January 7, 2013

Prayer for today

There is a life force within you that translates into action   And because there is only one you, this life force is “unique.”If you block it, it will be lost,But if you let it flow through you, the world will be a better place. Let us pray… God of life and shepherd of all we are meant to be,guide us as we seek to find our “unique” and to express it fullyin our lives and in our work.May we do what we can each day,as impeccably as possible,   a... [More]
January 7, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares perspective on health literacy in a new report

In a new report, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland shares their perspective on health literacy — the issue, the impact on patients and health outcomes, the cost and our personal experience with addressing health literacy locally. The foundation hopes that the lessons learned, experiences and success will encourage others to join in the conversation, seek innovative partnerships, collaborations and stimulate further action within communities, organizations and the health care sector to continue to understand the role of health literacy in positive health outcomes. [More]
January 7, 2013

Mercy’s new MRI scanner improves patient comfort and image quality

Mercy Medical Center has announced the arrival of the GE Wide-Bore 1.5 Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner at its main campus. This new MRI scanner can accommodate patients up to 500 lbs., offering obese patients faster imaging with higher resolution and more detail than the typically used open MRI scanner. [More]
January 4, 2013

Building Healthy Communities' healthy cooking classes for teens featured in Plain Dealer

Building Healthy Communities, which supports and empowers Cleveland residents to address quality of life concerns, is currently providing free cooking classes to moms, teens and children in the city’s Central and Kinsman neighborhoods. Developed to support healthy eating habits and teach ways to prepare healthy meals and snacks, the classes typically run Tuesday afternoons for four weeks. Recently, The Plain Dealer featured a Building Healthy Communities Teen Chef Class in an article, which also includes a video interview with Building Healthy Communities Director Sharon Glaspie. [More]
January 2, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina senior program officer speaks at statewide training conference

Katrina Spigner, senior program officer at the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, recently spoke at the statewide training for Family Connections in Columbia, South Carolina. There, attendees listened intently to Spigner speak on the foundation’s commitment to the poor and underserved, and to the compassion that must be evident when seeking change. [More]
December 31, 2012

Prayer for today

We finish 2012 with a prayer written for Advent,but appropriate to finish the year and prepare for the new year... The Winter Journey of Adventin this time of darkness,we choose to look toward the Light.In this time when so many suffer, we choose faith, not despair: we choose the work of compassionate justice.As we move through Advent together,hungry for transformation, for hope,our steps themselvestransform us, nourish us.We are on constant pilgrimage,moving to the heart of things,reachin... [More]
December 24, 2012

Prayer for today - an Advent reflection for the fourth week of Advent

This is the fourth week of Advent, and as we light another candle, we are moving toward the great joy promised to us. We are almost there. We are making progress. We call out in the words of the Psalmist: “Restore us, O God of hosts; show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.” Darkness blooms into light.Warmth drives away the cold. We inhale with expectation.He is coming!Prepare the way of the Lord! Waiting in silence—we hear the song.Waiting in darkness&mdash... [More]
December 21, 2012

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton announces $1,675,358 in grants for 3rd and 4th quarters of 2012

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton awarded $1,675,358 in grants for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2012. Grant recipients are listed below. Foundation President Joni Close said, “The board and staff of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton continue to identify ways to be proactive in our work and responsive to community needs. We are blessed to partner with other foundations and nonprofit organizations in this work. The foundation’s focus is to address the root causes of... [More]
December 21, 2012

Sisters of Charity Health System and ministries extend holiday wishes to all

This Christmas season, the Sisters of Charity Health System and all of our ministries celebrate the new beginnings and healthier tomorrows created this year. Together, we light the way to health and wellness for individuals, families and communities in Ohio and South Carolina. [More]
December 20, 2012

Providence Hospitals receives twelfth consecutive 3-star rating from Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Providence has received the “3 star” rating since the inception of the comprehensive Society of Thoracic Surgeons rating system in 2006 that allows for comparisons regarding the quality of cardiac surgery among hospitals in the United States. As the number of health providers has increased throughout the years, Providence Heart & Vascular Institute remains a stalwart amongst top rated institutions. 94% of all heart programs in the country submitted to this review by STS. [More]

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