St. Elizabeth Medical Center is a state-of-the art facility providing a comprehensive range of medical care. Located in Lafayette, Indiana, it has been serving the community since 1876. It boasts the only hospital-based nursing school in the state.
The center, in partnership with Home Hospital, formed a non-profit corporation called Greater Lafayette Health Services in 1998, bringing out the best of both hospitals in terms of patient care and service. The corporation is owned by the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc., the founder and owner of St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center was founded by six members of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, of Germany. They arrived in Lafayette in 1875, and a year later established the hospital. In 1897, the hospital inaugurated the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing.
The school is currently the oldest continually operating nursing school, and the only diploma school of nursing in Indiana. It is affiliated with Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
The school offers a three-year course for qualifying to take the State Board of Nursing Examination, the passing of which earns the designation of Registered Nurse.
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing is accredited by Indiana State Board of Nursing and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Over the years, St. Elizabeth Medical Center has proven its expertise in all aspects of healthcare. The hospital has always maintained a policy of adopting the latest medical technologies.
It has partnered with the Sigma Medical Group and Woman’s Healthcare Associates, with a view of giving the very best of medical care to the people of Greater Lafayette.
Critical procedures such as open heart surgery, balloon angioplasty, neurosurgery, and neonatal intensive care are administered with utmost care and precision. Some of the best minds in the medical profession are employed here.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center is licensed by Indiana State Board of Health. The hospital has won accreditation from authorized agencies such as Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, National League of Nursing, College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, and American Management Association.
It is a member of the Catholic Health Association of the United States and Canada, Indiana Hospital Association, and American Hospital Association. Its cancer program is certified by American College of Surgeons and American College of Radiology.