St. Vincent Emergency Physicians

Emergency Medical Services


SVEP Inc. has a dedicated EMS medical director with direct supervision of our EMS providers that serve our hospitals within the St. Vincent system.

St.Vincent StatFlight, an emergency medical helicopter service, provides high-level critical care and rapid transportation. A helicopter can be in flight within minutes of the dispatch call, 24 hours a day, every day.

StatFlight flies within a 150-mile radius of its bases. Stretching from border to border, StatFlight serves the entire state of Indiana as well as many surrounding states.

Because of the quick response times, rapid transport, and availability, thousands of lives can be saved by the utilization of air medical services. While trauma and motor vehicle crashes that require helicopter transport capture headlines, a large number of patients are moved from rural hospitals to major medical centers for high-level medical care. StatFlight transports patients between medical centers, regardless of the referring or receiving location.

Patients at the scene of a trauma are transported to the nearest appropriate Trauma Center. Patients at the scene of specific medical emergencies will be transported to the nearest appropriate hospital specializing in their condition. This may include Stroke Centers, Hand Centers or Cardiac Catheterization Labs.

About 40 percent of StatFlight transports are trauma patients, 50 percent are cardiac patients, five percent are pediatric, and the rest have various medical conditions.

Since 2007, the critical care transport team has provided high-level critical care and rapid ground transportation for St. Vincent Hospital System. StatGround operates with a highly skilled team consisting of a certified registered nurse, registered respiratory therapist, and EMT/EMT-P operator to transport neonatal and pediatric patients from all corners of Indiana and surrounding states to tertiary care at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. StatGround is centrally based near St.Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.