July 29, 2009

Centenarians in area keep up full schedule

102nd birthday party All of her adult life, Georgia Carter cooked for others. In fact, that's how the Akron woman earned her living. She was a personal cook for many years for a prominent physician's family. She was self-taught, didn't use recipes. And her clients were always satisfied. Mrs. Carter has long since put away her apron. In fact, she's been a resident at the Arbors of Fairlawn, a skilled nursing facility, and now has others cooking for her. More...
July 28, 2009

Pictures from the Premier Award for Quality Special Event

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Adnan Tahir, chief medical officer; Krys Strozewski, vice president of quality management; Jeff Jeney, president and CEO; Christine Kaweicki, program director for Premier; and Dr. John Bastulli, chief of staff. More...
July 28, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital recognized by Premier healthcare alliance for high-quality patient care, operational efficiency

Cleveland, OH, July16, 2009 – St. Vincent Charity Hospital today announced it has been recognized by the Premier healthcare alliance as a winner of the Premier Award for Quality (AFQ). St. Vincent Charity Hospital is one of 23 winners out of more than 3,796 eligible hospitals nationwide. The AFQ recognizes leading healthcare organizations that efficiently provide outstanding patient care and consistently set the standard in clinical excellence nationwide. Distinguished by its consideratio... [More]
July 27, 2009

Drs. Collis and Keppler featured on Good Company

Dr. John Collis and Dr. Louis Keppler, co-directors of the St. Vincent Charity Hospital Spine & Orthopedic Institute, were on Good Company on Friday with Fred Griffith. Watch the interview here.
July 24, 2009

SCHS hopeful about 2010 federal appropriations requests

We learned this week that some of our 2010 federal appropriations requests have moved another step forward. We're grateful to the support of our federal elected officials in Ohio and South Carolina. Here's what we know about recent House Labor-Health and Human Services Committee action: More...
July 23, 2009

Mercy Opens Newly Renovated Pain Management Facility

Canton, Ohio: On Tues., July 28, Mercy Medical Center will hold a blessing ceremony and open house for newly renovated Mercy Pain Management, located on the second floor of Mercy Surgery Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with an open house immediately following until 1 p.m. Mercy employees, physicians, volunteers and visitors are invited to attend. More...
July 23, 2009

St. Vincent Charity Hospital opens $6.9 million Emergency Department

CLEVELAND — July 20, 2009 — St. Vincent Charity Hospital announces the grand opening of its newly renovated Emergency Department. A public blessing and reception will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23 on the hospital’s front lawn. The Most Reverend Bishop Richard G. Lennon will lead the blessing ceremony. More...
July 22, 2009

SCHS "can't wait" for health reform

Back in May, a group of employees from the Sisters of Charity Health System made health reform personal by creating signs expressing why they can't wait for health reform. We submitted those to the Catholic Health Association as part of their "I Can't Wait" for health reform photo essay project. The video was shown at the Catholic Health Association Annual Assembly in June and lo and behold many of our photos made the final film. You can see the full CHA video here. More...
July 20, 2009

Joseph's Home therapeutic garden featured in Plain Dealer

Check out this feature story about Joseph's Home's therapeutic garden in last week's Plain Dealer garden section. It's not only a wonderful garden respite, but also home to a bountiful vegetable garden filled with veggies that find their way into Chef Jeff Wright's savory dishes.
July 20, 2009

Sisters of Charity Health System ministries that blog

Who else is blogging in the Sisters of Charity Health System? Check out Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina's blog. Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina, is also blogging here.

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