November 30, 2011

Plain Dealer highlights St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program

As a complement to a recent story about all area health systems’ community benefit contributions, which noted the Sisters of Charity Health System's collective annual community benefit of $54.6 million, The Plain Dealer has highlighted St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s prescription assistance program. More...
November 30, 2011

Cleveland’s Sisters of Charity Health System to Join CliniSync Health Information Exchange

The Sisters of Charity Health System is taking a significant step into the future of patient care in Ohio by committing three of its medical centers to join the statewide health information exchange. Plans now will begin for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, St. John Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center to connect electronically to other Ohio physicians, hospitals, labs and health care entities. The projected timeline for implementation for St. Vincent Charity and St. John is the summer of... [More]
November 28, 2011

Sisters of Charity Health System provides $54.6 million in annual community benefit

The Plain Dealer recently reviewed the community benefit local health systems provide throughout northeast Ohio. In 2010, the Sisters of Charity Health System and its subsidiaries, which include five acute care Catholic hospitals, three grantmaking foundations, several outreach organizations and two elder care facilities, collectively provided $54.6 million in community benefit. This includes $21.8 million in charity care at cost; $23.1 million in unpaid costs of Medicaid; and $9.7 million commu... [More]
November 14, 2011

Mercy Medical Center named a “Top U.S. Hospital for Heart Care” by Thompson Reuters

Thomson Reuters recently released its annual study identifying the top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The study, in its thirteenth year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes, including Mercy Medical Center, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. More...
November 9, 2011

St. John Medical Center's $45 Million Plan Gets Final OK

More than $45 million in improvements at St. John Medical Center (SJMC) have received final approval from the hospital's board of directors, paving way for implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the hospital's modernization plan. Phases 3 and 4 will cost an additional $6.4 million which still needs approval by the board of trustees. More...
November 9, 2011

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Announces $20,000 Grant for Reading Room, Scholarships for Promise Neighborhood

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is providing $20,000 to fund a reading room and scholarship opportunities for students in the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood. The foundation is establishing both initiatives through the Carson Scholars Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1994 by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson and his wife to encourage academic excellence. [More]
November 9, 2011

St. Vincent Charity Opens Diagnostic Imaging Center at Rockside

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is opening a new Diagnostic Imaging Center at 4400 Rockside Road in the same facility at Independence Urgent Care. This $2.6 million, 6,700-square-foot facility located on the first floor will be easily accessible via I-77 and Rockside Road and bring state-of-the-art imaging to the Independence area. More...
November 8, 2011

Mercy Medical Center Receives City of Canton Community Development Block Grant for $250,000 for New Health Care Facility in Northeast Canton

Canton City Council voted unanimously on Monday, Oct. 24 to award Mercy Medical Center a City of Canton Community Development Block Grant for $250,000 for the Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square project. Located at 1459 Superior Ave. in Northeast Canton, Mercy Primary Care at St. Paul Square will offer a primary care physician office and ancillary services to a medically underserved area. The grant will be used to renovate a building on the grounds of the former St. Paul Catholic Church to the... [More]

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