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Support Groups

There's more to injury and illness than physical pain and recovery. Sometimes emotional support can be just as important to your healing and well-being as the expert medical care you receive. We believe in compassionate care at every level and are always available to connect you and your family with valuable sources of individual and group support.

To find out more about resources in your area, or if you don't see what you're looking for below, please call us at 317-396-1300, toll free at 1-888-225-5464.


Our Program
Goodman Campbell and IU Health Methodist Hospital jointly host an educational and support group for families of patients being treated for intracranial aneurysms at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Former patients and families from Methodist Hospital or other centers are welcome to attend.

Weekly Meetings:

Every TUESDAY, 12:00 - 1:30 PM Methodist Hospital, Room A4230 Primarily for family members of currently hospitalized patients with aneurysms

Quarterly Meetings:

Educational and social programs that allow for meeting and sharing experiences with other aneurysm patients and their families. Former patients, their families and friends are welcome.

2016 Schedule:

Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
at Goodman Hall Conference Center Auditorium
355 W 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Parking: The parking garage is located on 15th Street. Enter Goodman Hall on the 1st floor and follow the signs to the auditorium.
Dr. Troy Payner, MD – Vascular Neurosurgeon
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Dr. Daniel Sahlein, MD – Interventional Neuroradiologist
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
Dr. Whitney Pratt, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Indiana University Department of PM&R
Additional Information:
Please RSVP to by September 1, 2016 with…
Name of Survivor
Name of Guest(s)
Dietary Preferences/Restriction

Contact Jessie Koers, RN, MSN, NP-C -Senior Neurosurgical Nurse Practitioner: 317-396-1253

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A crying baby can bring out extreme feelings of frustration and inadequacy in new parents who are already stressed and sleep deprived. At Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, we are pleased to support the goals of the Soothing Babies Safely program at Indiana University Health. No baby or child should ever have to suffer the devastating effects of being shaken which include brain damage, paralysis and even death. Learn more about tips and tricks to soothe a crying or fussy baby.


Goodman Campbell also supports the prevention efforts of the ThinkFirst program, to educate children and teenagers in how to prevent head and spine injuries. ThinkFirst is a National Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program developed by America's neurosurgeons, reminds young people that you can have a fun and exciting life - and you can do it without hurting yourself, if you ThinkFirst and use your mind to protect your body. Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine is proud to support this important program in Indiana.

ThinkFirst is presented free in junior and senior high schools across the country and ThinkFirst for Kids is fully integrated into the curriculum for elementary students. Each grade (1-3) has an age-appropriate curriculum and an array of classroom activities designed to be integrated into various subjects, such as mathematics and science.

The complete program educates students about activities that place them at risk of a brain or spinal cord injury and consists of a 12-minute animated video, five individual safety modules, five posters and five comic strips depicting "Street Smart," an animated character who practices safe behavior. Modules address individual safety areas, including vehicular safety, water safety, bicycle safety, violence and sports and recreational safety. Learn more about the ThinkFirst program.