St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and the Indiana Blood Center announced that Fran Sercer, RN, MSN, associate director of the Eskenazi Health Minimally Invasive Procedures Suite (MIPS), is the recipient of the 2016 Achievement in Medicine (AIM) Award.

The AIM Award recipient is selected by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and honors a management-level member of the Eskenazi Health team who upholds the tradition of excellence in health care.

Sercer was nominated for her extensive work enhancing the services offered by the Eskenazi Health Cardiac Catheterization Lab. She has been a part of the Eskenazi Health team for 29 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Indiana University School of Nursing and a master’s degree in health care informatics from the University of Colorado. She is passionate about cardiac care and tremendously proud to be a part of an extremely dedicated and top-notch interdisciplinary team that delivers high-quality care to patients at Eskenazi Health.

“Within the two years that Fran has led the Eskenazi Health Minimally Invasive Procedures Suite (MIPS) Unit, which includes Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Electrophysiology Lab, she has revolutionized the access and the way we care for our patients and each other,” said Pamela Bryant, nurse at the MIPS Unit at Eskenazi Health.

Sercer also spearheaded the creation of another new service at Eskenazi Health, the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab, which began operations on March 7, 2016. EP studies, ablations and cardiac rhythm device implantations are all performed in the EP Lab. Patients with common abnormal heart rhythms will now see permanent resolution of these problems due to the new availability of this specialized care at Eskenazi Health. Sercer also leads a multidisciplinary team to improve the experience for patients and their loved ones who undergo procedures in the Eskenazi Health Interventional Radiology Lab.

The AIM Award recipient is selected by the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild. The guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs at Eskenazi Health. Founded in 1907, the guild has raised around $12 million for Eskenazi Health throughout the years. This is the 18th year for the AIM Award.

St. Margaret's Hospital Guild’s largest fundraising event is the annual Decorators' Show House and Gardens. This year’s event runs from April 23 through May 8, and guests will tour an H.L. Simons Historic Home located at 5260 North Meridian Street. The home will be open for public tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). Tickets can be purchased online at


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