Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center began in 1971 as a private hand surgery practice located near downtown Indianapolis at Winona Hospital. Since then, we have grown to become a renowned center of excellence, recognized across the world for our specialization in problems and injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Now located on the northwest side of the city, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center is the largest free-standing facility of its kind in the world. We employ 12 board-certified orthopedic surgeons, seven fellows, 120 employees, and we have seven other locations throughout central Indiana.
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center is one of the world’s leading centers dedicated to providing orthopedic surgeons with one additional year of fellowship training in upper extremity and microvascular surgery.
The surgeons at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center see over 14,000 patients each year. With each patient we are committed to providing customized care for your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder problem.
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center was founded with the vision of delivering the highest quality patient care, providing the most respected postgraduate upper extremity training, and maintaining a work environment that provides satisfaction, pride, and excellence. Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center’s mission is to be the premier provider, educator, and innovator in the prevention and treatment of upper extremity disorders.
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), which certifies we have met nationally recognized standards for quality health care. In order to achieve accreditation, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center undergoes ongoing, extensive on-site surveys of facilities and services encompassing all aspects of patient care. This certificate of accreditation has become a benchmark of quality for those involved in health care delivery and management as well as to the general public.
Teaching is the epicenter of Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center’s vision, and we are committed to providing the highest quality education. Each year, we select six board-eligible hand surgeons who have completed formal orthopedic surgical training to join our prestigious 12-month fellowship education program. This postgraduate program for hand and upper extremity surgery has trained more than 180 surgeons from around the world. Read more about the program here.
The Foundation for Hand Research and Education was founded in 1988 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of hand surgery and the promotion of research findings in a variety of educational settings. The Foundation’s ultimate goal was to improve the lives of those who suffer from injuries or disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. In 2006, the Foundation’s assets were transferred into the St. Vincent Foundation. The goal and purpose of the Foundation remain the same.
To make a donation, request a grant, or to learn more about the St. Vincent Foundation, go to www.stvincent.org/ourlocations/hospitals/indianapolis/foundation/default.htm.
If you have questions or need more information about Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, feel free to contact us using one of the numbers below.
- For patient appointments (317) 875-9105 or (800) 888-HAND and select option “1”
- For after-hours emergencies (317) 875-9105 or (800) 888-HAND
- For health insurance-related questions (317) 471-4309
- For Workers’ Compensation questions (317) 471-4226
- Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, 8501 Harcourt Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260