OrthoIndy trauma care will now exclusively be available at St.Vincent Indianapolis. OrthoIndy has provided orthopedic trauma services at Methodist for nearly 50 years but will now bring its entire trauma team with its decades of combined experience to the St.Vincent Trauma Center.
OrthoIndy trauma surgeons now available at the St.Vincent Trauma Center are: Drs. Joseph Baele, Renn Crichlow, Gregory Dikos, Bradley Jelen, David Kaehr, Dean Maar, Greg Reveal and Timothy Weber.
“The OrthoIndy trauma team is excited about our new partnership with St.Vincent,” said Dr. Dean Maar, OrthoIndy trauma surgeon and Co-Medical Director of OrthoIndy Trauma Program. “OrthoIndy started transitioning trauma coverage to St.Vincent four years ago. As of February, St.Vincent now has the largest orthopedic trauma team in the state and one of the largest in the country. We look forward to providing trauma care to our patients at St.Vincent facilities.”
St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital recently earned verification by the American College of Surgeons as a Trauma Center. The designation represents the faith-based hospital’s commitment to building an exemplary trauma program. To ensure verification, St.Vincent renovated space for trauma/surgical and neuroscience intensive care units and added CT scan imaging modalities. The hospital also has a dedicated trauma operating room, and added in-house coverage for trauma surgery, anesthesia, critical care, radiology and hospitalist programs.
In addition, St.Vincent Health created an affiliation agreement with PHI Air Medical creating the critical care transport brand – StatFlight. The partnership assists in the stabilization and transportation of trauma patients by air to St.Vincent or other advanced tertiary care facilities. St.Vincent StatFlight has five medical helicopters located in Anderson, Danville, North Vernon, Rushville and West Lafayette.
“The inclusion of the OrthoIndy trauma surgeons compliments our recent verification as a trauma center,” said Jane Whinnery, director of St.Vincent Trauma Services. “Through the partnership, patients, families and EMS providers will have access to the state’s top orthopedic-trauma care team and the best possible outcomes at St.Vincent.
For a number of years, OrthoIndy physicians have had orthopedic surgery privileges at St.Vincent Health hospitals and participated in the Sports Performance program. In 2009, OrthoIndy announced an official partnership with St.Vincent Health to increase access to orthopedic services for patients and families throughout Indiana.
OrthoIndy was founded more than 50 years ago and has more than 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 locations. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indiana Ice, Indianapolis Indians, IndyRacing League and Naptown Roller Girls, as well as local colleges and high schools.