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


  • Dan Parod

    Dan Parod
    Interim President

  • 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
    Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

  • Nadine Coudret

    Nadine Coudret
    University of Southern Indiana

  • Rita Eykamp

    Rita Eykamp

  • Susan Hardwick

    Vice Chair
    Susan Hardwick
    Vectren Corporation

  • Michael R. Hinton

    Michael R. Hinton
    Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates

  • Keith Jewell

    Keith Jewell
    St. Mary's Health

  • Sharon Kazee, PhD

    Sharon Kazee, PhD

  • Terrence J. Keating

    Terrence J. Keating

  • Joseph O. Murdock

    Joseph O. Murdock
    St. Vincent Health

  • Jonathan Nalli

    Jonathan Nalli
    St. Vincent Health

  • Sister Sharon Richardt, DC

    Sister Sharon Richardt, DC
    Mater Dei Provinciliate

  • Sally Rideout

    Sally Rideout

  • Jim Sandgren

    Jim Sandgren
    Old National Bank

  • Karl W. Sash, M.D.

    Karl W. Sash, M.D.

  • Laurence Steenberg

    Laurence Steenberg

  • Phillip L. Stivers, M.D.

    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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