About Us

St. Mary's has a rich history in the Evansville Indiana region in providing healthcare services to the Evansville Tri-State area for over 140 years providing the highest level of quality and safety and receiving recognition for numerous awards. St. Mary's has grown into a health system encompassing numerous health facilities throughout the Evansville Tri-State area.

St. Mary’s is a part of a larger statewide health system - St. Vincent and a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic not-for-profit health system. This connection to a larger system enables St. Mary’s to collaborate nationally with other health systems and stay current on the types of medical care needed to connect you to our best local and national providers.

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.


We envision a strong, vibrant, Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities and that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. We will expand the role of the laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry of the future.


  • Service of the Poor
  • Reverence
  • Integrity
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity
  • Dedication

Facts and Figures

St. Mary's Consolidated Facts Fiscal Year 2015 ending June 30, 2015:

  • Service of the Poor
  • Number of beds in use: 508 (includes 30 Newborn bassinets)
  • Average daily occupancy: 48.73% (includes Newborn)
  • Admissions per year: 18,100
  • Outpatient visits per year: 767,602
  • Community Benefit Report


Keith Jewell

Keith Jewell

Darcy Ellison

Darcy Ellison, RN, MSN
Sr. Vice President
Inpatient Flow
Chief Nursing Officer

Heidi Dunniway

Heidi Dunniway, MD
Chief Medical Officer

John Zabrowski

John Zabrowski, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Nadine CoudretNadine Coudret
University of Southern Indiana
Rita EykampRita Eykamp
Susan HardwickVice Chair
Susan Hardwick
Vectren Corporation
Michael R. HintonPresident
Michael R. Hinton
Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates
Keith JewellKeith Jewell
St. Mary's Health
Sharon Kazee, PhDSharon Kazee, PhD
Terrence J. KeatingTerrence J. Keating
Joseph O. MurdockJoseph O. Murdock
St. Vincent Health
Jonathan NalliEx-Officio
Jonathan Nalli
St. Vincent Health
Sister Sharon Richardt, DCSister Sharon Richardt, DC
Mater Dei Provinciliate
Sally RideoutSally Rideout
Jim SandgrenJim Sandgren
Old National Bank
Karl W. Sash, M.D.Karl W. Sash, M.D.
Laurence SteenbergChair
Laurence Steenberg
Phillip L. Stivers, M.D.Secretary
Phillip L. Stivers, M.D.
Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons, Inc.

Not pictured: E. Lynn Johnson

Community Health Needs Assessment

To increase the overall health and wellness of our community and to comply with new regulations in the Affordable Care Act, a local collaboration was formed amongst St. Mary’s Health, Deaconess Health System, ECHO Community Health Care, The United Way of Southern Indiana, Welborn Baptist Foundation and Vanderburgh County Health Department. This collaboration joined together to assess and identify the primary health needs of people living in our communities. The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is an assessment of the communities’ health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting our community. The assessment will help focus resources and drive change to support healthcare prevention.


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