospital Feature," Indianapolis News, October 19, 1912.

[ii] Letter, Bishop Francis Silas Chatard to Mother Euphemia, September 6, 1878, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana, Arch. 1 ; Letter, Bishop Francis Silas Chatard to Mother Euphemia, March 10, 1879, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana, Arch. 1; "The City in Brief," Indianapolis Journal, April 26, 1881, 8 (B050272); Letter, Indianapolis Sisters to Sister Teresa Healy, April 28, 1881, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana, Arch. Vol. 1; Incorporation, St. Vincent's Infirmary, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 31, 1884, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; "A Noble Charity," Indianapolis Journal, May 21, 1888 (B050160); Sanborn Insurance Map of Indianapolis, 1898, Map 319 (B050009); Marie D'Andrea Loftus,St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Indianapolis, Indiana 1881-1981 (Indianapolis, 1981), 23; "St. Vincent's Infirmary," Annual Report of St. Vincent's Infirmary, 1899-1900 (Indianapolis, 1900), 2, 4; Letter, Sr. Josephine to unknown, February 5, 1908, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana, Arch. 1.

[iii] "$500,000 Nurses Home Dedicated at St. Vincent's," Indianapolis Star, April 21, 1927; Sanborn Insurance Map of Indianapolis, 1956, Map 522; "Nurses Home Will Be Ready Nov. 1," Indianapolis Star, April 11, 1926.

[iv] "Hospital Opens New Unit," Indianapolis Star, February 5, 1939.

[v] "St. Vincent's Guild to Honor Founder," Indianapolis Star, January 24, 1937.

[vi] Indianapolis News , July 26, 1960; Beck, 69; "St. Vincent's Readies New 65-Bed Addition," Indianapolis Times, July 19, 1962.

[vii] "Unit To Aid Heart Patients," Indianapolis News, September 6, 1966.

[viii] "Hospital Growing Older," Indianapolis Star, July 26, 1964; W. A. Brennan, Jr., "Acquisition and Development of the West 86th Street Site," Historical Comments St. Vincent Hospital, July 1991, p. 4-12, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; "St. Vincent's Lay Advisors Due to Get Plans on Medical Center," Indianapolis Star, January 21, 1968; "St. Vincent's Hospital Opens at 7:01 A.M., First Patient Checks in at 7:03 A.M.," Indianapolis Star, April 1, 1974.

[ix] W. A. Brennan, Jr., "Sale of the West Fall Creek North Drive Property," Historical Comments St. Vincent Hospital, July 1991, 17, St. Vincent Hospital Archives, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Evansville, Indiana; "Old St. Vincent Will be Residence for Elderly," Indianapolis News, August 22, 1974; "Feds to Empty Complex," Indianapolis Star, July 8, 2003.

[x] "City Looks to Buy Troubled Complex," Indianapolis Star, July 19, 2003; "City controls vacant landmark,"Indianapolis Business Journal 25, no. 20 (July 26, 2004): 3 at Proquest.com; "Ivy Tech campus to absorb empty apartment complex," Indianapolis Star, May 4, 2005, B.2; "Ivy Tech Begins Work on Old St. Vincent Property," Inside Indiana Business, February 12, 2010 at www.insideindianabusiness.com ; "Ivy Tech Buys Weyerbacher Apartments," Indianapolis Star, July 9, 2006; "Make Way for Ivy Tech," Indianapolis Star, April 13, 2007.

[xi] "Ivy Tech Begins Work on Old St. Vincent Property," Inside Indiana Business, February 12, 2010 at www.insideindianabusiness.com; "Mission of Service Lives On," Indianapolis Star, January 20, 2012, Sec. B, p. 1, 3; "Ivy Tech Celebrates Newest Building," Inside Indiana Business, January 20, 2012 at www.insideindianabusiness.com .