(812) 882 5220 520 South Seventh St., Vincennes, IN 47591 Samaritan Center MyChart Employment
Home About Us Nursing ExcellenceNursing Units

Find a Provider

Find by last name or zipcode

Find by specialty

Nursing Units

4GM – Medical Surgical and Joint ReplacementGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Feb2016_1522
30 Beds (25 Med-Surg Beds, 5 Exclusive Joint Replacement Beds)

 This unit is an inpatient, adult medical-surgical unit that focuses primarily on surgical patients. We see a variety of different surgical patients from all disciplines including general surgery, urology, orthopedics and podiatry. Our average length of stay is around 4-5 days for the typical surgical patient. Because surgical patients need to mobilize rather quickly after surgery, we work very closely with the Physical Medicine Department to facilitate early ambulation. The Joint Replacement Center functions somewhat independent from the general surgical population. These individuals are typically admitted on Monday mornings and discharged on Wednesday or Thursday. We utilize a set group of nursing and therapy staff for these individuals. The unit employs nurses, nursing assistants, multi-skilled workers and unit clerks.



Same Day SurgeryGregWhitaker_GoodSam_Apr7_15_1091

16 Pre / Post-Op Beds, 4 Operating Rooms & 2 Procedure Rooms

Same Day Surgery includes general surgery, orthopedics, gynecologic (GYN), podiatry, pain management and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeries, as well as ambulatory surgery patients. The goal of the unit is to discharge these patients to their home after surgery. We also include a Phone-Admission Testing department where we phone all surgery patients that will have anesthesia for a medical history before surgery day.



LaSalle Behavioral Health GregWhitaker_GoodSam_Apr7_15_0731
20 Beds

 LaSalle provides care for patients 18 years and older with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, dementia and other mental illnesses. Nurses, psychiatric techs, therapists and psychiatrists work closely to return individuals to their optimal functioning, and collaborate with our outpatient counterparts for continued success after discharge.



20 Beds

Emergency RN’s are required to have BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and ENPC. We do self-scheduling which is a real staff satisfier. We see adult and pediatric patients. We are in progress for being designated a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and that designation will be complete in May/June of 2016. We have a SANE program, which consists of 4 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners at this time who take call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.



Inpatient RehabIMG_4834 copy
25 Beds

 Patients in Inpatient Rehab are physically and medically rehabilitating from debilitating illness and/or injury. Many caregivers must work together to provide and coordinate care for the patients in this unit. To be accepted to the Inpatient Rehab Unit, patients must require 24 hour nursing care and be able to tolerate at least three hours of therapy (physical, occupational and/or speech) a day.

All beds and baths are now private in a newly renovated space. One room will be a transitional living apartment where patients will “practice” living in their own home again. Patients are in the unit anywhere from one week to several months depending on the nature of their recovery. The goal is to get patients healthy and strong enough to return home.



The Women and Infant’s CenterGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Feb2016_0671
4 Labor / Delivery / Recovery Rooms & 10 Post-Partum / GYN Rooms

 The Womens and Infant’s Center provides care for obstetrical patients, newborns (up to 28 days of age), and gynecological patients. The unit is housed on the 5th floor of Gibault Memorial at Good Samaritan. Occasionally, non-infectious overflow patients are placed on the unit for care when the hospital census is high.

The Women and Infant’s Center experiences approximately 450-550 deliveries annually. The areas are OB/GYN, Labor and Delivery and Newborn Nursery. Patients can expect to have a full range of services from:

• Complete birthing facilities for vaginal and cesarean births
• 24-hour epidural/anesthesia on-call coverage
• 24-hour Obstetrician and Pediatrician on-call coverage
• Maternal fetal monitoring
• Antenatal care & assessments
• Mother-baby couplet care
• Maternal/newborn transports in conjunction with Level III Facilities
• Induction/augmentation of labor
• Preterm labor management
• OB-PAT (patient assessment teaching)
• Labor assessments
• Prenatal classes
• Breastfeeding classes
• Breastfeeding counseling
• Follow-up assessments/welcome home visits
• 4 Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms
• Facilities for performing Cesarean section deliveries & recovery
• 10 Post-Partum/GYN rooms
• Newborn and Intermediate Care Nurseries
• Mother-baby rooming-in
• Guest policy to promote maternal/infant family bonding


3GM Medical / PediatricGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Feb2016_0406
30 Beds (4 Pediatric)

We have 4 designated rooms for pediatric patients, due to the small pediatric population in our area. The medical patient diagnosis that we typically care for are:

• Stroke
• Cellulitis
• Pneumonia
• Urinary Tract Infection
• Flu
• Pancreatitis

This is a busy unit which makes it a great starting place for new nurses. There is always something new to see providing the opportunity to gain a vast amount of knowledge on numerous disease processes.


