June 29, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Radiant Blog: Preventing heat illnesses in older adults

With extremely high temperatures in the forecast, it’s important to check on elderly loved ones, who are more prone to heat stress. And, it’s important to know what steps to take to help prevent heat-related illness and death. Read more about symptoms of heat illnesses and what to do to stay cool in the latest St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Radiant blog post. [More]
June 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Psychiatric Emergency Department medical director discusses suicide prevention

The St. Vincent Charity Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Department is one of only two in Ohio and serves as a crisis center, providing a safety net for nearly 4,000 patients annually who need immediate behavioral health care in an emergency setting. In light of recent high-profile suicides and rising suicide rates in Ohio, Dr. Albana Dreshaj, the department’s medical director, offered some advice through the hospital’s radiant blog for those who might be struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is. [More]
May 31, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeon first to use technology combination for revision knee surgery

Exactech, a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products and biologic solutions for extremities, knee and hip, recently announced that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Bernard Stulberg, M.D., was the first surgeon to use two of its technologies in combination to support a revision total knee surgery. [More]
May 22, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Center for Bariatric Surgery patient realizes a dream in running the Cleveland Marathon

The Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has had many success stories over the years in helping patients lose weight. One recent success story is Kathryn Ferenz, who lost 130 pounds and ran in the Cleveland Marathon on May 20. WOIO-TV reported on Kathryn’s weight loss prior to the marathon and her newfound passion for running. [More]
May 10, 2018

St. Vincent Charity virtual dementia tour gives caregivers a “humbling” exercise in empathy

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently hosted a virtual dementia tour for caregivers who wanted to experience how a patient with dementia sees, hears and feels in their world. Run by Crossroads Hospice, the tour is described as an active empathy exercise where participants learn what it’s like to have dementia as they try to perform everyday tasks. [More]
April 27, 2018

Free transportation increases addiction treatment attendance at Rosary Hall

WVIZ-TV recently profiled a program at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center that offers free transportation program to Rosary Hall patients completing intensive outpatient program (IOP) for addiction. The program provides patients in Rosary Hall’s IOP with no-cost, individualized transportation through Uber or Lyft for all assessments and treatment sessions. [More]
April 20, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon named president of Mid-America Orthopedic Association

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center spine surgeon Robert McLain, M.D., was named president of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association at the organization’s annual meeting in April. Dr. McLain will help guide the organization’s mission in 2018-2019 to provide educational and fellowship opportunities for its 1,400 orthopedic surgeon members in 20 states. [More]
April 17, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center residents host Doctors' Day show-and-tell with preschool students

In celebration of the national observance of Doctors’ Day, two St. Vincent Charity medical residents visited the Bingham Early Learning Center. Dr. Randol Kennedy and Dr. Emre Bucak did show-and-tell and dress-up with the preschool children. They also spoke to the kids about how doctors help keep people healthy and why going to the doctor shouldn’t be scary. [More]
April 3, 2018

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center honors Dr. Joseph Sopko as 2018 Physician of the Year

Since 1979, Joseph Sopko, M.D., chief medical officer at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has become part of the fabric of what makes St. Vincent Charity the unique and compassionate organization that it is today. He was recently recognized for his invaluable contributions during the annual doctors’ day celebration where he was presented with the physician of the year award. [More]
March 27, 2018

Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, named one Cleveland’s most influential, interesting women

The Plain Dealer recently named Sister Ignatia Gavin, CSA, who was commonly referred to as the “angel of Alcoholics Anonymous,” to its list of “33 of Cleveland’s most influential, interesting women” for Women’s History Month. [More]

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