August 5, 2013
Gregory L. Hall, MD, a physician at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, has published a book about tattoos and piercings titled Teens, Tattoos and Piercings: The health and social impact of permanent body art. As an internist, Dr. Hall said he began exploring the world of tattoos and piercings as a result of seeing patients who expressed regret about having a tattoo or piercing. [More]
July 19, 2013
Only 12 percent of American adults are proficient at understanding and acting on health care information and up to 80 percent of medical information provided by health care providers is forgotten immediately by patients. In 2007, with funding from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center started the Health Literacy Institute in collaboration with Project Learn to help address these issues. [More]
July 12, 2013
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is one of only two facilities in the Cleveland area to be designated a Blue Distinction Center in spine surgery by the BlueCross BlueShield Association. [More]
July 9, 2013
Wound care has become a growing issue over the past decade across a wide spectrum of specialties. To meet growing demand for wound care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center recently renovated and expanded the Wound Center at St. Vincent Charity, including adding new state-of-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. [More]
May 20, 2013
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and NAMI Greater Cleveland are celebrating Mental Health Month today (Monday, May 20) from 2 to 4 p.m. with a special presentation, “In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness” at Holy Trinity Chapel in St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The event features two speakers who will provide a comprehensive, interactive presentation about the reality of living with and overcoming mental illness. [More]
April 29, 2013
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is one of eight U.S. hospitals nationwide to gain accreditation recently for its addiction medicine fellowship program by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation. [More]
April 24, 2013
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) have formed a strategic innovation partnership intended to create an innovation-oriented pathway for surgeons to explore and commercialize new ideas and solutions. Working closely with a select group of surgeons at the hospital, the ABIA partnership will provide St. Vincent with engineering and technology development resources necessary to develop medical devices and solutions that have clinical and commercial potential. [More]
April 12, 2013
In celebration of April being Minority Health Month, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is hosting a free community wellness fair Saturday, April 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tri-C Metro campus gym in Cleveland. The wellness fair is being funded by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland. [More]
November 29, 2012
Kevin Cooper, MD, received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Cancer liaison physicians are an integral part of cancer programs accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).
Dr. Cooper is among a national network of more than 1,500 volunteer physicians who are responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain, and support their facilities' cancer programs. Dr. Cooper, who has a significant interest in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with malignant diseases, is a member of the multidisciplinary cancer committee at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, which is an institution dedicated to facilitating the delivery of comprehensive quality cancer care.
Cancer liaison physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting and reporting their facilities’ performance data through the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on data findings. In addition, the cancer liaison physician is responsible for leading CoC initiatives within the cancer program and collaborating with agencies such as the American Cancer Society on behalf of the hospital. The CoC collects data from its accredited cancer programs and provides tools for these programs to facilitate analysis of patterns of diagnosis, treatment and quality of care for patients treated at the hospital.
The NCDB is a nationwide oncology outcomes database for more than 1,500 Commission-accredited cancer programs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Some 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer in the United States are captured at the institutional level and reported to the NCDB. The cancer liaison physician works with the cancer program staff to facilitate the submission, presentation, use and interpretation of NCDB data. Analyzing and sharing these data with the cancer committee can have a positive impact on cancer patient care at the facility.
The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
For more information on the Cancer Liaison Program, visit the CoC website.
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
October 24, 2012
Nearly 1,000 friends and supporters of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center enjoyed the Pizzazz 2012 Gala October 13 at Cleveland Public Hall in downtown Cleveland. Pizzazz is the signature fundraising event supporting the mission of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. This year’s event is expected to generate more than $675,000.
In addition to dinner, a live auction and dancing to the music of the Jerry Bruno orchestra, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center presented the St. Vincent de Paul Award to Jack and Mary Jane Breen (pictured to the right) and PNC Bank at the event. The honorees were recognized for their steadfast commitment to and unwavering embrace of the values exemplified by Catholic social teaching. The award is given in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron saint of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center who embodied the spirit of true charity. It is given to a community leader and a corporate organization that exemplify the spirit of St. Vincent through servant leadership, friendship, counsel and community involvement toward the greater good of the Cleveland community.
“It is through the generous support of individuals such as Jack and Mary Jane Breen and organizations such as PNC Bank that St. Vincent Charity can continue meeting the needs of the community,” said David F. Perse, M.D., president and CEO of St. Vincent Charity. “They truly embody the spirit and teachings of St. Vincent de Paul and their leadership serves as a great example for others.”
The St. Vincent de Paul Award was presented by Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and Christopher M. Connor, chairman and CEO of Sherwin-Williams and chairman of the event. Proceeds from the gala support St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care to all. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.
To see more photos from the event, click here.