Hospice – Inpatient and OutpatientGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Apr2415__1053
5 Inpatient Beds

Hospice is a special kind of care for the dying patient, their families and caregivers. It treats physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The care can take place at home, nursing facility or hospital setting. The care concentrates on making patients pain free and as comfortable as they want to be so they can make the most of the time that remains to them. Hospice patients are living with a wide range of diagnoses including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and lung disease. However, regardless of a patient’s condition or age, hospices open their doors and their hearts to all persons diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses.




Perioperative Surgery – InpatientGregWhitaker_GoodSamaritan_Feb2016_1479
5 Surgery Suites & 2 Genitourinary Rooms

Our Surgery Department is an ever changing world. We have state-of-the-art equipment to keep us on the cutting edge of medical technology. This allows us to treat more patients with less invasive surgeries. We have five surgery suites and two genitourinary rooms as well. We staff in-house from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, with staff alternating call after 9:00 pm and on the weekends. We service several specialties such as general, gynecological (GYN), enitourinary (GU), orthopedics, ortho spine, podiatry, ear, nose and throat (ENT), breast and vascular. Co-workers are relied on heavily in this department. We work hand-in-hand with physicians and several other departments for the best outcomes of our patients.



Trauma ProgramIMG_2136
5 Surgery Suites & 2 Genitourinary Rooms

The Trauma Program is a quality improvement program that stretches from injury prevention through the rehab phase of trauma care. We employ two RN’s as well as two clerical staff members. Part of the process is reviewing charts, tracking issues and providing education for pre-hospital providers, nurses and physicians. The goal of the trauma program is to work within a statewide trauma system to assure that patients receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time. Good Samaritan is working toward a Level III Trauma Center designation in summer of 2016.



ICU – Intensive Care UnitGregWhitaker_GoodSam_Apr7_15_0655
30 Bed Acuity-Adaptable, Level 1 & Level 2 Patient Care Unit

Six of the rooms have booms or moveable columns to fit the needs of the highest acuity and ventilator patients. These booms have a lift system with a 1,000 pound capacity and slings for transfer or positioning for a procedure. Fourteen beds have the capacity to do in-room hemo-dialysis with a dialysis RN. Common diagnosis for ICU are: cardiac/respiratory arrest, acute myocardial infarction (MI), heart failure, acute kidney failure, sepsis, pneumonia, overdoses, arrhythmias, cerebral vascular accident (CVA/RO), hypertensive crisis, endocrine and diabetic crisis, chest pain/RO MI, post trauma and post-surgical or cardiac cath care. Along with orientation, ACLS and PALS is provided to our new nurses. Other members of the ICU team include the shift coordinator, clinical nurse specialist, charge nurse, transition of care RN, CNA’s, unit clerks, monitor techs and student nurse extern’s, along with a variety of essential departments to provide exceptional care to our critical patients.



CDU – Clinical Decision UnitGregWhitaker_GoodSam_Apr7_15_0626
14 Beds

The Clinical Decision Unit is designed to allow patients to receive an extended evaluation through observation. The purpose of this unit is to determine the need for further treatment, inpatient admission or discharge to home. The quality of medical care is also improved through extended evaluation and treatment while reducing inappropriate admissions and health care costs. The average length of stay for these patients is 4-48 hours.

The CDU also preps and recovers cath lab patients, as well as provides simple outpatient treatments that have been ordered by a healthcare provider.



10 Beds

This unit consists of ten beds and is housed on the fifth floor of the Gibault Memorial Building. Care is provided by a staff of registered nurses with special training in the care of the patients requiring oncology or hospice services and trained support personnel. All services provided are in accordance with established hospital policies and follow guidelines of the Oncology Nursing Society and Infusion Nurses Society.

A multi-disciplinary cancer care team will be utilized to educate patients, to actively participate in their care, and to offer support to both patients and their caregivers as partners in the healing process. Special services particular to this area include:

• Chemotherapy education and administration
• Vascular access device care
• Management of immune-compromised patients
• Symptom management
• Patient / family environment
• Blood product administration
• Intravenous infusions