May 1, 2012

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Supports NEOMED-CSU Urban Primary Care Initiative with $25,000 Gift

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Sisters of Charity Health System leaders joined an event to launch the NEOMED-CSU Partnership Health Care Education and Urban Primary Care Initiative yesterday at Cleveland State University. [More]
April 19, 2012

Terrence Kessler Appointed General Counsel for Sisters of Charity Health System

Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, has announced the appointment of Terrence P. Kessler as general counsel for the Cleveland-based health system. [More]
April 16, 2012

Chief Medical Officer Giesele Greene, MD, Serves as Panelist at Susan G. Komen Regional Breast Health Summit

More than 110,000 minority and medically underserved women in Northeast Ohio and across the nation now have new health resources through a landmark program that trains volunteers to provide breast cancer education and health care support in local communities. The Susan G. Komen Community Health Advisor program kicked off April 12 in Cleveland with a Komen Regional Breast Health Summit of influential health and community leaders. Sisters of Charity Health System Chief Medical Officer Giesele Greene, MD, was one of four featured panelists at the summit. The summit was followed by the initiative's first training session for 50 community volunteers. The training equips the volunteers with the skills to go out into Greater Cleveland to provide breast cancer education and assistance with scheduling mammograms and accessing other health care services. The summit convened 150 key stakeholders committed to addressing the breast cancer burden in Northeast Ohio. The summit provided an opportunity for local hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and civic leaders to showcase the breast health services they provide and to discuss how to ensure that uninsured, underinsured and underserved women get access to much needed services. The summit helped demonstrate the importance of collaboration between the community and the health system to reach those least likely to access breast health services in Northeast Ohio, and ultimately help reduce mortality rates from breast cancer. Funded by a $1 million grant from KeyBank Foundation, the Community Health Advisor program will expand to 17 additional KeyBank communities over the next two years. For more coverage of the summit, click on this link to an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
April 6, 2012

Prayer for Today

May the glory of the Lord’s miracle strengthen your faith and renew your hope.May you rejoice in the triumph of the Lord, and may your life be blessedwith His love on Easter and always.   "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead," -1 Peter 1:3      
March 26, 2012

Sr. Ignatia Gavin to be Honored at 46th Annual Memorial Mass on March 31

The 46th Annual memorial Mass in honor of Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 3603 Bridge Avenue in Cleveland on March 31, 2012, at 6 p.m. When AA co-founder, Bill Wilson was told of this memorial Mass, he said, “What a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who came before us.” Sr. Ignatia worked with Dr. Bob and Bill W. in the founding days of Alcoholics Anonymous. She admitted patients to St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, under Dr. Bob, that needed to safely undergo detoxification and then recovery. She then came to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in the 1950s to begin Rosary Hall, which was the first hospital unit for the care of persons with the disease of alcoholism.    
March 21, 2012

Public Policy Team Meets with FTC Staff Members

Public policy team members of the Sisters of Charity Health System met via video conference and in person yesterday with three staff members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On behalf of the Sisters of Charity employee family and those it serves, the ministry representatives learned more about the work of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and its resources. The bureau’s mission aligns with our ministries’ work to assist under-served populations. The FTC offers information to help Americans make better decisions and avoid scams--from warnings about payday lending pitfalls to protecting against identity theft to safeguarding one’s credit score. As a ministry, we join in advocacy with our neighbors and our own employees to help each other. The resources the FTC provides will be distributed in a number of ways: as topics in newsletters, and as literature giveaways at community health fairs, in SCHS-related lobbies or at partner events, as appropriate. For more information, visit www.ftc.gov.
March 16, 2012

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Giesele Greene Speaks at High School “White Coat” Ceremony

Sisters of Charity Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gisele Greene was the featured speaker at the class of 2015 “White Coat” celebration of achievement ceremony at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine in February. Students in the class of 2015 received white coats that represented their decision to commit themselves to a field of study in science and medicine. The Cleveland School of Science and Medicine is a unique partnership between the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and nine Cleveland institutions to create the nation’s best college-preparatory school for high-achieving students interested in entering science or health-related professions. During her keynote address, Dr. Greene told students that the path they are taking will surely lead to making a difference for many over time, whether it be at the beside with the sick, or in the laboratory exploring the experimental. She also charged the students to honor the trust and promise that the white coat conveys to all who see it. She added, “You are here—get focused, stay focused, and stay the course. May your white coat envelope and empower you to excellence. You will succeed. You will succeed.” To see a video of Dr. Greene delivering her keynote address, click here. The school is hosting a fundraising dinner on April 27 at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. For more information, please see the link below to download a flyer about the event.   CSSM event info.pdf (556.93 kb)
March 8, 2012

Cleveland Mayor Says Economic Forecast Looking Brighter in State of the City Address

The Sisters of Charity Health System was pleased to be a supporting sponsor of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City Address today. Pictured with Mayor Jackson are (from left) Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, Sisters of Charity Health System president and CEO, Sr. Joan Gallagher, CSA, and Joanne Clark, St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation. For a copy of the mayor's speech in its entirety, visit the City of Cleveland's website. You can also read more about it at WCPN's website.              
February 28, 2012

Get Out and Vote March 6! And Support Cuyahoga County’s Issue 15—Health and Human Services Renewal Levy

With one week until voting on March 6, the Sisters of Charity Health System reminds residents of Cuyahoga County to support Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy.The Sisters of Charity Health System (SCHS) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution endorsing Issue 15, the 2012 Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services renewal levy. The resolution noted in part “Whereas, SCHS and our sponsored ministries address the critical needs of adults, families, youth and children in our communities; and our mission therefore mirrors the intent of the Health and Human Services levy; and whereas, we share a mutual interest with Cuyahoga County in advancing the common good, particularly for our low-income and vulnerable neighbors; now therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of SCHS recognizes the far-reaching importance of the passage of Issue 15 …and … that the Board of Directors of SCHS supports the renewal of Issue 15… and encourages the individual and organizational members of the Health System and our sponsored ministries to join this Board in actively advocating for its passage on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.” The SCHS Board of Directors welcomed Matt Carroll, Chief of Staff, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, to its board meeting earlier this month. Carroll spoke with members of the board and received a copy of the approved resolution. For pictures from his visit, please visit the SCHS Facebook page.
December 7, 2011

William A. Young Jr. Named President and CEO of St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center (SJMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of William A. Young Jr. as President and CEO of SJMC. The announcement was made by Ronald W. Dees, Chairman of the Board of Directors for SJMC which is co-owned by the Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals (UH). Mr. Young will begin his new role by December 31, 2011. More...

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